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    Apple Announcement

    Pretty crazy stuff today in Apple's Announcement. I was not able to watch it, but I was following the live blog. Just a quick rundown of what they announced:

    - Apple announces two new iPhones: The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. The iPhone 5s, for comparison, had a 4.0-inch screen.
    - The iPhone 6 will cost $199 for a 16GB and will be available on September 19th. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for a 16GB phone and will also be available on September 19th.
    - iOS 8 will be available as a free download on September 17th.
    - Apple also announces Apple Pay, a new system to let you pay at the register by tapping your iPhone.
    - And finally: Apple announces the Apple Watch, with a new control system from the watch's dial or "crown." You'll be able to send messages, talk to Siri, listen to music, and check your pulse.



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    iPhone 6...who else wants one?

    Anybody else really want a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    Apple Watch wont be for everyone, but it seems pretty neat if you can afford it. Announcements today were pretty solid if you are in the market for a new phone as well.

    The applepay will be interesting and I am very interested to see how the partnerships with healthcare and all of that plays out.



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    I've had 3 iphones and when I start looking for my next phone in about 6 months i'm looking at droid or windows. Can't wait to start complaining about my next phone!



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    Why oh why is the base unit still at 16 gigs. Especially that the next step up is 64 and 128gb.


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    Re: Apple Announcement

    I think that Apple is doing the right approach to the Apple Watch. They are making the fitness portion of the watch important which depending on how much they are, can complete with the fuel band or fit bit.



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by mkleve44 View Post
    I think that Apple is doing the right approach to the Apple Watch. They are making the fitness portion of the watch important which depending on how much they are, can complete with the fuel band or fit bit.

    Isnt fuel band going away? I think Apple and Nike are working together on this.



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    Yeah, Nike stopped making the Fuel Band (well, it will still sell current model) and hopped into bed with Apple to focus on the software side of things. Apple really is trying to do this right and focus on usability, something nobody else seems to get right. It won't be for everybody, but it sure does do a heck of a lot and target key demographics for a gen1 product.


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    Re: Apple Announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Isnt fuel band going away? I think Apple and Nike are working together on this.
    Exactly what ive heard as well ... Also thought i read somewhere that a Nike exec is on the Apple board and thus ended the fuelband to work together on the iwatch or whatever they are going to call it


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    Re: Apple Announcement

    I think the 4.7" sounds like a perfect size. 5.5" is still too big in my opinion. And yes I realize how ridiculous this sounds even as I was typing it.



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    Is Apple Pay their version of Google Wallet? Tap-to-pay is a cool feature, that I have never used.

    It is nice Apple increased the screen size to what has become the standard. And then offering the larger phone is nice for people who want it. Also increasing the largest capacity to 128GB is good. Though support for external memory would have been nice to have as well.

    iOS 8 should be nice. I wish android phones had a clearer update schedule, but that is determined by carriers and individual manufacturers.

    As for the watch. I don't know, Samsung and LG (I think?) have watches, and they haven't gained much traction. Maybe the iWatch will have more success than than the predecessors.



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    I have a flip phone.


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    Re: Apple Announcement

    brb HTC one m8 styling on all you iphone users with my screen and all you can eat free music 128 gig.
    Jk. just jk.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    brb HTC one m8 styling on all you iphone users with my screen and all you can eat free music 128 gig.
    Jk. just jk.
    U wut m8?



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    Re: Apple Announcement

    What's crazy about any of this? Other than they're a year or two late.



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