The five biggest Apple Watch myths and lies

“Whenever Apple releases a new product category the Internet is flooded with snarky, negative comments that imply that the product is a failure,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO. “We saw it with the first iPhone and also the iPad. And, of course, you just knew the nattering nabobs of negativity where going to lash out against the Apple Watch and they have… with gusto!”

“But I have an Apple Watch, it came four days ago via UPS. And I’m here to tell you that you should tune out the Negative Neds and Negative Nellies when it comes to the Apple Watch,” Lynch writes. “Some of them simply don’t know what they’re talking about, while others have a stick up their rear ends simply because the Apple Watch is made by Apple.”

Lynch writes, “So without further adieu [sic] here are five of the biggest myths and lies being pushed by the Apple Watch naysayers, and I’ll tell you why these people are dead wrong about all of them.”

The five biggest Apple Watch myths and lies:
1. You don’t need an Apple Watch
2. The Apple Watch is too expensive
3. The Apple Watch is hard to learn how to use
4. The Apple Watch battery doesn’t last long enough
5. The Apple Watch is slow

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MacDailyNews Take: Damn lies, all five!

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.MacDailyNews Take, January 30, 2015

29 Comments

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  1. I really enjoy when people came out with those lies because at the end, the truth prevails and those dumb “ANALyst” make a fool (and a funny one) of them selves.
    Just like when Steve Ballmer laugh at the iPhone price and lack of keyboard.. and a few months later he became the greatest fool in youtube.

  2. When the iPhone came out tons of people said they didn’t “need” that either. Nowadays you would have to pry their iPhone or iPhone-ripoff away from their cold dead hands. (And if they were old enough, they said the same thing about the iPod, the graphical user interface and the mouse.)

    When we have the same amount of distance to look back on the launch of the Apple Watch that we have to look back on the launch of the iPhone/iPod/Mac, I think it will be pretty universally agreed that the revolution brought about by people strapping computers to their bodies was bigger and changed society more profoundly than putting a computer in every pocket or on every desk did.

  3. Years ago, I wore a watch 100% of my waking hours. Probably 10-15 years ago I stopped: clocks were everywhere and my phone had one synced with a time standard. After four days of Watch, I’m not certain it is indispensable to my life, but it is rather handy. The watch aspect is OK, but notifications are the thing: I sometimes missed them with a silenced iPhone vibrating in my pocket, but you can’t ignore being tapped on the wrist.

    I do find my arm hair has grown a little longer in the intervening years, so I have to trim it to not be in the way of the digital crown, but that is undoubtedly the most trivial “first world problem” ever! I also wonder if we will develop the “ghost tap” phenomena similar to the “ghost vibrating” where we feel a phone vibrating even when not in our pocket.

    1. To me it feels like having a super power; specifically the super power to never, ever miss a phone call or an email or text again for the rest of my life.

  4. 2 to 5 imho are total nonsense !
    1- on the other hand is debatable!… Same applies to an iphone..
    Need and want are different .
    I need , air, water food and shelter!

    Is it going to make things easier? Yes!
    Is it going to reduce your interaction with your iPhone? yes!
    Are you going to love it ? YES!
    But need ? I dont know ?

    1. The article makes the distinction between need and want. It says the criticism of “not needing it” is bullshit, because we NEED almost nothing (besides the basics). Good read. Too much common sense and reasonableness for the naysayers!

  5. 1. “Need” is a subjective term. Whether I need one or not is no one’s business but mine.
    2. “Expensive” is also a subjective term. If I can afford it, who cares if it’s “expensive”?
    3. I immediately understood how to use it. Anyone who can’t figure it out is stupid.
    4. My Apple Watch went 33 hours before I got the 10% warning, and it has consistently lasted that long for the whole two weeks that I’ve had it.
    5. It’s not slow. It’s quick and responsive. Always.

    1. Have you simmered down since receiving your Apple watch, or do you still feel as though Apple mistreated you, and other customers, in a marketing fiasco?

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