Gotta Love the Verge ...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by musicpenguy, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    Just a bit of a small rant ... so the Verge updated their review after testing the new update for the WiFi LTE fix. And the reviewer notes that the issues were fixed and the same places issues were happening pre-update are no longer happening and it’s working as advertised. But the updated review finishes that section by saying.

    “So while the Series 3 Watch now works for me as promised, I still think it offers an intermittent convenience.“

    So because this feature isn’t something you care at all about or for you are going to maintain a score of 5 and pass LTE off as not a huge deal or something that is of value? If the Verge was a personal site with reviews given from the perspective of a single person then fine, but the format of their site makes this kind of review a bit of a weird thing and seems odd. Anyways rant over.
     
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    SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    It’s the reviewer’s opinion that LTE isn’t that useful, and I have to agree

    Especially with the new iPhone X, why pay $1200 for a phone just to leave it at home? The S3 is not an iPhone replacement, it’s a short convenience when the phone is left at home
     
  3. musicpenguy, Oct 9, 2017
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    musicpenguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It’s really convenient for a big group of people that don’t want to be tethered to the phone, I’m using the LTE connection daily and it’s liberating not feeling compelled to bring my phone just so I don’t loose contact with my friends and so I’m not out of touch with news and other things going on that I want to be notified about. Seems like the reviewer shouldn’t mark down a score because its a feature that she doesn’t like but works great, especially when the selling price I believe only increased $30 for LTE and it also increased the storage capacity to something usable for music, so even if you don’t use that feature the $30 increase over the prior Series 2 at that price brings some value to you. Sorry I’m not an expect at The Verge’s naming nomenclature.
     
  4. parseckadet macrumors 65816

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    The Verge is terrible. Nilay Patel and Josh Topolsky seem to both just dislike technology in general, but seem automatically crap on anything associated with Apple in any way. When they started The Verge they surrounded themselves with people with like mindsets. Hell, one of their writers even swore off the internet for year. If you listen to The Verge's podcast, you can tell that all they do is complain about everything.
     
  5. Brookzy, Oct 9, 2017
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    The Verge is a complete dumpster at the best of times. Perhaps they think dissing Apple gives them more credibility?

    I think an old post of mine still applies... :p
     
  6. Frankfurt macrumors 6502

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    Who cares what they say. I was skeptical of the LTE functionality but bought the LTE version anyway to replace my aging S0 --- and it is a revelation! Keeping the phone out of reach for one hour or two every day, make this worthwhile for me.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Topolsky really instigated a lot of things with the notch on the iPhone X as well. This is what tech media does, is they try to cause a rift where they draw attention to themselves and or their site.
     
  8. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    The usefulness of LTE on the watch really depends on each person. For me its an incredible feature and I put in my pre-order the moment they went live. I'm not allowed to have any camera on me at work which includes my phone. My watch having LTE means I can stay connected all day.
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Never read anything at the Verge for like 4-5 years. Never cares for it and look like I don't miss much.
     
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    All about the page views.
     
  11. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    But its good to have a choice though right? Right?
     
  12. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, i had high hopes when all those guys left engadget to form a better media which was the promise with the Verge
     
  13. 576316 macrumors 601

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    Why is anyone still reading The Verge? That site has Fake News written all over it, they've been shamelessly publishing trash for years now.
     
  14. convergent macrumors 68030

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    Its usefulness is dependent on whether you will ever separate yourself from your phone. Now that I have LTE on a watch (albeit not an Apple Watch), I do find it useful. The two places I've used it are... the gym, and running into a store top pick something up and using the watch to pay. In both cases, I could survive without LTE, but I've gotten texts and phone calls and my phone was in the car. Just another little convenience... but definitely not a must have.
     
  15. daydayvol macrumors regular

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    I have only had my LTE AW for a day. I signed up for the 3 free months with Verizon. I used it a few times. Again, it has been one day but I'm not sure that I will use my watch enough to justify $10 a month. I really do love the running without my phone option but still being connected for safety purposes. I haven't done that yet so my outlook might just change drastically.
     

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