“How often do you pull your phone out of your pocket or your bag and glance at it? I do this simple but annoying task upwards of fifty times a day. I love my iPhone, but in this respect I also hate it,” Adams Hopper writes for Thought Catalog. “I hate how rude it looks when I have to turn my ringer off while in conversation with somebody. I hate having to take my backpack off in order to get my phone out to simply check my notifications. I hate the constant buzzing and ringing necessary in my day-to-day existence.
“Apple just presented us with the solution to the problem they helped to create. A simple, tiny screen that fits on our wrists in place of our Timexs and Rolexs that can give us a discreet way of dealing with the digital world when we’d rather be out in the physical one,” Hopper writes. “The genius of the Apple Watch is much like the now ubiquitous headphone remotes we employ to skip tracks and answer calls when our phone are buried away in our pockets or slipped into armbands. It’s biggest feature is how little we’ll have to use it. Raise your arm, make the adjustment to your digital life in a couple quick taps, and get on with the real world.”
“What should Apple’s ads look like? A couple in the middle of an important conversation,” Hopper writes. “One of the pair gets a call during it and, using the new Apple Watch, simply and discreetly swipes it away for later.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back on January 31st: 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.
As we wrote on January 30th: 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.