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pcharles09
pcharles09
3/24/2015 | 12:56:26 AM
Re: Apple Watch
@Phil_Britt,

Early adopters and the super techies will hop on but I doubt mainstream will run with a smart watch. Especially not at that price point.
Phil_Britt
Phil_Britt
3/23/2015 | 10:43:46 AM
Re: Apple Watch
Need it...of course teen daughters need it, just as they need the latest iPhones, etc., when the previous models are perfectly serviceable. 

Of course, how many people need a Rolex, or anything Nieman Marcus sells. There will always be those that have to have the high end or the latest and greatest. The question will be what size of market will Apple need for the watch to add to the bottom line? Or will it sell enough other products and services around the watch that the device itself can be a successfull loss leader.
MikeP688
MikeP688
3/22/2015 | 3:51:06 PM
Re: Apple Watch (Brief Thoughts)
Happy Spring to all... :-) 

Just like many throughout our Community, I have been assessing the advent of the Apple Watch just like the leading lights of our World (Google et. al) have as always.   As for me , personally, I wear a watch as a Tribute to my Mom who bought a old Citizen Watch as a B-Day Gift years ago.    I will admit I am tempted by the propsect of a Smart Watch.   I am glad to see Google & the rest getting on the bandwagon--the problem is Google's last attempt at a "wearable" (not withstanding the "spin") was not too successful.  The other issue is the Apple Watch price tag--but we have also complained about the iphone tag as well and look at what they're doing--so far eating everyone for lunch!!!  For me, Pebble (if I can pull off an Ebay Buy) will be my first foray....and then, who knows? :-)

Fascinating, though, to be witness to history..isn't it?

 

 
kq4ym
kq4ym
3/21/2015 | 8:46:03 PM
Re: Apple Watch
I haven't worn a watch since college days. I'm not sure I'll ever be convinced I need one ever again. Even if it has all sorts of goodies and health "benefits" it's going to have to be pretty inexpensive before I'll buy one. But, in this world market there's still enough folks out there who want the latest, or the fad of the season to make profitable sales for some lucky companies.
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/20/2015 | 10:59:10 AM
Re: Apple Watch
I completely agree that the iPad was a beauitful, well-designed, portable, high functionality device, but did anyone really need it? The smartphone and laptop essentially acheive everything iPads can; it just does it better.
Kruz
Kruz
3/20/2015 | 10:43:01 AM
Re: Apple Watch
@Sarah: I have no doubts in Apple's being a maven when it comes to new technologies creating cases for its devices but we can't deny that there was a real need for iPad when it first came out, just like the iPhone. The iPad was innovative, it brought the PC to you rather than you having to go to the PC. It was great until phablets appeared and is on the decline now. And when it was first announced, it was portability at its best.

I am not saying watches are not needed, but the way is long, and the same thing applies to first gen wearables: my jawbone rests peacfully in my drawer. And again I agree that if Apple can't pull it, no one can, at least for now.

 
Ariella
Ariella
3/20/2015 | 9:49:38 AM
Re: Apple Watch
@Sreedy For $17K I'd agree with you. In fact for that price, I'd want it to be capable of teleporting me. But many people consider $350 to be a fair price for a designer watch even if it doesn't have Apple's technology.
Ariella
Ariella
3/20/2015 | 9:48:08 AM
Re: Apple Watch
@Susan well, price is something one can grasp quite quickly. In truth, even if it offers the full function of a computer, it still does cost more. So you're not exactly paying for the function but for the ability to carry that on your wrist and with the Apple name.
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/20/2015 | 9:47:02 AM
Re: Apple Watch
For $17,000, or even $350, I'd want and expect both.
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/20/2015 | 9:46:02 AM
Re: Apple Watch
I see your point, Kruz, but there wasn't a real use case for the iPad either. Of course, you can do a ton with it and a lot of people don't know how they lived without them now, but Apple created the category for tablets. It's hoping to do the same with the watch -- it wasn't the first to launch one, but probably has the best chance at making people think they need this device.
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