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uid15

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I have a friend, who has a Mac, iPhone, iPods and iPad, who I was talking to about Apple Watch. He says:

"People in the Apple store who were playing with it, said it was rubbish..."


Yeah, because members of the public playing with demo looped units and gazing at them through a locked cabinet are really product experts who you'd consult for purchase advice.

"I'm not spending £857+ on a watch"

I told said friend that you would be foolish to buy the expensive one, if you don't even "get" what Apple watch is about, and nor do the majority of people, seeing as noone even OWNS one yet.

Have you had any inane conversations with friends, yet? I see the whole iPod/iPhone/iPad/iOS 7 FUD opinions coming to the fore, predictably and right on cue, again.
 

greytmom

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Jun 23, 2010
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Not really. I don't care if they get it... I'm not buying it for them.

For the ones who are genuinely curious, I'm glad to talk about it. For the ones who just want to argue, eff them.
 

ucfgrad93

macrumors Core
Aug 17, 2007
19,565
10,850
Colorado
Meh, I don't really care what other people think. If they don't like the Apple watch that is fine by me. It won't, however, my affect my decision.
 

SixtyK

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2013
639
38
Nebraska
Some people think the Apple Watch can't possibly be worth the money.
Others think "Star Wars" is overrated.

I don't trust either of these people.
 

Azzin

macrumors 603
Jun 23, 2010
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London, England.
I have a friend, who has a Mac, iPhone, iPods and iPad, who I was talking to about Apple Watch. He says:

"People in the Apple store who were playing with it, said it was rubbish..."


Yeah, because members of the public playing with demo looped units and gazing at them through a locked cabinet are really product experts who you'd consult for purchase advice.

"I'm not spending £857+ on a watch"

I told said friend that you would be foolish to buy the expensive one, if you don't even "get" what Apple watch is about, and nor do the majority of people, seeing as noone even OWNS one yet.

Have you had any inane conversations with friends, yet? I see the whole iPod/iPhone/iPad/iOS 7 FUD opinions coming to the fore, predictably and right on cue, again.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1862288/
 

Armen

macrumors 604
Apr 30, 2013
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Los Angeles
The people who work at the Apple store are not necessarily all Apple fans.

Conversation with Apple store rep at my try on:

Me: So, are you going to order one considering its 50% off for you guys? :)

Girl: Just because its 50% off doesn't mean I should get it :rolleyes:

(Seriously? Why do you even work here?)

Me: Ah ok.

Finished my "appointment" and then showed 2 other reps how to get to the heart rate monitor on the Apple watch.
 

rockyroad55

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Jul 14, 2010
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Phila, PA
The people who work at the Apple store are not necessarily all Apple fans.

Conversation with Apple store rep at my try on:

Me: So, are you going to order one considering its 50% off for you guys? :)

Girl: Just because its 50% off doesn't mean I should get it :rolleyes:

(Seriously? Why do you even work here?)

Me: Ah ok.

Finished my "appointment" and then showed 2 other reps how to get to the heart rate monitor on the Apple watch.

Just because she didn't want to buy the Watch doesn't necessarily make her a non-Apple fan. Some people just don't have a need for a watch.
 

lsutigerfan1976

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Sep 14, 2012
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Just because she didn't want to buy the Watch doesn't necessarily make her a non-Apple fan. Some people just don't have a need for a watch.

This is true. A majority of ppl in this country do not own, or have any need for a watch. Others may use watches. But not smart watches. It happens. To each their own.
 

Armen

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Apr 30, 2013
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Los Angeles
Just because she didn't want to buy the Watch doesn't necessarily make her a non-Apple fan. Some people just don't have a need for a watch.

I get that but she had this attitude about it. The Apple guy working the other side of the table was pumped up about his order and couldn't wait to get his hands on it.
 

mightyjabba

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Sep 25, 2014
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Tatooine
It just goes to show that Apple has a ways to go in communicating what the watch is for and why people need it. People said similar things about the iPod when it came out. And of course not everyone does in fact need it.
 

Jason83

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Sep 30, 2014
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I get that but she had this attitude about it. The Apple guy working the other side of the table was pumped up about his order and couldn't wait to get his hands on it.

