Hello all. I try to be respectful, I try to give anyone the benifit of the doubt. Here are my thoughts on everything released earlier this week well, last as of now.
Iphones, easy as we've always had it. It's no secret technology gets better with time, like a beer or wine, we know the 5S is better slightly then the 5, better then the 4S etc, so the iPhone6 and iPhone6+ big deal? i have another years or so until my upgrade comes in, and i'm thrilled to wait, as long as IOS8 runs ok on my five, I'll take it.
I have serious concerns which were not covered big surprise during the event, though I didn't expect them to be intelligent enough to do that, they were all about the glitz. My questions, are as follows.
1. When is the payment debited or charged to your credit card of choice? Is it in an hour, a day, the same business day?
2. Scanning credit cards. We're supposed to be able to hold up a credit card to add it into the queue to accept Apple Pay. Ok that's fantastic but what if you have someone such as myself whom doesn't always have the distance calcualted right, to scan the card in? It makes no difference if I use an Itunes card, or the upcoming Apple Pay.
3. This is a tretch I admit, but again a vallid question. You get your phone, but for reasons known to you, you select not to turn on Find My iPhone. What happens when you lose, or get your phone stolen? How much protection do you really have now that you, chose not to enable this feautre? As i said this is a bit of a stretch, but an answer we don't have yet.
The last product, Apple Watch.
I'll be blut and honest, a waste of money. You have two critical concerns in my view, first, you need an iPhone to use, at least the basic one. What if I buy Sally her first Apple watch, but she's still happy with Android, Nokia, etc, which is her right and she should be. so i've wasted nearly 400 dolars on what, something that looks nice? Let's not discount tha the price points can only go up on this tiem and for what? So it vibrates one way to turn right, one different to turn left. That's great. So it monitors my pulse, I can draw little pictures to send to the texters in my group, ok that's nice too. But is is necessary to spend that much on something so expensive? Not to metnion that we haven't gotten confirmation of it's accessibility, and what if the display is not great for low vision users but blind users love the voice over? or the voice over sound tinny but the zoom is good enough?
Where does this leave me? I'm running an out of date phone, already, with not even a hint of compatibility with anything but my Mac when the next OS comes out. So The only way for me to even consider taking part in Apple Pay is to spend the 350 dollars to get a watch that does, what? I know we are supposed ot priase Apple to the high heavens of god bless accessibility, look what you've come out with, and usually I'm all for it. But is there anyone else at all, who thinks I might be somewhat on track here? I'm not trying to start a fight or this is better then that, but does anyone logically see that Apple is trying once they release a new thing, to sweep the other devices under the rug? Case in point, bose sound dock system, series two with the old school connector. I can't use it with my new phone, unless I spend 30 bucks on an adapter or maybe an aux cable that might put audo through to the speaker, or spend another three hundred plus to get a new Bose speaker. I'm all for technology changing, no i don't need the new iPhone the day it launches or the watch or the iPad. but is anyone at all seeing my dislike here?