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Discussion in 'iOS Devices' started by mike123abc, Mar 9, 2015.
$199 is an awesome deal. I would buy another for my other wrist for that price.
Picked up the another (the last one at our local store) today for my sister to give to her son for Christmas. I mentioned the deal and she said "Go now! His other watch just died and he asked for one late!".
I was in the Tyson’s Apple Store the other day. Packed, of course. Sales critters flying out the back with boxes, people buying fast.
Organized. Some took orders, magically sending the order to the back, from whence critters dedicated to deliveries only flew forth.
Up front, a couple other critters handled returns and exchanges. Very rapidly.
I saw a cash drawer open from a table and looked quizzically at the critter and said “Cash? In an Apple Store? How odd!” Smiles all around.
Then I passed a Microsoft Store. A few kids were sitting down playing games. No real shoppers. They copied the Apple Store but not their magic.
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No 3's around here, available online (was thinking of last minute gift)
Was that the price for a 38mm or 42mm model? I still have my SS model 3. But I like my new 4 so much better. I'm an information junkie and the added information I get with the model 4 is what I like best. The Andriod ware is too big for my tastes. I did own the Sony Smart watch 2 for a year before the Apple watch was released. I liked that too but it just was so basic compared to the Apple watch.
Our Company's EPP discount kicked in just in time for Christmas shopping. I ended up get a 40mm Rose Gold with Sand start for my wife, so we'll see if she takes to it like she did the iPad many Christmases ago. Wish me luck!
I still haven't picked one out for me, but I've been busy upgrading the Family Room for 4K HDR...
Tell her it’s the series 0 original gold watch worth thousands
Yet Microsoft is the one that is printing money selling Windows tablets that retail for about the same price as Macbooks through a dozen major retail outlets versus Apple peddling their wares through their own stores and Best Buy.
Microsoft is trying to weasel their way back into phones by getting behind Android but they're just getting started.
I’ll bet on Apple over Microsoft in the long term tablet market. MS is more laptop oriented and the Android and iOS UI is far better than the Win 10 UI.
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I think that both acknowledge that the "pad" is a phase on the way to something different (and I hope more practical and orders of magnitude more flexible in terms of hardware). Apple is going at it from the giant phone end and Microsoft is trying to brain Windows down to something that will run on a pad.
Somehow I think that would make it worse... I'm punting to Plan B for the watch and delaying it until her birthday next month. This may be the first Christmas in years that she won't get something with a warranty!
I love this thread goes back to the question of "will you buy the FIRST Apple Watch, back in March 2015. I was a NO to that. But a yes, to AW2, AW3, and AW4.
Changed my answer also...
I bought a refurb AW2 at a great price for a backup. I’ve been through at least 6 AW (four series 0 and two series 3). I now have the 4 and have been comparing the two as far as the workouts are concerned. The heart rate monitor for both is spot on. While the 2 is accurate, it does lag by a second or two. The 4 gives you accurate real time. Both are great IMO.
The software release of 5.0 in September was the big thing that turned the AW into the most accurate optical heart rate sensor on the market. Others cannot even come close.
When I got a Wahoo Kickr indoor smart bike trainer, I quickly grew frustrated that its software would not take HR data from AW. I had to spend another $40 to get their arm-band HRM. I routinely compare its data with the AW. Pretty much identical. I'd say the AW is really excellent.
I did a HIIT workout with both 2 and 4 on each arm. Also did elliptical the same way. The HIIT workout was for 34 minutes with the 2 only 6 calorie active calories burned difference. Heart rate was 120 average on 2 and 121 average on the 4. That is really unbelievable as a dynamic exercise uses all kinds of motion. Only difference as I said before was a slight lag by the 2 sometimes but not all of the time. They were even most of the time.
The elliptical was identical. 253 active calorie burn and 131 heart rate average. Every time I looked at both they were the same with this workout.
Microsoft was going down and then pulled it off and have reinvented themselves. Something relatively rare in business. They are ginning money with multiple successful new profit centers.
One of the economic reporters did a nice job today describing Sears and GE downfalls .
Companies become wealthy fat and complacent and lose their new idea spirit. Then they spend on themselves and Pat their backs. Then they crash.
Apple is next on the list with their spaceship and believing their own marketing while others are leaving them in the dust.
They have so much cash , it will take years to end. But, unless they change their ways, they are destined to slowly wither away.
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Apple needs to spend more energy thinking about how they are going to maintain their shrinking market share in established markets rather than what they're not going to do.
Since the post you replied to, Apple has started offering Macs through Costco and offering their video streaming on some Samsung TV models so it has become painfully apparent to them that someone is eating their lunch and they better do something about it on a grand scale because they can't cede market share due to being hard-to-get. I live in a state that has only three Apple stores and they're all within 20 miles of each other.
Apple doesn't need to ask for advice from people who know everything yet have never actually run a company that is as successful as Apple. They seem to have it figured out just fine. Build the company for the long haul and make products that people who own them love them. Then built an infrastructure around a lifestyle that makes Apple products a key part of the lifestyle. They are not interested in having the first new gadget just to be first. Instead, since the iphone they have figured out it is best to build a better cell phone, better BT ear phones, better smart watches, better health wearables, etc, that all work together seamlessly.
Apple isn't interested in making a cheap iphone that appeals to a poor homeless person. They want to focus on a device that appeals to people who want the best and are willing to pay for it because they can. That's why Apple has the largest margins in the business and the biggest cash pile. Disney does the same. They just announced big price increases. Netflix, the same. They just announced another price increase.
As an Apple stockholder, you should know better than that.
Just fine is relative.
Tell that to the largest market in the world.
Better is in the eye of the beholder, not something that you need to constantly convince people of while you lose market share in many of these disciplines due to inability to control your supply chain and ridiculous pricing.
Did you read the release about the new battery back? After all this advertising about long bettery life in the newest models, Apple feels compelled to offer a $129 back for the new phones to extend their battery life. As part of that announcement, Cook allowed that Apple replaced 11 million batteries last year as compared with their estimate of one to two million going into the program. Hubris is expensive.
Elitist attitudes like this aren't particularly popular these days and if Apple is truly hoping to improve the world with their products, they can't restrict themselves to serving the "top" 2%.
Oddly, it is those who can't afford something like an iPhone or AirPods that sell their souls to get one.
As a fellow stockholder, I'd like to see Apple offer products that give more people what they need and spend less time selling "image". There's money to be had in volume if you can figure out how to keep repair costs down.