These are all important things. They’re things we need and want. But they’re also brief things. They’re intermittent and unpredictable things. They’re things that the Apple watch will be able to do more efficiently — maybe even better.
I’ve told many of these stories before:
- My mother wants an Apple Watch so she can get the iPhone 6 Plus, leave it in her purse, and not have to worry about missing messages or calls.
- My sister currently uses a Pebble because her hospital’s paging system runs on the iPhone but she doesn’t want to carry it with her on rounds.
- A friend who jogs is dreaming for the day he can leave home without having to carry his phone or his wallet.
- A friend who’s in meetings all day and can’t check her phone — because, rude — is looking forward to the taptics triaging for her what’s really urgent.
- A buddy who’s all-in on home automation can’t wait to say “Goodnight, Siri!” and have everything lock down and turn off for the night.
The Apple Watch is certainly going to be convenient and I can’t wait to see what developers come up with upon it’s release.