2015: The Year Of Apple's Wearables?
Over the years, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has tasted success with almost every product it has launched. Can it replicate the same with the Apple Watch in 2015?
Dawn Chmielewski from Re/code, and Max Wolff from Manhattan Venture Partners, were recently on CNBC to share their thoughts on the subject.
“People have been waiting for Apple to introduce a wearable for quite a long time. It unveiled the Apple Watch in September to quite a fan fare, lots of coverage, even in the fashion magazines, which is a pretty significant feat for a device, a wearable that has been kind of geeky," Chmielewski said.
She added: "Well, I think, we are going to see it perhaps by the spring time and I think, some analysts are now predicting that the watch may sell as many as 30 million units in its first year."
Wolff contradicted that by saying, “In terms of the watch we think it’s a big product, but we don’t think that they are going to sell a lot and we don’t think it’s a big revenue story.
"We think it's proof that they can roll out a new platform and try to again cross purpose the App network, again cross purpose the App store and again cross purpose iOS here and do something that drives loyalty to the core business, which is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which we think they will sell well in excess of 185-200 million units of," he explained.
"They’ll have a good year," Wolff added. "It’s a good investment, but the watch is not going to drop anything other than some gravitas, some bragging rights.”
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