If you're on the Internet today, who isn't these days, you probably heard a thing or two about the next Apple Watch. But one thing no one seemed to have mentioned about it today is whether the next Apple Watch will have a camera for take pictures or Facetime calls. Personally, I'm leaning against Apple adding one but, at the end of the same, it will not affect me too much.
The main reason I am leaning against Apple putting a camera on the Apple Watch is mostly due to privacy issues. I'm a guy and as far as looks, well, no one will be clamoring for me to be on the cover of the next issue of GC or anything public. No, no risk of anyone taking pictures of me and violating my privacy. I can't say that is going to be the case for a lot of what society considers to be good-looking or attractive. I can see folks getting uncomfortable in gyms for starters. Or showers. Or changing rooms.
While I'm not less likely to wear my Apple Watch if it had a camera on it, I can see some people getting uncomfortable if they see someone wearing a watch with a camera. Of course, people these days are entirely comfortable with carrying phones into gyms, maybe this is not as big of an issue as I expect.
Still, most people would not deny privacy to be an issue with a wearable capable of taking pictures or videos. It was an issue with Google Glass after all. And it will be an issue with other wearables including the Apple Watch.
Another reason why having a camera on the Apple Watch will not affect me is that I don't answer FaceTime or phone calls now because it is heard to hear for one thing and holding my wrist up to my ear looks silly. So, even if Apple does install a camera and if only for FaceTime video chats, I'm still not gonna use it much if at all.
Should Apple find the space for a camera, I rather have them add new sensors and/or battery instead. What do you think?