The years of rumors, speculation, and supposed leaks are at an end. Apple has revealed its first foray into the smartwatch market, with the Apple Watch set to be released in early 2015. The only question that remains to be answered is, will you be buying one?
Collating Camera Choices
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “What Type Of Camera Do You Use To Take Photos?”
Out of a total of 317 votes, 33.8% chose Smartphone, 16.1% chose Compact Digital, 5.4% chose Bridge, 40.7% chose Digital SLR, 0.6% chose Instant, and 3.5% chose Other.
We were actually quite surprised to discover digital SLRs are the most common type of camera our readers use to take photos. They’re amazing tools, of course, but they’re usually reserved for the more serious photographer rather than the average person on the street. Or at least that’s what we thought.
This is extremely positive, and it means our new Creative section, which photography forms a part of, should prove successful. It does, however, mean smartphones were shunted into second place, but then, as explained by several people in the comments, this may be because using a smartphone camera is seldom the first choice, but it serves a purpose by being close to hand.
Comment Of The Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from Bob, Keith, and Kim M. Comment Of The Week goes to Shaila, who wins a T-shirt chosen from those available through the catalog for this comment:
It’s cliche, but the best camera is the one you have on you. If I’m planning to take photos, I’ll usually carry either Canon EOS Rebel XS or Canon Powershot SX230. If I don’t have either of those with me, I resort to my HTC One M8.
It may be a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason: it’s true. Photography is often about being at the right place at the right time, when the light conditions are perfect, and everything falls neatly into place. So, whatever camera you have on you at that moment is the best camera for the job.
Who Watches The Watch Thingy?
The Apple Watch was in many ways the main focus of the Apple press event, being unveiled as the, “One more thing…,” a phrase uttered for the first time by someone other than Steve Jobs. This means Apple has high hopes for the device, and high hopes consumers will follow them on this adventure.
As the Apple Watch isn’t being released until early 2015, we won’t know how many people are interested in it enough to hand over their hard-earned cash for quite some time. However, we can take a snapshot of current levels of interest with a poll all about the intentions of the MakeUseOf readership with regards to the Apple Watch.
Please take part in the poll above and then scroll down to the comments below this paragraph to tell us more about your views on the Apple Watch. If you’re keen on buying one, tell us why. If not, tell us what Apple could do (if anything) to persuade you to buy one.
Remember, there’s an awesome T-shirt in it for the person responsible for the coveted Comment Of The Week.