Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is open about being an Apple fanboy, but now we know that he’s got the same love/hate relationship with the Apple Watch that many others have. In an interview with Business Insider, the politician reveals that the device is “not as intuitive as the other Apple products,” adding that it “takes a lot more work.” In addition, John-Ellis (for that is his name) threw shade at the wearable’s battery life, saying that it “gives out too quick.”
Bush is the third member of his family to campaign for the highest office, but the first that’s seemingly clued-up to technology. He admits that he’s no expert, saying that he doesn’t have the time to learn how to use all of the Watch’s features, but concedes that it’s cool. The website also asked the figure to reveal his most-used apps on his iPhone, which included CBS Sports for his fantasy football draft, Kindle for reading and Kayak for managing his schedule.
A campaign video from summer revealing his love of all things Apple
The politician’s recent history of tech isn’t the greatest, after his experiment in email-based transparency turned into a privacy nightmare. To cap it off, his campaign also managed to score an own-goal by not registering JebBush.com, which was subsequently hijacked by one of his rivals.
Despite this, Bush was a high-scorer on our recent guide to the candidates on tech-relevant issues, scoring a B+. He was praised for his considered opinions on immigration reform, climate change and evolution. Unfortunately, the figure also said that the latter subject shouldn’t be taught in schools and is an outspoken critic of net neutrality laws. Shame.
Source: Business Insider