Hey, Apple! What's the f-ing deal with that Watch icon??

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    Mar 17, 2015 12:19 PM GMT
    Just one more thing to push me towards a Samsung Galaxy Tab...updated my iPhone software and now I've got this gawdamn Watch icon that cannot be removed!

    Oh, sure...it probably doesn't take up much megs...but dammit, I don't want nor need it taking up a nano-meg!


    If I ever loose enough brain cells to pay upwards of $1,000 for a f'ing watch, then I'm pretty sure I'd go find the app in the APP store! icon_rolleyes.gif


    Is Apple taking page from the ACA?
    "You must have this app, even if you don't want it, or pay a fine."
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    Mar 17, 2015 7:22 PM GMT
    there are bigger issues with the iPhone than an odd icon or two. create a folder call junk and put all the bothersome icons into this folder.

    10 billion people who bought iphones cant be all wrong maybe its just you?

    no one in their right mind wants the watch:
    -a battery life less than 15 hours
    -Apple stuff that is revision 01 has lots of bugs
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    Mar 17, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    pellaz said10 billion people who bought iphones cant be all wrong

    The power of marketing.   icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 17, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
    buy any phone you want, they probably all next to the same technology and reliability.
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    Mar 17, 2015 10:48 PM GMT
    I looked at it on my iPhone 6, and I think it's technically not an app, but an integral part of the iOS. Which may be necessary in order for the Apple Watch to be paired with the iPhone 24/7, how it was designed. For maximum functionality it's really not intended to be used as a stand-alone timepiece under most circumstances, but be an extension of the iPhone.

    Sorta like the iOS having an integral Bluetooth capability, even if you don't pair a Bluetooth device with it. But some owners like me will use Bluetooth, and perhaps later an Apple Watch. I don't think that you're being unduly penalized by this additional system capability.
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    Mar 20, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    Just shove the Watch icon in a folder. Out of sight, out of mind.
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    Mar 20, 2015 4:45 PM GMT
    Thank you, Captains Obvious!

    You don't think I've already shoved it into a folder that's also got all the damn games they make you have?icon_rolleyes.gif


    The point of the rant was "why the fu*k must we keep this shi*t on our phones, taking up memory?"

    10 billion sheep that do whatever they're told to do, like good little lambs.


    As I thought, not one coherent reason has been said.
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    Mar 21, 2015 2:02 AM GMT
    Everyone does it. Even Android. Mainly because the phone makers are bitches and cave to carrier demands. Verizon is the worst offender. If you plan to finally dump your iphone, get a Google Nexus phone. Very minimal crapware that comes pre-installed.
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    Mar 21, 2015 11:44 PM GMT
    Apple has bigger problems ever since Jobs died.
    I've owned all the phones now and this last one 6+ is a bit of a cluster fuck. On one hand it takes great pics and does some nice things here and there.. but seriously? Some of my calls say Unknown when it's a person like my parents home phone or a desk in our building at work. Also shows up as unknown when I call out sometimes.

    Texting is a crap shoot. I have folks calling me saying Who is this??? My texts with friends are good.. then out of the blue it starts sending them to random strangers out of state.

    Love the big screen, hate the glitchy brain. It reminds me of an Android all of a sudden. At this point, most phones are on an even level for a change.
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    Mar 21, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Thank you, Captains Obvious!

    You don't think I've already shoved it into a folder that's also got all the damn games they make you have?icon_rolleyes.gif

    The point of the rant was "why the fu*k must we keep this shi*t on our phones, taking up memory?"

    10 billion sheep that do whatever they're told to do, like good little lambs.

    As I thought, not one coherent reason has been said.

    I gave you a coherent reason. You're just being petulant. icon_razz.gif