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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby CaptainBullus » Thu, 12 Mar 2015 8:32 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: I can buy a citizen automatic that will keep time forever without battery. If I want to spend 10K on a watch I'd much rather buy a watch with the personal craftsmanship and cache that that kind of money will buy. Not something that will need to be charged 4 x every 3 days and will need continual software updates or won't work at all after an apocalypse when all the servers go down and the power goes off. Mechanical or automatic is the way to go. Nah, doesn't work for me.

I think you've missed the point slightly, the Apple watch will be as much about just telling the time as an iPhone is about just making a phone call.
And why doesn't Simgapore have an Apple Store? Surely there's enough of a market for at least one?

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Mar 2015 8:58 am

nakatago wrote:
x9200 wrote:I am pretty sure it was a gold iPhone.


It probably matches the owner's golden shirt.


You means this guy, right?

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby JR8 » Thu, 12 Mar 2015 9:00 am

CaptainBullus wrote:And why doesn't Simgapore have an Apple Store? Surely there's enough of a market for at least one?


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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Mar 2015 9:45 am

CaptainBullus wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: I can buy a citizen automatic that will keep time forever without battery. If I want to spend 10K on a watch I'd much rather buy a watch with the personal craftsmanship and cache that that kind of money will buy. Not something that will need to be charged 4 x every 3 days and will need continual software updates or won't work at all after an apocalypse when all the servers go down and the power goes off. Mechanical or automatic is the way to go. Nah, doesn't work for me.

I think you've missed the point slightly, the Apple watch will be as much about just telling the time as an iPhone is about just making a phone call.
And why doesn't Simgapore have an Apple Store? Surely there's enough of a market for at least one?


With the redonkulous sales Apple makes, even if everyone in Singapore bought an iPhone, that will only be a drop in the bucket compared to China.

The online store suffices for tiny, tiny Singapore.

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby x9200 » Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:26 pm

nakatago wrote:If I wanted to burn 10 smackers on electronics but still have some sense[..]
You. Now. But if you regularly earned 100x more to what you earn today, you would be a different you. Besides, it does not need to make any sense at all. All is needed is to be happy about the purchase. The “I like it” factor is what makes sense in it.

It just makes very little sense to look for a sense in anything that is designed to cost money.

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:47 pm

x9200 wrote:if you regularly earned 100x more to what you earn today, you would be a different you.


One way to find out.

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:06 am

Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook [spoof]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHZ8ek-6ccc

Apparently the man was describing something related to engineering, but nothing to do with Apple, and the sub-titles have been 'adapted'.
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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby nakatago » Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:26 am

JR8 wrote:Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook [spoof]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHZ8ek-6ccc

Apparently the man was describing something related to engineering, but nothing to do with Apple, and the sub-titles have been 'adapted'.


Actually, it's...

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...the actual designer tearing up because of laughter when talking about the macbook, that is.

:P

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 13 Mar 2015 3:32 pm

related

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:14 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:related



That's the video JR8 linked to. :)

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:27 pm

See, it's not just noobs who don't bother to read the threads. :cool: :lol:

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:50 pm

man i really need to stop multi tasking, reading vxml code, youtube , posting here :lol:
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:54 pm

CaptainBullus wrote:And why doesn't Simgapore have an Apple Store? Surely there's enough of a market for at least one?


A few reasons. One, because Apple's resellers here (Epicenter, etc) already had prime locations and market penetration. Any Apple store would just cannibalize an already good relationship with them.

Second, the location they wanted they could not obtain. They tried a few years ago. More details at next Eagle's gathering.

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Re: Singapore not in list of Apple Watch Launch Countries ..

Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 17 Mar 2015 2:57 pm

The $10k-17k (yes it goes that high) gold watch is allegedly a deal compared to other similar watches with similar materials. They're targetting the market that owns $50k+ "dumb" gold watches, and multiple other expensive $10k+ watches. It's all about being BLING BLING and showing off your wealth.

And really, who is more of a baller? The guy with the $50k patek, or the guy with the new $17k disposable Apple watch every year? :cool:


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