Apple Watch is already a success now the haters need to get over it

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You know, Apple haters are a little like New Labour Blairites: They truly believe that if they repeat their brand of reality denial they can make it real eventually, but all they have to offer is prejudiced opinion based on a skewed reading of the facts. Perhaps that’s all truth ever is, so here is mine..

Apple Watch is already a success. Sure you may not see one on everybody’s wrist just yet, but that’s not what the company wanted to achieve with v.1. Think back to iPod or iPhone, the sales of the first iteration of both devices were utterly dwarfed by subsequent releases, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen here as the Watch becomes a product you can use without an iPhone, as it inevitably will.

Meanwhile here’s some data to prove my case:

  • Needham & Co. notes “A Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2,500 Americans in March of 2015, whereby 40% of iPhone owners intended to buy an Apple watch in 2015. This underscores the loyalty/value of the customers in the AAPL ecosystem.”
  • 62% of Apple Watch users plan to upgrade
  • 47 percent of Americans deem the Apple Watch “a successful product.”
  • The Watch has already pulled in near $2 billion revenue .
  • Apple Watch captured 63% marketshare of all smartwatches shipped worldwide in Q4 2015. Apple is ranked number one.

The device is already a success. The others aren’t.

Now get ready for the thinner, smarter, Apple Smartwatch 2…

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

6 Responses

  1. C. Howitt Fielz says:

    Success is a relative term and AppleWatch will continue to be called a failure by those who don’t like Apple products, no matter how many AppleWatches are sold. No one actually knows how many AppleWatches Apple intended to sell or what their expectations were from the product. Maybe Apple thought AppleWatch was just a nice product that a certain number of consumers might like. It’s possible Apple already suspected AppleWatch wasn’t going to become another iPhone. That’s what the analysts don’t get. Any product Apple makes which doesn’t reach the numbers of iPhone sales is automatically deemed a failure. It’s a very stupid comparison and I can’t actually believe investors believe such nonsense.

    Every product Apple comes out with can’t reach epic sales proportions. No company can do that on command. Some products will be somewhat successful, some a huge miss and occasionally Apple might get some successful product in terms of high sales. However is that the only goal a company can have. Can’t they sell some products that are not intended for everyone? I don’t understand everyone’s expectations of Apple making every product a huge hit. Apple was never that good.. Most companies can’t do that.

  2. Jan says:

    I wouldn’t want a thinner AppleWatch I would prefer improved battery life. But it should be much improved for me to consider replacing my current AppleWatch

  3. Bill says:

    Another point I hate is killer app. Take these same people and give them a killer app and they would say it doesn’t do enough. Apple can not win. To me it’s very handy with a lot of uses. Good fitness tracker. Great fir Apple Pay but we need wider acceptance. Love notifications. Great for knowing I got a call try noticing your iPhone in an Apple Store but I got my kids call because of a tap on wrist. The iss use what price is this worth? What is worth when you fear. It will get better every year. What is worth when I am now more aware of what I am paying for my iPhone. That is the issue to me.

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