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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:49 AM   #51
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Could we please get a round up of all Ming-Chi Kuo's reports for the iPhone and watch? I'd love to see them all lined up.
He was correct quite often. Especially when he summarized leaks that were already widely known - like when he predicted a fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S at a time when the first fingerprint sensors had already been leaked from the Foxconn production lines.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:49 AM   #52
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It's interesting that we've seen no leaked photos or videos for the watch. Apple did a really good job keeping this one locked up. With that being said, as much as I'm anticipating the new iPhone(s), I'm way more excited to see this.
The first rule about iWatch is that there is no iWatch
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:50 AM   #53
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Could we please get a round up of all Ming-Chi Kuo's reports for the iPhone and watch? I'd love to see them all lined up.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:50 AM   #54
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Don't forget Octo-core CPU, a 50x 1080p display
Lets be realistic. I'd settle for 4GB of ram, 6 core A10, and a 20x 1080p display.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:50 AM   #55
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Please not rectangular
It's hard to get worried about shape when we don't know it's function yet.

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Lets be realistic. I'd settle for 4GB of ram, 6 core A10, and a 20x 1080p display.
There is no 1080p iWatch.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:51 AM   #56
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in b4 all the "it needs 2GB of RAM" posts..

It needs 2KB of RAM - possibly less. It's only a watch
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:51 AM   #57
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There don't seem to be any real part leaks for the iWatch. So it can't be close to being in production . . . unless its form factor is so "watchlike" that parts are hard to identify in the supply chain. The analysts might be looking in the wrong spot.

Personally, I think this iWatch gets announced but won't be available for sale until next year. All this will do will be to tank all the current smartwatch sales and designs. Samsung and others will start to copy the form and function of the iWatch based on the announcement. And they may even beat Apple to production by cutting certain corners.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:51 AM   #58
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Round face or no buy. Doubt apple would make that mistake though.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:52 AM   #59
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It's hard to get worried about shape when we don't know it's function yet.
Not particularly, if the likes of Apple want people to wear it, it's very much about the aesthetical appeal and from a personal viewpoint I can't stand rectangular watches.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:52 AM   #60
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Sure! As long as it does not look anywhere close to that render.
exactly my opinion...I really think that if any of these iWatch mockups become reality, iWatch is going to be a huge flop.

Watches are all about FASHION and 1 function-time. Since I would look ridiculous wearing 2 watches (my normal + iWatch), Apple needs to convince me to throw away my $100+ watch. Multiply this convincing by tens or hundreds of millions of people who wear watches already, and Apple has a big and difficult task.

Also, um, my watch works. Always. No bugs...no reboots...etc. Sure, the battery needs to be replaced every 4-5 years (that I do myself or can opt to pay someone $25-$75 depending on the watch model).

watches. just. work.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:53 AM   #61
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If it has a 1,5'' screen it will be no doubt square, very rectangular bracelet format. If it were rounded it would be ridiculously small.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:54 AM   #62
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a watch with 8 GB

if apple still thinks its reasonable to release a 16 GB iPhone entry model by the end of 2014 i am just gonna .... laugh.
Laugh about what? About people who don't need 16GB? My wife has a 16GB iPhone, which always has 10GB+ free. Even if an additional 16GB would cost only 5 bucks, why should she pay those 5 bucks to get memory she never needs?
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:54 AM   #63
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Aluminum? Gold plating? If you are going to play with the big boys, why not 316L or 904L stainless steel? Maybe even titanium or a type of liquid steel. Top it with a domed sapphire crystal and a decent water resistance rating...
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:55 AM   #64
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It's going to have to be pretty brilliant looking to get me to wear a rectangular screen on my wrist.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:55 AM   #65
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a watch with 8 GB

if apple still thinks its reasonable to release a 16 GB iPhone entry model by the end of 2014 i am just gonna .... laugh.
Nothing really wrong with 16 GB if you just use the basic features.
Not everyone plays games on their devices, use Sat-Nav software or take pics or movies of everything they see.

Of course, more is better, especially if it doesn't cost more, but if they get a 16 GB model in for $ 100 less, IMHO that still is a good option.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 08:55 AM   #66
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Why would it need anything more than 1GB of space? It's an extension to your iPhone, not a media device itself. It'd be frustrating if we had to manage data on both the iPhone and watch. Makes no sense.
If the iWatch is only an extension to the iPhone, then I will be very disappointed. I can't imagine that Apple will be as unimaginative as the makers of all those ugly useless bricks which are currently being sold and announced as "Smartwatches", when in fact they aren't. Something that is only a second screen for another device is not a Smartwatch but a Dumbwatch.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:02 AM   #67
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I think the iWatch will have a design that will make all those smartwatches look like toys . Remember before the original iPhone was released all the concepts showed a flip phone with an iPod design , but once released , it looked completely different and modern, and all other smartphones from samsung nokia blackberry looked ugly and outdated compared to the iPhone , so maybe it will be the same with the iWatch .
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:02 AM   #68
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If the iWatch really is just a device that basically spares me from the task of pulling out my iPhone, than it's useless to me. All those suggestions that basically extrapolate the idea of a "smart phone" to a "smart watch" are pretty dull imo.

That said, I can't wait to see what Apple will be introducing in a few days.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:02 AM   #69
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If it has a 1,5'' screen it will be no doubt square, very rectangular bracelet format. If it were rounded it would be ridiculously small.
Rectangular smart watches were a pretty big thing 25 years ago.


I can already see the responses to the keynote on Sep 9: "Huh? What? That is nothing new! Casio invented the smartwatch!"
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:02 AM   #70
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Rectangle sucks!

This is my favorite of all the concepts:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Smar...ncept/14929833

And if the price is near what they're guessing it will be, I will never shell out $400 for something that looks like a Casio circa 1980's.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:03 AM   #71
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It's going to have to be pretty brilliant looking to get me to wear a rectangular screen on my wrist.
It will be de rigueur amongst the faux hipster intelligentsia.
Wear or be square.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:05 AM   #72
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Aluminium is a guess. And a wrong one.

Even if it's hard anodized to withstand scratching, aluminium is too soft to withstand the mechanical strain a wristwatch is exposed to. It will bend, tear or pull apart.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:05 AM   #73
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"New product categories in 2014." ... we need an analyst scorecard of successes.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:05 AM   #74
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I'm reserving judgment about the iWatch. Right now I'm using the Pebble Steel and really like the design, battery life and features.

Cost of the iWatch is also a concern. If the price tag is any more than $399, it could turn a lot of people off. Apple could price themselves right out of the market.
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Old Sep 4, 2014, 09:07 AM   #75
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I'll buy this watch if it runs Yosemite running Final Cut Pro, Steam games, and VMWare running Windows 7 on it and that the speed is at least as fast as my Mac Mini.
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