re: Apple iWatch: 7 Reasons It Won't Fly
Wasn't that what they told the Wright brothers? It'll never fly. There are endless predictions which are just hilarious in hindsight. Seriously Mr Claburn I used to have a SonyEricsson BT watch strapped to my wrist. The genius is in the hands free quick glanceability, discretion, the advantage of touch vibration alerts on your skin etc etc. It was flawed, however, as the OLED screen died a certain number of years after manufacture, which is the reason I don't wear one today. In addition your analysis may be too narrow or short sighted. Don't you think there's a demand for this when people started strapping non-BT equipped Nanos to their wrists as watches? Or when one of the most successful Kickstarter fundings ever, the Pebble, is a, hold on for it, BT wristwatch? Have you noticed how phones have grown to mini tablets - they're cumbersome to take out unless you want to surf the web, or text a message? The rest can be handled better without committing both your hands to an activity. Recharging could be taken care of while you sleep. People are used to it. It's no big deal. "You don't need an iWatch to make good personal decisions about exercise and diet. " True. In fact you don't need a diet, and if you don't own a car or any means of transport, you'll get free exercise. Despite this, pulse watches sell. In fact they sell quite well. And to many different segments of users. And look at the whole industry set up for dieting. Billions of dollars. Is it necessary despite exercise and diet is just common sense? Apparently. There's a demand out there.Your writing seems to suggest it'll replace a phone: "Squeezing a processor into an iPod Nano form factor mostly means a less-capable computing device", er, yes and so? Do people buy Nanos and a phone? Some, not all. It may be a niche product, yet Apple has the knack for producing high margin products and still sell in huge amounts. What about fashion? Apple products are design statements in and of themselves. If women like it for its look it'll take hold just based on that. If it adds functionality, so much the better.