“You can learn a lot about the Apple Watch… by digging into Android smartphone data,” Matt Asay writes for ReadWrite.
“Specifically, App Annie’s latest report — Insights Into App Engagement: Q1 2015 — How (And How Much) Users Use Their Apps — offers insight into how Android owners use their phones,” Asay writes. “With most usage tied up in communication and social apps, two categories perfectly positioned for the Apple Watch, the future for the Apple Watch looks more like that of the iPhone, not the iPad.”
“As developers figure out how to build for the Watch (rather than merely optimizing a smartphone experience for it), the Apple Watch will move from ‘so-so luxury’ to ‘must-have companion,'” Asay writes. “We’re still a ways from that point, but given our urge to communicate, and the Apple Watch’s ability to streamline our communications, the odds are very good that it will become an enduring hit like the iPhone, not a fading fad like the iPad.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The iPad is not a “fading fad.” iPad simply has a (much) longer lifecycle than than an iPhone. It is not subsidized. iPad is the new personal computer. What iPad is experiencing currently is merely a pause, not an end.