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β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch 🍎⌚️ Apple Watch 🍎⌚️ Apple’s Entry into Electronic Wearables πŸŽπŸ•›πŸ•πŸ•‘πŸ•’πŸ•“

January 3, 2015

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch, Apple Watch is the most personal device yet. Apple’s goal has always been to make powerful technology more accessible, more relevant and ultimately more personal.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Apple Watch represents a new chapter in the relationship people have with technology. It’s the most personal product Apple has ever made, because it’s the first Apple product designed to be worn.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Mobile Phones. 30 years later, Apple reinvented the mobile phone with their first iPhone in 2007. I bought the Motorola 8500XL, a/k/a the “Brick” 30 years ago for $4200 (circa 1985, weighing in at 28oz) and retained it as a souvenir of the times, the most portable cellular phone then.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Apple’s advent of the iPhone, seven years ago was much more than a mobile phone, literally a “smartphone” weighing in at 6oz and sized at 0.46″x2.4″x4.5″ that continues to be enhanced with the iPhone 6 sized at 0.27″x2.6″x5.4″ and 6 Plus sized at 0.28″x3.1″x6.2″.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ 30,000,000 iWatch customers may be “voting” with their Wallets in 2015. Looking at Apple’s iPhone sales history, it showed an adoption rate of 11 million iPhones in its 1st fiscal year (21 million in the 2nd fiscal year, 39 million in year 3, 72 million in year 4, 125 million units sold in the 5th year of the iPhone).

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iPhones are currently selling at 72 million units per quarter, capturing 51.3% of all global smartphone activations, 300% of Samsung’s. With about 450 million iPhones currently in circulation, if 6.5% iPhone users adopt the iWatch, this may yield about 30 million iWatch 1st year sales, then say 60 million 2nd year sales, 120 million 3rd year sales… this are my guesses.

🍎⌚️ iWatch 🍎⌚️ Apple Watch 🍎⌚️ Apple’s Entry into Electronic Wearables. Take a few moments to view these beautifully produced videos about the Apple Watch.

πŸ“‘πŸŽβŒšοΈ http://www.apple.com/watch/films/

πŸ“‘πŸŽβŒšοΈ http://www.apple.com/watch/apple-watch-edition/

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β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Mobile Phones. 22 years later, Apple reinvented the mobile phone with their first iPhone in 2007, which was much more than a mobile phone, literally a “smartphone” weighing in at 6oz and about 1/4″ thin, 2.5″x0.26″x4.0″ that continues to be enhanced with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Apple’s critics reported that Apple has no business getting into the mature field of experienced mobile phone makers.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ In 7 years Apple has delivered 500,000,000 premium priced iPhones, and are now selling iPhone 6 at a pace well over 200,000,000 yearly. Not a typo, Apple is currently selling premium iPhones at a pace of 72 million per calendar quarter with a profit margin around 30%. Its been reported that, based on actual cellular activations, iPhone 6 models were 51.3% of all global smartphone sales in December, 2014, outselling Samsung 3-to-1. Marilyn and I each own the iPhone 6 Plus and love them.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Tablets. Similarly, tablets were on stage years before Apple reinvented it with the iPad in 2010. Apple carefully examined how Apple could develop such a device that folks would really want and use. Apple’s critics again reported that Apple was waisting their energies on tablets into a mature tablet-marketplace, where Apple would be lucky of it could 5 million in a good year.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ The market place “voted” with their Wallets as iPads are selling at a clip 60 million units yearly with over 250 million in use today. Marilyn has the iPad mini, fits perfectly in here handbag, and I have the iPad Air 2, fits perfectly into my nifty DECODED black leather case.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ 30,000,000 iWatch sales may “vote” their Wallets in 2015. Looking at Apple’s iPhone sales history, they show an adoption rate of 11 million units in its 1st fiscal year (21 million 2nd fiscal year, 39 million 3rd year, 72 million 4th year, 125 million 5th year) compared to current iPhone sales of 72 million units per quarter. With about 450 million iPhones currently in circulation, if 6.5% iPhone users adopt the iWatch, this may yield about 30 million iWatch 1st year sales, then 60 million 2nd year sales, 120 million 3rd year sales, your guess thereafter…

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Watch. Some Watch history. The watch which was developed in the 16th century (circa 1530) was a mechanical device, powered by winding a mainspring which turned gears which moved the hands, and kept time with a rotating balance wheel. Most of the subsequent 500 year history of watches was devoted to refining the mechanical watch.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ The Quartz Watch in the 1960s, which ran on electricity and kept time with a vibrating quartz crystal, proved a radical departure for the industry. During the 1980s quartz watches took over the market from mechanical watches, an event referred to as the “quartz crisis”. Although mechanical watches still sell at the high end of the market, the vast majority of watches now have quartz movements.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ The origin of the word “Watch” is that it came from the Old English word woecce which meant “watchman”, because it was used by town watchmen to keep track of their shifts. Another says that the term came from 17th century sailors, who used the new mechanisms to time the length of their shipboard watches (duty shifts).

