Wow Business Insider is actually defending Watch

Rogifan

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I rarely agree with BI but this article is spot on. For me an apt phrase is "if you build it they will come". We needed iPod to start the digital music revolution. We needed iPhone to get mobile apps and the App Store, digital assistants, things like Instagram and Uber and mobile payments. Build the hardware and the ecosystem will follow.

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cleirac

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I've seen it from iMacs, the iPods, the iPhones, the iPads golden eras ... Somebody who is highly admired and the credibility has to do it and the reluctant/wait & see, they have to see it, to believe. It will be up to us the early adopters. The Apple Watch revolution may take a year or 2 - starting with the 2nd Gen launch. The lines for this first gen might be muted. I do not know but it will be interesting.
 

Rogifan

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I was listening to a podcast that had a former Apple designer on it. Not exactly sure what department he worked in at Apple. He was very negative and whiny and couldn't figure out why people would be developing apps for this product because it will take people a while to figure out use cases. He said it took him 2 years to figure out what he wanted his iPhone for. I think that's ridiculous. Its apps that will make this device useful. When someone gets up on stage and says 'hold your wrist up to the door to unlock it' people will hear that and think 'wow, cool'.

Just because it took 2 years for apps to come to iPhone doesn't mean the same should apply to the Watch. People have been using iOS devices for 7 years now. The watch isn't going to be that foreign to them. Also, if there wasn't an SDK for developers out of the gate Android Wear would have a huge start as developers would have no way of developing for Watch. I'm sure one thing Apple will hit hard at Monday's event is the depth of developer support.
 

cleirac

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Is that the latest Happy Hour by 9to5Mac podcast? I did not finish it when I was listening to it the other day because I got distracted. And forgot about it.
 

Rogifan

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Is that the latest Happy Hour by 9to5Mac podcast? I did not finish it when I was listening to it the other day because I got distracted. And forgot about it.
No it's a podcast called resolve. This episode was hard to listen to because the guest had such a whiny voice.
 

Rogifan

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Another thing this person whined about was Watch being a nightmare for Apple stores. Yet when Tim Cook visited the Covent Garden store in London and showed off the Watch to store employees there was a loud cheer. I wouldn't be surprised if store employees are excited about selling something new.
 

cleirac

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Thanks, I'll d/l it so I can subscribe to it, if can take the whiny forum posts here, I will just stop listening if I cannot take that guest anymore.
 

Rogifan

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Where did he go? So bitter. Probably was fired, or a SF protege, lol.
Yes very bitter. I can understand being a bit skeptical. But some of these dismissals without ever having even used the product are a bit much for me.
 

cleirac

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Agreed. I am only being silly and joking around with the firing and protege thing, we all have that kind of moments in life.
 

k3ith

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Another thing this person whined about was Watch being a nightmare for Apple stores. Yet when Tim Cook visited the Covent Garden store in London and showed off the Watch to store employees there was a loud cheer. I wouldn't be surprised if store employees are excited about selling something new.
You should give my podcast a listen. Much less whining :cool: