Steve Wozniak, the man who engineered the first Apple computers, conveyed his concerns over the Apple Watch yesterday (16 March 2016) in a Reddit: Ask Me Anything session. The way he expressed his concerns and the words he chose will make you think twice about really investing in an Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch does indeed seem like a fashion accessory than a fashion accessory than an actual piece of technology. Why would anyone buy an Apple Watch priced USD 1,000 just because it has a different strap? The strap on a cheaper Apple Watch can be easily replaced after buying it.
In the Ask Me Anything session, Woz also contributed his perspective about the Apple-FBI controversy and stated this: “These are dangerous, dangerous things, and if some code gets written in an Apple product that lets people in, bad people are going to find their way to it, very likely.”
While we don’t take a side (yet), we do feel that it is rather fishy for anyone to ask a device maker to make a tool that would bypass that device maker’s own security.
Here is what the co-founder of the world’s second most valuable company said:
“I worry a little bit about — I mean I love my Apple Watch, but — it’s taken us into a jewelry market where you’re going to buy a watch between $500 or $1,100 based on how important you think you are as a person. The only difference is the band in all those watches. Twenty watches from $500 to $1,100. The band’s the only difference? Well this isn’t the company that Apple was originally, or the company that really changed the world a lot. So it might be moving, but you’ve got to follow, you know. You’ve got to follow the paths of where the markets are. “
Were you planning on buying an Apple Watch or have you already bought one? Do you think it is worth the price you paid for it? Let us know in the comments section below.