Skip to comments.Apple’s ‘next big thing’ might be even bigger than we thought
Posted on 02/04/2014 3:04:46 PM PST by Carbonsteel
The iWatch may cost $299 when it launches later this year, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said in a note to investors on Tuesday (via CNET), a price thats exactly what Samsung initially charged for its first-generation Galaxy Gear and similar to the Pebbles second smartwatch, the Pebble Steel. However, the iWatch is expected to be even more popular than its competitors offerings and it may indeed me the next big thing for Apple.
Our working assumption is that iWatch largely will be adopted as an accessory device and, therefore, sold into the existing customer base, like the iPad, rather than to new customers, like the iPod or iPhone, Huberty wrote.
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I have to admit Apple does enter the market with the best freshest ideas.
But then Samsung, Android, Google, etc. etc. is immediately on the scene with better, less exprensive alternatives.
Call me a Luddite. I am going to stick with my old fashioned mechanical time piece. Can’t see good enough to watch movies on my watch anyway.
the iWatch, or any of the wrist mounted phones, will be a complete flop. no one wants to have an intercom, wireless or not, strapped to their wrist for everyone to hear
even a wrist mounted touch pad would be pointless.
wireless displays mounted in contact lens might be a big thing... but that’s still a little ways off
Apple is now reduced to the Google tactic, which is to throw anything and everything at the wall, hoping something will stick.
I’ve wanted a new watch for a long time, but I haven’t seen anything in the market yet that make me say I want that one. The watch market is pretty much same old same old for decades
Also, anyone who expect apple to price their new product that is competitive to the competitors haven’t been paying attention to history. All predictions that apple will price their product cheap have all been wrong
Its my understanding that the Mark Of the beast worn on either the hand or the head....refers to that which we DO....the hand and that which we THINK ....the head.
we do well to remember the symbolic nature of ancient hebrew speech
Phylacteries...Keeping God’s law near our eyes....physically
The mindset that had Tefillin, or phylacteries, two small black leather boxes worn on the left arm and forehead by observant adult male Jews.
I believe there to be a substantial analogy there.
I could be wrong.
This article fails to do the one thing I wanted from it, to describe what the watch does that would generate such sales.
If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. Revelation 14:9,10
So much for RFIDs!
I think the apple stock performance would welcome the analysis you call for as well....
You must be referring to your "Clock Bracelet". So, so yesterday.
iWatch...sounds like a porn device.
The technology now exists to monitor blood sugar and blood pressure with a contact lens like sensor. If they could tie this in with the watch and add creatine or possibly even cholesterol, it could be revolutionary (not the “sign of the beast”). Imagine, warning for low blood sugar, a running record of your levels, day and night. It could extend a lot of lives through proper control of diet and BP plus treatment of diabetics.
Likely, instead it will probably let you listen to and watch Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus.
The NSA’s alma mater was iWatch U!
“The iWatch may cost $299 when it launches later this year, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said in a note to investors on Tuesday (via CNET), “
What a shock. People selling stocks in Apple go on and cheerleads for Apple’s unannounced products. Tech websites print it without a blink.
This is almost crony capitalism.
Samsung already has a watch. Apple is playing catch-up this time, although it could be a better version. Additionally, it appears in the article they are not trying to compete. They are going for the Apple fanboys to sell it.
But it won’t really be a watch. just like the iPhone is not really a phone.
I'll bet there's an app for that.
Does that watch come with or without NSA breadcrumbs?
yup... still a little ways off
You heard it from me, probably not first, but the idea of a wrist watch is to tie in a heart rate monitor and a blood oxygen monitor to augment Apple’s dedicated fitness metrics chip already present on the iPhone 5S.
I must be one, too. How people can see anything on an iPhone is beyond me (or my capabilities) I had an iPad for about a week & back it went. (I put up with the Kindle only because my wrist doesn’t get tired reading in bed & it’s right in my face)
THe difference here, much to my anti-Apple chagrin, is that the cult of Apple insures success. Samsung, Sony, and a few others have smart watches, they aren’t doing well but Apple will come in and “originate” and the masses will slop it up as mana from heaven.
Speaking of gimmicks, I got offered a chance to buy Google Glass today. At $1,500...I'll pass, for now.
Pajama Boy is now in Apple advertisements for their target audiences. Urban hipsters and gays and those who fantasize about being hipsters
Hey, we have something in common. The older I get the less I care about what I think too:)
“Also, anyone who expect apple to price their new product that is competitive to the competitors havent been paying attention to history. All predictions that apple will price their product cheap have all been wrong”
Just as with its phones and tablets, Apple will price their watch offering competitively, while offering superior engineering and value.
That is, if Apple comes out with a watch at all... :-)
I’m mainly hoping for a big-screen iPhone.
I think you miss the logic of the device as the 'iWatch' moniker refers more to its place-of-wear position. Last I saw, there was an environment being designed around the device for exercise, health, emergency alerts and other such desirable features to have immediately at hand. I am looking forward to, I hope, the same sense of WOW that happened when the iPad made immediate believers. We will see!
the last rumor I read was a 12 inch i-pad to compete with lap tops
and n iphone, i-pad combo.
lastly an upgraded apple tv offering
“I am looking forward to, I hope, the same sense of WOW that happened when the iPad made immediate believers. We will see!”
LOL regarding “immediate believers”! I don’t know if you were around for the numerous iPad-bashing posts around here - mainly comparing the name to feminine hygiene products! That is of course versus the amazing experience of actually using an iPad.
I remain ambivalent about the iWatch, but I’ll grant you that the concept has potential!
“the last rumor I read was a 12 inch i-pad to compete with lap tops”
Apple needs to sell a stylus-enabled iPad - that will give it the chops for serious work. Finally.
An iPad with a pressure-sensitive stylus will be a natural medium for artists.
the only sense of ‘wow’ I’m getting is at the willingness to self tag by some people.
my next thought would be... how long until ‘someone’ has the ability to remotely trigger a taser like effect via the device
The earliest Pulsar watches would cost more than $10,000, in today’s money. That could be ten times more than the iWatch will cost. Then there’s that huge gap in functionality. Technological change is happening at an ever-faster rate.
is that an easy feature to add?
Still waiting for the iSuck vacuum cleaner......
I have some more “next big thing” ideas for Apple to add to the iWatch accessory line:
1. The iCuffLink.
2. The iSuspenders.
3. The iWingTipBrogans.
4. The iFedoraSnapBrimHat.
5. The iBuggyWhip.
6. The iRotaryTelephone.
7. The i33RPMVinylRecord.
8. The i8TrackTape.
9. The iTieTack.
10. The iBlackAndWhiteTV.
11. The iConsoleRadio.
12. The iCassetteTape.
I have doubts too, but I think the next evolution of smartphones is to wear it. One day, sticking your phone in your pocket will seem archaic compared to wearing it.
You might poke your eye out trying to use the touch screen though.
wow- first time I read this explained differently. Love the analogy.
I’m waiting for electronic iDepends!
I was pleasantly surprised when I encountered the concept.