Apple has released its new OS for their mobile devices including iPhones , iPad and even iPods. Like its counterpart in the Mac platform El Capitan this OS concentrates on tightening up the systems under the hood, reducing bulk, eliminating extraneous code.
Also a new NEWS app.
It’s Lean and Mean. It also adds a few major features a refined look with new system font named San Francisco and better integration within the Eco system.
For a full well written detailed review of this latest OS and the features it now available Click Here
Apple’s strategy of doubling down on privacy as an effective business model in response to Google and its Android OS seems to be bearing fruit for company. As arguably the most famous proponent of citizen privacy Erik Snowden commented directly to this question posed by TechCrunch journalist Constine
Comments like this are becoming more and more common as users settle in and begin to customize the features
Five Weeks and Counting
Here from Jean-Louis Gassée– former CEO of Be the operating system for Macintosh and Head of the Macintosh division of Apple Computer during Steve Jobs exile. But that’s another story click the link above if your interested.
From Gassées highly respected blog Monday Note
The bottom line is mostly good news: After 5 weeks, I find my new Sport Apple Watch well-made, useful and pleasant. I think it’ll be very successful and place Apple in an enviable position in the emerging Smartwatch category.
I can’t help remember the first iPhone eight years ago: No native apps, no cut-and-paste, no accented characters, so-so call quality, short battery life… Compared to the 2007 device, the Apple Watch, with its array of models and bands, shows deep thought and quality execution.
Notice the Graphic featuring the shape of the current Apple TV , also do the words ” The epicenter for change “ refer to the living room as the “epicenter” of the home? Considering the recent Media deals, strong rumors and chatter on the net and the recent reduction in price of the current unit this could be it.
I am looking for a new box that includes Home Kit, TV Kit, New Grid type interface, Channel Packages, and Gaming capabilities along with remote gaming controls. I lot to ask for but I believe they have been working on all these features over the last few years and believe all the technology is in place.
Here is a link to a post I did back in 2012 outlining my thoughts on the direction Apple could be going, I think it still holds up Click Here
If Apple is correct, that eventually their Watch will capture the mobile market and if they continue to disallow traditional type ads on their watch where does that leave Android developers and bigger question still Google itself?
Business Insider seems to believe that Apple is not convinced to let ads appear on their darling. See here for their thoughts Business Insider Watch Ads
My personal opinion is that Apple will not allow traditional ads on their precious watch real estate for the simple reason that there is no need to.
Here are a few reasons why.
1) The watch is a fashion piece and Apple will not want to contaminate it with tasteless ads.
2) Such a strategy will deal a blow to Android , The IOS platform will be so valuable that developers will be able to sell their apps ad free. Research shows that Android app buyers show a preference for free apps that feature ads as a trade off.
3) Apple will take this opportunity to reinforce their marketing campaign that Apple does not see its customers as the product.
4) Apple will tie their iBeacon Technology into Apple Watch allowing companies to send alerts to shoppers nearby their in store iBeacons. Denying Android watches the advantage of this feature.
WatchAware is a new Web-Site offering actual demos of new Apple Watch Apps as well as news , reviews and posts on all things to Watch
Welcome to WatchAware!
As the team who created AppAdvice we’ve been intensely aware about All Things Apple since the first introduction of the iPhone apps in 2008. In September 2014 Apple unveiled what promises to be the next huge shift in mobile computing with their wearable, Apple Watch.
On March 9th @ 10am PDT Apple will hold an World Wide Event introducing the Apple Watch to theWorld ! This will be a live streaming Event viewable on Apple Tv or direct from Apples Website. We hope to learn pricing and configurations as well as features not previously announced.
Track fitness and health using several baked-in, wrist-facing sensors
Get iPhone notifications. (iPhone is required for this watch)
Control your AppleTV and iTunes
Talk to other Apple Watches
Pick up your heart rate using LEDs and sensors
Pay for goods with your watch at numerous nationwide stores
Trigger actions or dictate messages via Siri
Change watch faces
Run a variety of functions, like maps for turn-by-turn navigation or a communicator tool that lets you connect directly with friends’ Apple watches
Display your favorite photos
Tweet from your wrist
See airline flight information
Unlock a hotel room door by waving the device (Starwood)
Run widget-like customizable bits of info showing things like calendar data and music info
Get notification vibrations using a so-called “taptic engine”