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6/3/2015
09:06 AM
Thomas Claburn
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Apple Watch Pays For Itself

Or the Apple Watch would if time were truly money.

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nasimson
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nasimson,
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6/4/2015 | 3:00:10 PM
Paid propoganda
After seeing the twisted information & illogical conclusions, I've forever blacklisted Global Equities Research. There is more dis-information than information.

Paid propoganda!
ChrisH400
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ChrisH400,
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6/4/2015 | 8:09:02 AM
Re: Get over yourself!
Android-run watches look better, have better battery life despite GPS, and you don't need an Android-run phone for some of the watch brands. You need a $700 iPhone for the Apple Watch just to keep it in your pocket without using it and the watch is an ugly dark square...you can't even keep the watch face on when it is away from your face for others to see.
ChrisH400
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ChrisH400,
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6/4/2015 | 8:01:59 AM
Re: Get over yourself!
It is expensive....not entirely because of the money, though. Once the Apple Watch is replaced by a newer generation, then people will have to pay again for technology that will become outdated soon after. And because of the prices Apple is charging, it doesn't make sense to spend $350+ every 4 or 5 months for a new Apple Watch. It is overrated as well......why do you think all of these articles are out trying to convince everyone of how useful the watch is and how much battery it has? Because these reviewers know...the Apple Watch is not really worth it.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/3/2015 | 11:41:59 AM
Re: Get over yourself!
>What are minimum wage earners supposed to do?

They can do as they please. But the notion that anyone making minimum wage plans to spend his or her disposable income on a smartwatch of any sort is laughable.

A person making the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has an annual income of $15,080. According to The Atlantic, a person in this income bracket spends 98% of income on essentials like food, housing, and transportation. That leaves $367 for discretionary spending for the entire year.

With sales tax, that's not quite enough for an Apple Watch, much less an iPhone to run it.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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6/3/2015 | 10:36:32 AM
Most Addictive Device ?
Edging out email by .001 and texting by .01 :-)

Seeing how this plays out should be interesting. Their estimates are a bit hard to believe hased on the small amount and nature of the research. But, as the adoption curve increases, we can spot growth points at certain intervals that will be more predective.

>> Apple Watch will be the most addictive device ever created for both consumer as well as for the enterprise; and our research continues to indicate that Apple can now easily sell between 40 million and 42 million Apple Watches in CY2015," says a May 30 research note, authored by managing director Trip Chowdhry and analyst Tej Singh.
ANON1248720440898
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ANON1248720440898,
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6/3/2015 | 10:36:03 AM
Get over yourself!
"If you can get past the implausibility of minimum wage workers paying $349, $549, or more for an Apple Watch to go with an equally expensive iPhone, and you accept without question the equivalency of time and money, you may conclude that these figures vastly underestimate the value of the Apple Watch."

Geez, this sort of idiocy makes my blood boil.    What are minimum wage earners supposed to do?    Save $20 on a flipping Android?    Is that supposed to make sense?   

Apple watch is NOT EXPENSIVE.   It's $350--that's what an iPod USED TO COST YEARS AGO.   

Apple products are TRIVIALLY MORE expensive than the blatant rip-offs or the crap that Roid manufacturers have to offer before they blatantly copy Apple.   

You act as if people are stuck in poverty for making great technology decisions.  

Get over yourself.   Google Andorid and Microosft windows are for penny-wise and pound foolish, and they are NOT saving anyone ANY MONEY.  
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