Alex Warning for Apple Gear

by Volker Weber

It's the time of the year for Apple to be shipping new devices within the next two months.

Almost a given:

Likely:

Overdue:

New devices require new O/S versions. iOS 14 will ship right before any new iPhones, new Watch needs new watchOS, which needs new iOS.

Not in the next event, but due before the end of the year is new Macbook with Apple silicon. I am pretty sure they will start with a superlight version, followed by a new iMac design with Apple silicon.

Comments

Since I began tinkering with BTLE, I am in the market for Apple Watch, again. \o/

Martin Kautz, 2020-09-01

My iPhoneX is still in great condition, always in a case etc, and has no OS limited features. I am beginning to wish I had purchased a model with more storage but unless something exciting is announced I think I will be enjoying it for another year.

My Watch 3 Stainless..... I'm very interested in an upgrade. Unless there is a new sexy finish I hope they retain the lighter coloured Titanium.

Ian Bradbury, 2020-09-02

Exactly the same here as Ian with my iPhone X. Looks and runs like new, the battery health is at an amazing 94% after almost three years, and the regular iOS updates keep it ... well, up to date. Unless my kids need to replace their phones there is no reason to get a new one anytime soon. Great product.

I still haven't figured out a use case (i.e. an excuse) to buy a Watch though. I don't need the health features, I don't want to be even more interrupted by messages and notifications than I already am by my phone, and I don't want another device to be charged every night. Any idea for an excuse?

Jochen Kattoll, 2020-09-02

Jochen I don't know about others, but in my experience the Watch reduces interruptions a lot. Just a quick glance and I see messages / mail. Is it important? - Take care of it, else just move on with whatever you are doing. Turn on DND.

And Apple Pay with the Watch is sooo convenient and quick.
I use the timer all the time, for making tea or cooking.
Navigating Spotify. Breathing excercise relaxes me. Finding the phone with a ping.

Just a few examples, but if you don't want one, that is fine as well. Save the money and resources. I know I would miss mine within a day.

Markus Hink, 2020-09-02

Similar to what Markus writes, the Watch helped me reduced interruptions. I already did turn them down on my iPhone before (e.g. I do not want one for every mail) but the Watch made it even better for me.

I also use it as a fitness tracker, but that varies a lot. Just for the reduced interruptions I would buy a Watch again anytime.

All other uses are secondary for me, even though some are pretty nice. The timer (and actually: the clock) that is always in reach without me having to resist to “just have a quick look at X on my phone”, some other small Siri tasks (Remind me about X when I come home) and every other month also pinging my iPhone.

Marko Schulz, 2020-09-02

Thanks, guys, I shall think about it. Unfortunately, whenever I do that Ellen DeGeneres comes to mind: "So excited for the Apple Watch. For centuries, we’ve checked the time by looking at our phones. Having it on your wrist? Genius." Nighty night!

Jochen Kattoll, 2020-09-03

You were looking for confirmation that you don't need it. :-)

Volker Weber, 2020-09-03

Probably 😀

Jochen Kattoll, 2020-09-03

Want to use the upcoming AW6 as BTLE remote control for our sailboat’s autopilot.
Only concern: The watch could be a bit more rugged for sailing, I’ll probably end up with an ugly bumper.

Martin Kautz, 2020-09-05

Hattest du schon mal eine Apple Watch?

Volker Weber, 2020-09-05

Ja, die erste.

Martin Kautz, 2020-09-06

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