Why iWatch Will Fail: 5 Reasons Why Apple's New Watch Isn't As Great As It Seems

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The Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Apple

Today at Apple's press event the company unveiled, not one, but two new iPhones along with Apple Pay (a digital wallet), a little more about iOS 8 and its highly rumored wearable dubbed the Apple Watch. The device is pretty impressive with its slim design, color choices and unique communications. However, there are a few questionable aspects that worry us about the new device. Check out these five reasons the Apple Watch may not be as great as it seems. 

  1. The first thing is that you need an iPhone to use it. While it is great that you can use any of the iPhone 5 models and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it does suck that it's not a standalone product. The watch has WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 so perhaps you will need to beef up you data before buying the watch. 
  2. Apple didn't mention whether the device was weather proof or not. Wearables like the Samsung Gear are water and dust resistant so you can keep it on when you wash your hands, take a shower or do other daily activities. 
  3. While there are a handful of apps you can use on the device it definitely feels like we'll all have to wait for third party developers to create Apple Watch friendly apps. Maybe by the time it launches in 2015 we will see more apps than what was displayed today at the press event. 
  4. We know that the Apple Watch comes with a nifty looking charger but it wasn't announced just how long the new wearable will stay charged. This has been a major issue among the smartwatches released on the market and the features this thing totes leads us to believe the battery may not last long in normal everyday use. 
  5. Lastly, the price! It's pretty steep for a product that is virtually no different than Samsung's or Motorola's wearables. Comparatively the Moto 360 is $100 cheaper coming in at $249.99 while the Apple Watch is $349. And the recently announced Samsung Gear Live will launch this fall at only $200.   

The watches release date wasn't pinpointed but fans of Apple products can expect the wearable "Early 2015." 

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William Cannon

William Cannon is a Tech and Entertainment writer for Latin Times. Cannon joined the Latin Times team April 2013 and holds a B.A. in Convergent Journalism from MSU Denver. William is an avid gamer who drops slanderous profanity while playing games, a foodie that believes in four unhealthy meals a day, a hat afficianado and a techie.