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Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook
The Telegraph ^ | 02/27/2015 | Allister Heath

Posted on 02/27/2015 9:03:54 PM PST by fireman15

Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives.

Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back. The Apple boss no longer needed one: his iPhone told the time just fine. There was just one problem, as he readily acknowledges in his interview with The Telegraph: glancing at one's wrist can be a very useful way to find out information. It is less rude and less intrusive.

So Apple now wants to pull off something that no company has ever managed before: it wants to reverse a cultural trend that it had created itself. It wants us to start wearing a watch again.

The big event on 9 March will showcase the Apple Watch; and it will be launched to consumers in April. Cook, needless to say, is already wearing his new Apple Watch. He couldn't even contemplate living without it anymore, he says.

"I'm now so used to getting all my notifications and all my messages," he says. "It's so incredible just to do this."

Reinventing the wrist watch

The Telegraph had a peek at two watches, one worn by Cook and the other by another senior member of staff. Three versions will be available to consumers; the two we saw seemed to be the Sport edition. One had a dark wristband; Cook's had a white one.

• Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The watch's screen boasts all of the usual Apple interface, but the icons are rounder than those of an iPhone, presumably to match the watches' shape. The first reason to buy the watch will be as a fashion statement and for its striking design.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Travel
KEYWORDS: apple; gear; iwatch; samsung
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I have been using a Samsung Gear 2 watch with my Samsung S3 phone for the past few months. It does an awful lot, in fact one of the most common criticisms in reviews is that it does too much. It is an attractive time piece; the first thing I did was use one of the apps to put a Rolex watch face that I copied from a high resolution jpg. It is not going to fool anyone, but it was fun to do.

It has a good speaker and microphone; you can answer or make phone calls, you can send texts by giving voice commands; it takes your pulse; it tracks your sleep; it acts as a pedometer; it will use your phones GPS to work as a cycle computer; it will connect to a Bluetooth headset and listen to music; you can do all of this without ever taking your phone out. The battery lasts up to about 3 days depending on which features you use, but it charges up in just a couple hours.

I am wondering what the iWatch will do that the Samsung Gear 2 Watch will not.

1 posted on 02/27/2015 9:03:54 PM PST by fireman15
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To: fireman15

I want it to give me my notifications in Morse Code. Gotta practice for the General license somehow that matters...


2 posted on 02/27/2015 9:06:22 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: fireman15

It sounds like a grand way for the government to keep track of you.


3 posted on 02/27/2015 9:10:55 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: fireman15

I don’t understand

Seems my G5 does all that already.


4 posted on 02/27/2015 9:11:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: fireman15

In fact, my pedometer says I’m up to 19,000 steps today .


5 posted on 02/27/2015 9:11:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ctdonath2

LOL! Great reference. (got my general back in the 60’s and haven’t used code since).


6 posted on 02/27/2015 9:13:55 PM PST by doc1019 (Blue lives matter)
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To: fireman15

Sell for a premium?


7 posted on 02/27/2015 9:14:12 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: fireman15
Samsung Gear 2

Apple iWatch

I forgot to mention that the Gear 2 has a surprisingly good camera. I am not sure why they included it other than novelty and possibly scanning barcodes.

8 posted on 02/27/2015 9:14:28 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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HP-01, 1977. Everything you need in a watch. And it ran the best calculator Language ever - RPN, stack-based post-fix. Nothing ever matched it.


9 posted on 02/27/2015 9:21:11 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not, no explanation is possible)
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To: Vendome
I don’t understand

Seems my G5 does all that already.

My wife actually gave it to me; I was quite skeptical. It is one of those things that doesn't seem like it would be worthwhile, but is surprising how often it gets used. It gives silent little vibrations when someone is texting or calling and you can check them out without getting your phone out. It also works good as a speaker phone when driving. It works better than the Bluetooth thing I used to have stuck on my visor.

10 posted on 02/27/2015 9:23:16 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Cool! I have one of the cheap old standard Casio calculator watches. I also have several altimeter and variometer watches from when I was hang gliding, along with an old camera watch. I guess my wife had a fairly good idea that it would cause my dormant ETF (Electronic Trinket Fever) to flair up.


11 posted on 02/27/2015 9:27:24 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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I wonder how well an iWatch will do starting my 57 Chevy Bel Air?


12 posted on 02/27/2015 9:32:47 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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So everyone that refuses to get a smartphone is doomed?

Refusal to follow fashion trends is a badge of honor, and a great way to laugh at the lemmings, rushing off to the next great new thing!

13 posted on 02/27/2015 9:35:33 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Had a guy at work still had one of those into the late 90's.

Dunno how he kept it working, or how he worked the tiny buttons. He was a little guy, no way my fat fingers could work it, nor my eyes see it.

14 posted on 02/27/2015 9:38:38 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Swordmaker

Something for the group ... :-) ...


15 posted on 02/27/2015 9:40:54 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: fireman15

I hate the Apple Watch, mainly because the power doesn’t last very long. I hate charging daily


16 posted on 02/27/2015 9:43:49 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: doorgunner69
Gadgets in those days all came with a dedicated stylus. My early Kyocera smart phone had one as did my early Palm phones.


17 posted on 02/27/2015 9:43:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not, no explanation is possible)
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To: fireman15

I would never knowingly purchase any product from a company with a faggot CEO and avoid vehicles with remote keys and power locks and windows, for that matter.


18 posted on 02/27/2015 9:57:12 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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Don’t wear a watch, either.


19 posted on 02/27/2015 9:57:47 PM PST by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O’Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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I wear a watch. It’s a very nice Timex and does everything I want it to.


20 posted on 02/27/2015 9:59:27 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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