Apple Watch interest is waining...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by AdonisSMU, May 19, 2015.

  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I noticed that the number of users has died down significantly as of late. At this rate the Mac and iPad sections of the forums will be more popular than the watch. I really wanted this category to work out for Apple but it's clear people may not be here for the Apple Watch except for me. :confused:
     
  2. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Same with every apple product release, it's called hype.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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  4. OneMike macrumors 601

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    right now all many can say is "I didn't get my watch." "I can't believe I still didn't get my watch."

    Once people actually get their watches I'm sure it'll pick up
     
  5. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Actually that's a good thing. Less people posting here means the people are getting their watches and not having any major issues.

    Of course the iPhone and iPad forums will be more popular, there's MILLIONS of those devices in people's hands already covering several generations.

    The initial hype has died down but let's see how popular it is a year from now.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Maybe he meant that it's doing great, rolling along like a wagon.
     
  7. CausticSoda macrumors 6502

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    I think quite a number of people (including me) are not too surprised. It is large, expensive and has a poor battery life. I am not against the concept, though, if I can see a "killer" reason to have one, but I can't. From my point of view, pretty much anything it can do I can do more easily on my iPhone, and it only takes a second to get that out and use it. To add insult to injury, it seems to need the iPhone to do anything, as far as I can see. I'm not trying to be negative, but those thoughts are, I suspect, the reality for very many potential customers.
     
  8. flur macrumors 68000

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    The number of forum members isn't a signifier of the success of the category. People with their watches are getting fed up with all the "where's my watch" and "what's the shipping date" posts, and as they're not having issues, there's not much for them here. And of course there are all the folks that bought the watch that never came to the forums to begin with.
     
  9. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    It's also because your Megan Fox post has not been bumped to the top today. I'm in need of a fix!
    :D
     
  10. OlavA macrumors newbie

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    I never came here ever before.

    I joined this forum to see and participate in the shipping time hysteria which I discovered by accident.

    Now that's over and I have my Apple Watch there's really nothing compelling here for me to come to anymore.

    I'll go back to developing apps and my same old routine except I get to enjoy my super fun, cool Space Grey Sports Watch along with all my other Apple products!
     
  11. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    A) People are getting their watches and therefore aren't coming here to see what other people are getting with their tracking.

    B) People aren't having many complaints so they aren't coming here to complain.

    C) This is a first generation product and the forum is getting as much activity as the iPhone forum which millions more people own and use.

    Overall, its just slowing down because people are getting their watches. When waiting for my watch, I'd come here 20+ times a day to see what people were experiencing in terms of tracking, being able to find their tracking number, waiting for the email from Apple, etc etc. Now that I have my watch I come here once a day to just see what people want from updates and how people are liking it overall. I would imagine most people are in the same boat. It'll pick up around WWDC when/if Watch OS 2.0 is announced.
     
  12. bluecow macrumors regular

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    Mass amounts of people were here looking for status on watch deliveries. Now that many have their watches, they are happy and disappeared into the mist. I don't think in and of itself it says anything about declining interest in the watch.

    But, yes, it is normal that the initial hype would be huge around a launch and then die off pretty quick. We'll see how interest holds for this product around Christmas time.
     
  13. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Noobs turn MacRumors into their personal delivery tracking widget blog/twitter page for every product launch.

    When they finally get their precious delivery, they wad up the site like a used Solo cup at a frat party, and toss it out onto the Quad.

    You'll only see them again if the product has an issue, or there's a new version released.

    That's why all the wacko tracko threads are mostly users from 2007 with 20 posts, or people who joined on a given product's preorder day.
     
  14. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    There will probably be another surge of interest in June when watches become available in stores. (If that indeed happens.)
     
  15. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    LOL did you check out the link to the second set of pics in my later post? Schoolgirl outfit /me faints.

    Yeah you guys fell down on the job. Lol
     
  16. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    You know it!
    :p
     
  17. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Apple watch sales are on a role!
     
  18. anez macrumors 6502

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    After a certain amount of time, there's only so much one can say about it. I've had my Watch for nearly a month and worn it all day every day for that period, but as time goes by, what's new or worth commenting on diminishes.

    That doesn't mean its usefulness diminishes, or my affection for it diminishes, or my likelihood of supporting future Watch developments diminishes, but once you've tried every feature and queried every bug, you end up simply repeating what's been said before.

    I wouldn't worry that the drop-off of commenting here is any indicator of how successful this will be as a product category for Apple. In fact, the small number of complaints is probably a good sign, if anything.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, basically the same thing happens with iOS, iPhone, iPad, and other forums here. Nothing new or strange about it. And doesn't really mean anything.
     
  20. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    Haha you said noobs.
     
  21. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    In the same way, "Professional" MR posters are often so aggressively defensive about any comments that aren't glowing in positivity that often times lurkers and noobs are resistant to participate in the forum.

    MacRumors Forums are often times great but when it comes to new products then just as often they can be completely useless because everything becomes an echo chamber that is molded by a handful of prominent (but not helpful) veterans.
     
  22. ThaRagingAsian macrumors 6502

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    This. I'm usually on the iPhone forums before my iPhone is shipped. The moment I receive my iPhone, I'm out of the forums and playing with my new toy. The cycle repeats every time. See less people here is a good thing!
     
  23. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Just like any other Apple product. Surf here waiting on the product, surf here saying "I just got my product!!!" and surf here up to a week later. Then leave.

    Then come back when the next version comes out.

    Rinse and repeat.
     
  24. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    You should post one here to show Megan's interest is not waning. ;)
     
  25. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

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    I like this forum but I only come here for tech support or new releases like the iPhone or watch. When I get my watch I probably won't visit the forum often. The main site I'll still visit daily probably.
     

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