[QUOTE=ivid;2782725]Damn I’m gonna sound like an Apple fanboy which I’m not, but I love my iPhone and iPad, most of the time. But here it goes…
Even though I said I don’t really want one, in defense the Apple watch is cool a gadget. If my budget situation was better I would probably get a series 2. People seem to love theirs, but we also hear of folks who bought and never use them anymore. I doubt they are the majority. Â Anyhow the watch is more about “want” than “need”, like most gadgets. Who doesn’t want to make a Skype call from their watch Dick Tracy style ? [/QUOTE]
I think most people buy an Apple watch more for the bling factor, their Apple street cred and/or Apple bragging rights than for actual usefulness.
[QUOTE=ivid;2782725]On a serious note, my wife wants one to track and manage her sugar levels for diabetes. However there are excellent iPhone companion devices for that so we are not getting the watch just for that. Not yet anyhow… [/QUOTE]
Can an Apple watch read glucose levels? Just curious if this can be done with it.
[QUOTE=ivid;2782725]UTR Apple didn’t get it “so wrong”. They have sold millions of them. If IDC is correct, 1.1 million units in a quarter is by no means a failure! And that’s before the new series 2 was released and everyone knew it was coming ! They are just not selling an insane 10’s of millions of units like the iPhones.Â [/QUOTE]
IMO, Apple could put a turd on a stick and sell a million of them. The Apple watch was expected to fly off the shelves. It was going to be the next big thing. I think it was over hyped and maybe the Apple fanboys are being more discerning with their cash.
[QUOTE=ivid;2782725]Also to say Apple are getting eating alive is completely false. Even if sales are down they still rake in insane profits from their phones and ecosystem. And they are sure to get a boost from the Note 7 fiasco that should but won’t put Samsung out of the phone business. And sorry but nobody is coming close to Apple’s quality and performance on their flagship phones. iPhone 7 is by far the fastest phone on the planet, the A10 is faster than any other mobile processor, like the A series every year. Build quality has always been tops. They always prevail in drop and shock tests where Sammy’s plastic phones shatter to pieces.Â [/QUOTE]
The iPhone can’t offer something as standard as wireless charging on their flagship smartphone. The iPhone 7 has paltry 326 ppi screen and the 7+ is only 401 ppi when many, many Android phones are at 530+ ppi. The S8 is rumored to have a full 4k screen. Then Apple is still using LED back light technology when many Android phones have moved on to AMOLED SCREENS. Had the Note 7 not experienced the battery problem I think it would have far out classed the 7+.
[QUOTE=ivid;2782725]If folks think Apple doesn’t innovate anymore, they Â forget they were the first with: retina displays, Wifi hotspot feature, Siri technology, workstation-class 64-bit processor in a mobile, fingerprint sensor, 3D force touch (its cooler than you think) and probably more I’m forgetting.
We also need to keep in mind, seismic industry changing devices like the iPhone and iPad don’t come along Â very often.Â [/QUOTE]
Apple has co-opted many of their “innovations” from other companies. Apple just executed someone’s idea better in many cases. The iPod is a good example. When I looked at the specs of the 7 and 7+ I was underwhelmed. It is bested by many other phones in most categories and I see nearly no innovation with them. Removing the headphone jack is not a “courageous” innovation. It is a way to make people buy expensive accessories that Apple cashes in on. I think Steve Jobs would be kicking ass and taking names if he came back to life today and saw what Apple has become.