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These 8 problems with the Apple Watch are ‘infuriating’

Published May 4th, 2015 11:10AM EDT
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Since Apple’s new Watch is the latest and greatest product from the world’s top technology company, you can expect to see the device dominate headlines for weeks to come. This is especially true in the case of the Apple Watch even more so than some other devices, since supply isn’t coming anywhere close to meeting demand, giving people plenty to complain about.

Of course, complaints that focus on Apple’s supply issues are valid; perhaps Apple should have waited to launch the device until manufacturing issues were ironed out and they could be built more quickly. But you’ll also see plenty of ridiculous complaints surrounding the Apple Watch since people love to complain.

Case in point: A recent article titled “8 Infuriating Problems With The Apple Watch.”

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There is absolutely no question that there are problems with the Apple Watch — there are problems with everything. But there is also absolutely no question that several of the “infuriating problems” listed in the Huffington Post’s recent article are just ridiculous.

If you’re going to write an article about problems with the Apple Watch, there is plenty of fuel for that fire. The launch has been a mess, the setup and settings are more complicated than any other mobile Apple device, some people have found that the companion app is having a big negative impact on iPhone battery life, and people who want an Apple Watch still can’t buy one from Apple and hope to receive it anytime soon.

Things you probably shouldn’t list among the “infuriating problems” with the device, however, are “the sides can get scratched up,” “it shatters when dropped,” and “it just plain freaks people out.”

It freaks people out? Really?

The first two aforementioned problems are bad enough. Newsflash: when you drop a device with a glass screen, it might break. And when you bang a watch against a hard surface, it might get scratched.

But the last one takes the cake:

Some people have complained that the Apple Watch’s app screen looks like an object with “an irregular pattern of holes,” sort of resembling a beehive. Focusing on it makes them feel queasy or fearful. This is known as trypophobia, and it may have to do with a part of your brain misidentifying the hole clusters as a “poisonous animal,” according to the Association for Psychological Science. Yikes.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.