If you surf through the internet these days and if you collect information about the Apple Watch what you read and see is not really encouraging for Apple. What do you think? Can I get your opinion?
On March 10th LIKEFOLIO has only seen 452,000 mentions of the Apple Watch on Twitter, compared to 1,583,400 mentions of the iPhone 6 on its announcement day last September.
“That’s where it gets even worse.When the iPad was first announced, it got 834,000 mentions in the first 24 hours. That seems closer in line with the Apple Watch until you consider the iPad announcement took place in 2010, when Twitter was literally 1/10th the size it is today by tweet volume.”
The presentation of the Apple Watch did take some pressure away of the Swiss Watch Industry and all the other Smartwatch manufacturers, since Apple could not present any killer application. This is what I predicted!
If the huge crowd of developers does not come out with some real killer applications I don’t see a bright future for the Apple Watch or any other smartwatch. It seems to be difficult to develop an app that really rocks! Let us be honest: As soon as it comes to a real thrilling app you need a corresponding big screen and computing power behind. Things a smartwatch simply does not offer …
The iPhone Wrist Interface (I do not call this a watch, but a consumer electronic device that is a kind of a relay of the iPhone on the wrist) and all the other Wrist Interfaces will only make their way if there is a real benefit for the consumer.
In the moment there are only disadvantages: Small display, poor rechargeable battery life, poor and bulky design and the need of a smartphone in the background to properly function.
Then there is the price: especially the Apple Watch is too expensive. The extrem luxurious positioning of some of the Apple Watches does not seem to be a good strategy, but more an act of desperation. Why would some one spend so much money for a consumer electronic device if its technology will be outdated very soon? Who are these clients? Members of the affluent societies?
Members of the affluent societies before you buy the gold Apple Watch please do not miss to read these articles taken from
www.cultofmac.com “Apple’s special gold isn’t so special after all” and
www.bloomberg.com “Here Are the Problems With The $10,000 Gold Apple Watch”
After what you have been reading and seeing in the last days, what is your personal opinion?
Let me know, let us know!