Predicting Apple Watch Fail Thread

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Velin, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Putting my marker down for future reference.

    It's too clunky. Requires iPhone. Doesn't do anything that a pedometer/fitband can do. And women won't wear this brick on their wrists. They simply won't.
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
  3. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Yeah, there probably hasn't been a trend for women to wear big watches... just those little dainty ones. [​IMG]

  4. EOB macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    lol, its Apple, there marketing won't let their product fail. That is the reason why every year they basically sell out of new iPhones.

    Although I am disappointed in the Apple Watch (as I won't purchase it). I am pretty sure due to Apple's market share, people will still buy it, sigh.
  5. Dan70 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2014
    Yeah no, the Apple Watch won't fail at all.

    It's too in your face and 'bling' for everyone to say no and move on. It'll sell out very soon so that's why I'm going to try and stay aware of upcoming news for when it'll be released.

    So excited, I'll be getting the basic Watch and I'd like one of the basic and comfy wrist straps. Wouldn't want a metal one if I'm going to wear it all the time.

    Get it... time. No? Okay bye.
  6. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    iPhone fail, iPad fail and now the Apple Watch will fail too. When will Apple learn?
  7. EOB macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Well keep this in mind, I am not saying the Apple Watch will fail, it is just being introduced into a market that already exists... and has for a while.
  8. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    ....and smart phones already existed before the iPhone, touch screen tablets where out way before the iPad too. Also MP3 players were all the rage before Apple Computer's ignorant idea of an iPod.

    Just go back and read some of the fail/stupid idea threads on this forum back to the iPod.
  9. burgundyyears macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.
  10. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
  11. Kiju macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2010
    Meh, I'm a woman and I could see myself wearing it. You shouldn't generalize. ;)
  12. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Maybe it will fail, maybe it will succeed.

    We lowly mortals need to wait for John C. Dvorak's judgement in order to be sure.
  13. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Another woman here, who will be getting one. Though admittedly the smaller one.
  14. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Every successful product that Apple has ever released has been introduced into a market that already exists. What Apple is good at is taking a device category that exists, but everything in it sucks and making a good version of it. That said I'm not really sure how the :apple:watch is much better than other smart watches already out there so I'm not sure if it'll be able to expand the market beyond the niche market that it is now.
  15. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    Great. Except this isn't anywhere as innovative as any of those. This is a me 2 product, just like the Rokr E1 that Apple did before the iPhone. That's all it is. You'll figure it out soon enough and hopefully you'll stop kissing Apple's butt.
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    You are out of your mind if you think it will fail. It will sell millions because it is apple branded.
  17. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    Just like people were in the early 2000's when discussing Microsoft?
  18. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    I don't think the (Apple)watch will fail. Now, this iteration, is by no means a grand slam.

    I see this iteration doing well; I see greater success for version 2. I am also hoping that there are still features on this first gen that they haven't mentioned yet - I know wishful thinking.

    I don't think I will buy this first generation, I do look forward to hearing from those that do.
  19. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Midlife, Midwest
    Are Apple Hedging their Bets on Watch?

    Why was the Apple Watch not released as a product for this Holiday Season?

    Because if ever there was an electronic device that had "perfect Christmas present for the iPhone user in your life" written all over it - it would be the Apple Watch.

    Its possible that some sort of production bottlenecks and/or as-yet engineering issues need to be resolved. But I cannot help but wonder if, by pushing back retail launch till next year, Apple are sort of hedging their bets on the Watch.

    If Apple were to go all-in on production of these things for a shopping-season launch, they'd need to make millions (ten million or so?) Which would be very embarrassing - perhaps catastrophically so - if the product wasn't a hit.

    But by pushing introduction off to early 2015, they can get a more reliable measure of how many people really are willing to to part with $350+ for a somewhat limited fashion accessory.
  20. kathyricks macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    The serious problem with the Apple Watch is that its not independent of the iPhone. People do not want to have to carry around their iPhone to use the Watch as it defeats the purpose of the thing. There's little the Watch can offer that one can't do simply by taking their iphone out of their pocket. The Watch needs to fly solo before it has a chance to become popular.
  21. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    #22 my wife who stared wide-eyed at the keynote exclaiming "I want one!" is......

    Get ready to eat crow.


    HA! Pretty much the exact same comments "its a gimmick", "its too expensive", "its fugly".....

    People who don't study history are doomed to repeat it.
  22. emir macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2008
    Have to wait and see the changes the product goes through till release + in depth review of the watch to understand it completely and should see 2nd generation Apple Watch to decide on this.

    However currently as it is it just doesn't appeal to me. I don't want to get Facebook notifications, messages or navigation on a tiny screen strapped to my wrist. What I was most eager of was a possible "amazing new technology" that could tell a lot a bout my body and activities from fitness to sleep to eating habits but instead it just got a heartbeat sensor, that was it.

    Then again we have to remember that original iPhone didn't have 3rd party apps, copy/paste, use without a computer, 3G nor a changeable background on home screen. It is too soon to be conclusive. All we can conclude to is the revelation of the product was below the hype created.
  23. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2011

    Pahahaha.... :D
  24. rdowty macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2008
    So much wrong in one short sentence. Bad grammar as well. I think you meant "Doesn't do anything a pedometer/fitband can't do."

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