Last night Apple announced new products including two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – but no-one really cared about that, because “ONE MORE THING…” they also ended up revealing the much-anticipated Apple Watch.
The wearable technology will be able to monitor heart rate, make calls and much more, and is bound to revolutionise the field of adults trying to look a bit like spies but not being willing to admit it (see: Google Glass).
As you might expect, the announcement caught the imagination of the twitterati who were following the every new detail of the conference with keen interest. Some were looking forward to the opportunities the new technology would bring.
So excited for the Apple Watch. For centuries, we’ve checked the time by
looking at our phones. Having it on your wrist? Genius. #AppleLive
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 9, 2014
Oh good the iwatch will have a heart rate monitor so Facebook can automatically update my profile when I die
— Erma Gourd (@EmilysMindvomit) September 9, 2014
Apple just got a patent for its new iWatch. The watch will play music, receive phone calls, and even keep track of what time it was stolen.
— Joe Toplyn (@JoeToplyn) July 23, 2014
Tim Cook just said “it’s amazing what you can do from your wrist…” I agree, Tim, I so agree… #AppleEvent
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) September 9, 2014
So excited about the new product, some couldn’t stand the wait to get their own.
Just saved myself 350 quid pic.twitter.com/SpdvesIog7
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 9, 2014
— Randa HABIB (@RandaHabib) September 9, 2014
— Angela ?? (@angelablabla) September 10, 2014
Though others had concerns about how this futuristic technology could corrupt our lives.
The Apple Watch has ruined our ability to look at our phones and pretend we're just trying to find out what time it is
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) September 9, 2014
The Apple Watch finally allows users to ruin two devices when they reach into the toilet to retrieve their iPhone.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) September 9, 2014
U2’s announcement that they would release their new album entirely on iTunes in an exclusive deal with Apple also raised a few eyebrows.
New U2 album will be available on your new Apple Watch, for the ultimate Dad Experience.
— delrayser (@delrayser) September 9, 2014
Every single iTunes user will receive the new U2 album for free. Here's a great place to store it: pic.twitter.com/mbEBoycr0S
— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) September 9, 2014
And some weren’t convinced at all.
RT if you agree with me on this. The Apple watch can do one. This is a watch… pic.twitter.com/lPjTMXZS9d
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) September 10, 2014
Apple Watch costs $350 and comes with FREE eye rolls from everyone in your life once they see yours.
— Dave Kellett (@davekellett) September 9, 2014
But who are we kidding? We’re all going to cave eventually.
As long as my Apple Watch adds to my societal disconnection, I'm in!
— Mike Roe (@MikeRoe) September 9, 2014
The Apple Watch is an imperfect vanity gadget for insecure status-seekers. It will be an enormous hit.
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) September 9, 2014
We may even regret making fun of it now…
I can’t wait til I see you dopes wearing an Apple Watch. I also can’t wait til I pretend I didn’t say this when I’ve got one a year from now
— scharpling (@scharpling) September 9, 2014