Amazon Hints at Upcoming Apple Watch App

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    Although it went unmentioned at Apple's big Apple Watch event on Monday, an Amazon spokesperson hinted to TechCrunch that the company is looking "to expand to other devices", suggesting an Apple Watch app could be in the works for the device's launch next month, or sometime in the future.

    TechCrunch believes the app will be largely similar to the Android Wear Amazon app, letting users search using their voice, access their Wishlist, and use Amazon's 1-click check-out for shopping in a hurry.

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    When asked for an official statement, the online retailer kept a vague description over the future of the company's appearance on the new Apple wearable, though given the ubiquity of the service, it's hard to imagine an Amazon Apple Watch app not showing up at all.
    Multiple third-party apps were showcased at the event on Monday, but few were actually given in-depth moments at Apple's already packed keynote address. Most recently, Fandango confirmed its movie-focused service will arrive as an app on the Watch in time for the device's April 24 launch date.

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  2. happydude macrumors 65816

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    it's gonna be crazy watching how people use a "watch" going forward. i couldn't imagine buying anything on amazon through a watch...but i'm sure some will. will be an interesting evolution of wearables in the next few years.
     
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  4. PJL500 macrumors regular

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    The story title should be:

    Amazon chokes on the word "Apple"...
     
  5. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    LOL, explain to me why I wouldn't rather use the iPhone app
     
  6. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    If you can add things to your wish list from the watch, I'm in! I always forget things I'm meaning to buy. To much hassle to bring out my phone, open the app, sign into it, and than add it to my wish list.
     
  7. numlock macrumors 68000

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    just thinking out loud here but where/how do you get ideas to buy new things?

    i concur that getting to the watch will be quicker than a phone in the pocket but wont the iphone/ipad/website be much faster to navigate and sort of even that out?

    i assume you are logged in with the watch as long as its on your wrist but how much faster is that than touch id?

    how close will the iphone have to be watch?
     
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    Yea what a HASSLE!
     
  9. Reason077 macrumors 68020

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    Looking forward to reading my Kindle titles on the Watch screen.

    It's such a burden having to carry around Kindle/iPad/iPhone just to read things.
     
  10. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    :p
    Cause you have an iPhone 6+ in a bullet proof case and you need a messenger bag just to carry the giant thing. So you use the :apple:watch to do mundane stuff like buy your hair gel on Amazon instead of digging out your giant behemoth of a phone in the phone equivalent of a tank from your man purse that's sitting 10 feet away.
     
  11. cube macrumors Pentium

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    I am not using voice recognition until it is 100% device-based.
     
  12. doelcm82 macrumors 68040

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    It is a little hassle for a little gain. It's not the kind of thing that you would buy an Apple Watch for. But if you're already planning to get the Apple Watch, and this makes a small task just a little more convenient, why would you deliberately choose the less convenient way?
     
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    I see this more being used for a 'Your recent order from Amazon has just shipped / been delivered' type glance than a 'let's browse the entirety of Amazon on a 42mm device' type thing.
     
  14. doelcm82 macrumors 68040

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    In the old days people read REAL books. Anyone using a Kindle deserves only scorn for being lazy.
     
  15. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    How is it lazy to use a Kindle? That's just a weird comment. I do prefer real books but having a Kindle or a tablet is a lot more convenient than carrying a stack of books if you're reading multiple at a time.
     
  16. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    Pfft, anyone reading from paper instead of REAL stone tablets deserves scorn for being lazy.
     
  17. refslady macrumors regular

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    I can see myself using it to purchase a Kindle book. I frequently see books that interest me when I'm out doing something else, and this would be an easy way to purchase them without having to note the name/author and remember to buy later, especially if Siri can help.
     
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    Anyone who reads and can't think up stories in their own head deserves scorn for being lazy.
     
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    That is really hard-core!

    I was going to stipulate that the printing must be done with hand set movable type.The illustrations must be wood engravings. This newfangled offset printing process is taking the easy way out.

    Hand-lettered books on papyrus scrolls are also acceptable.
     
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    As long people don't spent too much time staring at their watches and treat it strictly as a "second screen", I don't think it will be to strange to look at people using them.
     
  21. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Watching tv, or out and about doing activities where my phone isn't always immediately on me. Now would I buy anything with, never. I like to read the reviews to throughly for that. It would be nice to have, but if not, I think we will all live haha.
     
  22. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    All joking aside, it'd be nice to have audible audiobooks on the Apple Watch. Pair it with a Bluetooth headphone for gym/running and no more carrying the phone around.
     
  23. kdarling macrumors P6

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    For anyone interested, here's what the Android Wear version looks like, with the reviewer actually buying something with it:

     
  24. cr2 macrumors regular

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    this is wrong

    Amazon should create it's own watch. Remember Amazon TV and Amazon Phone...
     
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    The round screen really doesn't help to make this look appealing in any way. Ouch.
     

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