Call me a sucker for all things Apple, but I just couldn’t stand it any longer. We’ve talked about Apple watches here before– the vintage ones, that is, and yet, even though I haven’t worn a watch in 35 years, I bit the Apple and got one.
Why, after 35 years of not knowing what time it is, did I all of a sudden care? The old Chicago song echos in my head now. Well, the truth is I did care, and when the iPhone came along I had a way to know. But the thought of no longer having to dig my phone out of my pocket appealed to me- this was my rationalization anyway.
Did I need to know what time it is at a quick glance? Nope, not really. It just called my name though. Plus, Apple products are sexy- they are made to make you lust for them. You know what I mean. Just listen to Jony describe the thing and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Here, listen.
In fact, Jony is so famous at tempting us to take a bite of the proverbial apple he gets poked fun at. Check out Gizmodo’s ribbing of him describing the Watch.
If you can resist the temptation, then you are stronger than I.
OK, the other reason I gave in was this- I like to buy the first generation of an Apple product. Crazy as it sounds, and I know lots of folks are just the opposite in that they want to pass until they feel the bugs are worked out or because they know/think Apple will only roll out a better version of the hardware next year. Well, yes, they may well but good grief, that’s NEXT YEAR. I refuse to put my life on hold or to deny myself the right to enjoy something just cause there may be a better one in the future. The other reason I like the first gen is this- I eventually want it in my collection. That’s right, I collect cool Apple technology if you hadn’t already guessed.
Those are my reasons plain and simple. I know about all the other selling features. I drilled many an Apple sales guy at the stores- asking them all the hard, but genuine questions about what they used theirs for and why should I buy one- and it came back to this- no other feature made the decision a no-brainer. And while I do like getting all my notifications, again without having to dig out my phone, it ultimately came down to this- because I want one. Apple is the best at making us want one. RIP Steve Jobs.
Share on Facebook