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Joe Stanganelli
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5/19/2015 | 6:01:23 PM
Re: "Style is the word
I would tend to think that a later generation of the Apple Watch will work independently of an iPhone.

Of course, I would have tended to think that of the first incarnation......
Joe Stanganelli
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5/19/2015 | 5:57:37 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiationt
@Angelfuego: I'm with you.  The only reason I have a newer model phone is because I dropped my iPhone 3GS three stories.  If not for that, I'd probably still be using it.
Kelly22
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5/5/2015 | 5:13:00 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
Probably not. At least, not now (and not just because my aging iPhone 4 wouldn't be compatible). I think it's impressive and has a lot of potential, but so far Apple hasn't demonstrated a purpose for Watch that isn't already on my iPhone. It's focusing a lot on fitness, but Apple Watch doesn't do anything my Garmin doesn't already do. I'd also like to see a model that doesn't require a nearby iPhone at all times; that might be a game-changer.
Li Tan
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5/2/2015 | 12:32:17 AM
Re: "Style is the word
In addition to style, I think Apple is trying to define a new product generation/family - wearables. Remember few years ago when iPhone appears, it's defined as "iPod that can make phone call". Now iPhone is the dominating Apple product while iPod is in decreasing trend. Will the similar thing happen for iWatch and iPhone? It may not happpen so since iWatch cannot fully function without iPhone.
Angelfuego
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5/1/2015 | 5:30:47 AM
Re: Delayed Differentiationt
@ Joe, Yes, I know there isn't any word of a "3S" coming out. It is a hypothetical example, because I pretty certain their will be more generations of this watch to roll out in the future. My point was that I hold off to wait. I am not the type of consumer that buys the first generation of anything, nor do I need to buy every "it" item or every generation of a model. I only ever purchased the iPad2, iTouch 5, and the iPhone 4. So although I am not interested in the Apple watch now, I don't rule out that I will never purchase the watch. One thing is for sure, I won't be purchasing the 1at edition of this watch but perhaps the 3rd, 5th or 6th. Only time will tell. One thing is for sure, I will hold off and wait. Chances are Apple watches down the line will be more appealing than the first, for many different reasons.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/30/2015 | 11:53:17 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
That reminds me... I have an attorney friend who pre-ordered one.  I should ask her what she thinks of it.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/30/2015 | 11:52:36 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
To be clear, that "3S" reference was a joke about Apple's product-naming schemes.  ;)
Angelfuego
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4/30/2015 | 7:08:22 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
@Thomas, I actually saw a guy wearing an Apple Watch today! I wanted to ask him questions about it, but I didn't. To answer your question, I would say I currently do not have the desire to use an Apple watch. Ask me in a year, and we will see if I still feel the same way. Only time will tell.
Angelfuego
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4/30/2015 | 7:05:04 PM
Re: Delayed Differentiation
@Joe, Plus, I bet the 3S will have better features than the one that just came out. I am one to hold out and not get the 1st edition of tech devices. I feel like it's worth the wait.
Joe Stanganelli
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4/29/2015 | 11:39:43 PM
Re: Comfort/wearability
@Sachin: Apple has never been a company for customization.  It's always been sit down, shut up, and trust us that this is the best design (as one might expect from a company founded by Steve Jobs).

Maybe that's a good thing in many cases, but it does alienate some potential customers, to be sure.
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