Why did Apple call the iPhone watch a watch..????

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  1. kalik2902, Sep 3, 2016
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    It's like calling a car with a cigarette lighter cigarette lighter and not a car. The iPhone watch is 99% not a watch and only 1% a watch. It's one of its less used apps and I already have a watch. It should be called a communicator or something better (over to your design people). If I was going to buy a watch I would not buy this as 99% of its functionality I would not use and would be a waste of my money.

    Just a thought..!!
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You might as well ask the same question about the iPhone.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Hmm every time I turn my wrist I get the time so by definition it's a watch ;)
     
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  5. kalik2902 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly.... that's my point.....
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    Who's being pedantic...????
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You're nearly 10 years too late with iPhone and 1.5 years too late with Apple Watch.
     
  7. kalik2902 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Better late than Never...!!
     
  8. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? Your brain cells must be working overtime...or not working at all...hard to tell....
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    So Apple should rename them:

    iPhone to iHand Mac or Hand PC
    iPad to iTablet Mac or Tablet PC
    :apple:Watch to Wrist iMac or Wrist PC

    I guess you are requesting all TV manufactures come up with a new name since many TVs run Apps now. Also I often use toilet paper to blow my nose. Could you have it renamed too.:eek:

    I vote dumbest thread of the month.
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Hmm.
    Nothing defines you more than a desire to call products by distinctive, made-up names.
    Well, I just made that up, as it is just my opinion. :D

    You can use that name, or you can call it whatever you like.
    I actually prefer "Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator", but I'm afraid that won't fit on the back cover of the Watch
     
  11. kdarling, Sep 3, 2016
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    Because everyone has heard of a phone or watch.

    And new technology almost always has to be compared to something people already know, so the mass public can get a mental grasp on it.

    For example, cars were horseless carriages. Radio was a voice telegraph. TV was radio with moving pictures. CDs were digital records.

    Thus a smartphone, not a "wireless internet communicator". A smartwatch, not a "wrist notification / app system".
     
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    Are you sure this question isn't two years old?
     
  13. B_Schmidt353 macrumors newbie

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    This is literally the most ridiculous thread i've read..
     
  14. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    I somehow get the feeling that your thought is not thought through very well. Maybe you should sit down for a moment, breathe calmly, and then think this through again. Perhaps then you come to the conclusion that it is most of the time (bloody irony) a watch. It can do other lovely things as well, but mostly it is a Watch, a very precise one too. And as a very precise, and modern watch it is actually very good value.
     
  15. Freida macrumors 65816

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    I'm lost for words. Why in the hell is this even asked?
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Actually, quite a few Apple Watch fans here have made the claim that Apple "goofed calling it a watch", because the name leads to certain expectations... like perhaps having a round, always on, display.

    So the OP and those other folks are thinking that Apple should've called it something else.

    They don't seem to have any good suggestions, though.

    I once proposed "Apple Amulet" but it didn't get much traction ;)
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yet those same people didn't think the iPhone should have been called something else, since the name suggests something much less than a multi-function handheld device. After all, BlackBerry initially called its device "Interactive Pager" and it was later frequently advertised as a "handheld."
     
  18. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    There were square watches, even when you were young, so that argument is not really valid.
     
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    Yup, and they're still around if people want them.
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  20. kdarling, Sep 4, 2016
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    Yes, I know, and it was not my argument.

    I was bringing up one of the expectation arguments that other people make, against calling it a watch.

    Sorry if that was not clear. Sometimes I forget that not everyone has kept up with all the previous watch name threads :)
     
  21. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Guys please stop. This is beyond silly
     
  22. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    watch
    /wɒtʃ/

    noun

    1. 1. a small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one's wrist.
      "my watch had stopped"
    Stop your wankery.
     
  23. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Thank you! My head hurts from reading some of the insanity here and I wonder if people have nothing to do with themselves OR they come up with these topics actually thinking that they have a point? I hope its the first one and not the second one.
     
  24. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    It tells the time, therefore its a watch as its most basic level.
     
  25. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Its refreshing to see someone with common sense. Thank you - I wish I could give credits to sensible people :D :D :D
     

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