Amazon Hints at Upcoming Apple Watch App

Although it went unmentioned at Apple's big Apple Watch event on Monday, an Amazon spokesperson hinted to TechCrunch that the company is looking "to expand to other devices", suggesting an Apple Watch app could be in the works for the device's launch next month, or sometime in the future.

TechCrunch believes the app will be largely similar to the Android Wear Amazon app, letting users search using their voice, access their Wishlist, and use Amazon's 1-click check-out for shopping in a hurry.

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When asked for an official statement, the online retailer kept a vague description over the future of the company's appearance on the new Apple wearable, though given the ubiquity of the service, it's hard to imagine an Amazon Apple Watch app not showing up at all.
“Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our customers. We are committed to being anywhere customers want to shop. That includes watches. We have an Amazon shopping app for Android Wear and will look to expand to other devices.”
Multiple third-party apps were showcased at the event on Monday, but few were actually given in-depth moments at Apple's already packed keynote address. Most recently, Fandango confirmed its movie-focused service will arrive as an app on the Watch in time for the device's April 24 launch date.

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50 months ago
Looking forward to reading my Kindle titles on the Watch screen.

It's such a burden having to carry around Kindle/iPad/iPhone just to read things.
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50 months ago
LOL, explain to me why I wouldn't rather use the iPhone app
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50 months ago
it's gonna be crazy watching how people use a "watch" going forward. i couldn't imagine buying anything on amazon through a watch...but i'm sure some will. will be an interesting evolution of wearables in the next few years.
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50 months ago
I see this more being used for a 'Your recent order from Amazon has just shipped / been delivered' type glance than a 'let's browse the entirety of Amazon on a 42mm device' type thing.
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50 months ago

In the old days people read REAL books. Anyone using a Kindle deserves only scorn for being lazy.


Pfft, anyone reading from paper instead of REAL stone tablets deserves scorn for being lazy.
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50 months ago
The story title should be:

Amazon chokes on the word "Apple"...
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50 months ago
I'm sure I'll use it.
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50 months ago

In the old days people read REAL books. Anyone using a Kindle deserves only scorn for being lazy.


How is it lazy to use a Kindle? That's just a weird comment. I do prefer real books but having a Kindle or a tablet is a lot more convenient than carrying a stack of books if you're reading multiple at a time.
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50 months ago

Pfft, anyone reading from paper instead of REAL stone tablets deserves scorn for being lazy.

That is really hard-core!

I was going to stipulate that the printing must be done with hand set movable type.The illustrations must be wood engravings. This newfangled offset printing process is taking the easy way out.

Hand-lettered books on papyrus scrolls are also acceptable.
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50 months ago

Yea what a HASSLE!

It is a little hassle for a little gain. It's not the kind of thing that you would buy an Apple Watch for. But if you're already planning to get the Apple Watch, and this makes a small task just a little more convenient, why would you deliberately choose the less convenient way?
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