Typical Apple: taking credit for something that they had no part of. Truth is, Apple waited until retailers were forced to change over to "Tap&Pay terminals due to changes in the law, and then say " look at what we've accomplished."
"The ** suffers from this, doesn't do that, now has features that other ** has had for years...
...but it's the most revolutionary and magical ** there is"
While some of the flowery language of the many Apple Watch reviews might lull you into thinking Apple had hit a "Home Run", reading the specific complaints about the product tells a very different story.
From the reviews, Apple Watch is:
1) Not very stylish.
2) Not "Novice User Friendly".
3) Not very good as a music player.
5) Doesn't run apps very well.
6) Not a very good fitness tracker.
7) Requires Siri, but Siri is still very unreliable.
9) Needs both hands to operate.
10) Not very good as a watch.
For my money, that list represents a straight failure. Every promise, every supposed appeal of the product is undermined by real world performance.
Don't get me wrong, as I'm not rushing out to buy Android Wear yet, either. While wearables are a desirable growth market for Apple and Google, the question of whether most people really need one yet, at current costs, is a legitimate one. For me, the answer is, "Not yet." And I suspect that, for all the push around wearables, smartwatches won't produce the sorts of growth of smartphones or tablets without an extremely compelling use case, or bottom-of-the-barrel prices.
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