Working on this blog over the last nine weeks, it’s been interesting to see where the media we use on a daily basis has been and is going. I just had a friend buy an Apple Watch. I sat there for a few minutes and looked at it and thought it was pretty cool, but then I determined I had no use for it. I’m simplistic when it comes to wearing a watch. I feel like if we are wearing a watch that is synced up with our smartphone, we are getting pretty lazy. How hard is it to pull your phone out of your pocket and read your email, browse Facebook, or dare I say, use it as a phone.
“But CEO Tim Cook is selling the Apple Watch as the next must-have device, able to serve people’s information needs all day long, like no other tool has quite been able to do.
“Now it’s on your wrist. It’s not in your pocket or pocketbook,” Cook said before unveiling the new line on Monday. “We think the Apple Watch is going to be integral to your day.”
What do you expect him to tell you? He’s a salesman and he’s going to try and convince you that you need this watch.
Initial consumer reactions ranged from die-hard Apple fans vowing to buy the watch immediately, to naysayers who don’t see the point of paying so much to see updates on their wrist instead their smartphone.
“I think it’s a tough market they are trying to get into, and I don’t see much promise that is going to come out of it,” said Joshua Powers, 21, a junior at Emerson College in Boston who owns an iPhone, an iPad and a MacBook computer.
I for one love to get away from the constant emails on my phone on the weekend. Why would I want to be on vacation, with my Apple Watch on my wrist, only to have it blown up with work emails? No thanks. I’m sure the Apple Watch will appeal to the masses that can’t live without the latest and greatest Apple products, but I can’t justify the need to have another piece of technology to keep me informed of everything my phone already does.