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1941 clicks; posted to STEM » on 28 Jan 2022 at 10:55 PM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-28 11:05:46 PM  
I would not have been surprised if they removed the "show time on the thing strapped to your wrist" feature.
 
2022-01-28 11:26:16 PM  
If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.
 
2022-01-28 11:26:54 PM  
The unlock with mask feature was what I missed the most the last time I wore my regular watch for a fancy thing I attended. Amazing how much I took it for granted over the last year.
 
2022-01-28 11:52:59 PM  

emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.


This probably sounded intelligent in your head as you typed it out.
 
2022-01-29 12:01:04 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.

This probably sounded intelligent in your head as you typed it out.


More intelligent than buying an Apple watch, at least. But that's an admittedly low bar.
 
2022-01-29 12:04:11 AM  
Whatever. I could never see any reason to have an Apple watch. Given that the HomeKit functionality seems to be buggy as fark, and randomly drains your battery whenever it's least convenient, and they haven't yet fixed it even though iOS 15's been out a while and has been updated more than once... Let's just say I'm seeing less and less reason to have an iPhone, either.
 
2022-01-29 12:14:14 AM  

anotherluser: Whatever. I could never see any reason to have an Apple watch. Given that the HomeKit functionality seems to be buggy as fark, and randomly drains your battery whenever it's least convenient, and they haven't yet fixed it even though iOS 15's been out a while and has been updated more than once... Let's just say I'm seeing less and less reason to have an iPhone, either.


I'm not an apple person but I've always thought a wearable of ambiguous manufacture would be nice for someone in operations or maintenance.  You might have your hands full or be in an awkward position and need to check whatever new fire is heating up so you can triage quickly, and can do it with a wrist flip.
 
2022-01-29 12:31:50 AM  

anotherluser: Whatever. I could never see any reason to have an Apple watch. Given that the HomeKit functionality seems to be buggy as fark, and randomly drains your battery whenever it's least convenient, and they haven't yet fixed it even though iOS 15's been out a while and has been updated more than once... Let's just say I'm seeing less and less reason to have an iPhone, either.


I don't get the appeal of smart watches, but I understand why they exist - to reinforce our collective addiction to staring at screens every second of every day.

On the other point, I haven't owned an Apple product since my little orange iMac back in ~2000, but I'm definitely thinking about switching back. I've had three different, brand new PC laptops over the past two years, and they've all been at least buggy, if not defective. Nevermind the constantly having to download a new software to do basic, basic things that have been seamless with Apple for a few years at least. I just have less and less time to deal with crap like that.
 
2022-01-29 1:33:38 AM  
My sister-in-law uses her Apple watch to interface with her continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump, so she's totally got a reason to wear one.
 
2022-01-29 1:40:14 AM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: My sister-in-law uses her Apple watch to interface with her continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump, so she's totally got a reason to wear one.


If an Apple watch were the only thing or even the cheapest thing that could do that, I would be more inclined to agree with you.
 
2022-01-29 1:43:14 AM  

emtwo: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.

This probably sounded intelligent in your head as you typed it out.

More intelligent than buying an Apple watch, at least. But that's an admittedly low bar.


Nah, your word salad notwithstanding, there are a variety of reasons one might benefit from wearing a watch or smartwatch. Different strokes for different folks.
 
2022-01-29 2:42:02 AM  
I like my Apple Watch. Apple Pay is nice, quickly checking texts is nice, the flashlight feature is handy, the figure out where my phone is feature is super useful. Being able to control my music when I'm in the pool is super convenient.

I hate carrying shiat in my pockets, so it gives me more opportunities to leave my phone at home.
 
2022-01-29 6:45:38 AM  
Why anyone even needs to wear a watch, let alone an Apple Watch, these days is beyond me. I never understood watches and watch culture. Just not for me I guess.
 
2022-01-29 6:46:48 AM  
I unlock my iphone with my thumb. I don't know what the big deal is.
 
2022-01-29 8:05:22 AM  

emtwo: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.

This probably sounded intelligent in your head as you typed it out.

More intelligent than buying an Apple watch, at least. But that's an admittedly low bar.


So how are the new vending machines in Microsoft's office?
 
2022-01-29 8:32:52 AM  

Pextor: I unlock my iphone with my thumb. I don't know what the big deal is.


yeah, apple could be ever so courageous to add a finger print reader to their phone like 99% of all the other phones out there, but nah, they'll stick to mining your facial recognition data.
 
2022-01-29 9:01:51 AM  
I've got an Apple Watch old enough that it doesn't support unlocking my iPhone. Still, the Face ID works when I'm wearing a mask because I guess I used it enough while wearing a mask. It's already reading the facial structure around my eyes. I notice sometimes it fails to unlock if the nose bridge of my mask is pushed up too far but if I lower it about 1/2" it will unlock on a second try.
 
2022-01-29 10:59:56 AM  
I use the hell out of my Apple Watch. Communication- both voice and multiple IM systems (work and personal), control of other devices, exercise tracking, streaming music without my phone on daily runs, Apple Pay...
 
