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(USA Today)   Apple could sell 5 million (+/- 100%) products it hasn't even announced yet   (usatoday.com) divider line 52
    More: Fail, Apple iWatch, Wall Street, Piper Jaffray, CEO Tim Cook, Gene Munster  
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2013-10-07 09:08:57 PM
At the mall today I saw a guy loading a huge Apple box into his Mini Cooper. It seemed oddly appropriate for some reason.
 
2013-10-07 09:47:14 PM
Wow this is a geenius idea

This is the natural evelution of the phone, now u can look at the time by looking at your wirst

I already preordered this in my imagination and i went to the imaginary apple store and i picked up my imaginary apple product

The watch may not exist and i may not have left my chair but the satisfaction is real.  Thank u steve jabs

Posted from my iPad
 
2013-10-07 10:27:51 PM
poor subby, not smart enough to get the +/- correct
probably jelly that he can afford and iGirl or iThing

7.5 +/- 2.5 was what you are looking for.
Minus 100% would imply that they would sell zero iWatches ... which we KNOW wont happen.
FFS, people have been waiting for dick tracy watches since the dark times.
 
2013-10-07 10:53:06 PM
If it ain't waterproof, it's meaningless to me.
 
2013-10-07 10:59:35 PM
A friend posited recently that Apple had floated out the idea for the iWatch not so they could actually make one, but to get Samsung to rush one to market first and then fail due to the lack of any real interest from the public.

/what's the crossover for Dick Tracy / Apple fanboys?
 
2013-10-07 11:26:00 PM
haters are gonna hate

/Playas are gonna play
//I AM GETTING MYSELF ONE OF THOSE farkING THINGS
 
2013-10-07 11:53:06 PM
Been saying that the smart phone reinvented the pocket watch and a phone watch would come.

I hope it has an awesome battery life. I still like analogue tho.

Glad to see it here.
 
2013-10-08 12:02:54 AM

timujin: A friend posited recently that Apple had floated out the idea for the iWatch not so they could actually make one, but to get Samsung to rush one to market first and then fail due to the lack of any real interest from the public.

/what's the crossover for Dick Tracy / Apple fanboys?


but this isnt even close to a new idea. my guess is that everyone has been thinking about it and trying to hit the right size/price point.

I agree with a couple points already pointed out:
1) battery life of at least 2-3 days or it is DOA, unless it cordlessly charges.
2) unless I can swim/shower/get it wet, I will just wait for the G-Shock version.
 
2013-10-08 12:40:15 AM

namatad: poor subby, not smart enough to get the +/- correct
probably jelly that he can afford and iGirl or iThing

7.5 +/- 2.5 was what you are looking for.
Minus 100% would imply that they would sell zero iWatches ... which we KNOW wont happen.
FFS, people have been waiting for dick tracy watches since the dark times.


I think subby was mocking all the assumptions and the huge spread of numbers for something that hasn't been announced yet.
 
2013-10-08 01:00:07 AM
I'm waiting for the Samsung wrist watch / Google glass watch, coming in the spring of 2014.

/Find the link yourself. I'm not a suggestion search engine.
 
2013-10-08 01:07:44 AM
Tim Cook already wears one of those Nike Fuel Band fitness trackers on his wrist. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd want more than one wrist gadget.
 
2013-10-08 01:10:43 AM

MrEricSir: Tim Cook already wears one of those Nike Fuel Band fitness trackers on his wrist. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'd want more than one wrist gadget.


Yeah. It's not like they could put that functionality in an iWatch.
 
2013-10-08 01:21:29 AM
iWatch?

Is that like getting a 6th generation Nano and attaching a strap?

Haven't people done that already?
 
2013-10-08 02:15:05 AM
As an iPhone user, I'll stick to my Submariner, thanks.
 
2013-10-08 02:24:26 AM
It's like the old joke goes, you take a shiat and slap an apple logo on it.  Instantly people want ishiat
 
2013-10-08 02:41:59 AM
As long as the dogs can keep drooling, Pavlov is gonna keep ringing his bell.

