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The Apple Watch or “Apple Has Finally Created a Product that I Have no Real Interest In”

Published May 4, 2015 - 4 Comments

Screen-Shot-2014-09-09-at-3.13.40-PMI wrote “Apple finally created something that I have no interest in” to a friend of mine recently.  He immediately replied with “What?  A treadmill?”  Well played.  Well played indeed.

Apple’s latest creation confuses me.  On one hand I think that it’s gorgeous.  On the other hand, I can’t get over the fact that it’s just a watch.  The sport model starts at $449 and that’s not even the nice looking one.  That’s a lot for something that sits on your wrist and doesn’t do anything drastically different from the phone that it is required to be paired with.

Last night I sat through an unboxing video from DetroitBORG and it’s true… the Apple Watch is beautiful.  But as I watched him go through the functionality there wasn’t anything that made me think I wanted to plunk down that kind of money.  I can’t even tell you when the last time I even wore a watch was.  I feel like Apple is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.  It worked for the iPad.  I’m not feeling it this time.