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Apple Watch is here: all-new UI, tons of customization, two sizes, meet the digital crown

By Justin Kahn
Sep 9, 2014
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  1. Following the announcement of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and its new payments system, Apple went for "one more thing" and announced its much anticipated wearable, Apple Watch.

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  2. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    They forgot about one thing... a watch goes on your wrist. Ever tried to turn the crown while wearing the watch? Not the easiest of tasks even when all it does is change the minute hand.

    Oh, and because it's an apple product the lack of touch screen will cost you $50 more.

    Either way, watches are only a stepping stone to getting people to not feel weird wearing technology. No one will use these once Google Glass (or the like) become more acceptable (read: less obvious) because Glass is more intuitive and useful all the time. Smart watches are good for vibrating and telling you that you have a message... which your phone already did anyway.
     
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  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    Is that a bubbles game interface on the apple smartwatch? :)
    (now apple is patenting circular tiles)
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Not wearing one will probably cost you even more ;)
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    I see bollox. That's what they should have called it, iBollox.
     
  6. Movatheaiur

    Movatheaiur TS Rookie Posts: 28   +7

    These will sell like hotcakes. People of all ages(mostly 13-37) will line up for this unnecessary piece of hardware.
     
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  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Kids between 13 and 40 will be the main consumers. I don't think any adult will buy it.
     
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  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Wow really disappointing. $350 for a half-baked product? No thanks.
     
  9. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    A whoopty deal for a half-baked brain ;)
     
  10. No cam???
     
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Apple, taking the piss central-stage, priceless...

    The innovation company that's just innovated the size of the phone...

    Holly stinky...
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    In a few years this thread will be amusing. The only real complaint I have about this device is that it looks too thick. That will likely be fixed by the Apple Watch 2. In the meantime, expect others to mimic this.
     
  13. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +176

    Apple could cure cancer and people would still cry that its apple..
     
  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Only on the premise that insanity and stupidity are both contagious.
     
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,054

    No doubt it'll sell pretty well but remember it's still early days for smartwatches and things could improve as "time" goes on but $350 for the cheapest variant is abysmal but being Apple, overcharging is what they do best.
    The problem with all manufacturers is that they put too much emphasis on the 'smart' part and not enough on the 'watch' part.
    Personally I don't see any point in them right now but that could change in the future.
     
  16. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    We don't cry, this new cancer cure is amazing, the slave kids in china do, double-shifting for Apple unofficially, they think cancer is a myth, those stupid little kids...
     
  17. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +176

    all the slave kids do for any electronic company, you are right. But they are happy they have a job at all. Until the robots come.
     
  18. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Yes, we all should be as fortunate...

    BSOD: sarcasm overflow.
     
  19. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    So tired of Apple. Please just become tech history already.
     
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  20. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,557   +862

    Smartwatches will be pointless to me until they are able to maintain some functionality on their own without a constant link to a smartphone
     
  21. @Rippleman
    You must be joking? This watch has nothing special. The design is at best okay. Both the Asus Zenwatch and the Moto 360 look much better. And as already said in another comment, have you ever tried using the crown when the watch is on your wrist? The Apple fanaticism is so ridiculous that this watch even got a standing ovation when it was presented. There is nothing surprising there, sheep always follow.
     
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  22. "There is nothing surprising there, sheep always follow."

    Just like robots.
     
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  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    and yet you are here, commenting on an Apple story.
     
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  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    That's an interesting delusion, Apple taking interest in the human condition.

    My generation had to take some really powerful psychedelics, if we wanted that big of a disconnect with reality.
     
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  25. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +135

    "Tons of customization" and "Apple" have never been said in the same sentence, Until now... and just now when I did it again.
     

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