It’s almost here. It’s almost time. The world, and our lives, is about to change. Why? Because the Apple Watch is almost on sale. Fine, there hasn’t been an official launch date, there is finally an official Apple “Special Event” titled “Spring Forward” that will most likely showcase the watch, and other than some articles about possible pricing, some sightings of it out in the wild, and the general rumors that seem to come around any Apple release, we still don’t know anything official about it except, that, in the world of watches, unlike the watch that you might receive as a graduation gift, an anniversary gift, a birthday, you know, the watch you will cherish for the rest of your life, the Apple Watch will actually have a shelf life. Watches in the past were mechanical, or even if digital maybe you would just need to change a battery, and there are people who still have a wind-up watch handed down for generations. The Apple Watch, on the other hand, is technology, and like all technology has a shelf life.
Think about your smartphone. Whether you have an iPhone, an Android type, or even an old flip phone, there will come a day when that phone will be obsolete. The operating system won’t work with the new software, the screen isn’t big or small enough, or even the phone network won’t work with it any longer. The same thing is going to happen with the Apple Watch. It will not last a lifetime, it will be lucky to last five years before you need the next one, and if you get sucked into the Apple Watch universe, you will need the next one because it is technology, and it will always change.
The thing is I don’t care. I need a new watch, I like being an early adopter, but my only worry is price. I know I’m looking forward to it, but I do wonder: Are you considering buying the Apple Watch?
That’s it for this one! L8R!!