The Apple Watch is about to change everything

“Apple has got a huge completely untapped watch market to tap into,” Cody Willard writes for marketWatch. “Today’s smartwatches aren’t really that smart, and they’re not all that good at being watches either.”

“App and game creators are about to scramble to make their products work on the Apple Watch,” Willard writes. “While there have been plenty of Android and other ‘smartwatches’ on the market, I can tell you from experience that trying to use Android smartphone apps on your smartwatch makes for a brutal user experience.

Willard writes, “Remember, we are living in a App Revolution and the Apple Watch will bring the app-driven ecosystem to this form factor once and for all.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch will even change people’s behavior:

As we wrote in January:

All phones are cumbersome to the same degree. They have to be pulled out, woken up, and poked at… Apple created… a world of iPhone/iPhone knockoff addicts. Apple will change the world again with Apple Watch, replacing iPhone zombies and iPhones on and under dining tables and everywhere else (you know, the stuff the older set complain about: “People nowadays, always looking at their gizmos, nobody can even have a conversation”) with quick glances of the wrist – like in the days of yore….

With iPhone, Apple changed the fabric of our everyday lives: All around the world today, you see people constantly pulling phones from pockets and staring at them. With Apple Watch, Apple will change behavior worldwide once again. A quick glance at your Watch and you’re off. No more smartphone zombies. Watch and see.

11 Comments

  1. I honestly think that the apps on my iPhone and iPad may be a big change all by themselves.

    Do you really believe a third gadget, a wrist watch, is going to create a bigger change than iPad and iPhone did?

    1. Yes, I think the revolution of people strapping computers to their bodies is going to be looked at, in retrospect once it’s complete, as a bigger revolution than putting a phone in everyone’s pocket.

      Remember, Apple not only has your wrist with the Apple Watch, they have your ears with Beats wireless headphones. I’m sure that one day soon, Apple Watch and Beats headphones will integrate with each other in such a way that you’ll want to own both.

      Soon you will begin to see people everywhere with computers strapped to their wrists and covering their ears. It won’t be long until the fight for the eyeballs begins too, and a victor (probably Apple) emerges there. What company better than Apple to solve the geeky augmented-reality glasses problem? Apple will have learned so much about selling wearable fashion computers from the Apple Watch that of course they’ll invent the first AR glasses that people would be willing to wear in public.

      The wearable revolution that’s getting underway this year will mean that by 2020, we’ll look back at 2014/2015 like it was the technological stone age.

  2. The  Watch is cool and I might get one. But I’m actually waiting more for an update to Pages that brings back many of the layout features lost with the new version.

    If this article says anything that’s true, it will be the apps that drive the value of the Watch.

  3. With the app revolution and the Internet of everything, does this mean that I’ll be able to buy apps for my blender, toaster, microwave oven and, garage door opener? 😳

  4. “$350? Fully subsidized? With a plan!? That is the most expensive digital watch in the world and it won’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine.” /s

  5. In the days of yore, timepieces were pocket watches kept in pockets. Like smartphones 🙂

    Why we switched to wristwatches is interesting, according to Wikipedia…

    “Up until the start of the 20th century, though, the pocket watch was predominant and the wristwatch was considered feminine and unmanly. In men’s fashions, pocket watches began to be superseded by wristwatches around the time of World War I, when officers in the field began to appreciate that a watch worn on the wrist was more easily accessed than one kept in a pocket.”

  6. Each individual should evaluate themselves as to whether they need an iWatch. Today at work I looked at my iPhone screen about 5 times to check what AAPL was doing, about 3 times to see the weather, I read several messages from my wife and group family,
    and read and replied to 2 emails. I surfed MDN and Yahoo at lunch, and did one quick check for notifications on Facebook. All in all, I could have used an iWatch to do roughly 2/3rds of that stuff, leaving the iPhone in my pocket until I needed to actually really do something. I perceive myself to qualify for a lower end iWatch. Any doubts I have are with SIRI accuracy, maps usage, and running out of battery. I know Apple is not going to put a FaceTime camera on the watch anytime soon for privacy fear of what happened to Google Glass.

  7. First off: I’m likely to buy one.

    But get this: how do you like it when someone, say your doctor, is constantly looking at his/her watch? It isn’t really much more polite than pulling out your phone.
    Esp. since if they see something compelling, they WILL pull out their phone anyhow.
    Undivided attention is what people crave when they are engaging at a directed, personal level. Doesn’t matter much what is distracting the other person.

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