Scott Stein and Dan Ackerman of CNET held a livestream of the new Apple Watch when the product officially became available to the public on Friday. They took questions from viewers and previewed the new Apple gadget’s many features and unique accessibility conundrums. One of the latter eventually bit Stein where it hurt most — his wallet.
According to CNET:
During a demo of the Amazon app on the Apple Watch, Scott used voice commands to search for a couple of items, getting the best result when he searched for an Xbox One gaming console. He saved the item to a wish list, while specifically warning against tapping the very large one-click ordering button that took up most of the screen. A second later, while waving his finger to emphasise that point, he accidentally touched the Apple Watch screen and an Xbox One console was immediately ordered in his name, thanks to the single-step one-click ordering process.
Oh the irony of an Apple Watch user using it to purchase a Microsoft product. Maybe that’s the one thing all of the early reviews missed when they were testing Apple’s latest “wearable” — that it’d inadvertently support the competition.
Whether or not your an Apple, a PC, or neither, you have to admit that of all the things the Apple Watch purports to have — good gaming just won’t be one of them. However, it does have a handle on helping users take a first step in the right direction.