“While the idea of an iWatch is intriguing, especially for those of us in the tech world, this is a case where the idea of a device trumps the actuality of it,” Brian Meyer writes for Apple Gazette. “Sadly, we may never see an iWatch and here’s why.”
“Unlike Apple TV with it’s iTunes connection and iOS devices with the App Store, the iWatch would have very little add-on purchases that could be made after the device it bought,” Meyer writes. “This means that it’s not likely that Apple would put a large amount of development time into the device if there weren’t a long-term profitability solution.”
“To add in all the features that would make a smart watch worth the purchase, it generally has to be large enough to house the components as well as a battery that will give the iWatch enough life to last more than a day,” Meyer writes. “This size is a major turn off, and one of the reasons that smart watches haven’t caught on with the enormous iPhone market yet.”
“While we all like to get as much use out of our tech as possible, we still love to get something new and shiny,” Meyer writes. “It’s all we can do to wait for our cell phone contracts to be up so we can get the new and substantially more powerful iPhone, but do we really want to trade watches in this quickly too?”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, “Apple’s iWatch will never happen” because it won’t offer add-on sales, will be too big, and the upgrade cycle will too long.