I find the best way to get a real idea of how products work is via video. Since the shocking livestream from Apple’s event yesterday (which you can now watch without the hitches), I’ve watched a few bits that have given me a decent sense of how the products work.

These are the bits of video that have really shown me how Apple’s products actually work, better than the keynote did.

TechCrunch: Hands on with the Apple Watch

An almost completely new UI introduced with this product, unlike really anything in the keynote this video actually shows how it works in action. It actually looks very cool I think.

The Verge: Apple Pay hands on

This one shows Apple Pay in action. Looks pretty smooth. I also found it handy as the demo model is a 6 Plus, interesting to me from the perspective of seeing its relatively hefty size in a ‘real life’ situation.

Bloomberg: Apple said to reap fees from banks in new payment system

This is the big question for me with Apple Pay. With payments it isn’t just about technology and customer / user experience. There are always fees and middle men, and it sounds like Apple’s cut itself a great deal. Which may not be such a great deal for retailers, and subsequently customers who inevitably get the fees passed to them.

Daring Fireball: Prelude

John Gruber’s not written up his (always spot on) assessment yet. But it’s quite amusing reading this predictions post from beforehand, which is predictably spot on.

ArsTechnica: iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus scale (PDF)

Simply a printable PDF of the various iPhone sizes. Very useful for someone like me who’s never really spent any significant time with a phone bigger than an iPhone 5.

 

 

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