“I’ve seen some of the applications that will launch for the Apple Watch when it makes its debut as early as March, albeit in simulation, and some are extraordinary,” Christopher Mims reports for The Wall Street Journal. “Along with the details Apple has already released about how the watch will work, it’s convinced me Apple Watch will be a launching pad for the next wave of billion-dollar consumer-tech startups.”
“Apple has already revealed the sleek, customizable watch itself, and this being Apple, it’s safe to assume the company is going to release hardware that’s best in class,” Mims reports. “Much more important to the success or failure of the watch, however, are the apps. And Apple already has the world’s deepest bench of happy, well-paid mobile-app developers, who collectively generated $10 billion in revenue at the App Store in 2014.”
“So it should be no surprise that hundreds of companies, including giants like Facebook and Twitter, are racing to have watch apps ready from the first day of launch,” Mims reports. “While many have highlighted Apple Watch’s payments software and health-monitoring capabilities, its ability to connect us to what our phones already know about where we are and what we’re doing—augmenting our reality with a new layer of data—makes me think it could bring about profound behavioral change in its users.”
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MacDailyNews Take: These pre-Apple Watch days are like those between Steve Jobs’ unveiling of the Apple iPhone on January 9, 2007 and its release June 29, 2007. Some get it; many do not. Get ready, the paradigm is about to shift again!
Apple Watch, the world’s first real smartwatch, will be a massive hit – September 9, 2014