Apple Watch sales plunge

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This was predictable. Attention has turned to the "S" version of iPhone 6. And most who want a watch and don't yet have one are waiting for the 2nd generation.
 

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Wow. They are "only" selling less than 20,000 a day (x $350). I wish I was that lucky!
 

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Wow. They are "only" selling less than 20,000 a day (x $350). I wish I was that lucky!
The sales are estimated much lower in CNN's article. They list around 2,500 sales per day. That's a 90% drop.
 
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If we all started a company selling widgets at the price points of the Apple Watch, and if our sales at launch matched the Apple Watch sales, and if sales dropped after launch to the present Apple Watch sales levels, we would have a very, very successful company. It's all relative.
 

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If we all started a company selling widgets at the price points of the Apple Watch, and if our sales at launch matched the Apple Watch sales, and if sales dropped after launch to the present Apple Watch sales levels, we would have a very, very successful company. It's all relative.
Apple would have continued to be successful if they hadn't made the watch at all or even if it completely failed. It's not like the watch is their best selling product or one that they rely on. Yes, those numbers would be extremely impressive for one of us if we had just started a tech company, but they have so much going for them that a new business can't really compete with. The numbers aren't that impressive for a new Apple product, considering where they currently stand in the world. I'm sure this drop off is disappointing to them. I doubt they sugarcoat it and look at it in relative terms considering how much better they did than some startup company could have done.
 

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I would think the drop off would be totally expected. I would think everyone that really wanted one would get on in the beginning. Then others would slowly trickle in for the next 6 or 7 months. I would have never expected a huge continuous sales trend.
 

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I would think the drop off would be totally expected. I would think everyone that really wanted one would get on in the beginning. Then others would slowly trickle in for the next 6 or 7 months. I would have never expected a huge continuous sales trend.
Drop offs are expected. It happens with the iPhone as well. It's just that the watch sales dropped off a lot sooner and with a much higher percentage than many anticipated. It's still the best selling smart watch to date.
 

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I do love my Apple Watch. Hands down the best Smart Watch I have had. I think it loves me too. I can tell by the way the little heart beats when I check my Heart Rate. However this is like my iPad and something I would not upgrade every year as I do with my iPhone. Yeah, I have to have a new one every year. But with the watch and my iPad. I can't see them adding anything to it to make me want another one.
 

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I do love my Apple Watch. Hands down the best Smart Watch I have had. I think it loves me too. I can tell by the way the little heart beats when I check my Heart Rate. However this is like my iPad and something I would not upgrade every year as I do with my iPhone. Yeah, I have to have a new one every year. But with the watch and my iPad. I can't see them adding anything to it to make me want another one.
So a thinner design with better battery life, a higher resolution screen, built-in GPS and WiFi for less reliance on the iPhone, improved waterproofing, a camera, faster processor, heart rate monitoring improvements, and a long line of gorgeous new bands wouldn't get ya and you could allow yourself to be seen with last year's watch on your wrist? :eek:

I'm holding out for halographic messages, a 3D projector and a transporter. :D
 

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So a thinner design with better battery life, a higher resolution screen, built-in GPS and WiFi for less reliance on the iPhone, improved waterproofing, a camera, faster processor, heart rate monitoring improvements, and a long line of gorgeous new bands wouldn't get ya and you could allow yourself to be seen with last year's watch on your wrist? :eek:

I'm holding out for halographic messages, a 3D projector and a transporter. :D
I'm holding out for a driving interface.. I want to be able to drive my car from my watch. All that sounds good, but what made me get goose bumps was a Transporter!!!
A self contained personal transporter would make me buy a new one.
 
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I'm holding out for a driving interface.. I want to be able to drive my car from my watch. All that sounds good, but what made me get goose bumps was a Transporter!!!
A self contained personal transporter would make me buy a new one.
Yeah, it's all fun and games with your Watch-based transporter until this happens.

 

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Yoeman Rand can still Transport me any day... As long as she is wearing the Red outfit from the Original Show.
 

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Didn't this also happen to the first iPad and iPhone? Version 1.0. It'll only get better.
 

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What if the new watch turns you into a bad actor. That's worse than the transporter malfunction!
"IM A WATCH, JIM. NOT A TRANSPORTER!"