1. anon8656116's Avatar
    So I was tweeting with Serenity Caldwell and she says the sport watch can use the other bands. Just not the edition ones


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    Of course it can use them (the mechanism is the same), but no other bands are designed for the Apple Watch Sport. Almost all bands have some detail in the same material as the chassis. The leather bands for instance have buckles and clasps in the same material as the chassis, but there are none available that’s made of aluminium. The same is true for the Apple Watch Edition bands, with the difference that these bands are not even sold separately.
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    03-09-2015 10:52 PM
  2. Reparkable's Avatar
    After lots of reading on the forums it sounds like the general consensus from people is the Watch is too expensive.

    This will be a true test for Apple.

    Apple's products have generally always been expensive.

    So will this fail, or will people buy the Watch despite it being so expensive?
    03-09-2015 11:05 PM
  3. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    After lots of reading on the forums it sounds like the general consensus from people is the Watch is too expensive.

    This will be a true test for Apple.

    Apple's products have generally always been expensive.

    So will this fail, or will people buy the Watch despite it being so expensive?
    It does seem expensive, and if any company can pull it off, it would be Apple, cuz of brand loyalty. Also, Apple consumers who want smartwatches have no choice but to buy it because it is the only smartwatch with top features that works with the IPhones. I think Apple is seeking less total sales, but bigger mark up, thus profit here.
    03-09-2015 11:17 PM
  4. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Yes, which is why the focus has been on the differences in construction and materials of the casings and bands. Fine by me! I'm not in the market for an Edition anyway.
    03-10-2015 01:20 AM
  5. boovish's Avatar
    The iPhone was once $600 on contract, still sold record numbers, and basically made it so smartphones could succeed. If anything, the Apple Watch will actually control %50 of the market like predicted
    03-10-2015 02:21 PM
  6. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    The iPhone was once $600 on contract, still sold record numbers, and basically made it so smartphones could succeed.
    I would like to agree with you, but the difference here is that the IPhone can do much more than the watch, and in many cases better, so the $600 was justified. The watch on the other hand still requires the IPhone for many of its features to work. If it's not compelling enough, the price should go down. I for one would jump on it right away if the watch is independent or standalone. As for now, I am still thinking about it, and I can't wait to try one on to fully decide.
    03-10-2015 02:43 PM
  7. cwbcpa's Avatar
    It does seem expensive, and if any company can pull it off, it would be Apple, cuz of brand loyalty. Also, Apple consumers who want smartwatches have no choice but to buy it because it is the only smartwatch with top features that works with the IPhones. I think Apple is seeking less total sales, but bigger mark up, thus profit here.
    I agree. If anyone can pull this off it is Apple. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. My initial reaction was that there was no way I would ever spend that much. I know better than to say never though.

    I do think they will sell. There are those with disposable income that will by anything Apple slaps it's name on and those that don't have the disposable income that will buy it anyway because they "have to have it". It will be fun to see how it plays out over the next year and the influence it has on the industry as a whole.


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    03-10-2015 03:00 PM
  8. gtg465x's Avatar
    The prices for those bands are kind of hilarious...lol. Almost $500 for the metal link band? Really?
    Each one comes with a lock of Steve Job's hair trapped in it.
    03-10-2015 06:19 PM
  9. zhelf's Avatar
    I will be getting one for sire have not decided on aluminum or stainless steel the idea of sapphire on the steel is nice though.

    I have tried android wear and a pebble they are nice to me the android wear devices are ridiculously priced since it only does same as a pebble. I like the idea of an immersive experience I hope in the future I can buy an LTE model and forward phone calls and texts to the watch and leave my 6 plus at home on runs. Or when by water.
    03-17-2015 02:58 AM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    I would like to agree with you, but the difference here is that the IPhone can do much more than the watch, and in many cases better, so the $600 was justified. The watch on the other hand still requires the IPhone for many of its features to work. If it's not compelling enough, the price should go down. I for one would jump on it right away if the watch is independent or standalone. As for now, I am still thinking about it, and I can't wait to try one on to fully decide.
    That and the iphone at first didn't sell that well. It was reduced though it was through subs. And even more later to 199.

    Fast forward to ipad. It sold well for not being able to do much either. It was basically a big ipod touch.

    I would still argue the watch is like the ipad. Neither is needed. Given how much ipads have collected dust for me in the past, the watch may end up being the better buy. You can't help but use it if it's on your wrist.

    I talked about this in comments but the watch will be your most used device. It will be your first line of notifications and info. That's what you have to consider in value and money spent. If you only use your ipad a couple hours a week, then how much value is that compared to a 12 hour a day, always on and nudging you, apple watch?

    I wouldn't worry about what device can do more.
    03-17-2015 06:21 AM
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