Pretentiousness of non buyers

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dalcorn1, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. dalcorn1 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Anyone else getting this A LOT with the watch? It's something I've noticed over time that there's been a big shift from people with iPhones thinking they're fancy to people without thinking they are sooo much better than the former.

    Just the other day I was in a tiling shop checking a message as I paid and a guy asked if that was an iPhone then gave me a lecture on why they are terrible and a Samsung is so much better. I just nodded and smiled, because apparently it's perfectly okay for a shop assistant to rip into a customers tech.

    I'm an early adopter, I got the first iPhone, iPad, I'll be getting the watch on launch day. I have absolutely no desire to sit flashing it at people, I want it because I love the look of the product, I know how useful I'm going to find it. I normally couldn't give a **** who sees me with it....

    Except, now I'm nervous about getting the watch. I fully expect the first 3-6 months to be me hiding it from view anywhere public, because I know the disgusted looks that will be coming from people who think it's a gimmick, that I'm trying to be flash and to quote the guardian piece 'think I'm a tool for buying one'.

    I've had countless people saying I've got more money than sense for wanting one....these are people who'd just spent £500 on a pair of shoes, £80 on a haircut. My shoes cost £30 and I was miffed at paying that much.

    What I'm saying is, I do care what people think of me wearing it, but the complete opposite of what the many (MANY) negative tech articles have said. I don't want to be seen as a tool, I just want to go about my business and enjoy something that I find useful. What happened to 'to each their own'?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No stranger ever comment or criticized my use of an iPhone and if they did or will for he apple watch. I'd kindly and politely tell them to mind their own business and that my purchase choices are my personal decision.
  3. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    Really, it's better to just not engage with the idiots. Imagine a loony guy walking down the street waving his arms around screaming it's the end of the world. Would you have a chat with him? Just laugh at the jealous Android drones and move on.
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    You shouldn't! People spend too much time worrying what others will or may think of them in today's age. :)
  5. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Just haters

    They laugh and guffaw at it, then they eventually fall in line

    Like the rest of us :eek:
  6. dalcorn1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Well, there is your problem. #

    Get what you want, and if people feel the need to comment just tell them to mind their own business.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You cannot live your life trying to please strangers, or others. Get what you want/need and don't worry about other people's opinion. Life is to short to worry about how your choices will be viewed.
  9. refslady macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    Thawing North
    Just ask them what they are willing to purchase for you instead to save you from your 'horrible mistake'. Then tell them that you'll stick with what you have/want until they've delivered their alternate purchase to you. If it is brought up subsequently, remind them you are waiting for a delivery of their recommended replacement at their expense.
  10. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Nice sentiment, and I agree with you 100%

    However the truth of it is that we virtually all "worry about other people's opinion" every single day in most things we do.

    Your physical appearance, your cloths, your car, the list goes on and on.
    It's often not something we are aware we are doing.

    Given not a single human being, being around you for some time, and knowing there is no one there to see you or judge you is the only time we start to become honest.

    Does the women on the dessert island, after a couple of months, still do her hair and her makeup and worry about which shoes will match the dress etc etc, when there is no one around to see her. :D

    We can't help it.

    Or has you every half never said "OMG you are not going out like THAT are you???"
  11. Ries macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2007
    Just like people with google glass, just ignore them :)
  12. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    It's easy to respond with "Oh good then I'm glad you didn't buy one".
  13. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    They laugh, guffaw, pull a gun on you, take it, run away. Problem solved!
  14. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    I hear you. I work with a bunch of engineers that are all droid fans and love to make fun of me for my iPhone. I decided to head the inevitable criticism off at the pass and mentioned at lunch that I would be getting the watch at launch. I got some grief but it was just a few comments. I don't get many comments from strangers since everyone here has an iPhone but get the occasional odd look when I use Apple Pay. A few people ask why I take the risk. Then I get to explain that it is more secure than a credit card but most people don't believe me.
  15. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    There will always be those who sneer and believe they are in a position of superiority when it comes to expensive goods like the Watch.

    As Apple users, there can't be a single one here who hasn't gotten crap for the tech they've chosen to invest in. You just have to learn to look past it.

    I'm at the point where I just don't care. It's nobodies goddamn business how I choose to spend my disposable income.
  16. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    I often find the same. I constantly hear how Apple "forces me to do what they want me to do because I can't customise my iPhone to the teeth". At no point do any of these Android advocates consider the fact that I don't care to customise my fonts, or my themes, or fill my home screen with widgets. I want it to do it's job as efficiently as possible, and to physically feel like it's worth the price I pay for it.

    Apple is a company I trust to micro manage all the little details for me, so I can get on with my day uninterrupted.

    Likewise, I'm buying Apple Watch because I love watches, I appreciate and admire the incredible amount of effort and time that goes into designing and producing such impeccable timepieces. The fact that it has an amazing amount of functional use as well is the winning element. I no longer have to choose between my beautifully crafted Citizen or my amazingly functional pebble. I get to have both.

    My advice to you is screw what naysayers think. Wear your Apple Watch proudly come April 24th.

    Apple Watch won't be worn by John Doe who's never worked a day in his life but managed to pass a credit check. You won't have the option of buying it on a 2 year contract at a subsidised price, so frankly the term iSheep doesn't apply here. Anyone who buys an Apple Watch is signalling to the rest of the community that they work hard for the income they have, and are willing to pay the asking price for something that enables them to work even harder.

    That's my take on it at least.

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