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danox said:Me too once they offer blood pressure monitoring….
Xed said:dewme said:red oak said:A better way to analyze attach rates is using installed bases, not quarterly sales. People buy iPhones and Watches on different timetables
Using those metrics, the attach rate is approx:
150 million Watches / 1.1 billion iPhones = 13.6%
What strikes me as a bit counterintuitive with respect to the iPhone-Apple Watch attachment is that over the last few Apple Watch releases Apple has actually made the watch more autonomous and less reliant on the iPhone. That would seemingly result in a decrease or slower rate of growth in the attach rate. This may lend more credence to your interpretation of what is a better way of looking at the attach rate for this particular pair of products.
My gut feeling here is that the Apple Watch has simply become a more attractive product on its own and the attach rate with iPhone has less to do with iPhone and more to do with Apple Watch itself. The iPhone is still obviously a halo product that buoys up a wide range of other Apple products, and yes, you still need an iPhone to setup and make best use of an Apple Watch, but I think the Apple Watch is largely improving its attractiveness based on its own merits. If the hard iPhone dependency went away the Apple Watch would probably still do quite well.
wd4fsu said:waveparticle said:Why Apple won't put GPS into iPad? Many apps won't work without GPS.
Um, cellular iPads DO have GPS, and the GPS doesn't require an active cellular subscription to be used. It's worth the extra $$ to get the cellular iPad in my opinion.