Sometime in early 2007, when I first heard of Twitter I thought it was the dumbest idea ever. I didn’t come to this conclusion after reading a news article. No, I created a profile, then got frustrated because I was unable to come up with something tweet worthy under 140 characters and deleted the profile 45 minutes later. Why would I want to limit myself to 140 characters when there is email and instant messaging?
I admit, I was wrong – I changed my mind. These days I love Twitter. I cannot tell how many breaking news I read at Twitter first. Should I ever be worried, with one glance I can make sure that the world still exists and then continue doing what I was doing. So, I thought the Apple Watch and the reaction it announcement caused on Twitter is ideal for a post. Considering, how many give don’t give it a chance, like I didn’t give Twitter years ago.
1) What will it cost?
2) Will it require a change in retail strategy?
3) How long will the battery last?
4) Are Siri and Apple Maps ready for prime-time?
5) How will Apple Pay work on the watch?
And how on earth didn’t I know about Apple pay before? And why is it not the iWatch? Because nobody wanted to say “iPay” and so they had to also name the watch Apple Watch? Anyway, after years of me pulling out my iPhone just to read the time, I finally got back to wearing a wristwatch a few months ago. And then of course, Apple comes out with a watch. Leave me alone Apple, I don’t want it (…maybe).
To my relief, Anjali Mullany (@anjalimullany) found this FastCompany article, which in summary states that watches are a fashion choice and so Apple is not invading an empty space with its watch. No one wants to be the “early adopting tech dork” (see Google Glass). Well, I guess we will see.
So it may not be looking like an easy win for Apple this time. Wired (@WIRED) even finds the design of both the iPhone 6 and the Apple watch disappointing. I don’t know, I can still remember how the people where talking about the iPad when it came out. Take a business fight and you see what those people are doing today.
Thank god Learn Something (@LearnSomething) came up with an even better design.
Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) doesn’t even need an Apple watch to get his boarding done instyle.
But in all seriousness. If we like it or not the iPhone, and with it the rise of the smart phone, has changed how we interact with our phones. They have become the most used item in our pockets. We carry them with us everywhere. They might well be even the most looked at items we own… But beware some idiot actually calls us and causes Minecraft – PE to freeze again!
I just realized that we cannot call all them smart watches because that name is already taken. But if these…uhm… digital watches become as abundant as the phones, then Slate (@Slate) are probably not far from the truth.
And of course, we will still have too many emails. Now on more devices than ever. Elisabeth (@ElisabethSampon) got that right.
Write a comment about what you think about the Apple Watch or let me know what you want me to follow on Twitter next week.