I can’t put my finger on any one thing, but today I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve. There’s just SOMETHING about the updates that might/could be/maybe OFFICIALLY be talked about soon that excite me. I will admit. This is the first time ever that the “announcements” have ever got much of my attention.
I’ve waited for the OS updates and tomorrow we get the release dates so I’m pretty stoked.
It was last year that first got me genuinely excited. Like you, I can’t really explain why (and I didn’t buy any Apple products in the last year, except AirPod replacements so it’s not that exactly). But, each year, there are things I want to own, and want to learn about so it is fascinating.
Edit: and software technologies I want to explore
I think it was partly coming to accept that being excited about the announcements was an okay thing. My family gets excited by 23 grown ups chasing a ball around a pitch every weekend, how can this be less acceptable?
I really hope we get a good hardware update for the watch. I’m ready to buy, even if it’s just a significant power (ergo battery) boost.
It’ll be my second annual upgrade if so (started with the Series 3.)
Same for me, I don’t really plan on updating my iphone this year (the XR has been excellent since I’ve gotten it, and I’m not big on photography improvements). But, I love this time of year just to take in all the innovations and improvements (no matter how incremental) and seeing the future sort of unfold in front of us.
This is the first year I’m actually considering sticking with my current Watch (Series 4). The speculation this year seems to be that they will add sleep tracking and new case material offerings (titanium and bringing back ceramic), though it may not be much different in terms of power and screen tech. I currently use a 3rd party sleep at (SleepWatch) that covers all the bases for me currently, so it wouldn’t be enough to get me to jump to a Series 5. An always-on microLED screen, however, would make me crazy and I’d have to have it.
I hope the rumors are at least missing a performance boost. Series 4 was the one that finally hit the threshold for seamless interaction so I could see a case for switching to a slower update cycle, but that’d be a bummer. Take my money!
And I also want always on! I’d love a minimal analog face that expands into the full infograph face when turned towards me. I hope it comes withthe next gen OLED they are supposedly still developing.
Oh God, that would be GREAT
I’m going to wait on final decisions until the event.
I’m pretty satisfied with my phone. OTOH, a better camera is always good. But is it $1,000-good? Probably not; I only take a few photos a month where I care how good the photos are; the rest of them are receipts and whatnots where the iPhone XS is more than sufficient.
I think I have a Series 1 Watch. Or maybe Series 2. Either way: ooooooooold. Kinda want a better one. But also want to save money.
My kingdom for an updated SE-sized iPhone.
Edit: Eh, maybe not.
I’m pumped to see Apple’s Tile competitor - hopefully I can replace the clunky-looking key tag on my key ring with a beautiful Apple … thing. And then watch it get all scuffed up and lose it’s prettiness . Do you think they’ll come out with an article about caring for it properly, like they have with the Apple card?
1 - HyperCard
2 - Mouse/trackpad support for the AppleWatch
One more thing:
AppleRing - For those times I jog but don’t want to bring my iPhone nor wear my AppleWatch.
I wonder what the point of going back to this would be now though? While I doubt we are getting AR glasses, I DO expect Apple to push AR more today than they have in the past. I bring that up because 3D window displays would be a slick way of introducing more customers to AR capabilities.
I am liking the conversation that has started around my simple post! It is heart warming to hear positive thoughts on a subject.
From “my” perspective, as someone with mobility concerns, I am excited as to the possibilities that Apple can/will bring to people like myself, (notice I didn’t say “suffer from disabilities”. I don’t “suffer”, I work around them).
The iPhone and iPad have brought great improvements to my life. The wow factors are great, and much appreciated, but things like health monitoring, easier usability of a product, voice assist/guidance, and the simple to use interface of the provided apps appeal greatly to me.
Bottom line? I think most all of us feel something in the air, and are excited!
I hope that the iPhone Health app will be made available across all AppleDevices.