A collection of Apple Watch links and tidbits

I, like you I suspect, have been overwhelmed by the amount of information that has followed yesterday's Apple event. I wanted to take a moment, however, to share a few links and tidbits about Apple Watch that I found particularly interesting.  

Articles:

Apple Gets Intimate by Steven Levy (via  Srikar Dhanakoti)

Apple is one of the world’s biggest, most profitable and most powerful companies. It is a corporate Leviathan. Yet it has staked its claim on intimacy, tapping the private impulses of hundreds of millions of users. It is a mass production company that embraces the artisanal.

 

A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch by Benjamin Clymer, Hodinkee

The overall level of design in the Apple Watch simply blows away anything – digital or analog – in the watch space at $350.

 

Assessing From a Fashion Point of View by Vanessa Freidman, The New York Times

The big, giant, amazing thing about the Apple Watch, sartorially speaking, is that it looks like … a watch. Not a device.

 

Tidbits:

  • Rene Ritchie reports that a passcode authorizes Apple Pay, and it remains authorized as long as skin contact is maintained.
  • Yes, it allows for left-handed use as Apple told SlashGear. However, the crown will be at the bottom.
  • Sources tell John Paczkowski that battery life is "about a day", and Apple is working on improving that before launch.
  • David Pogue has a good post with more tidbits under the "What Apple said privately" section.

 

Podcast:

If podcasts are your thing, I enjoyed hearing Horace Dediu's initial thoughts on episode 121 of The Critical Path.