Apple Watch Envy to spur iPhone Sales

Apple Watch Envy to spur iPhone Sales

The Apple Watch hype is gaining ahead of launch. Initial sales of Apple Watch is expected to be in the millions. Apple Watch envy could trigger a mass exodus of Android users to iPhone.

Apple has sold 700 million iPhone. If only 1% of iPhone owners will buy an Apple Watch at launch, the company would sell 7 million Apple Watches. This is multitudes more than any other smartwatch has sold so far. As the Apple Watch requires the iPhone as companion, Android phone users are locked out of the Apple Watch. Apple Watch envy could trigger a massive exodus of Android owners to the Apple eco system. 

Apple is not just relying on its iPhone install base to make the Apple Watch a success. Smart marketing like the report about the Apple Watch Fitness lab make the Apple Watch appear superior compared to other smartwatch. 

Another factor is helping the Apple Watch. The number of new smartwatches that surface recently makes it very difficult for consumers to understand what these smartwatches offer and how they compare. The price of the Apple Watch competitors is usually lower, but consumers might opt to pay premium as they think that the Apple Watch is the “save” choice.

Earlier today we reported about the leaked Apple Watch purchase experience and the royal treatment Apple Watch Edition customers will get.

The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the small case (38mm) Sport Edition. The Apple Watch Pre-order starts on April 10 in 9 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US) and the Apple Watch ships on April 24.

Apple Watch introduces a new design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, a new way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a quick way to access Siri. The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to access controls within Apple Watch apps.

The Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Besides the smart watch features the Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard when synching regularly with the iPhone.

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