According to AppleInsider, investment firm Piper Jaffray has taken opinions of 799 U.S. Apple consumers. Based on his survey, 2% to 4% iPhone owners are interested to buy iWatch. Apple's iPhoneuser number is currently estimated to be 293 million. It means that the company can sell 5 to 10 million iWatch devices during first year of its launch.
Tech analyst Gene Munster has asked these respondents that they would be interested in buying a $350 iPhone-connected “iWatch." 12% are interested to buy an Apple wrist watch device. He said, "While we do not view the watch as a likely needle-mover for Apple in terms of revenue in 2014, we put it in a similar category as the television in that it could demonstrate Apple’s ability to innovate (good for the multiple) and potentially lead to a more meaningful new product category in wearable tech."
But analyst Wang Wanil of CIMB Securities Limited predicted very high sales number for iWatch. He said that Apple can ship 65 million iWatches in first year of its launch. But his speculated price is $199 which is lower than Munster.
It is widely speculated that Apple will launch its all new iWatch device in early 2014. Rumored features of iWatch include 1.5- or 2-inch touchscreen panel and biometrics support. It can also work as a pedometer, heart rate monitor and more.
When it comes to Apple's future, there are two products people focus on — the iPad and the iPhone. Combined, those products generate ~70% of Apple's sales, and they are leading the company into a "post-PC" world of mobile computing. So, when people see Android taking share in the smartphone and tablet markets, they get worried about Apple's future. After all, if people are buying Android gadgets, then they're not b ... Source: Business Insider
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4 days ago, 5:50am CDT
Who's afraid of the big bad iWatch? A lot of people, it seems. The latest word is that LG is hoping to get in ahead of Apple's rumoured wearable by firing out a second LG G Watch, just two months after the debut of the first.The Korea Times claims that LG's second smartwatch, which will include a Qualcomm processor, is already well into development and is aiming for IFA 2014 - in just over two weeks time.While a follow-up seems unlikely so soon, t ... Source: TechRadar UK
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4 days ago, 4:56am CDT
The LG G Watch was only announced a couple of months ago and has been available for even less amount of time, but already it looks like LG could be readying a sequel to the Android Wear wristwatch, and it may be unleashed at this year’s IFA event taking place next month! While the original LG G Watch is a fairly affordable rival to Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatch, could the follow-up be a high-end Apple iWatch rival? Read on for all the detail ... Source: Fifth Gear
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4 days ago, 4:15am CDT
Best Buy has leaked the upcoming Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch revealing many more details about the iWatch competitor. We already knew about the Moto 360, but now ... Source: I4U NewsFull article at: I4U News4 days ago, 1:36am CDT
The iPhone 6’s packaging might not only include a redesigned smartphone, but a redesigned USB to Lightning cable. While it’s unlikely that Apple will yet-again change the Lightning port introduced with the 2012 iPhone 5 anytime in the near future, a redesigned version of the USB plug could be ready for this fall. Sketchy photos of a reversible USB cable first surfaced on the web last week, and Sonny Dickson yesterday shared another shot of the cables via T ... Source: 9to5Mac
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4 days ago, 9:34pm CDT
Apple and Adobe had an acrimonious relationship a few years ago. In 2010, there was a great debate about whether or not Apple should bring Adobe's Flash, the software that powers many web videos and animations, to the iPhone. Apple wouldn't budge, saying Flash wasn't a good experience on mobile touchscreen devices and caused a huge drain on battery. Steve Jobs famously wrote a public statement on the issue called "Thoughts On Flash" to explain Apple's ... Source: Business Insider
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6 days ago, 12:29pm CDT
Investment firm Morgan Stanley has now released a report detailing what they expect from Apple and the iWatch, which points to a potential earnings of $9 billion in revenue in the first year alon ... Source: I4U NewsFull article at: I4U News6 days ago, 1:36am CDT
Apple has been on a roll with their record setting quarters in the past year, but the iWatch is expected to be a source of incredible revenue if it is released this year. On to ... Source: Apple Balla
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6 days ago, 1:32am CDT
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