Musings – Apple Watch Charger…my precious

Why do people keep coming to visit and forget to bring their Apple Watch charger?

My wife’s grandmother is with us under hospice care. As a result, we’ve had a small parade of friends and relatives visiting, and they consistently show up without their Apple watch charger for an overnight stay. We have one extra that we use for travel, so it’s been fine, but still. Based on the hunger in people’s eyes when they ask if we have a spare Apple Watch charger, I’m declaring it the new ring of power, the new precious, the new crack.

I don’t have some grand point about this. It was just interesting to note that the Apple Watch has reached that level of need. I used to see this same pleading in iPhone users desperately searching for a plug. That’s mostly gone now, but Apple has managed to give us a new addiction.