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    I watched some of the roll-out yesterday of the new Apple Watch. At first I thought it was a stupid idea, then when they started showing some of the functionality, I was about to pull the trigger on buying Apple stock again. Then, before I could click the buy button, they said it only worked if you had an iPhone. So, do I have to have my iPhone with me or the watch will not tell time? They never said. I don't own and iPhone, and don't plan to. Also, having to take the watch off at night to re-charge is a deal killer for me. I wear my watch 24/7.

    Your thoughts?
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    I stopped wearing a watch ten years ago. I will never put one on again, but then again, I still have a flip phone in my pocket and all I use it for is to make CALLS. It has the time on it if I really need to know.
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    • #3
      What is this 'watch' of which you speak ?

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        • #5
          I haven't looked at the Apple watch yet, but I see that Apple finally caved and has made the iPhone larger.
          For me that means I won't upgrade my iPhone. I may be in the minority, but I like my iPhone the size it is. If I want to look at a larger screen, that is what my iPad, laptops and desktops are for. The phone needs to fit in my shirt pocket without looking like I'm trying to shoplift a DVD!

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            Because of that one little detail, I won't either.
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            • #7
              Does nothing for me.
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              • #8
                Getting anyone 18 -40 to wear a watch is NOT going to happen -No matter what it does or doesn't do.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cruiseman View Post
                  I watched some of the roll-out yesterday of the new Apple Watch. At first I thought it was a stupid idea, then when they started showing some of the functionality, I was about to pull the trigger on buying Apple stock again. Then, before I could click the buy button, they said it only worked if you had an iPhone. So, do I have to have my iPhone with me or the watch will not tell time? They never said. I don't own and iPhone, and don't plan to. Also, having to take the watch off at night to re-charge is a deal killer for me. I wear my watch 24/7.

                  Your thoughts?
                  No it doesn't need an iPhone with it all the time to work. However, without an iPhone with it some of the time you can't use it, so guess that rules you out.

                  I'm on the fence about buying one. My first impression is why would I bother. But then I remember saying when the first iPod was released, "Why would anyone pay $xxx just to listen to music" How wrong was I.

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                  • #10
                    One thing I know about Mac products is they are twice the price for half the performance. They always have been but seem to be doing well, record preorders on the iPhone 6 so...knock yourselves out, it's your money.
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                    • #11
                      Apple Watch. Big deal. Dick Tracy had one sixty years ago.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bucfan11 View Post
                        One thing I know about Mac products is they are twice the price for half the performance. They always have been but seem to be doing well, record preorders on the iPhone 6 so...knock yourselves out, it's your money.
                        I disagree.
                        I have been using both PC's and Macs since the mid 90's and those of use that do so, know that each has its strengths and weaknesses, but given the choice, I will take the Macs.
                        In my work, I do a lot of Image processing and editing. I work on very large image and video files. Both my Macbook pro and Mac desktop handle them without breaking a sweat.
                        The other reason I prefer the Macs is that I don't have to continually upgrade my systems to maintain a reasonable level of performance. Two of my systems are over seven years old and still used regularly. I had older systems but they were destroyed in a fire.
                        Anyway, your comment about Macs being twice the price, is true only if you look at the initial purchase. As I said, I have run both and when you factor in purchase price. Useful life span, IT and maitainance costs. the Macs have been considerably cheaper for me, and I am not an isolated case.
                        A little over two years ago, I was able to make a career change that allowed me to dump all of my Windows machines. Life got a whole lot easier after that. and on that odd occasion when I do have to run a Windows only application, I just fire up Widows on my Mac and I'm set. The same thing if I need to run a Unix program. The Mac is not limited to just a single operating system!

                        As far as the Apple watch goes, I have not seen anything that make she want to go out and get one. And the new iPhone has entered the ridiculous realm of Android and other oversized phones, so I guess I will just stick with my old phone and leave the notebook sized smart phones to those with extra large pockets to carry them!

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                          Smoke signals... I think the American Indian's had it right. Smoke signals...
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                          • #14
                            I'll bet my son and his family will have them. He's a big Apple fan and CEO of a computer software company.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pizza Man View Post
                              I'll bet my son and his family will have them. He's a big Apple fan and CEO of a computer software company.
                              He's worked for it -So He & his Family can have it & enjoy it -
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by jmohme View Post

                                I disagree.
                                I have been using both PC's and Macs since the mid 90's and those of use that do so, know that each has its strengths and weaknesses, but given the choice, I will take the Macs.
                                In my work, I do a lot of Image processing and editing. I work on very large image and video files. Both my Macbook pro and Mac desktop handle them without breaking a sweat.
                                The other reason I prefer the Macs is that I don't have to continually upgrade my systems to maintain a reasonable level of performance. Two of my systems are over seven years old and still used regularly. I had older systems but they were destroyed in a fire.
                                Anyway, your comment about Macs being twice the price, is true only if you look at the initial purchase. As I said, I have run both and when you factor in purchase price. Useful life span, IT and maitainance costs. the Macs have been considerably cheaper for me, and I am not an isolated case.
                                A little over two years ago, I was able to make a career change that allowed me to dump all of my Windows machines. Life got a whole lot easier after that. and on that odd occasion when I do have to run a Windows only application, I just fire up Widows on my Mac and I'm set. The same thing if I need to run a Unix program. The Mac is not limited to just a single operating system!

                                As far as the Apple watch goes, I have not seen anything that make she want to go out and get one. And the new iPhone has entered the ridiculous realm of Android and other oversized phones, so I guess I will just stick with my old phone and leave the notebook sized smart phones to those with extra large pockets to carry them!
                                Apple dropped the Power PC processor and went with the Intel X86 processor in 2006 I believe. This made the Mac identical to PC in hardware...identical. The only difference is software. I stand by my statement of "Apple is twice the price for half the performance". You know you can dual boot (or triple boot) any PC if you want to run Linux, Apple or Windows, then if you need to run a Windows program you can fire up real Windows on your flavor of choice Linux or Mac without having to run it through "Wine".
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Bucfan11 View Post
                                  Apple dropped the Power PC processor and went with the Intel X86 processor in 2006 I believe. This made the Mac identical to PC in hardware...identical. The only difference is software. I stand by my statement of "Apple is twice the price for half the performance". You know you can dual boot (or triple boot) any PC if you want to run Linux, Apple or Windows, then if you need to run a Windows program you can fire up real Windows on your flavor of choice Linux or Mac without having to run it through "Wine".
                                  Well I wouldn't say identical, but I guess we are going to just have to agree to disagree not this one and leave the haggling to the folks on that other board.
                                  I really think it comes down to what you are comfortable working with anyway.

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