The Apple Watch – 3 Ways that Apple Screwed it Up

I'd rather buy a car. Thank you very much.
The Apple Watch Edition. I’d rather buy a car. Thank you very much.

At WWDC 2015 Apple unveiled its latest personal device, The Apple Watch, to the waiting world and despite Apple’s claims about the Apple watch being “The Watch Reimagined ” it really isn’t the case here. We take a look at how the guys from Cupertino missed their cues this time.

Price

Lets get the facts out of the way first. The Apple Watch Sport starts at $350(about 22,000 rupees) and tops out at $400(approx 25,100 rupees). The Apple Watch(the one with the steel casing) ranges from $549(approx 34,400 rupees)to $1,099 (approx 69,000 rupees.) And the Apple Watch Edition starts off at $10,000(approx 6.27 lakh rupees.)

And what else can you get for that sort of money? Well for around $400 you could get two Asus Zenwatches or get one Moto 360 and save $150(around 9400 rupees).

For the price of the priciest of the steel cased Watches, you could get yourself an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, which can do a lot more than the watch.

And then we get to the insane Apple watch edition. For that price you get yourself a car, one that’ll last a lot longer than any watch and of course is a lot more useful as well. As Asus put it you have to be insane( or be a celeb) to buy the Edition.

Asus are quite right to say this.
Asus are quite right to say this.

 Hello, Cupertino? There’s nothing new here!

Yes, the biggest issue is that Apple hasn’t brought anything new to the game. The Apple Watch does what every other smartwatch in the market does. it can be your health and fitness tracker and it does notifications. Sure, Apple may claim that they doe everything better, and maybe that is true(that’s a big maybe though,) but the fact of the matter is that the only thing you can do with the Apple Watch that other smartwatches cannot is draw a stupid smiley face or some other silly emoji and send it to another Apple watch user.

Really Apple? Emoji? Really?
Really Apple? An Emoji? Really?

Apple’s track record with 1st Generation devices

Apple really doesn’t have a brilliant track record when it comes to 1st gen devices. Take the 1st gen iPhone for example, when it was launched in 2007,  3G was widely available and the iPhone didn’t have that available. The 1st gen iPad was clunky and looked rather weird. 10 months later, it had been replaced by a much slimmer iPad 2.

The problem with  Apple and 1st gen devices is the fact that seem to always be a bit too cautious. Who knows when the next Apple Watch will come out? In a year? 18 months? Whatever be the cycle, you can be sure that the next generation watch will be quite different.

The 1st gen iPad. Proof of Apple's restraint.
The 1st gen iPad. Proof of Apple’s restraint.

@DennisA_James

Content Editor @ProdNote

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