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Thoughts on Today’s  Watch Event

Why did Jeff Williams get the job of introducing ResearchKit?
What’s the story with Toyota and CarPlay?
I noticed the new typeface on the MacBook keyboard by the two-story “a” on the command key.
What did all the wireless technology icons shown around MacBook mean?
That MacBook latch recess looks awfully sharp.
Why are they still selling MacBook Air? Is it just a run-off of stock (with a little spec boost)?
What if I didn’t want to use Pay with my watch? Is there a way to cancel an accidental transaction?
Is Apple saying “yes” to too many things with all these Kits?

Why I Might Want an  Watch

Glances: Weather, Now Playing, Incoming Calls
Move goals and Stand reminder
Pay, Passbook and Hotel room (requires broader support)
I like the black finishes and the my favorite band in the black link bracelet.

iOS 6

iOS 6 is more refined and looks great, but there are a few areas where it’s not so good or needs improvement.

I am not a fan of that new menu bar color. The dark blue is not appealing to me.

When scrolling past the page edges in Safari, the dark linen background appears. I’m not sure what it was before, but I was not happy to see linen here.

The new phone dialer is ugly.

The settings is getting a little cluttered. It would have been nice if Apple had included little text links between pages instead of including every option that you might be looking for in every place you might look for it. The Disclaimers in the new Maps app is a great example of the kind of link I think would be nice.

I’m not on Facebook, so I want all the Facebook sharing options to be hidden.

I wish that notifications overlay had a nicer, more intuitive animation. It’s different than iOS 5, but still weird.

Since iCloud tabs were added, it seems like the next step would be history. I would love it if my entire history would be listed in iCloud so I can browse to recent sites from my iPhone on my Mac. Also, Once I’ve opened a tab on my Mac, I’d like to be able to tell my iPhone to close it (sometimes).

iPhone 5

You’d be hard pressed to find “Macintosh” anywhere but a Tim Cook keynote. Tim seemed to be a little unsure of his speech this time.

It’s a little awkward to hear him come out on stage and say “thank you” over and over.

The humor Steve brought is missing. Only Phil injects some, but he doesn’t have the same sharp wit.

The promotional shots of Newsstand show it filled up with content. I wonder if brand new devices will come with some periodicals preloaded.

From the keynote, it looked like Ping might be gone. But it’s still in this one screenshot on the New iTunes page.