Business 101.
 
2013-10-08 03:15:47 AM
Oblig:
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2013-10-08 03:45:34 AM
Before they go and estimate/make up numbers, I'm curious what the percentage of iPhone users that even wear a watch is. Also did this guy seriously do a survey of US customers and then extrapolate the data to the global sales numbers?

I'm not hating on Apple, I just think the smart watch is about 5 years too early and that battery life and quality just isn't quite there. That's not even touching the arguments over the utility of such a device to begin with. Last thing I would want is yet ANOTHER device to have to recharge daily.
 
2013-10-08 04:35:09 AM
People don't wear watches.  Especially women.

/Apple knows this
//that is all
 
2013-10-08 05:18:54 AM
I might be dead, but I'm nobody's 'fanboy'. Seriously, what's not to like about dick tracing?
www.aaa.org.hk
Seems like a win-win, to me. Not only would the pencil tickle your balls, but the paper wipes up any mess.

Signed, Steve Jobs
www.parade.com
 
2013-10-08 07:24:35 AM

BadReligion: As an iPhone user, I'll stick to my Submariner, thanks.


I always thought it was pretentious to own a submariner -- without actually owning a submarine too.
 
2013-10-08 07:48:33 AM
Dick Tracy coolness aside, I just don't get the point of an iWatch.
I use my phone as a portable, always online, computer terminal (when I'm not using it as a phone, anyways). The screen is how I interface with my apps and information.
A watch brings similar functions but with a much smaller screen that I have to use one handed...

With phones edging towards bigger screens and more processing power, the watch seems to be going in the wrong direction without some trick to compensate.
Where does TFA see innovation in simply strapping a phone to your wrist?
 
2013-10-08 07:56:28 AM
X% of people saying in a poll that they might be interested does not mean that x% will actually buy the product if it comes to market.
 
2013-10-08 08:15:27 AM

way south: Dick Tracy coolness aside, I just don't get the point of an iWatch.
I use my phone as a portable, always online, computer terminal (when I'm not using it as a phone, anyways). The screen is how I interface with my apps and information.
A watch brings similar functions but with a much smaller screen that I have to use one handed...

With phones edging towards bigger screens and more processing power, the watch seems to be going in the wrong direction without some trick to compensate.
Where does TFA see innovation in simply strapping a phone to your wrist?


Tech development has stopped innovating to make things better/easier, and now innovate just to do it.

timujin: A friend posited recently that Apple had floated out the idea for the iWatch not so they could actually make one, but to get Samsung to rush one to market first and then fail due to the lack of any real interest from the public.

/what's the crossover for Dick Tracy / Apple fanboys?


I think your friend is mostly right.

/just watch out for the people who will shriek that "smartwatches" have been around for a while, not understanding that they weren't the same as a Samsung/apple war smartwatch
 
2013-10-08 08:16:04 AM
A saw that samsung commercial. These iWatches look farking stupid and you look even more farking stupid talking into your wrist.
 
2013-10-08 08:40:27 AM

namatad: Minus 100% would imply that they would sell zero iWatches ...


I'm pretty sure...

i322.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-08 09:45:54 AM

sure haven't: Tech development has stopped innovating to make things better/easier, and now innovate just to do it.


It isn't really innovating if you're not improving on some function. 
I mean, I don't want to sell them short as there are ways they could make this innovative.

Like I said, the problem is interface.  The screen for a normal watch sized device is too small.
Come up with some way to get around that (like a leap controller or projection technology) and maybe it works. Maybe this thing can have some other killer app than angry birds, which doesn't require a screen. Maybe it can just be a high tech piece of wrist jewelry.

Then again, maybe they really did throw it out there just to see the competition waste time and money.  Although anyone who's given it some thought should have run into the problem that some guy on the internet has foreseen.
Wouldn't that just be a call for Samsung to do actual innovation?

