In a recent interview with TheStreet, former Apple CEO John Sculley has shared why he does not yet own an Apple Watch, saying that while the wearable is beautiful, it doesn’t have enough utility to be something that he feels he should have at this point in time. While Sculley, who served as Apple’s CEO from 1983 to 1993, does not own Apple’s smart wearable, he does have a few suggestions on what the product needs.
First, says Sculley, the Apple Watch has to be disconnected from its dependence on the iPhone. “When you go jogging, I don’t want to carry my iPhone and Apple Watch to count the steps — Apple will solve this though, they are good at that kind of stuff.”
Second, Apple should consider tapping into the consumer interest in smart messaging such as Facebook, which lets users quickly message their friends and also serves as a virtual personal assistant that can complete tasks such as booking flights.
Says Sculley, “Whether it’s WeChat or Facebook M, we are starting to see a move to an era where messaging could be an intelligent assistant, and that could be a perfect application for the Apple Watch if they can incorporate it.”
Sculler however remains a loyal Apple user and is particularly fond of the iPad Pro. “I don’t think an Apple lover has to have every product, but the ones I have and use I love,” he said.
You can watch Sculley’s interview at the source page.