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Cook: Apple Watch is a "game changer"

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On his last day in China, where he made a brief four-day trip, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained how important the country is to Apple's plans. The executive also added that Apple Pay will be coming to China. Apple will have to make changes at the back end in order to deal with the different banking structure in China. Cook says that in order to have Apple Pay work in the country, meetings will have to be set up with banks, retailers and wireless carriers.

Apple's CEO also took the time to discuss the Apple Watch. Unveiled in September, the wearable is expected to be launched early next year. Calling the timepiece a "game changer," Cook added that consumers are going to wonder how they ever lived without it.

"We are going to wonder how we ever lived without it. That's the real test of a great product: you wonder how you live without it. And I think that's going to happen to the Apple Watch."-Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

Additionally, he characterized his meeting with Chinese premier Ma Kai as "fascinating" and "impressive". During the meeting, Cook is believed to have brought up recent attacks on Apple's iCloud. Information stored in the cloud based storage system has been hacked into, and some believe that the Chinese government is involved. The accusations have been denied by the Chinese.

source: MobileBurn

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posted on 25 Oct 2014, 11:43 6

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


These are the same kind of meetings Microsoft has with the Chinese government.

Basically they entail delivery of "incentives" to Chinese leadership and discussions of what kind of spyware the Chinese government wants in Apple's products so Apple can keep expanding in China.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 13:07 6

21. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


You're not even kidding...! I'm all for free enterprise and companies earning money, but China should be given the cold shoulder by everyone until they clean up their act, regardless of the cost. I avoid "Made in China" every time there's an alternative!

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 17:02 1

42. dalaron1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Well said!

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 21:00

47. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


And bribes too.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 21:01

48. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Too bad avoiding "Made in China" is rarely the option, especially when it comes to consumer technology.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 08:25

56. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Game changer my a$$

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 11:52 26

2. Nexus7FTW (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


I fail to see how this is a "Game Changer" or how we will "Wonder how we ever lived without it." I think Tim Cook is full of some major BS.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:02 2

5. Sauce2 (banned) (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Nexus7FTW disagrees. Shocker.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:20

8. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


No just your comment

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:24 16

12. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


So what makes the apple watch more unique that other watches out there?, the little scrollwheel on it just makes it more cumbersum since you have to use it to scroll thru things.. = takes longer time.

Smartwatches that can act independently from phones are the real game changers..

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:30 1

14. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i wonder how i lived without my android smart watch texting and notes and reminders, plus timers, without touching or reaching for phone or touching watch apple will never be that because you have to touch and move around it with the crown

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 13:09 3

22. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Sadly, it probably will be a game changer, but for all the wrong reasons. And it certainly won't make me wonder how I ever lived without it!

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 14:30 11

26. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


iFail to see how a 1 inch iPhone will change anything, other than being the most returnend $350 device in history

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 15:09

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No comment

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 15:34 1

33. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Smartwatches that can act independently from phones are the real game changers.."

You mean, like a real watch has for hundreds of years? :)

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 16:04 3

38. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


haha, yes sir ;).

But seriously, i was refering to Smartwatches that uses sim cards or other ways so you can e.x go out for a joggingtrip or go to the gym without the phone in the pocket and still being able to play music on your bluetooth headphones etc.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 16:16 1

39. alumoyo (Posts: 368; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


I recall similar sentiments about a 9.7 inch iphone a few years ago?

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 16:17 2

40. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


well hes not going to say its crap hes going to say good things

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 18:20 2

43. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Uh oh....sounds like the arrogant Apple....

How is it a game changer, when its already been done? Companies are better at making tech now than years before.

I would like to see whats so game changing when it launches....cant wait.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 20:00

45. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Android wear got an update to do just that :)

But I'd rather get the non android wear sony watch - since it has an eink screen and does most of what I'd like it to do.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 20:27

46. sgodsell (Posts: 4518; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


All Sony smart watch's do not have e-ink displays. The only e-ink smart watch is pebble and it has a black and white display. The Sony SW2 is using a transflective LCD display.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 21:03

49. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Yeah, now kids aren't socializing and play crappy video games all day.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 21:40

51. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Nope

http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/smartwear/smartband-talk-swr30/

This is the one I want. Not out yet.

posted on 26 Oct 2014, 08:25

57. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


No just your ignorance

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 17:24

61. Nexus7FTW (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


Simply a spur-of-the-moment account creation: I think I already had an account, but I forgot it. So I looked around to see what I could use as a name, and saw my Nexus 7. If that REALLY bothers you, and you feel I am biased because of that, so be it: I will admit I am an Android user, but I'm not letting that cloud my opinion. I really DO think TIm Cook is full of BS: he says this about ALL of Apple's priducts, after all? Have you ever seen a WWDC? Just look up the 2014 WWDC on YouTube: half of the words Tim uses are "Amazing" "Revolutionary" and "Phenomenal." So, why should I believe him? What does it actually bring to the table that other Smartwatches don't already do? Please, enlighten me, because this just feels like another gadget being "hyped" well beyond what it is actually capable of.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 11:52 5

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1471; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


No it's not...It does the same thing an Android Wear Watch does one year ago...

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:09 2

6. nctx77 (Posts: 2328; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Ummm. Android wear just came out this year lol. Secondly, none of the wear watches can make payment. Third, none of them is jewelry which is veeeeryyy important. They are all just geek watches that look like something you can win at the Fair. That's including the G watch R. The Moto 360 is the best, but it still looks like a polished geek watch. Smart watches are about jewelry and tech. Apple nailed both. People like you are simply worried about cores and can you root it.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:32 3

17. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


not true, asus is stylish jewelry apple cant do anything without reaching and turning awkwardly the crown

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 12:56 6

19. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


The Moto 360 and G watch r look a lot better than the Apple watch. Just saying. Also, the Apple watch is the most expensive, and the only feature Android watches don't is NFC. Most supermarkets don't support NFC payments, so Apple Pay won't do much.

posted on 25 Oct 2014, 13:11 3

23. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Uh, the Apple Watch looks absolutely horrid! I'd say the best description would be "gay", if it wasn't politically incorrect, and an offence to the gays...!

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