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ First watches were strictly mechanical, driven by spring-powered clockwork. As technology progressed, mechanical devices, used to control the speed of the watch, were largely superseded by vibrating quartz crystals, producing accurately timed electronic pulses. Some watches use radio-clock-technology to regularly correct the time. The first digital electronic watch was developed in 1970, the Pulsar LED.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Apple Watch. Apple again, is reinventing the Watch, certainly entering a very mature field, dating back to the 16th century, 500 years ago and the “electronic” watch of 1970’s, some 50 years in the making. Apple’s entry into the “Watch” arena may be similar to its entry into Mobile Phones, when it made cell phones literally “Smart.” With the iWatch, Apple will be making the timekeeping wearable very “Smart” too.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Apple Watch. Apple has created three venues for their Wearable: Apple Watch, Sports, and the Edition, each containing many designs, metals, and bands, generating thousands of possibilities to reach a huge audience, with no compromise with its core capability. Presently I am wearing a RADO for the past 10 years, loving it. However, with the release of the Apple Watch, I’m highly motivated towards the Apple Watch.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch || iPhone Connection. A significant capability of the iWatch is its connectivity with the iPhone. Think about it, all of the iPhone’s: rote Computing power, SIRI, sensors, GPS, Internet, WiFi, 3G, 4G, LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, its Processor, Memory, its Apps are available to and from the iWatch. Literally thousands of developers are having a “field-day” imagining all the capability and connectivity between your iPhone, your iWatch, and everyone else’s iWatch and iPhone.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch || iPhone A simple example. Imaging the ladies that have an iPhone in their purse, or the guy with his iPhone in a briefcase, its ringer is off, to not disturb their surroundings. The iPhone receives an important telephone call. With the iPhone’s connectivity to the iWatch, the iWatch’s underside, sends a tympanic (“tap” or two) onto your wrist, notifying you of an incoming voice call, text, or upcoming calendar event…

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Rotate your wrist a bit to glance at who’s calling you… To ignore the Call or Text, (lets say you are sitting at a conference table taking notes and participating with 12 others), simply cover your wrist with your other hand, which signals iWatch to ignore the Connection… or, answer the Call on the iWatch…

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch you may answer the telephone call speak and listen through the iWatch’s internal miniature speaker and microphone… you may then transfer the call to your iPhone, as the call may be lengthly, knowing its worth the effort to retrieve the iPhone from your purse or briefcase. Alternatively, if you didn’t want to receive this call, you could send a text message to that caller from your AppleWatch, texting that: “I will return the call once you’re out of the meeting, I’m on my Way, I’ll call you in and hour….”

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch || iPhone An ApplePay example. You are at Walgreens and want to pay for your personal supplies and Meds, instead of finding your Wallet and extracting a traditional Plastic Credit Card, or instead of finding your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, with its new ApplePay capability… just reach-out to position your iWatch close to the Walgreens cash-register’s NCF transceiver terminal, and your iWatch will communicate with your iPhone, and Walgreens Store… you can select the CC you desire and authorize payment, using the touch-display of your iWatch…

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ iWatch || iPhone A Camera example. You have a terrific group shot to capture with your iPhone, you prop up the iPhone on the dining room table… to get in the shot you could let a stranger snap the shot for you, or you could, leave the iPhone on the dining room table, while you position yourself in the Shot, then LOOK at your APPLE WATCH, where you can actually see the image like looking into a “viewfinder” and then snap the shot or two, once everyone settles into a good pose. Once the image is captured you can see the result on the display of your AppleWatch.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žβŒšοΈπŸŽ Apple Watch. AppleWatch wearable is a Technology Marvel, making it possible to package microchips, sensors, graphics, WiFi, Bluetooth, Firmware, Software, Apps… into one highly styled shock and water resistant wearable, that will “Tell a lot more than Time.”

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ Apple is Heavily Invested with reInventing the Watch

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ http://www.apple.com/watch/apple-watch-edition/ Viewing Apple’s web-pages devoted to introducing the 2015 AppleWatch, you’ll get the message that Apple is deeply committed to having the masses add to their existing wearables, and encouraging others that do not don wearables, to now do so.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ Marilyn and I will likely select iWatch styles, and take advantage of what seems to be an amazing step forward in personal wearable communications device.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ Take a moment and watch several of Apple’s excellently produced videos at these locations.

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ http://www.apple.com/watch/films/
β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ http://www.apple.com/watch/apple-watch-edition/

β˜ŽοΈπŸ“žπŸ“‘πŸŽ Many Reasons for regular folks to take a hard look at the Apple Watch priced from $400 to thousands, depending on metal.

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