Apple launched its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, on Tuesday and the tech media has gushed with enthusiasm about the device. Everyone seems to love it. “Apple Watch looks to be another winner” says ABC. But the device has two obvious flaws that people aren’t really saying much about. The watch only works if you’re carrying an iPhone at the same time, and the watch’s battery doesn’t last all day. It must be charged anew each night, Apple says. That means you can’t sleep with it on your wrist like a normal watch. Read more >>
The cartoon by Nate Beeler for The Columbus Dispatch shows two men. One is dressed casually in a T-shirt and is wearing an Apple Watch, and the other is wearing a business suit and carrying a briefcase. The businessman is holding a newspaper with the headline, "Apple Watch Debuts", and asks the younger man, "Excuse me, do you have the time?" The latter replies "iNoon."
The cartoonist seems to be much more sceptical about the Apple Watch (not the iWatch) than the tech media. The title of the cartoon "Innovation" is clearly meant to be ironic, and the reply "iNoon" plays on the names of other Apple devices such as the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
1. If a company debuts [dey-byoo] a product, it places it on the market for the first time or introduces it. • Today at its special event, Apple debuted two brand new ads for the newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
2. Noon is twelve o'clock in the middle of the day.
• New Yorker cartoon