Would Steve Have Released This Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by osx11, Sep 9, 2014.


Would Steve Jobs have released this Apple Watch?

  1. YES

    131 vote(s)
  2. NO

    127 vote(s)
  1. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
  2. phrozend macrumors member

    May 14, 2014
    Yes. He was most likely involved in the early process and/or put the watch on his supposed "Apple roadmap for the next twenty years"-plan-thingy.

    Oh, and before anyone else says it:

    "NOOO, Steve Jobs wouldn't have approved something that looks SO UGLY.! ! !"

    Yes, he would have. And its not ugly. Its bulky.
  3. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    It's hard to say. Certainly some things about it would've been different. Do we know how long it has actually been in development? That would tell us more about how much involvement Steve may have had in its early development, if any.

    I'm more curious what the software would've been like if Forstall was still at Apple.
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    It doesn't matter. Today is the day that Tim Cook showed that innovation and great products are not dead at Apple.

    In the long-run, :apple:Pay is more important than the watch, but they're both great.
  5. grahamperrin, Sep 10, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014

    grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    No work on the Apple Watch whilst Steve Jobs was alive

    It seems that work on the Apple watch did not begin until after his death …

    I don't, but a few hours ago:

    Interviewer: "Did (Steve Jobs) have any idea the Apple Watch was coming?"

    Tim Cook: "Yeah, we started working on it, er … after his passing. But …"

    David Muir Exclusive: One-on-One with Tim Cook Moments After Apple Makes History | Video - ABC News (2014-09-09)​

    I try to avoid focusing on individuals, but that's an interesting thought.
  6. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    Poll missing the option "No one has any idea", therefore invalid.
  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Tim Cook has an idea. I don't expect him to vote here :) but from listening to what Cook said yesterday, I have an idea that Steve Jobs did not support the idea of an Apple Watch.

    (In 2010, Jobs joked that an iPod Nano could be worn as a watch, but for this poll I don't read too much into that joke.)
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Apple started working on it after Steve Jobs died, so we may never find out.
  9. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  10. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    shocked that the majority of people are saying yes
  11. justinthesommer macrumors regular


    Feb 23, 2014
    United States
    I want to say no, because I feel like he wouldn't have wanted so much customization. And the thickness would've been a good debate. But I also think he would be proud of what his company has made. I don't really know!?!
  12. kathyricks macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
  13. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Business Insider is click bait. They operate on the Gawker model and will publish anything that will generate ad impressions which determines their pay. I also noticed that they turned hugely negative on Apple at about the same time that Samsung became a major sponsor of the site.
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    You just opened up a Pandora's Box of memes.
  15. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2012
    The Left Coast
    Yeah I'm pretty sure he would have loved it. I'm not sure he would dig the "Digital Crown" though, pretty sure he would have driven the team to come up with a better solution. But who knows, maybe Steve Jobs would have loved the digital crown. Can't really say.
  16. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Someone posted elsewhere that Steve didn't even wear a watch during keynotes, presentations, etc.
  17. kathyricks macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Interesting that the Apple Watch isn't among the four year's worth of products that Jobs left Apple and it hasn't even been four years since his death. Unless he provided the initial idea but they hadn't done any work on it.

    Maybe he thought they were sh:apple:t, just as he did all cell phones before the iPhone.
  19. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    I'm so sick of questions/statements like this. Ridiculousness, all.
  20. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    Just why not? Serious question?

    Steve released iPod, which lots of people around here thought it was ugly and useless. Steve released the iPad which lots of people around here said it was stupid, thick as a brick, ugly and useless. Dare I say, people around here even thought the iPhone was terrible. Because you know..... people around here know "everything", including what Steve would have done.

    It's like a Deja vu now......
  21. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    A suggestion: simply ignore what makes you sick. It's certainly easier than adding nothing but negativity to something that you already treat as sickening.
  22. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    There is a Mickey Mouse watch face....something tells me Forstall may have been involved prior to his ousting from Apple.
  23. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Any threads with "would Steve have?" in the title should be automatically moved to wasteland.
  24. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    As should your entirely negative post.

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