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Tue Sep 16

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:05 PM

Re: Obesity - Is Apple Watch the Cure?

I'm not sure the Apple Watch will foster the fitness revolution. Cheaper options from Nike and Fitbit and others have existed. The Apple Watch pricing will make it non-ubiqitous. Those that care about fitness probably already bought something. [more]

Mon Sep 15

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 5:19 PM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on u

Finally, Apple has decided that maybe you can delete it after all

I also liked this take on the whole thing:
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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 10:09 AM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on u

OK. I'm going with "annoying."

Oh, I agree. I didn't have the album for days after the announcement, and I couldn't figure out why. Then, it showed up. And, that's annoying, too.

The whole thing is a bit [more]

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 3:13 AM

Re: Apple has "forced" free stuff on u

So, do you suppose that an implicit part of Apple's message with the U2 album is the following reminder?

"The default settings are generally good, but they won't be right for everyone. That's why we made all our stuff configurable. If [more]

Sun Sep 14

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 8:44 PM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Apple does not need to work with banks, Visa/MC do

If you would do me the favor of reading "credit card issuers" for where I've said "banks" would that do? I had that in mind. It seems the editors of the Financial [more]

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 7:29 PM

Re: What if Jobs gave the keynote last week?

As smart critical responses to the presentation goes, the following is the best I've read:
http://stratechery.com/2014/apple-watch-asking-saying/

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:07 AM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Excellent posts Wotdabny. By the way, why is your name so hard to spell?

Thank you. And you can call me Wot. A former TMFer once suggested I start a column: Wot's What?

What do you think about CurrenC, and why didn't Apple [more]

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 8:52 AM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Tokenization is indeed key. That is part of the whole point of this discussion (see the part about fraud protection I put in bold, above). It is part of how much of the world already does secure payments, and part of how the US will start doing [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 2:08 AM

Charlie Rose Interview Excerpts

Part 2 airs Monday. Interesting moments from part 1 (best I could do on the fly; please pardon transcription errors):

Charlie Rose: [with regard to IBM]: Is Apple becoming more open?
Tim Cook: Are we more open? Yes. . . . We think we can [more]

Sat Sep 13

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:58 PM

Re: Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Fantasy. It assumes 100% use

Sorry for being unclear; I was just trying to indicate the size of the total market that's out there. It was not my intention to suggest that Apple Pay will be making "$6.57 billion anytime [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 7:06 PM

Apple Pay: iTunes for Banking

Article in Financial Times, 9/12/14:
. . . 15 cents of a $100 purchase will go to the iPhone maker, according to two people familiar with the terms of the agreement . . . .

. . . The list of early Apple Pay partners is impressive,
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Fri Sep 12

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 11:11 PM

Re: It's Not A Watch!

Do you really want a third (or fourth) party monitoring the readouts from such a device? Do you really want to provide your full health history to some anonymous "Big Brother"?

You're thinking of Facebook.

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 12:25 AM

It's Not A Watch!

It's not. Any more than the iPhone is a phone.

I was going to make a post detailing all the things the Apple Watch can and might be able to do, how various elements of it make it a game changer. Really, I was.

I was going to talk [more]

Thu Sep 11

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 8:03 PM

Re: Apple Watch Opportunity

Well, crumb. The "?" in the columns was supposed to be the little Apple symbol (which appears fine in the title of threads, oddly). Oh, well.

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 8:02 PM

Apple Watch Opportunity

The market is huge. I'm still trying to get a sense of it. Here are some big-picture figures:
http://www.statisticbrain.com/wrist-watch-industry-statistic...

I [more]

Tue Sep 9

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 4:35 PM

Re: Apple Pay Profit for Apple?

Apple Pay potentially sweeps away the competitive of One Click.

Good news for everyone who's not Amazon, then.

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 3:47 PM

Ellen DeGeneres Tweets:

So excited for the Apple Watch. For centuries, we’ve checked the time by looking at our phones. Having it on your wrist? Genius.

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Wotdabny replied to the Apple board. 3:43 PM

Re: Apple Pay Profit for Apple?

The OpenTable app is being developed so that you can not only reserve a table, but pay the check as well (demonstrated by Tim Cook earlier today).

Doubt they'll be the only ones offering a way to streamline point-of-service. [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 3:41 PM

I ♥ Apple Watch

I love the Apple Watch. Tapping my wrist discreetly so I know whether to turn left or right, or get notifications?

Share my heartbeat with my wife?

What a remarkable way for a device to be truly intimate.

I thought it was [more]

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Wotdabny posted to the Apple board. 3:31 PM

Apple Watch Open?

I wonder if the Apple Watch, since WatchKit is open, can be adopted to Android et al.? Perhaps security concerns won't allow it for arcane reasons beyond my ken, but I am curious because people might buy the watch for Apple Pay, among its many other [more]

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