iSquint by Apple? As much as I enjoy the Apple products we ownâ€¦computers, cell phones, iPad, Apple TVâ€¦I will not jump into the iWatch arena at this point. The reason? I have a hard enough time reading stuff on my iPhone! I canâ€™t imagine trying to read font that fits into a space the size of a watch face.
Yeah, yeah, Baby Boomers easily make reference to Dick Tracy, a comic strip police officer known for his square-jaw and two-way radio watch. Created by Chester Gould, the strip made its debut in 1931, in the Detroit Mirror. Â 1931! Â Up until somewhat recently the idea of a watch you could talk into seemed far-fetched, futuristic, and impractical. And yet here we are waiting for the iWatch by Apple to arrive in stores in a matter of days.
Iâ€™m not sure of the truthfulness of the claim, but I heard so many of the $12,000 Â versions of iWatch were pre-ordered that they had to postpone delivery until August. Yikes. Iâ€™m taking a wild guess, but I would say the technology fans are more than ready to go Dick Tracy-ish.
A recent Forbes article written by Mark Rogowsky titled One Sure Thing: Here Comes the Hate for Appleâ€™s â€˜iWatchâ€™ points out the inevitable backlash against the newest tech gadget. He suggests most of the ire is born from Appleâ€™s ability to hit the market first.
Frankly, it matters not to me who comes out with what first. What does matter to me is the user-friendliness of a product and the relevance to my life. Do I need an iWatch? Nope. Do I want an iWatch? Not yet. I have Boomer friends who are technology giddy, and who will love to sport this watch. After theyâ€™ve worn their iWatchesÂ awhile Iâ€™ll ask what they like about it, how easy it is to use, and if they can see what they need to see through bi-focaled eyes. Â I’ll also ask if they’ve been usingÂ a new slew of swear words since the purchase.
I guess Iâ€™m saying, for now, Iâ€™llWatch and see how it goes.