You could apply the title of this post to just about anything in life, especially relationships, both personal and professional. It is my experience that the vast majority of all disagreements and strife in any relationship come from unmet expectations.
That said, I’m not getting that deep here again for a while, and I’m not in strife or disagreement…with Apple. But I did expect more from their recent media event on September 10, in which they debuted iOS7 on 2 new iPhone devices. Those are cool, and I will speculate that they had to wait until well after Steve Jobs passed away before they could introduce a plastic iPhone. Sacre Bleu!
So what did I expect? Thanks for asking. I expected….
- iWatch – well, do you blame me? I’m a simple guy. I don’t wear jewelry. I wear my wedding band and an LL Bean field watch. So why would I want an Apple iWatch? Because it could be so frickin’ cool, that’s why. I’m no Steve Jobs and no Jony Ive, but here’s what I’d put in an iWatch:
- A phone. Duh. Why not? Don’t tell me there’s not enough room. That’s rubbish. A wrist-worn phone with a small, sleak bluetooth earpiece. You can’t tell me that’s not cool. Is it a 3″x5″ computer? No. It’s a phone that you’ll never lose, because it’s on your wrist, nor do you have to dig it out of your pocket; nor can anyone steal it out of your car or bag. Don’t like the bluetooth look? It’s got a sweet speakerphone.
- A watch. Duh. I shouldn’t have to describe this one.
- Message screen for all your messages & alerts: text, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Siri. Well, you can’t type on this thing, but you can certainly tell Siri what to do.
- Music. Another “duh!” Something tells me you could get 5GB of music storage here. That’s PLENTY for most folks to store their favorites, and guess what? No more finding a place to stick your iPhone while you’re running.
- Bluetooth connection to your iPhone or Android device. Whatever happens on your phone, you see it on your iWatch.