Apple Live Event: iPhone 6, Apple Watch

tigerfan33

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Anyone else with iPhone 6+ having trouble safari in landscape mode.
Mine crashes every time.
I've seen several users having same problem.
 
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I have 128GB Verizon and AT&T 6 Pluses and landscape mode in Safari and Chrome work perfectly. No crashes. I am running 8.1.2
 
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Just wanted to mention that this year at CES we saw a huge number of smart watches from many different companies. Also saw quite a few people wearing various types of smart watches. By comparison, last year there were just a few.

While many have stated they believe the Apple watch will be a huge flop, it seems that it will be as much a flop as the iPad was when so many claimed it would flop.

Most of the smart watches I tried were a bit big for my wrist. But they all were well presented and easy to use.

I feel the secret for success of the Apple watch will be rooted in the design. They will need to offer several styles and sizes with no limitation in function. Then, many who have the iPhone 6 will be a buyer of the apple watch. if the apple watch is as clumsy as the SamsungGear then it will not be that popular. The new ones are better, but they still are way too fat. Not everyone likes wearing a Breitling wall clock on their arm.
 
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-apple-watch-will-succeed-where-others-have-failed-2015-01-08

WSJ article seems to think the Apple watch will be a big step up from the competition because of its apps.

According to Global Equities Research data, the average iPhone user takes his phone out of his pocket for a glance about 110 times a day. Teenagers check their phones almost every five to seven minutes. This, Chowdhry explained, is where Apple Watch will cash in.

Apple Watch will offer “glances” allowing users a quick, convenient check of notifications without pulling the phone out of their pockets. Essentially, Apple wants you to save time by spending money.

“Three hundred and fifty dollars isn't much for convenience, or apps,” said Chowdhry. “This isn't a two-app device. We estimate that the average Apple Watch will have 100 apps, that is like 100 devices for $350.”

Chowdhry predicts the smartwatch, rumored to hit U.S. stores in March, will be Apple’s most successful product ever, and he’s not alone. Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald said Apple Watch was highlighted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday and is widely expected to carry the industry in 2015. He too believes Apple’s new product will be a best seller for the company.
 
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I am looking forward to this watch.
I wonder what kind of range to stay connected to the iPhone will be.
I can leave my phone in my office and in my car and still be connected to my office wifi.
I like the fact I can get a text and respond by voice or a pretext text without having my phone on me.(according to recent reports)
Liking the fitness aspects as well.
As much as I'm moving on a given day at my work I'll be able to get an accurate count of how much I'm doing.
Can't wait till March!
 
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I wonder what kind of range to stay connected to the iPhone will be.
I can leave my phone in my office and in my car and still be connected to my office wifi.
It's not clear whether the watch can use WiFi to communicate with your phone. I suspect it can. Why else would it need Wifi? However, if it can only talk to the phone via the Bluetooth, then the range will be limited to 30 feet or so..
 
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I remain unsure of the need for this device. I get the WSJ argument, but $350 or more is not a cheap investment so I can check texts on my wrist, when those same notifications are in my pocket. Now, I do have a Garmin GPS watch that cost about $300. But that has a very specific purpose, and is used solely for exercise. More importantly. its GPS is in the watch; the Apple Watch relies on the gps in the iPhone for its fitness features. But who knows, maybe it will be the most incredible thing ever. Meh.... I doubt it.
 
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