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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 03:43 pm »
They're trying hard to become a lifestyle company. whee.

Apparently. Can they still keep winning the business of MacBook Pro users who consider themselves technologists who appreciate design quality and performance when it's sitting alongside a gold fashion Macbook?


The one that needs an $80 dongle, you mean?

But you don't need the dongle if you're just doing "lifestyle" things.
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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2015, 08:23 pm »
I'm hoping my employer subsidizes one for me, as I've asked to be on the book writing team.
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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2015, 09:00 pm »
I am in.

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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2015, 09:34 pm »
I am in.

I see many repair dollar$$$$ in your future.  :)
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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2015, 08:57 am »
I am in.

I see many repair dollar$$$$ in your future.  :)

And this is why I am in. Will be getting two.

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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2015, 04:32 pm »
They're trying hard to become a lifestyle company. whee.

Apparently. Can they still keep winning the business of MacBook Pro users who consider themselves technologists who appreciate design quality and performance when it's sitting alongside a gold fashion Macbook?


The one that needs an $80 dongle, you mean?

They're trying hard to become a lifestyle company. whee.

Apparently. Can they still keep winning the business of MacBook Pro users who consider themselves technologists who appreciate design quality and performance when it's sitting alongside a gold fashion Macbook? They've been a "lifestyle" company for quite a long time, but the lifestyle has reflected an Elon Musk sort of person. Feels like the lifestyle they're pushing now is more Kardashian.

Someone just phrased this much more eloquently elsewhere:
It's not meant for you. Nor anyone else with a horology fetish. It's a luxury gift item for Bentley driving Persian girls in Westside Los Angeles.



And further reinforcement:
The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags
http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/11/rose_gold/

(some actual good watch nerd and geek reasoning inside)
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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2015, 09:26 am »
They're trying hard to become a lifestyle company. whee.

Apparently. Can they still keep winning the business of MacBook Pro users who consider themselves technologists who appreciate design quality and performance when it's sitting alongside a gold fashion Macbook?


The one that needs an $80 dongle, you mean?

They're trying hard to become a lifestyle company. whee.

Apparently. Can they still keep winning the business of MacBook Pro users who consider themselves technologists who appreciate design quality and performance when it's sitting alongside a gold fashion Macbook? They've been a "lifestyle" company for quite a long time, but the lifestyle has reflected an Elon Musk sort of person. Feels like the lifestyle they're pushing now is more Kardashian.

Someone just phrased this much more eloquently elsewhere:
It's not meant for you. Nor anyone else with a horology fetish. It's a luxury gift item for Bentley driving Persian girls in Westside Los Angeles.



And further reinforcement:
The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags
http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/11/rose_gold/

(some actual good watch nerd and geek reasoning inside)

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Re: Smart Watches: are you buying in?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2015, 12:59 pm »
What it's like to shop for an Apple Watch

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Customers that actually want to buy an Apple Watch will be disappointed, however. The company isn't selling anyone a device in-store. So if you're taken by a particular Apple Watch combination, you'll still have to order it online. A staff member told me that Apple will be able to assist -- so if you need help downloading the Apple Store app and completing an order, they'll be happy to help you out during your appointment. Still, it's important to note that nobody will be exiting Selfridges with an Apple bag in tow.

The whole description is kind of bizarre...and this just seems like a really poor rollout to me.