My mom asked me today if there's a cellphone watch

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Comin from someone who just started using an iPhone last November lol... It just got real! You know this will be a next big thing.
     
  2. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Lol my mom calls her iPod touch her "Apple thingy". And think iPhones are called "Apple phones"
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    We were at the cherry blossoms yesterday and seeing her play with her phone without asking me, dawned on me that she has come a long way. Iohone was the best decision to purchase for her.
     
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    My mom calls her iPhone the "The Apple" and her Macbook that I bought her the "lab tup"
     
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    My mom decided to meet me at my try on appointment to see if she wanted one and the whole time kept calling it the nano watch and referring to the 38mm as the girls watch hahaha the store employee was so confused
     
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    I got my aunt an iPad. She used to use the Mac mini I bought her briefly for bills and to check Facebook every now and then. Now she uses the iPad religiously on the couch, at work texts me on iMessage. Has literally seen everything on Netflix and Hulu haha she loves it.
     
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    A co worker of mine calls my iPhone a "magic thingy".
     
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    my mum called 911 cuz her nokia made suspicious noises on the table back in the day and thought it was going to explode and burn down the house

    ... it was on mute with vibration enabled :-/
     
  10. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    My mom calls icons on the iPhone "squigglies."

    The refers to the icon for iMessage the "green bubble squiggly."

    If she asks me about my Apple Watch, I'll be amazed. I am her on-call tech support and it drives me crazy, but I'm glad she has fun.

    She gets FB Messenger confused with iMessage and don't even get me started on how I wish I'd never explained FB to her.

    She calls me to complain about stuff I posted there. Hahahahahaha!

    I told her that if she didn't like it, to complain right there on FB. I don't mind.
     
  11. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Gotta love older folks and their gadgets. My 89 year old dad has an iPad Air, and whenever he's done using it, he shuts it completely off. Several times a day. It makes me insane. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I purchased my brother an iPad Air 2 and have spent hours on the phone getting him to use it. We live near a thousand miles apart and now every Sunday do Facetime for over an hour on most Sundays. He is getting old and I hate to say it but it will likely be the only time I will see him anymore.

    Best investment I ever made:(
     
  13. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    lol are you Filipino by any chance?
     
  14. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    LOL! I cannot convince my mom that she can charge her iPhone while it is on. I mean, she does it, but she's sure I'm wrong.

    Also, she wants to wait for the battery to drain. She worries about overcharging it.

    She also keeps forgetting what the "home" button is.

    My mother is 68, btw. She's just ADHD or something.
     
  15. flur macrumors 68000

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    I love this. There are so many articles about how we're all stuck in our gadgets and not spending quality time in real life, but they always forget how those same gadgets help us connect in ways we couldn't before, often giving us *more* quality time with friends and loved ones who aren't nearby.

    My husband and I don't live near our families, so I love facetiming with our parents and his sister (and our nephews).
     
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    My mom used my original iPad for a short time until the 4th gen iPad came out and she's still using it. She loves her iPad. My parents moved a couple states away last year and I was visiting her a couple weeks ago and my dad started telling me this funny story. She came into their bedroom actually crying because her iPad wouldn't turn on. Now my mom was never very good with computers (she went through a pile of Dells before her iPad) but she's pretty good with the iPad. I don't know what happened exactly, but she said she couldn't get her iPad to wake up. She about had a melt down, lol. She was sad because all of her stuff was on there. Then she said later it just started working and she hasn't had any problems since. I'm just wondering if her battery died, but whatever mom! I tried to explain to her that it would be fine because all her stuff is backed up in the cloud. My dad even told her that night just to run to the Apple Store down the street in the morning and grab a new one. But she said none of that mattered because this is her iPad and it's special. It's pretty crazy to me that Apple has created a device that my mother actually cherishes as irreplaceable.

    My grandma has also really taken to the iPad 4th gen. She complains that the battery doesn't last long enough because she actually runs it down during the day, lol. I hardly do that with mine even on a rainy weekend. It really does help keep her mind active. She reads on it all day, researches stuff that she's interested in (like bigfoot apparently—if you knew my grandma you would never guess that as she is so proper), and plays puzzle games and crosswords. Her and my mom both FaceTime a lot to see our baby girl. I hardly have to provide tech support any more since they've moved to using Apple stuff. Makes my life easier and they're happier.

    As for a phone watch, IDK. On the one hand people thought for years that Apple was going to put a 3G radio in the iPod Touch and that never happened. But they did put one in the iPad. I think battery tech and energy efficient displays and processors will have to come a long way before you could put an LTE radio into a watch. Or they could come up with a wireless tech that uses less battery. Who knows. I mean eventually we'll have wearables that are independently connected. I just don't really see it happening before the end of this decade. Android watches might be able to get away with it if they make giant versions with huge batteries. They did the same thing when LTE first came out. That's how much of the phablet revolution started. They needed bigger batteries because the LTE chips were draining the phones out. That and Android wasn't as optimized back then. Perhaps we'll see Android arm devices the size of the one Leela wears on Futurama, haha.
     
  17. Armen macrumors 604

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    Nope.
     
  18. jimkraz macrumors newbie

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    You all talk on this post of the elderly as if we are dinosaurs, I have a iPhone 6, two iPads, Surface RT, Surface Pro, desktop PC, I look after all my families computers, tablets and give advice about their phones, and I have a Apple watch, I am the wrong side of 66yrs and know more about what tech is about than any of my four kids, the youngest 35yrs old and my neighbors teens come to me for help when thing go wrong, am I a IT expert, nope, I am a retired gardener who has a interest in all things tech, not quite ready for the grave. ; )
     
  19. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Nope. We aren't talking about all older people as if they are "dinosaurs."

    Hell, I'm 47 and there are a ton of people I know that are my age that are tech illiterate.

    We're just amused at our parents. I take this thread to be lighthearted, but you'd get annoyed with my mom, I assure you.

    ;)
     
  20. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    66 is far from "elderly."
    ;)
     
  21. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    Did you tell her about the Samsung and LG cellphone watch? This are true phone watch. Apple watch is just pairing being used as a speaker/mic for the iPhone.
     
  22. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Were you the one bashing the watch because you didnt get it on launch day?
    "Lulz" just wondering
     
  23. Cabby macrumors regular

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    Not that far.... about 4 years far I'd say.
     
  24. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Maybe I should teach her French while I'm at it

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    That's right. I'm "bashing" it because everyone else tells me how I should react. What age are we again?
     
  25. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, sounds like my mom. It's amazing how unintuitive technology seems to people of that generation.
     

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