Apple Shares Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Apple has posted a Mother's Day gift guide on its website with many of its usual suggestions, ranging from the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to the Apple Watch Series 2 and BeatsX wireless earphones.


The gift guide also groups accessories into four categories: What's New, Creativity, Health & Fitness, and Headphones & Speakers.

Mother's Day is May 14 in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, and many other countries around the world.

Article Link: Apple Shares Mother's Day Gift Guide
 

Rainshadow

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We bought my mother an Apple Watch last Mother's Day not knowing how much she would use it or even like it, but she still wears it daily. She doesn't even carry her phone on some days but she always has that watch.
 

GrumpyMom

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We bought my mother an Apple Watch last Mother's Day not knowing how much she would use it or even like it, but she still wears it daily. She doesn't even carry her phone on some days but she always has that watch.
I had hoped to get the Nike version of the Apple Watch for this Mother's Day. My husband and I had been talking about it since the ones with yellow dots in the band were first released. So of course it got discontinued before I could get it. I think the bands are still available separately though.

I can't remember which Mother's Day it was, probably the last one, I got Beats Studio Wireless headphones. The sound quality is kind of muffled, and the year before, for my birthday, I got Beats over the ear wireless earbuds which cut out a lot, which is why I snarked a bit in my first post. I'm not ungrateful for the gifts, but just a bit put off that my husband paid a lot trying to get me nice things and Beats kind of ripped him off with their questionable value for the money.

Actually I'm just fine getting hand made cards or pictures or crafts for Mother's Day. I'd rather even not have such a day at all. My family treats me well, no need to add another day to keep track of.

I just threw the Apple Watch out as a suggestion to make it easier for him since he insists I have something for the day and I can't have flowers (a.k.a. cat salad bar in our house) and am allergic to perfume and eating out on Mother's Day where we live is like asking to wait in a line for three hours. Series 2 would be great for me since I swim. So Mother's Day was a good time to get a Series 2 to be ready for the warm weather.

But...whatever.
 

Derekuda

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We bought my mother an Apple Watch last Mother's Day not knowing how much she would use it or even like it, but she still wears it daily. She doesn't even carry her phone on some days but she always has that watch.
If Apple were smart they would open up the Apple Watch to Android just like they opened up the iPod to Windows. I have no intention of going back to iPhone (at the moment anyways). But I would LOVE to buy an apple watch. I've owned Android Wear, and while it was great, i think in terms of UI, apple nailed the watch pretty good.
 

macs4nw

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If Apple were smart they would open up the Apple Watch to Android just like they opened up the iPod to Windows. I have no intention of going back to iPhone (at the moment anyways). But I would LOVE to buy an apple watch. I've owned Android Wear, and while it was great, i think in terms of UI, apple nailed the watch pretty good.
I'm confused. In light of your last line, why would you want Android on an AppleWatch?
 

69Mustang

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I'm confused. In light of your last line, why would you want Android on an AppleWatch?
The poster isn't asking for Android on the Apple Watch. He's asking for cross platform support similar to Apple Music working on Android, or how certain Android Wear watches work on iOS. It's not an unreasonable desire. Not gonna happen, but not unreasonable either.
 

Derekuda

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I'm confused. In light of your last line, why would you want Android on an AppleWatch?
Sorry, that was sort of a run on sentence. The post below understood.

The poster isn't asking for Android on the Apple Watch. He's asking for cross platform support similar to Apple Music working on Android, or how certain Android Wear watches work on iOS. It's not an unreasonable desire. Not gonna happen, but not unreasonable either.
I mean, it worked for the iPod/iTunes and put Apple on the map. Not sure why they wouldn't copy that stat again. And while they are at it, port over iMessage and Facetime before someone creates a universal platform that EVERYONE will hop on. I guarantee it will happen sooner then later, and NO, it's not Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.
 

SBlue1

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If Apple were smart they would open up the Apple Watch to Android just like they opened up the iPod to Windows. I have no intention of going back to iPhone (at the moment anyways). But I would LOVE to buy an apple watch. I've owned Android Wear, and while it was great, i think in terms of UI, apple nailed the watch pretty good.
Android? What for?
 

toph2toast

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Apple has posted a Mother's Day gift guide on its website with many of its usual suggestions, ranging from the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to the Apple Watch Series 2 and BeatsX wireless earphones.


The gift guide also groups accessories into four categories: What's New, Creativity, Health & Fitness, and Headphones & Speakers.

Mother's Day is May 14 in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, and many other countries around the world.

Article Link: Apple Shares Mother's Day Gift Guide
I've always found these gift guides by Apple to be a little cheesy. Apple honestly doesn't have that many products to have a gift guide. Filtering their products by your holiday budget pretty much gives you everything you need:)
 

Relentless Power

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Lol. Beats. No.
Really? Some Beats designs seem over kill for a gift. However Beats-X (As listed) are slim line with the W1 Chip and would be perfect for a Mom who was into fitness or wants to listen music doing whatever tasks. I see quite a few women sporting the Beats-X for music for fitness. I think this would be a great gift, yet I understand everyone is different.
 
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GrumpyMom

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Really? Some Beats designs seem over kill for a gift. However Beats-X (As listed) are slim line with the W1 Chip and would be perfect for a Mom who was into fitness or wants to listen music doing whatever tasks. I see quite a few women sporting the Beats-X for music for fitness. I think this would be a great gift, yet I understand everyone is different.
I do wear the wireless for when I'm active, it's just that the sound is really not good. But I'm being active so it doesn't bother me as much. I don't wear them when I really want to enjoy the music for its own sake.

I don't know about what they are like now but I have two Beats products from last year and the year before and the sound on the headphones is mushy a lot of the time. For the earbuds, the sound keeps cutting out and they totally stopped working for phone calls within a couple of months. I haven't been overly impressed with the quality of Beats that I own or have tried in store compared to other brands at the same price level.

My own experience seems to fit in with complaints from others about Beats being overpriced and not the best quality. I do have a problem in that my husband is pretty sold on Beats. He knows I don't care for Beats but that's what he insists on buying for me, for the family, for himself. His friend and I both have challenged him at the store to listen to other headphones that sounded better even to him but he always insists on Beats for some reason.

They're so much money and definitely overkill for a Mother's Day gift, for me, anyway. Like I said, for Mother's Day all I need is a card I can treasure for the rest of my life. But like most of these holidays it's hyped to death so people feel stressed and guilt unless they deliver whatever standard is being advertised. The more I think about it, I think now I'm going to request that I NOT get any Apple products for Mother's Day and we all go for a nice family walk and put the money toward a cookout instead. The ads for Mother's Day are driving me nuts. My mailbox is getting stuffed full of them.
 

harriska2

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I'd love a smartwatch but lack a smart phone. I guess I would need the iphone first. I did see the Samsung 8 (whatever just came out). Apple has some work to do. The facial recognition worked pretty well but it did take about 2 seconds with glasses on, 3 or 4 without. It also has a cool little gif animation maker. Of course for $800 and only 64gb... my ipad 12.9 was $940 with 128gb. But then I can't add memory like the samsung.
 
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