In case you missed it, Apple announced three major new products last Tuesday. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, of course, are selling ridiculously well. The Plus is totally sold out for the next month, and most iPhone 6 variants are shipping in "7-10 business days." So, that's great news. I stayed up until about 3:00AM Pacific time Friday night hitting refresh in Safari every 30 seconds until the Apple Store finally came back online, and managed to get exactly what I wanted: a 64GB iPhone 6 in Space Gray on T-Mobile. (In other news, I can't wait to be rid of AT&T.)

It's been rumored for a while that Apple was building a payment service to take advantage of their millions of iTunes credit cards on file, so Apple Pay isn't necessarily a big surprise. Assuming that the demo presented during the keynote is accurate, Apple Pay will, I expect, be incredibly successful. I'm looking forward to not having to use the mangled plastic cards I carry around in my wallet, and I'm all for never giving my credit card number out in stores or restaurants that I patronize. There are too many stories like this one from the neighborhood I live in.

Finally, I think Apple Watch is going to be very successful, assuming that Apple can ensure that the battery is up to snuff. $350 as a starting price for the watches is quite a bit, but I suppose it shouldn't be seen as a huge surprise given the complexity of the device. Of course, the higher end Edition watches will likely cost an order of magnitude more than the low end, but that shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Personally, I'm obsessed with the Milanese loop bracelet, and would pair that with the standard watch in a 38mm case.

Best,
Aaron


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  • 1178ce2f664a6cee9a05a3e11af5d8d2 by Aaron Brethorst
  • September 13, 2014 06:41 PM
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