2022-01-29 11:53:09 AM  
Does it support both faces of Republicans?
 
2022-01-29 12:01:52 PM  

Pextor: I unlock my iphone with my thumb.


Smells like broke people up in here.
 
2022-01-29 12:03:30 PM  

slantsix: I don't get the appeal of smart watches, but I understand why they exist - to reinforce our collective addiction to staring at screens every second of every day.


I got mine used from someone who was given it as a Christmas gift. Their grandma got them an Apple Watch and they owned an Android phone...

Great price for a new/used watch. It really does just become a nuisance, really. Dings and chirps for messages and alerts, so I turned some of them off to not be barraged with endless things on the screen. It's nice to have a really accurate watch that does some interesting things, but it's not of any real benefit for anything.
 
2022-01-29 12:37:56 PM  

rightClick: Pextor: I unlock my iphone with my thumb. I don't know what the big deal is.

yeah, apple could be ever so courageous to add a finger print reader to their phone like 99% of all the other phones out there, but nah, they'll stick to mining your facial recognition data.


Their older phones used a fingerprint reader, but they've moved past that. As usual, the iHater is short on facts and long on spewing nonsense.
 
2022-01-29 3:57:05 PM  

emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.


Ill buy one only if i can hide it up my ass.

For security
 
2022-01-29 3:58:48 PM  

emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.


To be fair the iWatch can help u get to 3rd base on a date.  And do so in a timely manner.
 
2022-01-29 4:39:49 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.

This probably sounded intelligent in your head as you typed it out.

More intelligent than buying an Apple watch, at least. But that's an admittedly low bar.

Nah, your word salad notwithstanding, there are a variety of reasons one might benefit from wearing a watch or smartwatch. Different strokes for different folks.


Your opinion is what your opinion is, and you are entitled to it.

But we've also seen what your idea of "word salad" is, and I'm personally more interested in the opinions of people with a middle-school reading comprehension.
 
2022-01-29 5:26:51 PM  

bingethinker: rightClick: Pextor: I unlock my iphone with my thumb. I don't know what the big deal is.

yeah, apple could be ever so courageous to add a finger print reader to their phone like 99% of all the other phones out there, but nah, they'll stick to mining your facial recognition data.

Their older phones used a fingerprint reader, but they've moved past that. As usual, the iHater is short on facts and long on spewing nonsense.


they've moved passed that? the fark does that mean in this case. the one thing i despise about my iphone is i can't unlock it with touch id. the same tech they have in other current devices. those same current devices which don't have face id.

so fark right off with the they've moved passed it bullshiat.
 
2022-01-29 5:29:15 PM  
here is a comparison chart of all the ipad versions

see if your tim apple humping can point out where the ipad decided face id was greater than touch id

https://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/apple-ipad-versions-compared-ipad-air-vs-ipad-mini
 
2022-01-29 5:42:03 PM  

emtwo: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: emtwo: If you are willing to accept the premise that there ever was a reason to wear an Apple watch, then I humbly submit that you in fact never required a reason to wear an Apple watch.

Tech fad is as tech fad does.

This probably sounded intelligent in your head as you typed it out.

More intelligent than buying an Apple watch, at least. But that's an admittedly low bar.

Nah, your word salad notwithstanding, there are a variety of reasons one might benefit from wearing a watch or smartwatch. Different strokes for different folks.

Your opinion is what your opinion is, and you are entitled to it.

But we've also seen what your idea of "word salad" is, and I'm personally more interested in the opinions of people with a middle-school reading comprehension.


I comprehended your words just fine. It was more that you needed 30 or so of them to essentially say nothing.
 
2022-01-29 6:19:12 PM  

rightClick: they've moved passed that? the fark does that mean in this case


Apple has said (in their security white paper) that Face ID is more robust and secure than Touch ID, and that moving to Face ID was making things more secure. It was an advancement over Touch ID.
 
2022-01-29 8:00:22 PM  

Sam's Club Sandwich: Why anyone even needs to wear a watch, let alone an Apple Watch, these days is beyond me. I never understood watches and watch culture. Just not for me I guess.


I wear a watch, a normal watch, because I don't carry a phone around with me 24/7. It's not even a smart phone either, if I want a computer I use the desktop iMac.

mrmopar5287: Smells like broke people up in here.


Yeah, what are you going to do? Sue me for not buying more money?
 
2022-01-30 3:32:14 AM  

mrmopar5287: rightClick: they've moved passed that? the fark does that mean in this case

Apple has said (in their security white paper) that Face ID is more robust and secure than Touch ID, and that moving to Face ID was making things more secure. It was an advancement over Touch ID.


Biometrics have no court protection, and anyone other than the local cops would be far more likely to get my phone info through remote means like a keylogger or something. The physical phone? Pin with more than four digits to decrypt it. I don't pay for stuff with my phone, my two factor authentication goes through another number and another's email so even if they crack it they need more than my phone to do anything more interesting than post on Fark for me.
 
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