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The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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  2. javyn

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    A 4.7" display is really not big at all. I have tiny elf hands and can operate my Moto X one-handed just fine.
     
  3. ChetB

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    Pretty excited for the Apple event. There's enough smoke around the larger iPhones that there's got to be fire. Most exciting is the potential new product category, which we haven't seen for 4 years. It feels like the "iWatch" thing is really happening this time.

    I wear a Nike Fuel band and would welcome a better, Apple-designed fitness device. I gotta think, though, that this watch will be more than that. I'm not sure I want a watch that does much more than that—but I trust that Apple is more imaginative than I am and has probably dreamed up something that I will want as soon as I see it.

    A couple of interesting random bits:
    • Apparently quite a few fashion-industry people have been invited to the event.
    • Apple just hired Jony Ive's best designer-buddy Marc Newsom, who's done a wide range of cool stuff.
     
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  4. ethanm

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    I don't like this iWatch business at all. I'll stick with my automatic watches for the rest of my life.
     
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    I'm skeptical of the larger hand of the 6, but maybe because I use a case on my 5 and feel a bit clumsy using it with one hand. I think that's the only thing I worry about, the ergonomics.

    For those who do not use a case for their current iPhone, what's the damage if any? I was considering a leather sleeve in lieu of a case. It is because I like to keep my phone in a bag rather than carrying on me if I'm commuting.

    I also bring the phone to the gym sometime and have dropped it on occasion.
     
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  7. ChetB

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    My first couple iPhones I carried "naked." They got pretty dinged up overtime around the edges (though not enough to hurt resell much), but the screen never got scratched up. I even dropped them pretty regularly without a case and without significant damage—until one unlucky drop where it hit just right and the screen shattered.

    I've been using the leather Apple case with my latest phone after the sting of the shattered screen. But lately I find myself going to no case again—it just feels so much better, even though the Apple case is very low profile. I think I'd have a hard time with a leather sleeve because I'm on my phone so obsessively, I'd always be slipping it in and out of the case.
     
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  8. GreenFrog

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    It feels good without protection.

    No accidents to date.
     
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    I use the TECH21 cases, slim but haven't had any breakage.
     
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    I'll be following today's event and will share my thoughts tonight. Pretty excited to see what they will show even if I can't see myself investing in a smart watch. Apple's going to have to convince me otherwise with a very compelling device.
     
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    I've had iPhones 1-5 and think I am switching to android finally. I like my android tablet more than my iPad now. That being said, I am happy that Apple is releasing a smart watch and larger screen devices, because it will drive innovation across the market.

    Apple draws a lot of hype, and other manufacturers will have to take notice that they cannot simply rest on a larger screen as their main feature and they must innovate with their smart watches as well. The competition will benefit all consumers, so I look forward to all of these announcements.
     
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    My god is the stream in apple.com sucking as much dick for everyone else? Or is it just my hotel wifi?
     
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    I use a leather sleeve that I had made. Very thin and protects my iPhone well. Yet I dropped my phone twice(ever) in the last 4 days right out of the sleeve. Luckily, no damage.
     
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    These Apple events always give me the douchechills.

    Tim Cook @tim_cook
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    I'm backstage and this is my first tweet from my iPhone 6. It's amazing. You're going to love it.


    So cringey.
     
  15. ethanm

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    How is it easier to take out your phone, open the pay app, put your finger on the sensor, and point it at the pad than to take your wallet out and slide out a credit card?
     
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    One more thing... iWatch??????

    Edit: Boom.
     
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    The watch is absolutely hideous. It is far too tech looking and not stylish enough for a business suit or for business dress.

    It also has some very gimmicky features, like the heartbeat sharing thing. That said, the crown usage is very cool. If it was a round watch then they'd be on to something
     
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    Moto360 still has the advantage in the looks department. Unfortunately the Moto has terrible battery life.
     
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    The watch functions are excellent. The look is sort of predictable. Not really sweeping me away. They really need a rugged version, the submariner or G Force or even Ironman look for athletic and sporting pursuits.
     
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    The design looks like it came from the 1970's digital age. It doesn't say "new".
     

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