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Jeb Bush calls Apple Watch unintuitive, lists his favorite iPhone apps in new interview

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has long voiced his support for Apple products. Earlier this year, he praised the health features of the Apple Watch, saying that it does a better job at health management than Obamacare. Jeb! later posted a video of his Silicon Valley favorites, voicing his support for iPhone over BlackBerry and MacBook Pro over iPad, while showing off his Apple Watch. Now, however, in a quick interview with Business Insider, Bush has become somewhat critical of the Apple Watch…

Asked for his thoughts on the product, Bush explained that it’s not as intuitive as other Apple products are. “It requires a lot more work than it needs to. It’s not as intuitive as other Apple products,” he explained. He went on to note that the battery life is nowhere near as good as it should be, but said he has faith that Apple will improve it and make it easier to use over time. Ultimately, he said that until someone comes out with something better, he’ll continue to use it. Bush did call it the “iWatch” several times, however, so that begs the question of whether or not we should trust his opinion.

Jeb! then went on to list some of his favorite iPhone apps. The candidate’s picks include CBS Sports Fantasy, AP, Kayak, Kindle, and The Wall Street Journal. View the full video below:

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  1. Howie Isaacks - 7 years ago

    I couldn’t care less what Jeb Bush says about Apple Watch. I’ve voted Republican since I became old enough to vote, but I won’t be voting for him.

  2. dcj001 - 7 years ago

    “Jeb Bush calls Apple Watch unintuitive”

    Or, in other words, Jeb Bush is too stupid to understand how to operate the Apple Watch.

    • James Knodell - 7 years ago

      Or, in other words, you’re too politically biased to regard Jeb Bush’s comment as having any validity. I don’t have any problem operating my iPhone, my iPad, my iMac, or my MacBook Air, but I do sometimes find my Apple Watch to be counter-intuitive. I’ve also on occasion referred to my Apple Watch as my iWatch. I don’t think that makes me stupid. I’m certainly smart enough to recognize a smug and stupid politically motivated comment when I see one.

  3. r00fus1 - 7 years ago

    Is he interviewing to replace Mossberg, Pogue or something? Seriously, WTF. I guess his low single-digits showing in the primaries means he’s branching out while he can…

  4. PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

    Well, this is one way of trying to get noticed¡

  5. rnc - 7 years ago

    Now, everyone is a tech reviewer for bashing Apple.

    Hey Jeb it’s not unintuitive, you are just too dumb for it, lay it off and buy another thing.

  6. mpias3785 - 7 years ago

    He’s still running? That’s more of a surprise than Blackberry still being in business!


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