/It just strikes me that "tiny wrist mounted cell phone" wouldn't take a whole lot of effort to create these days.
/TFA is speculating big rewards for apple doing something that any two biatchip maker could do cheaper.
 
2013-10-08 11:33:35 AM

Triumph: If it ain't waterproof, it's meaningless to me.


I'm sure that they will have that with the first OS upgrade
 
2013-10-08 11:40:52 AM
I agree with the guy who thinks that Apple just floated the idea to troll Samsung into rushing theirs to market with a major fail.

That being said, I saw the Samsung watch commercial last night and thought it was great if for no other reason that it included Johnny Sako and His Giant Robot.
 
2013-10-08 11:41:45 AM
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FTA: "the company is still innovating"
 
2013-10-08 12:01:07 PM

timujin: A friend posited recently that Apple had floated out the idea for the iWatch not so they could actually make one, but to get Samsung to rush one to market first and then fail due to the lack of any real interest from the public.

/what's the crossover for Dick Tracy / Apple fanboys?


And by the time Apple rolls it out Samsung will have it's second one which knowing Samsung will come in 8,000 different sizes and one with an SLR attached
 
2013-10-08 12:24:51 PM
I'll rock this bad mofo until someone makes a good smartwatch:

s4.thisnext.com
 
2013-10-08 12:39:04 PM
Would that mean Apple would "invent" the watch, like they "invented" the mp3 player, smart phone, tablet, gui o/s and mouse?
 
2013-10-08 12:42:09 PM

machoprogrammer: Would that mean Apple would "invent" the watch, like they "invented" the mp3 player, smart phone, tablet, gui o/s and mouse?


It means that brainwashed douchebags and paid shills would parrot the same old anti-Apple propaganda, in spite of being proven wrong repeatedly.
 
2013-10-08 01:13:05 PM
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2013-10-08 01:39:26 PM

bingethinker: machoprogrammer: Would that mean Apple would "invent" the watch, like they "invented" the mp3 player, smart phone, tablet, gui o/s and mouse?

It means that brainwashed douchebags and paid shills would parrot the same old anti-Apple propaganda, in spite of being proven wrong repeatedly.


So you're saying Apple did invent the mp3 player, smartphone, and tablet??

Are you kidding me??
 
2013-10-08 03:07:52 PM

sure haven't: bingethinker: machoprogrammer: Would that mean Apple would "invent" the watch, like they "invented" the mp3 player, smart phone, tablet, gui o/s and mouse?

It means that brainwashed douchebags and paid shills would parrot the same old anti-Apple propaganda, in spite of being proven wrong repeatedly.

So you're saying Apple did invent the mp3 player, smartphone, and tablet??

Are you kidding me??


No, he is saying Apple never claimed to invent those things, and no one else claimed they did either.
 
2013-10-08 03:22:06 PM

BadReligion: No, he is saying Apple never claimed to invent those things, and no one else claimed they did either.


While Apple (rightfully) has never claimed to invent those, many, many people credit Apple with creating the.  Salt of the earth people, you know, morans.
 
2013-10-08 03:22:57 PM

fusillade762: At the mall today I saw a guy loading a huge Apple box into his Mini Cooper. It seemed oddly appropriate for some reason.




I don't think you can say that an Apple product is the most fun you can have on the road ,under 80 mph for under $20,000.

Price might be right though.
 
2013-10-08 03:58:21 PM
As with all giants, they will take a while to realise they are dead and then fall over. Often releasing a frenzy of new products in an attempt to restart the vital functions they give the outward appearance of life but as products become more of a reaction to the market instead of leading the market the signs begin to show...

Samsung have already used the `Its finally here` and shown pretty much every historical wrist device from film. Apple will be behind the curve if they go down that route as well...
 
2013-10-08 05:04:34 PM

dready zim: As with all giants, they will take a while to realise they are dead and then fall over. Often releasing a frenzy of new products in an attempt to restart the vital functions they give the outward appearance of life but as products become more of a reaction to the market instead of leading the market the signs begin to show...

