Get ready, here comes the hate for Apple’s ‘iWatch’

“Later today, when Apple unveils its long-awaited wearable, expect similar, self-assured proclamations of its doom,” Mark Rogowsky writes for Forbes.

“With four of the millennium’s biggest hit products, Apple’s new releases typically draw more predictions of doom than success,” Rogowsky writes. “There is an undercurrent of hate towards Apple that is a function of jealousy over the company’s success and its ‘arrogance’ both real and perceived. But what really frustrates Apple haters is that the company can most often do things [of which] other companies only dream.”

“Apple will show off more details about its HealthKit app tomorrow with the Mayo Clinic touting the capabilities of iPhones and iWatches for making people healthier. The company will show how its mobile payments solution is ready to go with major national retailers,” Rogowsky writes. “Samsung fans will point out that heart-rate monitoring is a “me-too” feature. Android aficionados will explain that paying with your phone has existed for several years thanks to Google Wallet. Neither group will mention that for all the usage of those features, they might as well not exist. And yet, if Apple mentions the competition at all, it will be to heap contempt on it. Again, the critics will be enraged.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Aw, poor babies are about to get enraged as Apple backs up and drives over the roadkill yet again. Too bad. Let them foam at the mouth with FUD. Beyond rampant, unpunished Apple patent and trade dress infringement, FUD is all they have.

To paraphrase the immortal words of Frank ‘The Fixer’ Acavano: Fsck the ambulance, call a hearse.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

38 Comments

  1. If Apple announced that they have a product that reanimates the dead, the iHaters would announce that Apple is causing overpopulation and thus the end of the world.

    1. Yup, because Samsung and others will want their name mentioned along with Apple today and tomorrow.

      “Say anything you want about me, but pronounce my name correctly.” OK, Slamdunk.

    1. I do wear a watch, in fact two; one for work and one for outside work. Both are fully analogue mechanical, one auto, the other a forty-plus year old that needs winding every day.
      Neither will be replaced by an electronic device that needs charging overnight.
      I can, however, see advantages to having a wristband, Fitbit-type device that allows fast use of payments, security door unlocking, public transit passthrough/ticket payment without needing a bunch of separate cards, and without needing to remove a phone from a pocket.

      1. Exactly.

        I don’t wear a watch, haven’t in years.
        But the “iWatch” I will look at, will I buy one just cause it’s apple? No.

        Will I take a good look at it? Yes.

        Timepiece, not interested.
        Million other possibilities on the iWatch, interested.

  2. If Apple announced that they had invented a practical teleported, the iHaters would announce the end of the world as we know it because we would all be expected to be in two places at once.

  3. If Apple announced that they had invented a practical Time Travel device, iHaters would announce that Apple has destroyed life as we know it because we wouldn’t know if we were coming or going.

      1. Android was a copy of the Blackberry till Apple released the iPhone then Google did the fastest about turn in history and copied iPhone IOS. Android users are the biggest hypocrites claiming they were first when all they did was copy IOS and now Windows phone.

  4. I haven’t seen a single Apple product announced since the return of Steve Jobs that didn’t get a lot of hate thrown at it. iPhone 6 and the “iWatch” will be no different. The best thing to do is to laugh at the Apple haters. Since they hate Apple so much, they’re not likely to be convinced to buy Apple products, so I don’t even try to persuade them.

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