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Robert Downey Jr. says Apple Watch is meh

Technically Incorrect: In another exciting interview to promote the new Avengers movie, Iron Man says Apple's new watch is small and not terribly interesting. He prefers his Omega.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Is that an Omega? Iron Man says he prefers one. It's a size thing. Or something.
Is that an Omega? Iron Man says he prefers one. It's a size thing. Or something. Getty Images

If you're not going to ask Robert Downey Jr. about his time in jail and his relationship with his father ( and I suggest you don't), ask him about the important social issue of the day.

Yes, of course I'm talking about the Apple Watch. You thought I was going to say "income inequality"?

Actually, this is a touch about income inequality, because the Apple Watch isn't exactly cheap, given that you have to link it with a phone that isn't exactly cheap.

Still, given that he is the gadget-oriented Iron Man (not in real life), perhaps he'd be excited by Apple's new watch.

He was as excited as a Speedo-clad Italian at the North Pole. He told the AP: "Every time they make one of these announcements, you go 'that's the device that's going to enslave us.'"

Oh, Robert. Every device has enslaved us. We're merely now deciding whether to enjoy one more manacle.

He continued: "I was just, like, looks kinda small. I like my watch. I like this Omega." He added: "I don't need another Apple product."

Robert, it's not about need. That is so quaintly rational. It's about desperate, urgent desire to be ahead of those behind.

In other exciting news, one of his co-stars in the new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" movie (why else would he be doing interviews?) claimed not to have even heard of the Apple Watch.

Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch, said she had no clue what it was. When it was explained to her, her instant thought was: "That's so weird." Her considered thought was: "That sounds so stupid. Have your phone be a phone and your watch be a watch."

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays Quicksilver, was swift to say he'd never seen one. He was even swifter with the humor. He described it as a "Phwatch."

Phwell, there you go.