Thoughts on Apple Watch

Apple Watch is on the way. It’s going to be a great device when people finally place it on their wrists. I won’t be able to spend $17,000 on the Apple Watch Edition with the Modern Buckle but that’s okay.    

I won’t be able to spend $17,000

This is the unfortunate part about Apple Watch. Even if you go to the store and try it on this Friday, April 24, you won’t be able to buy one. The way Apple is deploying this product requires an unusal amount of patience. Most people will not receive Apple Watch this week and will get them 4-6 weeks from now. There are reports that say Apple stores won’t stock them until June! Sure this is a first world problem but let’s be honest, Apple Watch is a worthy product to wait for. 

 
My visit to the Apple Store on April 10th was exciting. I signed up to try on Apple Watch Edition and was completely impressed by the experience.  If you decided to try on Apple Watch, only go with Apple Watch Edition. The advantage of trying on the most expensive version will make you appreciate the quality of the watch. You’ll appreciate the quality of the entire product line. 

I signed up to try on Apple Watch Edition and was completely impressed by the experience

I detailed my experience on my Radio show 

I’m really excited about this product coming out. It’s just unfortunate I won’t be able to experience it in my own life until next month. 

Apple Watch pricing

Source: Apple Inc.

Apple unveiled the pricing to Apple Watch. It ranges in price from $349 to $17,000. I’ve complied a list of the various configurations. Which one are you going to get?

Apple Watch Sport pricing:
• 38mm Silver Aluminum w/ Sport Band (White, Blue, Green, Pink, Black) – $349
• 42mm Silver Aluminum w/ Sport Band (White, Blue, Green, Pink, Black) – $399

Apple Watch pricing:
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ White Sport Band – $549
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ White Sport Band – $599
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ Black Sport Band – $549
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ Black Sport Band – $599
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ Black Classic Buckle – $649
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ Black Classic Buckle – $699
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ Milanese Loop – $649
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ Milanese Loop – $699
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ Leather Loop (Black, Bright Blue, Stone, Brown) – $699
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ Modern Buckle (Black, Midnight Blue, Soft Pink, Brown) – $749
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ Link Bracelet – $949
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ Link Bracelet – $949
• 38mm Stainless Steel w/ Link Bracelet – $949
• 42mm Stainless Steel w/ Link Bracelet – $949
• 38mm Space Black w/ Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – $1049
• 42mm Space Black w/ Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – $1099

Apple Watch Edition pricing:
• 38mm 18-Karat Rose Gold w/ White Sport Band – $10,000
• 42mm 18-Karat Rose Gold w/ White Sport Band – $12,000
• 38mm 18-Karat Yellow Gold w/ Black Sport Band – $10,000
• 42mm 18-Karat Yellow Gold w/ Black Sport Band – $12,000
• 42mm 18-Karat Yellow Gold w/ Midnight Blue Classic Buckle – $15,000
• 38mm 18-Karat Rose Gold w/ Rose Gray Modern Buckle – $17,000

The Return of KS3Tech.com

Welcome to the new KS3Tech.com

It’s been a while since anything been written. Since that time, I’ve been focused on my radio on Blogtalkradio.com. That has been a tremendous success! I decided to come back to this form because I felt that in order to talk about certain news, I need to place it in a written form.

This site is continue to be a great source for readers to get the truth about about technology. Every once in awhile, I may expand to other topics but the core will always be about technology.  I want to that everyone that has followed me for the past few years. I’ve been really humbled by the response I’ve gotten from my readers and listeners.

Let’s continue to embrace technology to enhance our lives.

-KRS III

The Bigger Than Big Experience -Part 1

It’s not often that I have to eat my words. Let me take that back. It’s not often that I have to recant something that I’ve said before. For the longest, I have talked about how ridiculous phone screen sizes have gotten. I’ve talked about Android and reason why there’s screens a larger. Even when Samsung first came out with the Note series and how those phones for over 5 inches.. Now I’m going to have to take all of that back because of iPhone 6 Plus.

Holding iPhone 6 Plus
Holding iPhone 6 Plus

Why did I choose this monstrosity?

Since Apple decided to come out with two different versions of iPhone 6, I had to make a decision on which one I wanted to get. It was between the iPhone 6 which has a 4.7 inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus which has a 5.5 inch screen. I never really thought about getting a large-screen phone simply because I was worried about how to handle phone and whether or not if it was really just going to be too big for me.

I took a look at the iPhone 6 and was really impressed that it didn’t feel that much larger then my iPhone 5. The quality of the screen the quality of the camera is really impressed me. But I decided to go with iPhone 6+. I thought to myself, if Apple was going to release this product, Then it can’t be that bad. Now, I did not get it when it first came out because I needed to wait until my contract ended.

In between the time of the launch until the time I got it, I took some serious thinking in order to decide which one that I was going to get. Ultimately it just came down to really being different. I wanted to use a product that would be large enough for me to continue to use comfortably as phone but also incorporate some iPad features.

You’ve decided, now what?

My iPhone 6 Plus Selection
My iPhone 6 Plus Selection

Now that I decided on iPhone 6 Plus, it was time for me to actually go out and purchase it. I initially went to the AT&T store and only guessed that it would not be there and I would have to place one on order. When I was told that it would take 4 to 5 weeks to get the model that I wanted, I cringed at the though of waiting that long. The AT&T salesperson told me that if I needed it quickly that going to the apple store be the best bet.

I never really thought about doing that because it’s been a long time since I’ve had to stand in line for a phone. So the following day I went to an Apple store and in line only to find out that they were out of stock. When I was told that they’re out of stock, I resigned to the fact that I would have to come back to the store and check on inventory level every day. When talking to one of the Apple people there, He suggested that I go to findiphone.apple.com and see what stores in area had it in stock.

While at the store, I decided to get on my phone just to check the website out. I discovered that the original Apple store I went to had it available. So rushed back to the other Apple store I got in line and finally was able to get my iPhone 6 Plus.

What are your impressions?

iPhone 6 Plus Design
iPhone 6 Plus Design

 

When I opened up the box, I was just in awe all with the beauty of it. As you can see from pictures above, the design reminds me of the very first iPhone I came out back in 2007. Why initially turn the screen on but also by the clarity.

Truthfully, when I started using iPhone 6 Plus, I really didn’t notice the speed difference from the iPhone 5. I attributed that to the fact I didn’t have anything on the phone because I needed to wait until I got back home so that I can completely restore my phone. But, I was able to have all my contacts, Calendar and reminders on my phone once I left the Apple store. Thank you iCloud!

What’s happened since?

One of the things that I’ve noticed with this phone is that despite the size, it shrinks after a period of time. What I mean is that the device itself disappears in your hands. The size of the screen, the way that the apps to use the screen, being able to see the details in your pictures has truly impressed me since I’ve gotten this phone. Now after a while, I’ll explain in detail about individual things that I really admire about this product but right now I highly recommend this product more so than just iPhone 6.

-KRSIII

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