After it is all said and done...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Esexx, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Esexx macrumors 6502

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    What will we all be making a decision on, researching till our eyeballs bleed, discuss in forums, doing countless web searches for, discussing at work, start saving our pennies for????

    I always enjoy the chase. I love to do all of the above and sometimes over research an item until I get so confused I end up not even purchasing the item.

    This has been a long stretch since the watch was first announced and we all saw the teaser...

    So, what is next?
     
  2. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Buy something else, sorry to say.

    Or wait for version 2.
     
  3. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    If I have to beat myself up about whether to get it or not I always choose to leave it alone. That's why I hink I'm passing on the watch.
     
  4. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    v.2, obviously :D

    Which will make a major uproar on the interwebz as v.1 bands won't be compatible, the watch will be more capable (still not a stand-alone, but may be will have ability to use non-adhoc WiFi), v.1 early adopters will be pissed off to no end.
     
  5. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    Yeah just like they change the charging cable for iOS devices each year. Oh wait. They don't.
     
  6. Esexx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it might be v2 as well.

    There will be the 6s phone update but nothing major IMHO, the iPad will be coming out, iMac is not due for an update, iPOD (do they still make them??), my brand new MB Air has faded away with the new MB...
     
  7. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Take a mirror, put it flat on a table. Put some water on it, let it dry. Put some sweat on it, let it dry. Put some soapy water on it, let it dry. Put some juice on it, let it dry.

    Now do it multiple times, layer after layer.

    Now, look at all the solid/gooey deposits on the mirror. THIS will be accumulating in the tight capillary gaps between the #⌚️ case and band connectors, and also in the release button mechanism.

    After you've done with these experiments, ponder what will happen with #⌚️ if the user doesn't disconnect and clean band connectors on a regular basis.
     
  8. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    I had an iPhone 1 and an iPad 1. I'm so glad I got in early on each device. Then years I had with them before the public found out how wonderful they were is priceless.

    Yes, I eventually upgraded to an iPhone 4 and an iPad Air, but soooo much better than starting with an IPhone 3GS or iPad 2
     
  9. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    We'll see what happens. By we I mean the people purchasing the watch since we know you aren't. You are extremely interested in a product you hate though haha
     
  10. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Same here. But if you pay almost $0.5K on a SS link band and it's not compatible with #⌚️ v.2, a lot of people will be pissed.

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    >You are extremely interested in a product you hate though haha

    I'd be extremely happy if Apple flops really really hard with #⌚️. This is because I used to love Steve's Apple, and own many Steve's products. I'll be happy if Apple does an epic fail under Cook because Cook can't be a CEO of Apple, he can only be a production manager. They need to find a new genius, or else they're bound to making more flops like #⌚️. Literally - this disaster wouldn't have happened if SJ was alive. :D
     
  11. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    You must ooze grease from your pores if you think a watch will become that filthy from normal use. You are the disaster here, not Apple.
     
  12. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    I do, I'm a very sweaty person. But runners/athletes/health nuts sweat a lot, too. But the residue doesn't have to come from the pores alone. Hard water leaves a lot of calcium residue. (a tiny drop of water is all it'll take to fill those tight gaps) Soapy water leaves a lot of residue. A drop of juice from pouring juice will leave enough of sticky residue. Eating soup? Watch your Watch! Etc. etc. You either clean the channels regularly or they WILL cement in the connectors.

    But what about the spring-loaded release buttons? How do you clean them?! What will happen if they get stuck?
     
  13. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    AppleCare +
     
  14. Armen macrumors 604

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    we will get our watches and after a few weeks start looking into iOS 9 beta participation
     
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Ewwwwwwww. Having said that, people have to clean and maintain all kinds of watches because you're not wrong about the grunge that can build up in crevices.

    But digital watches with buttons and slide in bands held in by friction have been around a long time. It's not an unproven design Apple is experimenting with. They've polished and reimagined some details but I don't see any concepts totally untested in the world of jewelry at large.

    I think they did their homework on this. The fact they chose a non reactive zirconia ceramic for the backing on their mid and high end line impressed me. It's fairly non reactive and non allergenic enough to be used in dental implants.

    Hard water deposits are of a concern if you let the watch air dry. Thorough drying after exposure to water with high mineral content should keep it from building up. It is when it dries that it hardens to surfaces.

    I'm not saying there won't be problems and that you don't have some good points of concern. But you can bet that if you thought about it, Jony Ive put some thought into it, too. My husband and I both miss Steve's leadership, too. But he knew he was dying and he chose his successors and put faith in them to preserve his ideals. These are different people and will diverge a bit from Steve's vison but they've held up decently so far. Steve had some missteps, too. And even he was always going to be only as good as his last product. That's the way it is. I don't see the competition nearly as focused as Apple has been or as cohesive. So I'm hoping Apple does succeed with this.
     
  16. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Do you have examples of slide-in bands?
     
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Off the top of my head, no. And the one I remember was not precisely like Apple's. I just read a review and apparently the bands not only slide in but there's sone sort of release mechanism?

    The one I remember was a no-name cheap plastic digital watch with rubber like bands that slid into and out of grooves in the case and simple friction kep them in place. That part worked pretty well. I eventually donated it or passed it on to one of the kids in the family, I don't remember. Most of my watches I've kept but there were a few throw-aways not worth bothering about and that was one of them.
     
  18. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    The slide-in bands just look so un-Apple'y to me. It looks like those transformer laptops/tablets - some weird mechanical contraptions that Apple would never do in the laptops or tablets. With the bands, I'd expect something more elegant: you move the band to case, it captures it magnetically and automatically locks the latch. To release, you push a hidden lever and just pull the band away. And engineered in such a way as to eliminate any places where gunk may accumulate, so that the band doesn't get cemented in after months of use.
     
  19. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know.

    I was on the fence. I figured I would probably get one just for the heck of it.

    But reading some reviews today made me think I want to try one.

    It's interesting at least.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Then you do not know what you are talking about. Any watch will pick up dirt and debris from wearing it. Human oily skin will mix with it and it will work it way deep into any recesses. Once a month I drop my Rolex into a glass of amonia and the gunk in the bottom of the glass will shock you and yes I shower ever day, sometimes twice!:confused:

    So you think your watch will not get dirty? :p
     

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