Radio Episode 107: All About The Apple Watch With Alan Dye, John Gruber, And Om Malik
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A few weeks back, Apple revealed its most recent smartwatches – the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE – and a lot of advanced ink was spilled breaking down each and every detail, both here on HODINKEE and somewhere else. On the off chance that you haven’t seen my first look video for the Series 6 , it’s a very decent introduction for raising you to an acceptable level. Yet, we needed to go further. We needed to go past the spec sheet and offer up some in the background data on the most recent bunch of watch faces, investigate the manners by which the Apple Watch has become a lynchpin of Apple’s more extensive technique, and, obviously, answer that immensely significant inquiry: Should I purchase one?
For that, I chose to enroll the assistance of certain companions and experts.
First up on the current week’s scene, I go directly to the source and talk with Alan Dye, Apple’s Vice President of Human Interface Design. We had Alan on the show a year ago , and I recommend you give that discussion a listen as well, since the majority of what we talked about is still a lot of applicable to our discussion about the Series 6. This go-around, we talk regarding why Apple keeps on looking to old-school, simple horology for watch face motivation, the difficulties of planning adaptable watch face stages rather than unchangeable appearances, and how Alan’s group reacted rapidly to some COVID-actuated plan needs. As usual, Alan presents very smart answers alongside that uncommon look in the background at Apple.
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After that, I plunk down with two other HODINKEE Radio alums, John Gruber and Om Malik. Notwithstanding being admirers of mechanical watches, these folks are two of the most brilliant personalities on earth with regards to everything Apple. John covers the company widely on both Daring Fireball and The Talk Show , and Om has been on the Apple beat for more than twenty years. That they’re both insightful folks with extraordinary funny bones just makes discussions like this much more fun. At whatever point I’m in Cupertino for one of Apple’s enormous occasions, I generally try to get an espresso with John and Om prior to going to my lodging to get their takes on the most recent declarations. I think of it as my own gut-check. Since we were unable to do it half a month back during the virtual occasion, I’m happy we could get it going on air for every one of you to hear.
We trust you appreciate Episode 107 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes beneath, and let us understand your opinion in the comments.
(2:00) HODINKEE Radio Episode 60: Latest On Apple Watch Series 5 (Plus Fantasy Watch Draft Results)
(5:00) First Take: Five Things To Know About The Apple Watch Series 6
(23:00) HODINKEE Radio Episode 12: Apple And The Future Of Watchmaking
(23:30) HODINKEE Radio Episode 66: HODINKEE Magazine, Volume 5, And Bringing Back Om Malik
(28:30) Daring Fireball
(53:15) Nomad Goods
(1:11:00) Apple Watch’s Sensory Overload