“Apple’s launch of its Watch in April was its most significant product introduction since the iPad made its debut five years ago,” Tim Bradshaw writes for The Financial Times.
“But, three months in, the response from analysts and consumers bears a greater resemblance to the launch of the iPhone than to the more enthusiastic reception that first greeted the iPad. Despite its subsequent success the iPhone was initially met by confusion and widespread doubts about its prospects,” Bradshaw writes. “With no sales figures from Apple to act as a guide, speculation about the Watch’s performance has run wild. Estimates for sales so far range between 2m and 5m, with first-year sales pegged anywhere between 10m and 30m.”
Bradshaw writes, “Some potential customers were put off by the initial need to make a reservation to try the Watch in-store and having to wait weeks to buy online, due to supply constraints, said James McQuivey of Forrester Research, who forecasts 10m units sold this year. Those early supply problems have been solved, but some see the plentiful stock in US Apple Stores as a sign of low demand. By contrast, the iPad was at the time the fastest-selling new tech product ever, with 3m units shifted in its first 80 days.”
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MacDailyNews Take: 3 million in the first 80 days? Who wants to bet that Apple Watch is easily Apple’s new all-time fastest-selling product?
Once again, you really have to use one in order to understand. It’s like trying to explain “Why Mac” to a Windows PC sufferer. There are just too many details, too many nuances; a list of benefits simply doesn’t do it justice. With Apple Watch, as with the Mac, it’s the whole experience. It’s indescribable, yet indescribably better.
We’ve now worn our Apple Watches every day for 2 months and 24 days.
We will never go back to the primitive days of not wearing an Apple Watch.
It’s amusing to watch those without Apple Watches wasting time obsessing over their phones all day, saying things like “Well, Apple Watch isn’t for me” – especially knowing that one day, sooner or later, they’ll also be wearing Apple Watches and then they’ll finally get it, too.
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