With the first deliveries of Apple Watch taking place towards the end of last week, it was Apple Watch weekend all over the Internet. Out of the many people who posted their initial thoughts, I particularly enjoyed Jason Snell’s take:
This is a new product. Like, a really new product. It’s not like any product I’ve used before, though it has echoes of my old Pebble and of iOS devices, of course. But my built-up skills in using iOS were no use to me when I started using the Apple Watch. This is not a tiny iPhone on my wrist. This is something new.
It might be good. It’s certainly impressive. But it’s new, and it’s going to take some time to figure out quite what it all means.
I think this is what confuses people the most about Apple Watch. We don’t yet have a way to judge it because it’s so unlike any other product before it — let alone any other Apple product.
Apple Watch will continue to confuse many people, irk quite a few, and hopefully amaze the rest. It may well be the next big thing, but it’s still too soon to tell.