Damn I'm gonna sound like an Apple fanboy which I'm not, but I love my iPhone and iPad, most of the time. But here it goes...
Even though I said I don't really want one, in defense the Apple watch is cool a gadget. If my budget situation was better I would probably get a series 2. People seem to love theirs, but we also hear of folks who bought and never use them anymore. I doubt they are the majority. Â Anyhow the watch is more about "want" than "need", like most gadgets. Who doesn't want to make a Skype call from their watch Dick Tracy style ?
On a serious note, my wife wants one to track and manage her sugar levels for diabetes. However there are excellent iPhone companion devices for that so we are not getting the watch just for that. Not yet anyhow..
UTR Apple didn't get it "so wrong". They have sold millions of them. If IDC is correct, 1.1 million units in a quarter is by no means a failure! And that's before the new series 2 was released and everyone knew it was coming ! They are just not selling an insane 10's of millions of units like the iPhones.Â
Also to say Apple are getting eating alive is completely false. Even if sales are down they still rake in insane profits from their phones and ecosystem. And they are sure to get a boost from the Note 7 fiasco that should but won't put Samsung out of the phone business. And sorry but nobody is coming close to Apple's quality and performance on their flagship phones. iPhone 7 is by far the fastest phone on the planet, the A10 is faster than any other mobile processor, like the A series every year. Build quality has always been tops. They always prevail in drop and shock tests where Sammy's plastic phones shatter to pieces.Â
If folks think Apple doesn't innovate anymore, they Â forget they were the first with: retina displays, Wifi hotspot feature, Siri technology, workstation-class 64-bit processor in a mobile, fingerprint sensor, 3D force touch (its cooler than you think) and probably more I'm forgetting.
We also need to keep in mind, seismic industry changing devices like the iPhone and iPad don't come along Â very often.Â