Watchgate!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sir Ruben, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Sir Ruben, Feb 24, 2015
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    Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    You know the drill by now. You've lusted for the new Apple tech for months, read every last bit of info, you've ordered it...you are ready!

    Launch day arrives and you wait (im)patiently for the courier to arrive. Finally its here and you enjoy every moment of its unboxing (even though you watched a vid of that some hours before), lovingly sniffing the plastic inserts (just me?) before powering it on.

    After a brief play you turn your attentions back to the internet to read a bit more about your new toy only to discover.......there is a new 'gate' and the internet forums are going wild! After digesting this new info you will realise that you never noticed this issue, but after having read about it online it will CONSUME you from this point forward. Jealous Android owners will snigger at your new purchase with comments such as "Oh is that an Apple Watch? I heard it insert alleged problem here". You will curse Apple online and off and insist that this would never have happened if Steve were alive! Curse you Apple! Then when the dust settles you realise that this particular gate has been greatly exaggerated or Apple will (as they always do) replace it for you with no hassle whatsoever. It will go on to do very well and people with love it. It will become a part of a persons everyday life just like the Mac, iPhone, and iPad have. Then we look forward to the next gate...

    SO, lets predict what 'gate' we will stress over this time, faulty screens? non responsive crowns? exterior damage to the strap or body of the watch? or a good old fashioned flaw which armchair experts will insist needs a hardware recall only to be fixed by a software update 2 weeks later?

    There is ALWAYS a gate, what will WATCHGATE be?! The person who predicts correctly will win a 27" Retina iMac*

    * lie
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ugh, few things I detest more than seeing the silly -gate moniker
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Putting gate at the end is stupid and I suspect the majority of people who even use the term don't even know the origins.
    [/rant]

    Seems a little premature for such discussions since the watch isn't even out.
     
  4. VFC macrumors 6502a

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    Radiationgate from the high power LEDs/UV lights. People will experience a burning sensation and red patches on the skin directly under the sensors..
     
  5. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Come on Mike...just for fun :)

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    Actually you might be right, a nice lumpy red rash under the sensors would go down well on the Daily Mail.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I know, its just that nothing comes to mind.
     
  7. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats the fun of it, we never see it coming, we only know that it will! lol
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    They are infrared (IR) and extremely low power light, NOT ultraviolet (UV).
     
  9. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Strap-Gate

    I predict the Magnetic method of keeping the straps together will fail for some, and also allow the watch to get stolen by others easier.

    We will see posts from people saying the strap must of just come apart by itself during the day and they looked down and it was just gone.
    Or they were subject to a pick pocket, and it got stolen off their wrist.

    If the gold one is priced at the figure anything like some are fantasizing over, expect this to attract magnetic strap un-doo'ers like magpies.
     
  10. Arran macrumors 68040

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    OMG-that's-so-last-season-gate? :D

    With its inherent pitch to the world of fashion, Apple may be underestimating the transient nature of the business.
     
  11. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    The Unbox Therapy guy is getting ready ;)

    There will be some crazy race to be the first discoverer of the next gate :D
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Discoverer or creator?
    Most of the -gate nonsense is overblown hype IMO
     
  13. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha you mean like the iPhone 6 which bends by itself with no intervention from a fat ar$e? :D
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    As is the term, welcome to the 70s. So overused, played out and stale. When will people and organizations stop rehashing this unoriginal expression?
     
  15. extricated, Feb 24, 2015
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    Raising wrist to activate screen ... doesn't always activate the screen.

    Unless you do it. just. right.

    I'm sure they've ironed that one out since The New Yorker's story on Jony Ive touched on it:
    I really think Apple figured it out, but I can see this one being tricky to get right for every application.
    Even as I type this, I can glance down at my watch and see the time easily. No raising or twisting required - which is supposedly the "trigger" to activate the Apple Watch screen.
     
  16. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    I've mentioned it before but the way those magnetic straps loop back through the metal loop on the strap i cant see it being very easy to undo and loosen enough without alerting the wearer.
     
  17. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Tough crowd this morning.

    Looks like it's shaping up to be: Aversion to "gate"-gate! ;)
     
  18. VFC macrumors 6502a

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    I assume they are higher power than what is used on the FitBit Surge judging by the sensor size, battery life, and the fact they are not on constantly.

    There is one person on the Surge forum that has experienced some type of reaction to the low-powered continuously-on LEDs. He also claims to know others who have the same issue.
     
  19. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I like it, your raising it wrong, cue hasty press conference where Tim Cook stands on stage and raises his arm in a super smooth motion activating the screen EVERY time! :D
     
  20. VFC macrumors 6502a

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    Rashgate - Skin rash that is caused by the band and/or watch bottom when sweat forms from exercising with the watch on.
     
  21. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Honestly this has been my biggest concern since before Apple Watch was even announced.

    I had an LED watch that required me to press a button to activate the display, which I hated.

    Then I got a Pebble Steel, and I LOVE the fact that its display is always on. I can just glance over to see it. And if it's too dark where I'm at, the screen lights up with just a quick shake of the wrist.

    I forsee this, aside from battery life, being the biggest annoyance of the Apple Watch.
     
  22. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    scuffgate, where the magical SS alloy scuffs very easily.
     
  23. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Underwhelmed-gate - The general public is underwhelmed of the Apple watch Gen 1 offering for the price.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This is an immature thread typical of the iPhone sub-forum.
     
  25. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Like some sort of robotic mime artist from the 80's? :D

    Or this annoying guy:



    Nah, it's a dead-pan serious attempt to second-guess what the immatures will go crazy over this time around :)

    C'mon, have some fun.
     

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