My guy was psyched too, and expressed jealousy of my proposed ship date, since he was stuck setting up the displays overnight instead of placing his order. Unfortunately mine's still "Processing" ugh.
 

bms2993

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Mar 25, 2015
104
16
Apple has already said that the watch is not for everyone. I personally do not fit into the demographic that would wear a smart watch. Needless to say, I canceled my preorder which scheduled for April of the 24th or this Friday
 

Black Belt

macrumors 65816
Jun 15, 2007
1,040
945
California
Those FUD people will stay with their Timex/Tandy Red LED watches. The Apple watch is definitely a lower Mid-market price, unless you are frivolously going for a gold because you have money to burn. This is a new category, pinning itself in the quantified self movement as well as wrist functionality going far beyond the Android offerings which were sad. I am squarely in the camp of buying for health monitoring and all the other functionality is a huge plus. I couldn't care less about "fashion" though I am quite happy it isn't butt ugly like some of the other watches out there, it's probably the most attractive.
 

nasa25

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Apr 11, 2010
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598
canada
Quite frankly I just like new toys. I don't need the watch nor do I think it'll have a drastic positive impact on my life. I'm just a gadget guy. And i only spent $500 on the sport. If I wind up not liking it, so what....
 

bms2993

macrumors regular
Mar 25, 2015
104
16
Quite frankly I just like new toys. I don't need the watch nor do I think it'll have a drastic positive impact on my life. I'm just a gadget guy. And i only spent $500 on the sport. If I wind up not liking it, so what....

See, that's almost an entire month of rent for me. I view the phone and computer as a necessity... But a watch? It goes into the same category as the iPad. Luxury and not necessary.
 

nasa25

macrumors 65816
Apr 11, 2010
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598
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See, that's almost an entire month of rent for me. I view the phone and computer as a necessity... But a watch? It goes into the same category as the iPad. Luxury and not necessary.

Yeah obviously disposable income will differ by individual. Me blowing $500 on the sport is probably the same as a celebrity dropping $20k on the edition.
 

hlfway2anywhere

Cancelled
Jul 15, 2006
1,544
2,338
i've already decided that i'm not going to justify my purchase to anyone. first of all, my finances are nobody elses business, and thats the first place everyone tends to go with it. why did i buy it? i wanted it, so i bought it. thats all the explanation i plan to give.
 

JohnApples

macrumors 68000
Mar 7, 2014
1,636
2,776
I've always bought my tech stuff for me, and no one else. Never have I cared what others think of the gadgets I buy, but that doesn't stop them from commenting. I never "show off" or "brag" about my new toy to people I know who don't care about it, only to my close friends and family who WANT to see it. Despite this, people always have to find a way to insert their remarks.

"Wow, you wasted your money on THAT?" (Says a classmate, as I'm checking email on my iPhone quietly)

"You think you're so cool don't you?" (A girl interrupts as I'm showing my friend my new 6)

"Oh great, ANOTHER iPhone! It's only been a year since the last one!" (Says a person who doesn't understand technology)

Some people will insult my Watch, I can guarantee it. Why? I don't know. To make themselves feel better? I've always ignored it and will continue to do so. This time though, I'll be able to look at my watch while they're insulting to clearly indicate that I'm not amused by their comments!
 

heeloliver

macrumors 6502a
Sep 6, 2014
639
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Talked to a teacher about it, he was telling how he doesn't understand why people are buying it when 'literally all the reviews say it sucks'...
 

BD1

macrumors 6502
Jun 27, 2007
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Those FUD people will stay with their Timex/Tandy Red LED watches. The Apple watch is definitely a lower Mid-market price, unless you are frivolously going for a gold because you have money to burn. This is a new category, pinning itself in the quantified self movement as well as wrist functionality going far beyond the Android offerings which were sad. I am squarely in the camp of buying for health monitoring and all the other functionality is a huge plus. I couldn't care less about "fashion" though I am quite happy it isn't butt ugly like some of the other watches out there, it's probably the most attractive.

I'm also buying it for health and fitness and anything else is a plus....and could care less what others think.

Starting p90X2 on Monday so getting the watch this Friday is perfect.
 
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