It’s gone too far.
Really, it has.
The battle lines are drawn, between the insane and the sane. I tried to point out the insanity in a previous column about the Apple Wishwatch
Although presumed to be on the way, I don’t think Apple has officially even said they are working on one.
I googled “Apple iWatch announcement” and found things like this:
“Everyone is talking about Apple’s rumoured iWatch.”
“Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to soon launch its iWatch”
“There’s also a chance that Apple will announce the iWatch at WWDC 2014 in June”
“Apple will launch multiple versions of its highly-rumored iWatch”
“An Apple product roadmap, created by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, predicts the iWatch will be announced alongside a 4.7-inch iPhone model”
“Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple’s much-rumored iWatch will hit store shelves late next year”
“With that announcement, CNET’s Scott Stein believes that Apple subtly hinted at the iWatch’s inevitable release.”
“The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference begins today, with an Apple iWatch and NFC chip one of the big rumors.”
“the company has hinted the launch of Apple iWatch”
Then the let-downs such as:
“No Apple iWatch or iPhone 6 at WWDC Keynote”
Nothing from Apple other than hints, nothing definite other than definite rumors.
But today I discovered that investors are still excited about this imaginary useless product, in fact it seems to be helping the value of Apple stock, even though Apple has said nothing about it, why would they? The kooks are investing in it, why mention it or build it? Since it isn’t here yet, after two years or more, the new spin is that it is “delayed”.
Notable quote (from an analyst, not from Apple):
“As far as Apple’s so-called iWatch, Kuo says that the delay relates to a combination of complex hardware and software issues.”
In other financial blogs, there is actually investment advice given based on an upcoming product that may or may not materialize. And, the isheep investors are dropping right in line. At some point, they will discover the hard way that this product is made of vapor, from the hot breath of those analysts heavily invested in Apple stock.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty like the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iWatch, even though the product hasn’t been revealed. The analyst boosted her price target on the company on the back of expectations of a very positive second quarter and hopes for the success of the iWatch. The analyst, in a new report on the speculative wearable technology, says that the company could sell more than 30 million units in the first twelve months. The analyst reckons the device could end up costing around $300 and could benefit from a large “halo effect” drawing in the owners of iPhones and iPads. If Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) manages anything like the success of either of those products with the iWatch shareholders are sure to be happy.
Notice clever use of the word “could”.
iWatch reveal remains a mystery
The weight of rumors surrounding an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wearable computer has grown to such a level that analysts seem to think its release is inevitable. Those rumors have been around for a long time, however, and Apple has not given anything away. The most recent rumors suggest that the device is just about to enter into mass production, readying it for release in time for the holidays.
Then there are ridiculous attempts to grab the market by the third party crazies, since Apple is “delayed”.
Such as: The Neptune Pine, basically a smartphone on your wrist. Why they didn’t just make a wristband for your smartphone and stop there is hard to fathom. No, they took a subset of smartphone features and built a wrist phone from scratch. Removable – apparently for when you need to use it as a phone or camera without looking like a dork.
If you don’t want to pay that much for a phone you can wear on your wrist, there is the do-it-yourself option (since Apple can’t seem to handle the job) , pictured at the top, complete with what appears to be a recycled BlackBerry Curve Trackball!:
Since there are so many obviously insane people when it comes to the idea of a smart watch, I’ve decided it can’t be them, it must be me.
So maybe I don’t want to fight this battle, maybe I need to step in line.
So without further ado, I felt that that BlackBerry needs to respond to this madness, hence I have invented the BlackBerry smartphone to smartwatch conversion kit – in fashion colors – available now in the UTB store:
This is the perfect use for that old BBOS BlackBerry that you still have kicking around.
Here it is in Portrait mode:
And Landscape mode here:
Now, thanks to UTB, just because you love BlackBerrys doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the Crazy Party!!