Cook: Apple Watch is a "game changer"

Cook: Apple Watch is a
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.


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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61 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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!

42. dalaron1

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Well said!

48. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

47. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

And bribes too.

56. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Game changer my a$$

2. Nexus7FTW

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

5. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nexus7FTW disagrees. Shocker.

61. Nexus7FTW

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No just your comment

12. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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..

33. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Smartwatches that can act independently from phones are the real game changers.." You mean, like a real watch has for hundreds of years? :)

38. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

45. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

46. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

51. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

57. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No just your ignorance

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

22. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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!

26. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No comment

39. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

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

49. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

40. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

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

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

19. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

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.

23. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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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