Would You Buy An Apple iWatch?


apple-iwatch-intelThere has been a flurry of blog posts lately about the rumored iWatch, or smart watch, from Apple. Here’s TechCrunch’s coverage of the rumor. Diehard Apple fans will probably be drooling over the possibility as anything new from Apple tends to make their mouths water (though I always caution that Steve Jobs shut down anything he saw as extraneous when he came back as the CEO of Apple and soon after created the first iMac). The question is, were Apple to produce an iWatch, would you buy it? I think I would. Here’s why:

I like watches in general and I’m a bit saddened that they have become increasingly outdated in my lifetime. I used to look forward to buying a new watch from time to time, but I hardly ever have a real need for one these days–I simply check the time on my iPhone. When I was younger, digital watches were doing more and more. Alarms, timers and compasses–oh my! Now that just seems ridiculous. Those watches were pretty darn dorky as well.

Now, about the only reason anyone really has to wear a watch is as a status symbol or fashion statement. It’s possible that people will wear a cheap watch because it is colorful or makes them feel cool, but increasingly, especially in the business world, the watch is sort of ...

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