“The Apple Watch is off to a roaring start among iPhone users,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO. “Since its release the only real constraint on its success has been Apple’s ability to produce enough watches fast enough to get them into the hands of its customers.”
“But what happens when someone finally gets their Apple Watch? In most cases it’s quite simple: They become addicted to it,” Lynch writes. “Yes, the Apple Watch is an addictive device but only in the best sense. Over the course of a day it can be a hugely helpful tool in saving you a little time here and a little time there until by the end of the day you’ve shaved off a lot of time you would have otherwise spent reaching for your iPhone to find quick bits of information, send or receive text messages, and even make phone calls.”
“The more you use the Apple Watch, the more you expect to have immediate access to such things. It is no longer acceptable to me to have to spend the extra seconds it used to take to get that information via a desktop or laptop computer, or via a smartphone,” Lynch writes. “All of this means that I’m using my iPhone less and less. Oh sure, I still love my iPhone. But I don’t need to constantly pick it up to see the information I listed above. So the iPhone now occupies a different place in my life than it did before I got the Apple Watch. I don’t use it the same way I did before I got the Apple Watch.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yup. Apple Watch is the first thing we put on each morning and the last thing that we take off each night.
As we wrote back in April:
Here’s what makers of Swiss or any other watches should do: Push the idea of wearing of two watches, one on each wrist or two on one wrist, into vogue. Because once people start using Apple Watch, they aren’t going to want to leave it at home. Ever. They won’t want to go to dinner parties without their Apple Watch. And that’s bad, bad news for watchmakers not named Apple.
Tim Cook on Apple Watch: ‘I’m using it every day and love it and can’t live without it’ – January 28, 2015