Apple begins marketing Apple Watch as integral part of connected iOS, Mac ecosystem

“Apple updated its online storefront on Tuesday with fresh imagery and text touting so-called Continuity features that interconnect iOS, Mac and now Apple Watch devices,” AppleInsider reports.

“Apple is placing emphasis on software integration across its major platforms, highlighting inter-device operability between flagship iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple Watch products,” AppleInsider reports. “Specifically, Apple Watch owners can transfer calls, messages, emails and more to a paired iPhone.”

“Apple has touted Handoff as a core Apple Watch capability,” AppleInsider reports, “but today’s Online Apple Store update is one of the first instances Watch was included as an integral part of the company’s portable device ecosystem.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch is really a big timesaver. Managing texts and deleting email from the wrist, actions that immediately propagate to our Macs, iPhones and iPads, is actually a huge timesaver. Every day, Apple Watch gives us the gift of more time!

9 Comments

  1. Why are you receiving so much email that you’re spending any significant amount of time just deleting it? I read and respond to my email throughout the day as appropriate, then at worst spend 30 seconds deleting stuff a day. If managing messages you receive is taking that much time that the time difference of getting your phone out every so often and checking your watch is eating into your day then I’d suggest doing something to manage what you receive in the first place. I’ve saved so much time by going back to ringing certain people rather than going back and forth multiple times on email. The majority of my email is received at work, and I find it’s so much easier to deal with it on a computer where I can refer to other documents etc, than on a phone, if you’re doing such a large volume of messaging then if it is important I would suggest it needs more attention than a watch (or even a phone) can give, and if it’s not important then try and cut it out. Yes it may be more convenient, but I think there are other things you can do to save you time during the day. I want Apple watch to be a success, but MDN’s examples really aren’t selling it to me.

    I read and hear about people complaining about the deluge of notifications they receive from various sources, for me the best way of dealing with them is cutting out superfluous ones, not finding a quicker way to dismiss them.

    1. Mxnt41,

      MDN is running a popular Apple news site, and people send him emails with links to stories from all over the web. So he probably gets a zillion emails everyday.

      I send him stuff sometimes too when I have a new story that I think he might be interested in running on MDN.

      So his volume of email every day probably dwarfs what most people get in their own inboxes. Thus managing it from the Apple Watch is probably a huge help.

    2. For me, I’ve already handled the underlying issue of having junk notifications long ago, and with the Apple Watch it’s more about being immediately notified so I can react quicker. It’s a time saver in the sense that you can get things done right away rather than waiting an hour or so to check your phone and catch up on a bunch of things at once, potentially much later than you could have.

  2. Would be really nice to see text messages received on multiple devices be marked read on all when they are read on any device. I get messages on my phone, iPad and MBA – never know which I’ll be use. After I read the messages on one device, they are still marked unread and badged on the other two devices.

    1. Sounds like something unusual is going on with your stuff, mine works flawlessly. Try signing out and disabling iMessage on everything, then start with your iPhone and slowly flip everything back on again.

  3. I have never been able to get handoff to work for Maps from my Mac to my iPhone 6. It would be useful if I could find a destination and plan a trip on my big screen and then hand it off to the phone for in-car navigation.

    Sadly, as with many aspects of Yosemite, it just doesn’t work.

    Ditto for iWork – which has been dumbed down so much to make it compatible with iOS I have had to subscribe to office365 – the first Microsoft product I have bought in nearly 15 years.

    I am beginning to really hate iOS for its role in killing Mac OS/X.

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