gen2 apple watch to have camera for FaceTime

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mikezmac, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. mikezmac macrumors 6502a

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    Article: The next Apple Watch reportedly has a video chat camera
    http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/18/apple-watch-2-leak/

    "The first Apple Watch might have only just reached stores, but that isn't stopping rumors about Cupertino's next wearable. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that Apple already has some big plans for its second-generation Watch, and the highlight would be a front camera for video calls -- "
     
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    Discussed at length on MacRumours home page. 400+ comment thread.
     
  3. mikezmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    FaceTime on your watch would be bad ass.

    Coming to you in 2016
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    useless is more like it. Why would you Facetime on a 1" screen with a 4.7-5.5" screen in your pocket?
     
  5. macrooster macrumors member

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    The same reason your using a 1" crippled smart phone on your wrist instead of the one in your pocket ;)
     
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    How is that even a fair comparison?

    Reading a text message: Identical experience on both devices.

    Identifying/answering a call: Identical experience on both devices

    Reading any notification: Same experience on both devices.

    Facetime? Yeah, seeing a friend or loved one on a 1" screen is the same as a 5" screen :rolleyes: I actually prefer to Facetime on my Mac where the experience is even nicer than the iPhone.
     
  7. advan031 macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather have a week battery life than a facetime camera.
     
  8. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    I actually like the way they implemented calling. I can accept a call on my watch at home without taking my phone out or having it in the room. Don't have to hold my arm up. Works perfect for me personally. I also don't think I would want to face time. I'd rather have them shrink the bezel honestly.
     
  9. MaulRx Suspended

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    They would need to do some tricky magic with the battery; that's why this model doesn't have one already. It would be more useful to me as a forward facing camera for quick shots stored on the phone.
     
  10. Loompy macrumors member

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    I'd much rather have generous battery life improvements over many new features, such as a camera on the watch. I like the watch the way it is personally.
    I have yet to even use Facetime on the phone and Ive had it almost two years.
     
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    I would rather they fix Siri. Siri is a joke compared to Google Now.
     
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    Siri is supposed to get her upgrade with OS9. From what I understand she will be greatly improved.
     
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