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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:41 AM   #126
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wow, I guess Apple isn't innovating anymore. The droid heads are right. I mean, we've all seen watches with full-wraparound displays, right. It's so over, apple.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:00 AM   #127
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The New York City crime rate just spiked up.
Sad, but it will probably be true. There actually was an overall increase in NYC crime rate last year due to an increase in iThefts.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:58 AM   #128
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A slap on strap? They were a kids toy 20 years ago, it was a crap idea then, it won't have improved

It'll soon loose it's ability to form a tight fit.
Too easy to lose and steal. Bad for customers but good for .

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wow, I guess Apple isn't innovating anymore. The droid heads are right. I mean, we've all seen watches with full-wraparound displays, right. It's so over, apple.
Sarcarm readings are off the chaarrts!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:06 PM   #129
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Never is a very strong word I rarely use. Yet I will state that I will never buy an iWatch or any derivative. It's just one step closer to being leashed. Far too intrusive as far as I'm concerned.

Yet with Apples never ending power & control over the masses... I'm sure they will prevail over those who prefer to let Apple determine what's best for them.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:54 PM   #130
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icrime is for real here..
i barely ever witness crimes being committed first hand (assuming we're saying mj is not a crime ; )
the last two crimes i witnessed was a lady having her iphone snatched out of her hands on a street corner then an ipad jacked from a girl sitting in the park..

both in daylight and open public areas..

this thing though.. that opens up a whole new level of perps i'd imagine..
you got it. I still can't believe the fools using iPads on subways and texting on iPhones on streets!

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Sad, but it will probably be true. There actually was an overall increase in NYC crime rate last year due to an increase in iThefts.
They're called Apple Pickers- a sad bunch indeed.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:04 PM   #131
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:15 AM   #132
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beam me up scotty...its getting there
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:23 AM   #133
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Hard to say till I actually see one, but by the description, it's rather feminine.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:36 AM   #134
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In my world people are expected to dress appropriate for the occasion.

Another part of the reason a watch is key, is because it's rude to pop out your phone to check the time in the company of others, and there isn't always a clock around. OTOH one can discreetly glance at a watch with a gentle arm stretch.
I guess I'm fortunate enough to have a job where I'm not judged based on my dress. Nor do I have a need to attend "social events" full of snobby, materialistic rich folks.

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If I had to guess, I'd say the only reason snobby, materialistic rich folks wear watches at social events is so they know how much time until they can get the **** outta there. Since no one really wants to be there anyways.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:47 AM   #135
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I remember reading somewhere that the lightning cable was water resistant. If they could get this device water resistant or proof, it would be great.

Knowing Apple's chance of getting accessory makers on board, I believe the strap should be an independent accessory or can be replaced.

The iPod Nano watch was a great precursor to this, and all they need is to get the last gen Nano functioning with some type of connection (bluetooth preferred) with some water resistance.

The best thing would be for Apple to integrate a wireless charger into all their future iOS devices. Keep the cable connector, but add the charger somewhere on the back (maybe through the Apple logo?).

Imagine smart covers with a little extra battery juice?!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:57 PM   #136
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In my world people are expected to dress appropriate for the occasion.
Mine too. I only wear a suit for weddings and funerals. Only a stranger would judge me based on my appearance alone and I couldn't care less about the opinions of strangers. I like to keep them guessing.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:11 PM   #137
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What will it do though, Project facetime calls? Presumably it will have similar features to the ipod nano, plus a camera of some form, and siri... but beyond that i can't see much use for this.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:09 AM   #138
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beyond that i can't see much use for this.
In that case I'm glad you don't work for Apple
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:52 PM   #139
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In that case I'm glad you don't work for Apple
Because Apple have always churned out gems.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:11 PM   #140
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Because Apple have always churned out gems.
At least they think outside the box. They don't say "oh, no one wears watches anymore" and scrap the idea before developing it a little.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:42 PM   #141
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What will it do though, Project facetime calls? Presumably it will have similar features to the ipod nano, plus a camera of some form, and siri... but beyond that i can't see much use for this.
I can think of many more uses for an iWatch than what you've listed here.

As someone who ALWAYS wears a watch, and whose dress watch recently broke, this is very intriguing to me. I'm keeping my eyes peeled.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:22 PM   #142
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At least they think outside the box. They don't say "oh, no one wears watches anymore" and scrap the idea before developing it a little.
Google glass has more potential.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:11 AM   #143
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this has the potential to be back to the future level stuff. I have no doubt they will pull it off and while I think googles glasses are a good theory this looks like something I may actually wear
Does it, Samsung beat Apple to the punch line though CES2013, but Samsung haven't made anything, A RACE IT WILL BE.
Although there are smartwatches out there, nothing like this, just like the old slide phones were "smartphones" back then.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:28 PM   #144
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Google glass has more potential.
You don't know that. Glass does look very intriguing, but because it's voice activated its usage scenarios are limited. You can't interact with it during a meeting, for instance, and you can't even look at porn because everyone in the vicinity would know what you're looking at.

Frankly I think the ultimate setup would be Glass controlled by a small touchpad strapped to one wrist... at least until you can control Glass with your mind
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