1. Microcosmos's Avatar
    In his TechCrunch article today called Selling a Wearable Apple, Matthew Panzarino said, To put it simply, it's not about luxury, it's not about how it worksit's about how it makes you feel. Apple is in the process of creating and selling a new class of product that is based on feeling.

    Do you agree? If so, has Apple succeeded in making you feel a particular way? What way, and how did they pull it off? Does the Apple Watch continue in that vein or not, or have the Apple folks actually stepped up the emotional quotient with it?
    03-08-2015 09:52 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's possible, and that's probably why I'm not planning on purchasing one. I simply don't "feel" like it's something I want. I know for a fact that I don't "need" it...

    Seriously, Apple did not make me "feel" like purchasing any of their products, although I did "feel" good about the products I bought. They provided simple, elegant, powerful and well-supported devices that I found more suitable to my computing and mobile usage than its competitors. It was "logic" and not "feeling"....
    03-08-2015 10:06 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It's definitely some of both. I know after every Apple keynote I'm somehow lusting after a new product(s). But then in the intervening time between the keynote and ordering, I have to take the time to use logic and cost/benefit analysis. I haven't worn a watch since I got my first iPhone in '08 (iPhone 3G), yet last fall's keynote somehow made me want to wear one again. It's
    definitely going to depend on the price points though.
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    03-08-2015 10:32 PM
  4. Microcosmos's Avatar
    I agree with you both. We do have to put some logic into our decisions to make a purchase, especially a rather pricey purchase that we would not truly die without. I also get the understanding that Apple has consciously engineered a certain feeling into each of its products, and that they aren't shy or secretive about that intention either. The feeling I have about the Apple Watch is about the same feeling I had with my first iPhone, which was a sense of awe and wonder. Maybe we are jaded and we expect no less, which is why I also get the feeling that Apple has ramped up their efforts to have as much impact as anybody's first iPhone when they first try on an Apple Watch, if not more of an impact.
    Last edited by Microcosmos; 03-08-2015 at 11:11 PM. Reason: Changed “may not die” to “would not die” because Apple products are not (yet) vital to survival. ;)
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    03-08-2015 11:07 PM
  5. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    It's possible, and that's probably why I'm not planning on purchasing one. I simply don't "feel" like it's something I want. I know for a fact that I don't "need" it...

    Seriously, Apple did not make me "feel" like purchasing any of their products, although I did "feel" good about the products I bought. They provided simple, elegant, powerful and well-supported devices that I found more suitable to my computing and mobile usage than its competitors. It was "logic" and not "feeling"....
    I know you still gonna buy it!
    03-08-2015 11:15 PM
  6. cardfan's Avatar
    I feel Apple is trying very hard to turn this into something it isn't. The fine jewelry talk. The hires. The talk of changing the retail experience into a jewelry one. It's all thought out very well. Just try to remember it's not jewelry. Don't compare this to oranges or how people buy a rolex. That's what starts getting you to accept merely spending hundreds and worrying about which overpriced band to get. Even the bloggers are working overtime to rationalize all this talk and get you to accept it.

    It's an accessory to the iphone that is worn on the wrist made to look like a watch. It will be worthless in less than 5 years.

    I'm not saying don't buy it but don't get pulled into spending more than you should and start thinking of it as fashion (that's what Apple wants you to do). As a gadget,the features and what it can do seem cool. But the starting price is already more than enough for this gadget.
    Last edited by cardfan; 03-09-2015 at 07:55 AM.
    03-09-2015 07:23 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I know you still gonna buy it!
    I can tell you with all certainty that I won't be buying an Watch....
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    03-09-2015 07:41 AM
  8. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    I can tell you with all certainty that I won't be buying an Watch....
    well, I am.. And I will mark this thread as my favourite as it will be referred later
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    03-09-2015 07:42 AM
  9. Septembersrain's Avatar
    It's possible, and that's probably why I'm not planning on purchasing one. I simply don't "feel" like it's something I want. I know for a fact that I don't "need" it...

    Seriously, Apple did not make me "feel" like purchasing any of their products, although I did "feel" good about the products I bought. They provided simple, elegant, powerful and well-supported devices that I found more suitable to my computing and mobile usage than its competitors. It was "logic" and not "feeling"....
    I can honestly say that the iPhone 5c did definitely compel me to try Apple products. Even the watch seems to be making me interested in buying a watch for the first time.

    I usually am a spec chaser, so being interested based on feelings is unique to me.
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    03-09-2015 07:50 AM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    I am a watch person and a tech person so I am intrigued. I am hoping that Verizon carries it so I can get a discount lol.


    Sent from my iPhone 6
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    03-09-2015 07:56 AM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    I'll wait and see where the watch goes as far being useful for me. Initially I thought the iPad wouldn't be useful for me but from app development it proved to be very useful.
    Same maybe true for the  Watch. I just don't know yet and I still may not know after the event.
    I'm looking forward to what Apple has to present.



