I’ve switched to using Apple products more than a year ago and I never regretted it, I’ve always been a PC user and my geeky side wants to tinker with both the software and hardware side, but as I began to pursue my varied interest as a polymath and as I pursued various projects, I do not have time anymore to tinker with my computer. I wanted a system I could rely upon, a system that is “maintenance free,” a system that gives me time to do my projects instead of spending so much time fixing the system.
The superior hardware performance, the synergy of software and hardware and the smooth integration of Apple products and their ecosystem really attracted me. I became an Apple convert. Now I own an iMac, MacBook Air, iPad and an iPhone. I almost wouldn’t buy a gadget if its not made by Apple.
But despite my adoration of Apple products, their latest product while impressive gives me reasonswhy I won’t be buying it for now, and here they are:
1.) The Apple Watch is a first generation device – I’ve tinkered with gadgets all my life. Experience has taught me never to buy a first generation device. The reason is because most if not all first generation device is fresh out of research and development. Because of this there are always kinks that will soon be discovered. No matter how good the quality control of the company is, there is always an “unseen” defect that is passed on to the buyers of first generation device. Usually it is the second and third generation devices that look much better and have much better features because they build upon the defects of the first generation device. (Remember how ugly first generation devices looked like ? hahaha) If I am going to buy an Apple Watch, I’ll probably buy the next model.
2.) Possibility of a reduction of price of the Apple Watch – Remember when the Apple iPhone first came out? Two months after that Apple lowered the price. Companies usually do this if the product launching fizzles. Reviews have been mixed so far with regards to the Apple Watch. There had been complaints about the battery life, slow recharging time, buggy software and problems in interacting with the iPhone. Some think it is the most brilliant device Apple ever came up with. Others think it’s a total blunder. Others even think that the name sucks and that it is a useless piece of technology ! Most agree that the price is too much. I don’t know if a price reduction is going happen to the Apple Watch, but it happened to the iPhone so the possibility is not remote.
3.) It will probably take some time before Apple Watch will be made available in the Philippines – From its initial release in the United States, it took a while before the latest iPhone came to the Philippines, it will probably take several months before the Apple Watch will be made available to Apple iStores here. Some online stores are selling it already but I don’t want to get hassled or get scammed.
So now you too have reasons on why you won’t be buying and Apple Watch, at least not for now. But if somebody gives me an Apple Watch, of course I won’t say no.
Meanwhile, here’s a nice review of the Apple Watch