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What's The iWatch Worth To Apple? A Lot More Than You May Think - Forbes

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If 5 percent to 8 percent of iPhone users buy an iWatch in the first year after it’s released, sales, based on a device that sells for about $250, could be anywhere from $3.4 billion to $5.7 billion, according to Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, the top-ranked financial analyst covering Apple.

But even though those sound like big numbers, Sacconaghi says the bigger payoff from an iWatch is the innovation boost it would give to Apple. An iWatch would showcase just how valuable the fan base is to Apple as its sales growth slows and as its rivals step up efforts to challenge the company in its most important markets, smartphones and tablets.

I agree with both of those points.

Did you know that Google Glass and iWatch are the same thing?

They should call them Third Eyes (a play on Second Screens).

Third iWatch?

Third Screen? :)


Can this be its theme song?

“What would make an Apple watch unique? From patent filings, it appears Apple would look to make a watch unique in design, apps (e.g., health and fitness) and integration with other iOS devices. We see iOS integration as being a more sustainable basis for sales, as a successful design will inspire competition – especially from the Android ecosystem’s leading vendor(s).”

Remember the term "ruggedized"?

No, where is that from? The iWatch does sound unique, interesting, worth buying.

And at $250 it would be MUCH cheaper than Google Glass at $1500 ...

"Ruggedized" was once used to describe laptops with extra durable cases.

Well, the iWatch is going to need an extra durable case, too. Someone ruggedize it please!

Knitta, please!  :-)

An iWatch Cozy might be nice. Did you see the Turtle Cozy from earlier?


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