Interest in the Apple Watch might be dropping significantly, at least where U.S. customers are concerned.
According to a new report from research firm Slice Intelligence, published by MarketWatch, Apple is currently selling fewer than 20,000 watches per day in the U.S., with the number dropping below 10,000 on some days.
Even if we disregard the initial burst of interest after the April launch, when Apple was selling around 200,000 watches a day according to Slice, this is quite a steep decline. Throughout late April and May, Apple Watch sales in the U.S. were steady, with Apple selling well above 20,000 watches per day on average.
We’ll need to keep a close eye on this trend. Read full article here.
After months of fanfare, Apple finally announced a date for its smartwatch: April 24th. The timepieces are one of the riskiest ventures Apple has made in years, and they’re going to play a big role in either making smartwatches the new smartphones or sending them back to the panels of Dick Tracy. They’re a push towards blending fashion and tech, with customizable bands; multiple models made of steel, aluminum, and gold; and price tags that range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. And they take Apple’s personal computing to new, sometimes slightly creepy levels. Or, as Tim Cook put it, “Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created. It’s not just with you, it’s on you.” See video review here.