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Apple Watch: 5 Facts, 5 Questions

As Apple's March 9 event approaches, we break down what we know, and what we want to know, about Apple Watch.
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It's Customizable
In an effort to appeal to the broad iOS user base, Apple Watch will come in a range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, and 18-karat gold, which will support 11 different watch face designs. Users can also choose from a variety of bands, making the watch as much of a fashion accessory as it is a tech device. You can browse the Apple Watch models here.

(Image: Apple)

It's Customizable

In an effort to appeal to the broad iOS user base, Apple Watch will come in a range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, and 18-karat gold, which will support 11 different watch face designs. Users can also choose from a variety of bands, making the watch as much of a fashion accessory as it is a tech device. You can browse the Apple Watch models here.

(Image: Apple)

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D. Henschen
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3/6/2015 | 3:33:24 PM
Apple Watch is a waste of time!
The dependence of this watch on being teathered to an iPhone for connectivity and location awareness makes it waste, in my book. I know people who no longer buy watches because they always have their phone on hand. When I'm running, I don't want to (and don't need to) carry a phone. My GPS watch has all the sensors I need. I'm with Tom that this will be neither a big success or a big failure, but with Apple, anything less than complete success falls short of expectations.
Kelly22
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3/5/2015 | 4:16:30 PM
Re: It will be neither a hit nor a flop
I can see that happening. It seems like it'll be a hit among big Apple fans, gadget junkies, tech-savvy fashionistas, etc. but I don't see a great need for average consumers to buy. It's more of a nice-to-have than a must-have.
Thomas Claburn
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3/5/2015 | 4:13:20 PM
It will be neither a hit nor a flop
My prediction is that Apple Watch will sell reasonably well, but won't really catch on. I just don't see a killer app for it.
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