1. iEd's Avatar
    You are assigning your own definition to the word obsolete and that's cool if you choose to do that.

    People change devices yearly for new features. Faster processor improved camera new design or the desire to have the latest model. Consumers have desired the latest model of any particular product for years.
    My brother in law desires the latest Ford SUV every 2 years but yet he uses a flip phone. In his perception his flip phone is not obsolete and it's really not if it's usable and it functions well in his day to day.
    A flip phone doesn't offer the features I need to be connected and productive. Is a flip phone obsolete to me? Yes but in general no. Because my needs and productivity concerns don't apply to everyone only to me. Could I use a iPhone 4S which is 3 generations back and remain productive? Definitely.

    So I believe a Apple Watch 2 will not make the current watch obsolete just not as new. A new feature set doesn't render a device "obsolete" especially a Apple device.

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    04-10-2015 12:35 PM
  2. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Feel as you may, in tech words, new model means older models are obsolete. Yes, you may still be able to do a lot with them and continue to get support and updates, but the truth is it's an older model. It's no longer the 'new' thing. And that in this world of everchanging devices, means 'obsolete'. Again, don't take the word literally and maybe you'll see why.

    My very old iPod Touch is definitely obsolete in tech lingo, but it's far from obsolete in real world use. My iPhone 5s was obsolete the moment the 6/6+ were announced, and it's still a very capable device. Do I need a new phone every year because it breaks down? Nope. Do we want a new phone every year because the new one just came out? Apple wouldn't be where it is if we didn't
    There is a BIG difference between non-current and obsolete. Your 5S is non-current, but obsolete? Hardly.
    04-10-2015 12:47 PM
  3. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Well to be fair it was part of the reason why I switched to the iPhone after watching the September keynote. However there were other more important reasons. If apple hadn't released the 6 plus I'd still be using android.
    04-11-2015 02:03 AM
  4. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Whatever one company can do, another can emulate.

    Wouldn't switch for an Apple Watch, same as how I didn't switch for Android Wear even when I was very interested in it.

    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    04-11-2015 05:37 AM
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