steven new wrote: »
I...and pulling it out does not really create a dilemma for most.
benjamin frost wrote: »
I didn't care for the iPhone when it came out, but I knew the iPad would be huge.
So my track record is 50% on those two categories.
You have a tendency to think the worst of those who you disagree with. That's a shame, because it's unbecoming.
lkrupp wrote: »
roake wrote: »
Well, I could probably produce a survey that says the exact opposite. Posting links that support one’s opinion is about as easy as it gets on the Internet. So what’s your point?
roake wrote: »
jungmark wrote: »
More bad news for Apple: 1000 infants were surveyed and none of them knew what an Apple watch was.
How cool was those concept versions! If Apple came up with something like that in the future I can it selling.
Remember what Steve said, never ask the consumer what they want since they have not idea what they want until you give it to them. Survey are worthless.
Teen are not the target mark, Apple is going after people with disposable incoming and are into watches as fashion statement, as well as the group of people who are interested in monitoring the health performance, and last but not least the naked wrist crowd of 18 to 34 yr old which cross the two other category of people. The Watch is not a much have gadget, it not like a music player or cell phone.
This might be worrisome if teens were the target demographic.
But they're not.
One thing is for sure, I would never underestimate Apple's ability to move their products regardless of what it is. Personally, I think it's tacky, everything about the current crop of smartwatches, just screams first iteration... [ a bunch of stuff snipped] ... Other then the younger generation, the under 25 crowd, I just couldn't imagine people wearing these things without the fear of looking and feeling like a complete tool.
The one thing that really bothers me that doesn't bother me about my other gadgets is longevity. I expect to replace my phone and tablet. A watch... I just can't see it.
... but maybe Apple can convince people that they have to replace their watch every 2-3 years.
lightknight wrote: »
Do people still say "rad"? I thought it was a word from the 80's
Who would have ever thought that teens and music would mix.
The iWatch is, at present, an expensive iPhone accessory, not a standalone device. Priced at $350 and up, it's not really targeted at teens who need a phone first. That said, if the device is played up as youthful by the fitness focus, it could appeal. Teens today have all kinds of money for frivolous things like high end sneakers, designer headphones, etc. What would make it appeal more to teens is ruggedness (is it waterproof?) and the ability to function instead of rather than in addition to a phone. That, or if it catches on with the popular kids. If it is worn by their idols (professional athletes, rappers, pop stars) it will take off with teens.
That was a honest question, actually. Don't assume people are native speakers, because some are not ^^
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Girls gives me "references to 80's pop culture", was that your point?
I certainly don't understand it. It looks just awful in that side view. I don't care if it is made out of gold, silver, stainless steel or diamond encrusted platinum, it is just ugly... but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
It looks really bulbous in standalone photos, but it looks much thinner/sleeker in photos I've seen where it's actually being worn on the wrist.
I look at the Market for watches in General and it's been a dying market now for many years. Who stills wear a watch? Well OLD people do. But most don't own a Smartphone, just a plain old cell phone. A smart watch won't do them any good. my Dad wears a watch at times, and my Grandma wears a watch.
The other group that wears a watch are those that are always in a suit for work. Lawyers, Businessmen, etc. Is that a Market for a Smartwatch, let alone a Apple Watch? I don't think so. It's more of the Rolex type crowd. A nice classy watch, not a Smart Watch, which is like the Geek Calculator watch of the past. That leaves those that dress up for Church, a wedding, a funeral, maybe a Date. They may throw on a watch, a cheap watch, or a nice watch in the $100 price range that you wear here and there.
I just don't see how Apple expects to sell all these watches. None released so far have been huge sellers. Have any of them sold 1 million yet? I know I can't wear a watch at work as most people here for a number of reasons. That would leave it for only the times I'm not working. I don't see why I need to drop $350+ on a watch when I can just grab my iPhone in a couple seconds and spend no extra money. We just got big screens and now you want to go to a tiny watch screen?
The Looks of the Apple watch is growing on me somewhat, but it really needs to be half the thickness, but I still wouldn't buy it or any other Smart Watch. I have a nice fancy classic watch I wear maybe once a year! It's about a $130 watch I got as a high school Graduation gift YEARS ago!!! 20+ years ago!!! I've not gotten another watch since that one. It still works, I've replaced the battery in it. I just don't see a reason to buy a Apple Watch. I have my iPhone 6 now. To go along with my iPad 3. I have zero reason for needing a Apple Watch.
digitalclips wrote: »
Just wait till Jimmy Iovine gets some famous boy band to wear them. Tepid will turn to HOT!
EDIT: I now see PixelDoc said the same thing ... sort of ...