Apple events are kinda like Christmas when I was a child.

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  1. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I'm going to be honest, it's a little like the excitement before Christmas when I was child. I look forward to these events and it's always better not knowing, so I always hope they will announce something unexpected.

    But I was really never let down so fast after Christmas, after these events it's like oh well back to work, oh and I never had to pay for my toys of course:D I have to pay for my Apple toys.

    I guess I need therapy:eek:
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Sport fans usually get to watch a game weekly, multiple depending on how many teams they follow. Technology geeks get an event every few months, more frequently depending on how many companies they follow.

    So events like tomorrow become a big deal, and just like sports fans we tend to walk away a little disappointed but yet we continue to look forward to the next event with better hope.
     
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Same here! Every event is a little like Christmas. The anticipation right now is about the same I felt towards Christmas Eve as a kid. Cant wait for tomorrow!
     
  4. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Plus sports fans can DVR the event and watch it at their convenience. We have to wait until Apple releases the video later in the day if we're not able to watch live.

    And I am never able to watch live so I always try to isolate myself from any announcements that come from the event that entire day. I do this so that I can watch it in its entirety later on and still feel the surprise and excitement I would have if I had seen it live.

    Wife thinks I'm a super geek for this and she's right.
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    That is one of the must accurate comparisons ever.
     
  6. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'm still debating skipping a class tomorrow to watch it. I haven't been able to watch an event live (and all the way through) since WWDC 2014. My anticipation for this event is probably the highest it's ever been. :)
     
  7. Andy0568 macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the same thing earlier tonight!!! As an adult, this is the closest I ever get to that giddy excitement I had before Christmas as a child. Even if the news tomorrow is disappointing it'll certainly be interesting...entirely new product category, new apps, possibly a new Apple store experience...
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I wish I had such self control :D

    Whenever I get a free second tomorrow I will be looking right at the macrumors homepage reading as much as possible as fast as I can.
     
  9. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I used to be the same way but found that watching the event was underwhelming once I knew all the secrets. I challenge you to try it and then watch the entire event with no prior knowledge later in the day. Once you do this you'll never want to cheat again. :)
     
  10. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I can only imagine newbies being excited. After you've seen a few of these events it becomes so predictable that other than product details its Apple patting themselves on the back as they recite statistics and boast about how wonderful they are. Other than some watch specifics they haven't leaked out yet it'll be as predictable as they all are. Hey it's only a watch even though we'll hear how world changing it'll be.
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I want to but I just have to know!!! I would just watch live but my mom wouldn't let me skip school for it :eek:
     
  12. betabeta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope been watching these events from iphone 4, still get just as excited, just wish Steve was still around, nothing could ever replace that.

    Heck I still watch old events over again.
     
  13. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Can't agree. I'm as far from a newbie as could be possible. Never missed a single keynote or event.

    It's a hobby like any other. The rumors and speculation, reveals at keynotes and events and then the subsequent purchase of the product are all enjoyable parts of the experience.

    BTW the statistics they recite are factual and when you are Forbes #1 most valuable brand you have a very good case for patting yourself on the back.
     
  14. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Same here! Anticipation is killing me! :)
     
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    Any sports fans here?

    This is up there with Lebron's 'The Decision' special that aired live on ESPN.

    'I'm going to take my talents to Miami Beach'

    Looking forward for Tim Cook to kill it and offer spectacular prices for the Apple Watch. Just watch folks!
     
  16. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I the same way. It's just so fun to watch/read about it live. Sounds weird but it's kind of a rush, being on the bleeding edge of what's new and getting pissed whenever the stream crashes.
     
  17. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    I love this anticipation because afterwards there will be so much news to read and then reviews come next month and unboxing videos and more stuff like instruction manuals and accessories. I want to see a case that I can place my  Watch in that charges it and has room for my bands.
     
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Even though I won't get one from the start because I usually don't do that with Apple products, I'm very interested in this. I basically need to see some real-world uses for this that could justify a $350-$400 expense since I would likely buy the larger of the Sport models.

    I own a Fitbit, but I haven't used it for about a year. I dealt with some of the rashes and a splotch on my wrist that wouldn't go away for months had me freaked out. But I wasn't an owner of the recalled models, so I'm SOL. Fitbit refusing to tie into the Health app also bugged me. So for now I've been using what's possible with an iPhone 6 for step tracking, sleep tracking, etc. I had a nice heartbeat app that became useless once I put a thicker wallet case on my phone.

    But outside of these uses, I'm not sure what it would do for me. Yelling at me to get up might be useful, but I actually have to get up a couple of times an hour, albeit for only a few seconds. Sometimes when riding a bus controlling music from my watch would be INSANELY easier, but that's a minor thing. Apple Pay also may be easier, but I'd settle for just more places to use it and my credit union joining.

    Controlling my Apple TV and unlocking my car door are a couple of things that could land me. So could placing calls from this device like we can from iPads and Macs. I had a fun game of "where's my iPhone" last night, so it's nice to not need your phone for calls.

    I find great use out of my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air and Apple TV. My iMac served its purpose but right now is sick. I didn't buy a first gen of any of those except an iPhone when it was discounted to $250.
     
  19. Smilleybill macrumors newbie

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    It really is like Christmas in Australia. Go to bed and the next morning it's all over and the news is out. Not getting up at 4am. Still like sleep a little too much....

    Please Santa make the black SS AW a decent price.
     
  20. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    It's we Brits who suffer the most. Americans get up, have a leisurely breakfast and BOOM the action starts while they're finishing their coffee.

    We have to wait ALL DAY for the announcements. It's hell.
     
  21. JCT1212 macrumors regular

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    I have to wait until 1 in the afternoon :(

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    I had trouble sleeping last night I was so excited!! Today's the day and I'm counting down the minutes
     
  22. telefono macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting up at 3.55am to watch it Live, I probably won't go to bed until after midnight so only a few hours sleep. I've been saying I can't wait for the last 6 months and we can finally get all the info we are after.

    I have a day off work tomorrow so timing is perfect for me :)
     
  23. Smilleybill macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Bloody Apple. Dreaming of a classic buckle for weekdays and SS for do's
     

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