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Apple Watch sales sink like rocks in water

A few years ago, when the startup Pebble got millions from its Kickstarter campaign, and when rumors were fresh about Apple and Google entering the smartwatch market, the smartwatch was heralded as the next big thing.

But a few years later, the smartwatch isn’t as big of a hit as these companies hoped it to be, and the only company in the lead is Apple with the Apple Watch. But the Apple Watch sales are just a fraction of the sales of Apple’s other products, and doesn’t even generate meaningful revenue for Apple.

According to the IDC, Apple Watch sales have fallen by more than 55% to 1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 3.6 million sold in the same period last year.

Part of the reason could be that Apple Watch has almost saturated its target market, and those in need of a smartwatch already have one. A more likely reason could be the impending announcement of the Apple Watch 2, which is rumored to be improved on all fronts.

In any case, the Apple Watch cannot be called as a success in any way, and Apple really has to deliver with the Apple Watch 2 if it wants the Apple Watch line to actually generate sales and revenue.

What do you think?

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Windows 95 comes to the Apple Watch

The smartwatch hobbyist community has been somewhat obsessed with tweaking their smartwatches to install impractical stuff that just looks cool. Just look at the history of smartwatch hacks: PS1 Emulators, Doom and more.  Continue reading Windows 95 comes to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch gets its own small external battery pack

Whenever a business model proves to be successful, entrepreneurs rush in to replicate the same business model in other countries and other fields, cycling through companies to see where the business model fill fit in perfectly. Continue reading The Apple Watch gets its own small external battery pack

Apple announces the official Apple Watch charging dock

The Apple Watch is a bit of an enigma. You can buy the entry-level model for $350, but the price ceiling is set at $17,000. The price gap is mindbogglingly large, and for the price, you would expect the $17,000 one to shoot lasers, have a holographic screen and what not, but the innards are the same as the $350 variant. Apple is just stuffing the same innards in different enclosures, and is expecting everyone to pay for the privilege of having their Apple Watch in a different material. And surprisingly, it is working, with the most premium models being sold out. Continue reading Apple announces the official Apple Watch charging dock

The Tag Heuer Watch: $300 hardware in a $1500 smartwatch

So This Is What a $1500 Android Wear Watch Looks Like

Luxury and technology are two very different spheres, and when buying a product, you usually focus on one, and compromise on the other. Buying a cutting-edge product does not mean that you are buying a luxury product, and buying an expensive product does not mean that you are getting the best of what technology has to offer. Continue reading The Tag Heuer Watch: $300 hardware in a $1500 smartwatch

Play Doom on the go: Facebook developers port Doom to the Apple Watch

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Hackathons are basically events where you put a group of coders in a room and ask them to come up with something new and creative within a couple of hours. Naturally, this pressuring environment yields some great results, and a testament to this is what Facebook achieved at a hackathon at its branch in Tel Aviv. Continue reading Play Doom on the go: Facebook developers port Doom to the Apple Watch

Fossil gives a glimpse at its Android Wear smartwatch

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Every day we are seeing more and more wearables, but wearable sales haven’t really exploded. Perhaps that’s because wearables are inherently personal, and so should look attractive. A wearable should hide technology, and shouldn’t look like a smart device.  Continue reading Fossil gives a glimpse at its Android Wear smartwatch

The next Apple Watch will have a Camera on the front

The Apple Watch 2 won't need an iPhone to work, claims source

The Apple Watch is easily the most successful Smartwatche out there if analysts are to be believed. It has sold in the millions, while competitors struggled to get even 790,000 units in the hands of consumers. Continue reading The next Apple Watch will have a Camera on the front

Report: Apple is working on an update for the Apple Watch that will add some much-requested features

It is no secret that the Wearables Market hasn’t took off in the way we thought it would. Even with devices coming out just about every other month, sales have been slow since people haven’t really been able to understand the advantages a Smartwatch offers over a Smartphone. Continue reading Report: Apple is working on an update for the Apple Watch that will add some much-requested features