The Apple Watch is not only a tech innovation. Meanwhile, North Korea denies involvement with Sony hack and The Interview stars lighten up the news with comedy.
It is no news that the Apple Watch is trying to compete with more than just its tech competitors. The Cupertino giant aims to place it next to high-end, fashionable watches at shelves world-wide. Can a techie device like the Apple Watch really fit in such an exclusive market?
A new survey from First Insight seems to corroborate Apple’s affirmations, becoming the first data to validate their efforts. What’s more interesting is that the Apple Watch seems to be a hit among the ladies, who haven’t been able to get much action in the wearable market.
“We were very surprised to find that women not only loved the Apple Watch — they were actually willing to pay nearly $50 more than market price for the Apple watch when buying it for themselves. It appears Apple has an opportunity to create a smartwatch specifically designed to appeal to women, and charge even more for it.”
Opinion: This just proves that Apple is still king at advertising and really knows how to target its customers. No other smart watch manufacturer has caused such an impression.
North Korea has been the main suspect in the situation that has taken place at Sony Pictures’ offices, where a hack has turned the building upside down. This is due to the movie The Interview, which Sony Pictures is to release come Christmas, in which famous actors Seth Rogen and James Franco are hired by the CIA to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
North Korea says they have no part in GOP’s (Guardians of Peace) actions, though they like that Sony Pictures finds itself in such a struggle. A North Korean spokesperson says the hack “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with North Korea in its struggle to put an end to U.S. imperialism.”
Opinion: Sony Pictures’ situation is still up in the air right now. We have no idea of what’s really going on, but this was a large attack. It will likely be taken pretty far in court.
The hack at Sony Pictures may be no laughing matter to Sony officials, but The Interview stars James Franco and Seth Rogen have found a way to give it a comic twist. In light of so much internal information going out to the world, they claim eventually GOP will get to their smartphone photos, which contain some crazy imagery.
Opinion: Pretty funny, and in a way this is also helping the movie. News about this hack has been spreading all over the place, and its relationship with the film seems to be very likely. A movie about North Korea creating conflict with North Korea sounds like the perfect press-hyping tool.