“Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave a lukewarm endorsement to the latest gadget from the company he helped create: the Apple Watch,” Jonathan Vanian reports for Fortune.
“‘On days he forgets to wear his Apple Watch, he said he sometimes fails to realize it. That’s not a good sign, he argued. But Wozniak insisted that the Apple Watch, introduced in April, is improving. He didn’t exactly say how, but presumably it is because of more and better apps for the device,” Vanian reports. “‘Now it’s coming back to ‘better than break even,” Wozniak said about the watch’s value compared to its price, which starts at $349.”
“Wozniak also explained that Steve Jobs’ influence on Apple’s corporate decisions continues to live on as exemplified by the continued closed nature of Apple products. Unlike some competitors, they generally lack interoperability with other company’s products,” Vanian reports. “‘I don’t like being in the Apple ecosystem,’ Wozniak said. ‘I don’t like being trapped. I like being independent.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Properly used, you’ll never notice that you’re without your Apple Watch because you’ll never forget to put it on. Our Apple Watches are the first things on, last things off.
We’d rather be trapped in an ecosystem that works than waste time trying to deal with the poor substitutes.