“A short time after the Apple Watch launches, probably when the first sales estimates come in from the analysts, I expect to see stories along the lines of ‘the Apple Watch has failed,'” Ewan Spence writes for Forbes. “All of these articles will be factually correct. I’ll agree with the conclusions of all of them. And it will be hard, logically, to argue against the written premises that the Apple Watch has somehow failed. In a world of snap judgements, I’m pretty confident on this call. I’m also confident that it will be the wrong judgement to make.”
“Apple has had failures before. It has had products that have come off the stage to meet an eager audience only to be written off as a failure scant months later,” Spence writes. “And while that label may fit in the first few months you can be sure that the Apple Watch is going to follow the same trajectory to success as other failed Apple product lines towards a long and successful life.”
“Arguably Apple’s biggest ‘failure’ is the iPhone 5C,” Spence writes. “By June 2014, the iPhone 5C had sold twenty-four million handsets. The number sold now will be much higher, possibly approaching forty million handsets. If the Apple Watch can fail as spectacularly as the 5C, bring it on.”
The full article, with more about the “failure” of the iPad Air, the original iPhone, and the upcoming failure of the Apple Watch here.
MacDailyNews Take: The bigger the “failure,” the better!