“It might be difficult for investors to imagine a world where consumers line up at the nearest Apple Inc. retail outlet for an upgrade instead of an entirely new product,” Louis Bedigian reports for Benzinga. “Believe it or not, that could be the future for at least one new Apple device.”
“‘I think most of the improvements will occur in the internal guts of the watch,’ Sean Udall, CIO of Quantum Trading Strategies and author of The TechStrat Report, told Benzinga,” Bedigian reports. “‘Effectively, a watch is a watch. Apple can literally upgrade a few key components inside.’ Udall said that the processor and the battery will need to be included in that upgrade.”
“If Apple allows customers to upgrade their watches, Udall believes this will make for a ‘much more compelling purchase,'” Bedigian reports. “‘I’m pretty sure you’re going to be able to take your watch into the Apple Store, give it to them, and they’ll be able to upgrade internal components,’ he said.
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MacDailyNews Take: You’d think Apple would have announced level of upgradability on Monday, wouldn’t you? So far, the only thing we’ve heard from Apple that’s replaceable inside Apple Watch is the battery.
Apple Watch’s battery lasts around 3 years and is replaceable – March 10, 2015