This is exactly why the Apple Watch requires an appointment! *Video*

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by odHbo, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. odHbo macrumors member

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  2. compg318 macrumors regular

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    I was under the impression Apple was not going to add/remove links or swap bands during appointments.
     
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    People who shoot portrait video shouldn't be allowed to buy watches.
     
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  7. odHbo thread starter macrumors member

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    The idea here is the band alone cost $450. Apple's opportunity to get into someone wallet will be much greater now where with computers and tablets, most people think they will be fine with the base model. Here, our simple preferences can add up --> $$$.

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    Amen. :apple:
     
  8. totten76 macrumors regular

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    With everyone bashing the Macbook for being an overpriced first generation product, how come the same thing isn't happening for the Apple Watch? An honest question
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    An obligatory appointment for all just to show you how to change out the links on the most expensive SS models?
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Say what? Clearly you have not read any previous posts in this area. There are too many posts to count from people here who claim that the Watch is an overpriced first-generation product.
     
  11. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Recording video in portrait should not be allowed.
     
  12. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    Yeah seriously, why does Apple not have video locked to landscape no matter the orientation of the phone?
     
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    You have not been living under the rock for the last 20 days, have you? :D
     
  14. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Whilst well (over) engineered I will admit, I can't really see the point here.

    Kind of reminds me about an Electric seat in a car that only you will ever drive.

    Buy new car, sit in seat, press buttons to cause electric motors and expensive design to move the seat into the position for your body.
    Never touch it again for the next 5 to 10 years.

    If you were swapping the watch strap between different people, then brilliant, every day or every week you would be adding or removing links and such engineering would be well worth it, and the price.

    However, buy watch, have links removed to fit, and never ever touch them again ever..... Is there really THAT much of a point.

    Have got to admit, I've never really heard people I know complaining all the time about how they can't add and remove watch bracelet links constantly.

    So, yes, all fine, but tbh it's another solution to a problem that never really existed in the 1st place.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You're badly missing the point that it avoids a trip to the jeweler, even if it's for the initial fitting never to be repeated again.
     
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    No it doesn't. It's easy to remove links. This is obviously easier but will probably mean sexual frustration resulting in links taken off, put back on, taken off, dropped down the couch, find link, put back on.
     
  17. deckard666 macrumors regular

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    Sexual frustration?
     
  18. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Come on, we all get it
     
  19. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Because the image sensor is physically wider than it is tall. Cropping part of the sensor when phone is held in portrait position wouldn't make sense, as it would mean losing (a lot) of pixels and resolution in the resulting video. This is especially important as you might actually want to shoot video in portrait mode sometimes to better frame the subject you're shooting.
     
  20. NewbieCanada, Apr 1, 2015
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    First off, the iPhone shoots video in 1920x1080. The image sensor is 3264x2448, so it would work fine locked to landscape regardless of how the camera was held.

    Secondly, regardless of how it might be better to frame the subject, the fact remains that all monitors, TVs and movie screens are landscape, not portrait. While there may be some people who think it's better to frame the subject that way, those people are, frankly, just plain stupid. There's a reason why since the dawn of cinematography virtually all films have been shot landscape. And no, someone shooting their kid's soccer practice does NOT know more about how to frame a subject than every cinematographer that's ever lived.

    Still, never let it be said that Apple stands in the way of artistic license. It would be the simplest thing in the world to have it default to landscape and give budding cinematic revolutionaries the ability to override it.

    Let's face it - 99.9% of portrait videos are done that way out of a combination of the phone being much easier to hold that way and the user not realizing they shouldn't do it. Millions of amateur videos have been shot over the years with point-and-shoot cameras, DSLRs and camcorders and the one thing they have in common is that none of them were done in portrait.
     
  21. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Take it you have not visited this forum much recently.
     
  22. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Don't be so harsh. First time offenders should get the opportunity to go to take a remedial smartphone camera education course. :D
     
  23. Arran macrumors 68040

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    It's way over-engineered if its only purpose is to help a sales assistant remove a few links. Fitting a conventional watch is easy. You could train a competent salesperson to do it in 10 minutes and the process itself takes seconds.

    Perhaps, when the hardware was being designed, appointments weren't on the cards and customers were expected to fit it themselves?

    Whatever, I think everyone's spare links could be a hot commodity on eBay. I'd love to have a bunch myself just to play with. They look really cool. :)
     
  24. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Maybe you've never owned a link bracelet before? This is a huge selling feature and convenience. Traditional link bracelets are a PITA to remove links and not something the owner can easily do. You have to take it back to the store. Apple's method allows anyone to add or remove a link at home.
     
  25. Trhodezy macrumors regular

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    This guy... he gets it. ;)
     

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