The Apple Watch announcements triggered a huge wave of Apple Watch mockery online. Especially the $10,000 price tag (starting price) for the Apple Watch Edition inspires jokes.
Actress Anna Kendrick wrote on Twitter: "We should be thanking Apple for launching the $10,000 "apple watch" as the new gold standard in douchebag detection." This Tweet got retweeted over 18,500 times and 32,000 have favorited it. This is just one among many Apple Watch jokes that flooded the web after the Apple event on March 9. Apple Watch mockery are among the most shared content in the hours after the event according to BuzzSumo.
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We should be thanking Apple for launching the $10,000 "apple watch" as the new gold standard in douchebag detection.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) March 9, 2015
The Germans are among the most creative in mocking the Apple Watch. Satire site Die Tages Presse carried a report that said that the social ministry issued guidance to put buyers of the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition under custodianship.
The German satire site Der Postillion landed a social hit with their story that Apple solved the battery problem on the Apple Watch with a wind up mechanism. To keep the Apple Watch running in stand-by for 15 minutes users would need to turn the digital crown for one minute.
College Humor explains with the video below why the Apple Watch costs $10,000 (up to $17,000).
About the Apple Watch
Apple Watch introduces a new design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, a new way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a quick way to access Siri. The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to access controls within Apple Watch apps.
The Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Besides the smart watch features the Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard when synching regularly with the iPhone.
The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the small case (38mm) Sport Edition. The Apple Watch Pre-order starts on April 10 in 9 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US) and the Apple Watch ships on April 24.
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