Apple's downward spiral

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chiefs1968, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. chiefs1968 macrumors regular

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    Is this a half ass release?
    First you release IOS 12.1.1 and the most anticipated release isn't there for the apple watch to enable ECG....so Apple teases us with a half ass job. Explains why their stock has taken a beating and seems it will continue tomorrow!!
     
  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    Apple’s current stock woes have virtually nothing to do with an interim software update. The apparent saturation of the smartphone market and the trade war with China are the main drivers. Sorry you didn’t get your ECG app today...
     
  3. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Oh gawd, really?

    Might as well throw in “this wouldn’t have happened if Steve Jobs we’re still in charge...”
     
  4. bigboy29 macrumors member

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    LOL

    I guess it is too ambiguous for some when Apple says. immediately when announcing a feature, "By the end of the year". Last I checked that is still not here. But apparently the suspense is killing some people! (first world problems)

    Now it would be nice if this showed up sooner rather than later, sure.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There is a terrible comparison to conflate Apple’s to financial status to a WatchOS/iOS update. And yes, I understand your frustration, but why use their stock status as leverage for your complaint? Apple said ECG is coming, it’s just not your timeline, and it shouldn’t be.
     
  6. tromboneaholic, Dec 6, 2018
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    tromboneaholic macrumors 68040

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    The stock price has nothing at all to do with the actual quality of Apple Watch or it's software. It's based on speculation of how much more Apple can keep growing in saturated markets, not on the quality of Apple's products.

    Apple didn't tell you anything about which version of watchOS or iOS an ECG app would be included in, or even if the ECG app would be part of an update or a stand alone app. All they said was "later this year."

    I'm fine with Apple taking their time to get it right, and the only issue I have is with the negative premise of this thread.

    [edit] watchOS 5.1.2 Likely Coming Today With ECG App Enabled on Apple Watch Series 4
     
  7. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    Apple is doomed! (<- /H for those that need it)
     
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  9. DukeSilver79 macrumors newbie

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    Well, this thread went how I expected. How CAN Apple possibly recover?
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    I'd be more upset about 5.1 bricking watches than 12.1.1 and 5.1.2 ECG releases not being at the same exact time...

    in Apple's defense (weird when I do this), I believe they did say ECG coming by end of year. It's not quite the end of the year, yet. I'd rather they do it right and late than early and not right. If it has to be one or the other.
     
  11. oeagleo macrumors 6502

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    "Be careful of the words you choose, make them soft and sweet,
    For you never really know, which one's you'll have to eat"...

    https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018...-notification-available-today-on-apple-watch/
     
  12. abdulkar.im macrumors 68000

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    Glad I came here, now where's the popcorn...?!
     
  13. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    Everyone is too shortsighted. I want to know what’s the next atrocity Apple will foist on us - like delivering products on time. Anyone up for a pool? Lol.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    This makes your 7th started post about the ECG on the Apple watch!
     
  15. oeagleo macrumors 6502

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    I really think that there's a percentage of the folks whining about the "Late" ECG release that aren't nearly as concerned about what their heart is doing, but actually just want to show off to their friends/neighbors/girlfriend/etc the neat new trick that their Apple Watch can do... "Hey, y'all, hold this here beer, come see what I can do with my watch!"
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I agree with you. There are some here claiming a medical need for the Watch to function ASAP and for those, they should be happy in a couple more hours. BUT, the majority have no need but would like to have it. I fall in this category and just interested but am not going to drive myself crazy waiting.
     
  17. oeagleo macrumors 6502

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    I fall into that same category, but, being 70, and vastly overweight, I am curious as to how my heart is taking my exercises that I do. However, if I were as concerned as some of the folks here, I would have bitten long ago for either of the cardiothingys that Amazon has at $99 and $69 long ago, and be done with it, rather than drop the $500 on the Apple Watch SOLELY for the ECG as some would have us believe. It's all good, just hang loose, take a toke or two, and wait. :)
     
  18. brianric macrumors regular

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    I'm one of those who have atrial fibrillation intermittently and will use this watch as a go no go on whether it is safe to be able to donate platelets on a given day. Cardiologist just gave the green light to go off the blood thinners (Eliquist) two days prior to a donation once a month.
     
  19. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    So now that the update has been released, the stock should skyrocket? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No, now the complaints will surface why the EKG ‘isn’t accurate’ or ‘Why we don’t need this functionality.’ That’s the nature of tech forums, but I can already tell you how important this feature will be for all ages and in the least, EKG is a preemptive way to be more mindful of any heart conditions someone should be aware of. Add Glucose monitoring in a few years and my Apple portfolio should be very healthy. (<— Pun intended.)
     

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