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    03-09-2015 08:03 AM
  12. cardfan's Avatar
    I agree with you both. We do have to put some logic into our decisions to make a purchase, especially a rather pricey purchase that we would not truly die without. I also get the understanding that Apple has consciously engineered a certain feeling into each of its products, and that they aren't shy or secretive about that intention either. The feeling I have about the Apple Watch is about the same feeling I had with my first iPhone, which was a sense of awe and wonder. Maybe we are jaded and we expect no less, which is why I also get the feeling that Apple has ramped up their efforts to have as much impact as anybody's first iPhone when they first try on an Apple Watch, if not more of an impact.
    The iphone had an effect on me and I was already using smartphones that did what the iphone did. What the iphone did though was just much better, ipod, safari, capacitive multitouch. I can only imagine the effect it had on the dumbphone users who at the time were much the majority of phone users and were ignorant of what a Palm could already do. But even after using the first iphone, it just didn't do enough things that my Palm did so I went back to the treo. The first iphone wasn't a smartphone...no third party apps.

    I don't see the Apple watch having that same effect. The iphone was just one of those rare things in life that simply dazzle. But the watch does seem similar in that it's not fully baked. If the iphone needed third party apps, then the watch needs independence (from the iphone). Imagine the watch being subsidized with a built in sim. I could easily switch spending from a phone to this and use an ipad mini for the big screen needs.
    03-09-2015 08:14 AM
  13. tigerinexile's Avatar
    I expect to want it.

    I've claimed before I wouldn't buy upgrades and given way. Suspect it's the same for me this time too.


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    03-09-2015 12:59 PM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    I have to say they didn't really do much more to sell this watch today. Most was a rehash.
    03-09-2015 02:43 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nothing in the keynote made me want this watch...my wife wanted it BEFORE it was even teased for fitness stuff, and after the keynote, she said her desire is about the same (except she laughed out loud at the cost of the gold model saying the price estimate was beyond what she even over estimated for it).

    All that said...emotional pull? I'm sure there ARE people out there that will want the thing because of such. Thankfully I don't know any of those people personally.
    03-09-2015 02:47 PM
  16. iEd's Avatar
    Right now there's nothing with the Watch that I want or need.


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    03-09-2015 02:58 PM
  17. cardfan's Avatar
    I like the idea of not missing calls but they make it really difficult to get behind. Give me a leather band with the 350 watch. I don't care about the metal or sapphire.
    03-09-2015 02:58 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I like the idea of not missing calls but they make it really difficult to get behind. Give me a leather band with the 350 watch. I don't care about the metal or sapphire.
    This was my wife's first response too...she wondered why she couldn't just get a high end band on the cheaper aluminum model (as I don't see any reports that say they are interchangeable).
    03-09-2015 03:00 PM
  19. ultravisitor's Avatar
    If so, has Apple succeeded in making you feel a particular way? What way, and how did they pull it off?
    Apple succeeded in nauseating me with the idea of a gold computer and the number of people who will want to get one to show off. That was some tacky garbage.
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    03-09-2015 03:00 PM
  20. Cap_172R's Avatar
    I can honestly say that the iPhone 5c did definitely compel me to try Apple products. Even the watch seems to be making me interested in buying a watch for the first time.

    I usually am a spec chaser, so being interested based on feelings is unique to me.
    Yeah, i wasn't interested in having a watch (as I have a few aviator watches I love) but this is the first one that is making me want one... Trying to figure out which one i want now...
    03-09-2015 03:01 PM
  21. Cap_172R's Avatar
    I thought they would've been interchangeable... but didn't see anything about that..would imagine that would have been a highlight if it were the case...
    03-09-2015 03:03 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Apple succeeded in nauseating me with the idea of a gold computer and the number of people who will want to get one to show off. That was some tacky garbage.
    You felt they were really pushing the gold Macbook? I didn't get that from the keynote at all...they talked about the colors, but I felt they were pushing the "beautiful" space grey more than the gold...and were more determined to force the sizing on you (which is understandable...it's TINY!)
    03-09-2015 03:03 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You felt they were really pushing the gold Macbook? I didn't get that from the keynote at all...they talked about the colors, but I felt they were pushing the "beautiful" space grey more than the gold...and were more determined to force the sizing on you (which is understandable...it's TINY!)
    As I stated in a previous thread, I wish they had at least maintained the 13.3-inch size.
    03-09-2015 03:06 PM
  24. ultravisitor's Avatar
    You felt they were really pushing the gold Macbook? I didn't get that from the keynote at all...they talked about the colors, but I felt they were pushing the "beautiful" space grey more than the gold...and were more determined to force the sizing on you (which is understandable...it's TINY!)
    I don't think they were "pushing" it, per se. The gold Macbook just...should not have been produced at all.
    03-09-2015 03:21 PM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Well the "why" be damned.....I'll be getting an  Watch.
    Just a wee bit later than original thought.
    MacBook first.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
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    03-09-2015 03:44 PM
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