clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Crucial Update

Apple Watch Fan Fiction Is Magnificent

Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

What follows is a selection of updates from an imagined day-in-the-life narrative posted to iDownloadBlog.com. It's a story about a man, his Apple watch, and a real wet blanket of a colleague, Tobias. Is it a joke? Maybe. Is it in earnest? Probably. Either way, it's a beautiful piece of internet that should be celebrated.

6.01am: We stop by Starbucks for a much-needed cup of java. With the Passbook app on my watch, I can simply have the barista scan my card barcode. No need for any physical transaction. No need to get iPhone out of my pocket either, obviously.

Obviously.

6.31am: I get a tap on my wrist. My wife is up. She just sent me a message. Hey Siri, tell my wife "I love you and will miss you period kiss the kids for me smiley face." My colleague makes fun of me. He just doesn't get it. He didn't get the iPad either. "A big iPhone," he used to call it.

WHEN THE ROBOT OVERLORDS COMMETH, YOU SHALL PAY, TOBIAS. PROBABLY IN BITCOIN.

12.38pm: As we pull in in front of our hotel, I quickly check in from my Apple Watch and I get a notification telling me what room I’m staying in. It’s rush time here and there is a huge line at the front desk. I tell Tobias to call me when he’s all checked in because it should take him a while. In the meantime, I go up to my room, and unlock the door with my watch. I think it’s the first time Tobias wishes he had one of these watches.

Who gets to use the smug face emoji now, Tobias?

1.34pm: Our client arrives a few minutes late. As we shake hands, he notices my Apple Watch. "Hey is this the new Apple Watch? I need one of those."

2.22pm: After our meeting, our client asks me a bunch of questions about Apple Watch. He’s definitely intrigued. I show him how I can control the lights and the temperature in my house. Coincidentally, I receive a message from our cleaning lady saying she’s at the door waiting to come in. I launch the August Lock app and unlock the door for her, right from my watch. Client is flabbergasted.

Flabbergast clients! Make them super jeally!

3.33pm: I receive a Trivia Crack notification on my watch. Ads were so annoying in this game that I had kind of given up on it. But their Apple Watch app is really neat. I can quickly answer the trivia, and no ad whatsoever. What’s the capital of Bangladesh? Who knows that? FYI it’s Dhaka.

FYI, he's totally right, g' dang-it.

9.37pm: I’m back in my room. I’m beat, but I have the simple satisfaction of having unlocked a new achievement on my Activity app for completing 7 straight days of higher than average activity. It’s the little things.

"Little" like the watch face compared to that old hulking iPhone!!!!!

10.04pm: I browse the news on my iPhone. It’s something that you still need a phone for, I guess.

Battles versus wars, you know?

10.11pm: My wife just sent me her heartbeat. It’s gimmicky but when you’re all alone away from home, it’s definitely heart warming.

If you're not weeping at this point, you did not read closely enough.

Commenters have decided that this was the product of a great imagination. We have to agree.

Read the full day-in-the-life timeline right here, and this is our official request for more pieces like this. A Shakespearian tale of love between Apple and Google products? The amazing story of an iPad in the hands of its middle-aged owner from a calorie counting app's perspective? Tobias cracks under the pressure of always being wrong? This is an exciting time for fiction.