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Hey DN: Let's talk Apple

7 years ago from , Intent Renderer

Over here at LayerVault we usually get together and watch the Apple keynote and we want you guys to join in on the fun. Feel free to post your comments, observations and silly gifs here.

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37 comments

  • Erik ShawErik Shaw, 7 years ago

    The iPhone is "required with Apple Watch."

    9 points
    • Taylor LapeyreTaylor Lapeyre, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      I have a mediocre theory as to why this is the case.

      Clearly, battery life is going to be a huge issue with the Watch. The size of the watch and the functionality that they showed just don't jive well together. If the watch was operated exclusively by an in-body battery, it might last a 4-5 hours of use.

      This is where the iPhone comes in. My suspicion is that the Watch and iPhone will work in tandem - the iPhone lending its processing power and transmitting the resulting data over to the watch, which just has to display things in a pretty way.

      This way, the watch battery just has to focus on powering the display and sensors, and the iPhone can compute things in the background with - and this is key - its screen off. Therefore saving battery power itself.

      For any of this to work, the phone probably definitely has to be an iPhone.

      6 points
    • Julie RobertsJulie Roberts, 7 years ago

      On the plus side, maybe they'll include some sort of way to find the phone when it gets misplaced in the couch, car, upstairs, etc. Maybe a Marco Polo like vibrating as you get closer to it.

      3 points
  • Keiran LovettKeiran Lovett, 7 years ago

    I'll talk about it once the HD video lacking Chinese commentary comes out. Until then, I guess I'm avoiding Facebook and the news.

    7 points
  • Eytan DavidovitsEytan Davidovits, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    I just can't take that squared design. I really wish it had the hardware design of the Moto 360 with the UX of the Apple watch.

    6 points
    • Brian BaileyBrian Bailey, 7 years ago

      I agree. On first impression, I still prefer the industrial design of the Moto 360; they really nailed the form-factor. But the amount of features packed into Watch is truly amazing. Compared to the current family of Android watches, Apple’s is so much more than a second screen, an extension of the phone’s notification center. It’s a standalone device in its own right.

      2 points
      • Eytan DavidovitsEytan Davidovits, 7 years ago

        Totally agree. Apple UX is really fantastic and puts Android Wear to shame. I just wish they had made it round. But I guess it's up to personal taste.

        0 points
      • Garrett GroszkoGarrett Groszko, 7 years ago

        The UX does seem well thought out, but it definitely does not seem like a stand alone device unfortunately.

        I'm wondering what that use case is like. If I go for a run, I've got to have my phone?! Or does it store data and then sync back when I'm near?!

        I want to know more.

        2 points
        • Tim GauthierTim Gauthier, 7 years ago

          They mention playing music from the watch itself when you're running. So yeah you can leave the phone away from it for a bit.

          0 points
      • Anthony WingfieldAnthony Wingfield, 7 years ago

        I watched the event and couldn't really find anything that wouldn't be possible to do with android wear.. am I missing something?

        I was pretty let down, probably just hyped myself up too much

        3 points
        • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

          Well when the iPhone first came out, you couldn't really do anything with it that you couldn't do with other mobile phones.

          It was just way more practical and delightful to use so more people started using these features (internet & contacts mostly).

          2 points
    • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      My problem is it's too thick. I have the same problem with regular watches.

      My guess it they will release a new iteration every year from now on, as they do for iPhones, and make it thinner each time. They might make it rounder too :)

      2 points
  • Arma GetronArma Getron, 7 years ago

    Not sure how I feel about the homescreen of the Apple Watch.

    6 points
    • Mike SpragueMike Sprague, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      I have trypophobia (the fear / being grossed out from clustered holes) and this makes me feel pretty uncomfortable.

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      Not to mention it looks like it's going to be difficult to touch the icon you want; they look too small.

      8 points
    • Graham KinsingerGraham Kinsinger, 7 years ago

      Is it an odd choice to use bubble icons in a square frame? Why not just use the existing squircles from iOS? I think that would have organized much nicer.

      1 point
      • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 7 years ago

        Maybe it's a way to save space on the smaller screen while keeping the same touchable surface as a rounded-square icon. Fingertips are round after all.

        1 point
      • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, 7 years ago

        Itll look much better with Watch 2. Rounded display

        0 points
  • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, 7 years ago

    Did anyone notice if they mentioned a left-handed watch? I mean it's possible to rotate it... but then the form factor isn't the same.

    5 points
  • Jffry VskJffry Vsk, 7 years ago

    I'm all for new iPhones and iWatchamacallits but I really wish they would update their displays (because I need a new one). I know...it's not going to happen today. ;)

    5 points
    • Matt Achariam, 7 years ago

      I agree their display options are long overdue for a refresh.

      1 point
    • Eric H.Eric H., 7 years ago

      Or stop worrying so much about Thin and spend a little extra effort on battery life. My 5 was atrocious (so much so, it was literally replaced last week for free by Apple).

      3 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 7 years ago

    i can't see the iPhone 6 Pro doing anything but cannibalizing iPad sales. very strange.

    2 points
    • Drew BeckDrew Beck, 7 years ago

      A company that is primarily concerned with their existing market is a company that is not creating the future but protecting the past.

      Apple is not shy about cannibalizing their own markets. It's one of their great strengths, actually.

      2 points
    • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 7 years ago

      The iPad Mini more specifically. But the iPad Mini was craving for connectivity features so instead of adding antennas to it, they decided to make an iPhone with the same size/usage.

      I'm guessing they will move the iPad (Air) to a more family/professional use, a bit like the desktop for the living/meeting room.

      1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 7 years ago

    can we talk about all those people camped outside apple stores?

    1 point
  • Shawn BorskyShawn Borsky, 7 years ago

    Anyone else excited about Apple adding 2 new screen resolutions to the family? Not to mention ppi : The iPhone 6+ is 401 ppi. That seems just...unnecessary.

    0 points
    • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 7 years ago

      Well Retina resolution was designed to match your actual retina's resolution at about arm's length.

      I'm guessing they realised a lot of people browser media content on their phone (ie photos and videos) and hold it much closer than that, hence the need for a higher resolution to keep things as crisp at that distance.

      0 points