Samsung have already used the `Its finally here` and shown pretty much every historical wrist device from film. Apple will be behind the curve if they go down that route as well...


Apple currently has $145 billion in just cash reserves, they are huge. They are no where close to dead in any sense of the word.
 
2013-10-08 05:52:38 PM

BadReligion: Apple currently has $145 billion in just cash reserves, they are huge. They are no where close to dead in any sense of the word.


Tell this to the people that constantly ring the death bell for Microsoft.
 
2013-10-08 05:52:57 PM
Brony butt plugs with WiFi capabilities?
 
2013-10-08 06:00:59 PM

mjbok: BadReligion: Apple currently has $145 billion in just cash reserves, they are huge. They are no where close to dead in any sense of the word.

Tell this to the people that constantly ring the death bell for Microsoft.


You can tell Microsoft is loaded from some of the silly stuff it does, like the original Surface tablet commercial, and the complete mismarketing of the Zune. Also, I don't think I am turning in my 360 for an XBone anytime soon. All their Windows and Office money allows stuff like that to happen. Those core products are not going anywhere anytime soon.
 
2013-10-08 06:10:23 PM

dready zim: As with all giants, they will take a while to realise they are dead and then fall over. Often releasing a frenzy of new products in an attempt to restart the vital functions they give the outward appearance of life but as products become more of a reaction to the market instead of leading the market the signs begin to show...

Samsung have already used the `Its finally here` and shown pretty much every historical wrist device from film. Apple will be behind the curve if they go down that route as well...


What disappointed me about the Samsung offering, objectively speaking, is that it's not a stand-alone device. I think that was a mistake. It leaves a huge gap for Apple to fill, and fill it they will. The Apple version will be a standalone device, and it will be simple to use.

I love Samsung, but this time I think they made an error in judgment. Apple will pounce, and when they do it will be ridiculously expensive, and they'll still sell a bajillion of them.
 
2013-10-08 06:11:22 PM

BadReligion: mjbok: BadReligion: Apple currently has $145 billion in just cash reserves, they are huge. They are no where close to dead in any sense of the word.

Tell this to the people that constantly ring the death bell for Microsoft.

You can tell Microsoft is loaded from some of the silly stuff it does, like the original Surface tablet commercial, and the complete mismarketing of the Zune. Also, I don't think I am turning in my 360 for an XBone anytime soon. All their Windows and Office money allows stuff like that to happen. Those core products are not going anywhere anytime soon.


Their recent Surface ads make me want to punch someone at Microsoft. They're not only obnoxious, they're flat-out omitting facts and lying.
 
2013-10-08 08:58:03 PM

ZeroCorpse: Their recent Surface ads make me want to punch someone at Microsoft. They're not only obnoxious, they're flat-out omitting facts and lying.


Jobs flat out lied in some of his keynotes.  For example (at the time) stating that the iphone was the best selling gaming device of all time.  Ignoring that (at the time) the DS had 60-70 million more devices sold.
 
2013-10-08 09:00:41 PM

mjbok: Jobs flat out lied in some of his keynotes. For example (at the time) stating that the iphone was the best selling gaming device of all time. Ignoring that (at the time) the DS had 60-70 million more devices sold.


I was mistaken, he said the  iPod touch alone outsells Nintendo's DS and Sony's PSP, which is even more ridiculous.
 
2013-10-08 09:33:55 PM

timujin: A friend posited recently that Apple had floated out the idea for the iWatch not so they could actually make one, but to get Samsung to rush one to market first and then fail due to the lack of any real interest from the public.

/what's the crossover for Dick Tracy / Apple fanboys?


I think so, too. Let the others do the expensive market research, see how to the devices are getting used, then create one that is really refined. Then ... profit.
 
2013-10-09 01:55:09 AM
My bad ass watch of the 80's was Radio Shacks Vox Watch, a watch with a software mouth and mini speaker.

www.digital-watch.com
 
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