First reviews got it wrong?

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  1. valleian macrumors regular

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    It was, but was I the only one reading it in Jony Ive's voice?

    "The product has a completely different character. It tries not to do more but to do less. But that which it does is more meaningful, more thoughtful. We talk of computing speeds and network feeds but we spend much more time and money to visit people who have little to say and say it slowly. We value charm and wit more than bandwidth and throughput. We are drawn to beauty more than to speed. This is what this computer captures."

    Maybe it was just me... :cool:
     
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    The linked Fortune "article" is a tragicomedy.
     
  5. Sophrosyne macrumors member

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    Nope, I read some parts too that reminded me of Jony's keynote speech.

    " I find myself drawn into a conversation by its vocabulary of vibrations. I find myself talking to it. I find myself listening to it. I find myself glancing at information about faraway places. I find myself paying for things with it. I find myself checking into flights with it. I order transportation, listen to news, check live data streams and get myself nagged to exercise. It tells me where I am. It tells me where to go. It tells me when to leave. "
     
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    This was a great review. Comparing how the iPhone has evolved from so much more than just a phone, the AppleWatch is sure to evolve the same way beyond being a simple timepiece.
     
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Of course the initial reviews were at least a little off. This is an entirely new product category that most people have never experienced before. Like the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad before it, the :apple: Watch will not be fully understood for a year or more. It is going to take months of real-world usage to get the full scope of what it is/isn't.
     
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    I don't understand everyone's problem of the reviews. "Its launch needs to be understood as a watershed event…" It is understood, that doesn't mean the first gen is amazing. The entire block quote of Horace speaks more about the potential than the actual product.
     
  9. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

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    I think that all of the reviews got the Apple Watch exactly right.

    The tech reviewers hated it.
    The non-tech reviewers loved it.

    Like the car industry, the music industry, etc., technology is outgrowing the tech industry and expanding to include the rest of us and the former tastemakers of tech are miffed that they're no longer at the center of that universe.

    Technology up to now has always been a question of if you need it. From now on, it's going to be a question of if you want it if for no other reason than happiness.
     
  10. atlatnesiti macrumors 6502a

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    Justifiably correct... Apple watch is Overpriced fitness band with boring and underwhelming design.
     
  11. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Says YOU.
     

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