What it is: Verizon reported that the wireless Apple Watch helped boost subscriber revenue.
When Apple first introduced the iPad, it lacked a camera. Now every iPad comes with a camera and people would likely not buy an iPad model if it lacked a camera. That shows how a feature once considered a luxury has now become a necessity.
With the Apple Watch, you needed an iPhone to make and receive calls. However the latest Apple Watch can be completely wireless, which means you can make and receive calls without needing an iPhone nearby at all. While this might seem like a luxury today, tomorrow it will seem like a necessity.
The future of the Apple Watch isn’t as an iPhone accessory but as a stand alone device. For many people, an iPhone (or any smartphone) is overkill when all they want to do is make and receive phone calls. That’s why you see ads in magazines targeting senior citizens that sell simple mobile phones that do nothing but make and receive calls. For many people, that’s all they want to do.
That’s why the Apple Watch can be perfect for such people. With no distractions on the screen to get in the way, people can simply use an Apple Watch to make and receive calls wherever they are. Since the Apple Watch is strapped to your wrist, there’s no chance of losing or misplacing it.
Some people will always want the complexity of a smart phone while others may prefer the Apple Watch to make and receive phone calls instead. Then there will be those who may want both devices.
The Apple Watch has gone from a curiosity to defining the wearable computer market. With real-time health monitoring the main use for the Apple Watch, the simple ability to make and receive phone calls easily could be a close second. If you think you can’t use an Apple Watch, think again. An Apple Watch will likely become a popular necessity for the future, much like almost everyone owns a smartphone these days. When people look back in the past, they may marvel that anyone would consider going through life without a wearable computer just like today’s kids can’t even think f a time when the Internet didn’t exist.
Technology that seemed like a luxury in the past now seems like necessity in the present. Nobody talks about the Apple Watch being a flop any more because it’s obvious that it isn’t. You may think you don’t need an Apple Watch right now, but tomorrow you could change your mind. Just ask all those people who once thought they never needed a smartphone or a computer.