April 25th news, apple smart watches Watch Apple on Sunday ushered in the first year's birthday. Despite the listing of the first year shipments reached two times the same period in the same period, but Watch Apple is like a premature infant, the market performance is disappointing.
Up to now, Watch Apple shipments data seems still solid. Although apple did not disclose relevant information, but market analysts expect, Watch Apple in the first year of the listing of shipments reached 12 million. Calculated in accordance with the average sales price of $500, Watch Apple to Apple brought $6 billion in revenue, almost three times the smart Bracelet manufacturers Fitbit revenue.
In contrast, the first year of the iPhone market shipments of approximately 6 million. Market research firm IDC said that although the market late, but Watch Apple has accounted for about 61% of the global smart phone market share last year.
Watch Apple has its own short board. It runs slowly, with a power shortage, and from time to time to extend the standby time of the processor. Watch Apple lack of mobile and global positioning system connection, which means that the Watch iPhone must be used in conjunction with the Apple, which also limits its usefulness as a stand-alone device. In addition, Watch Apple must be charged per day.
Watch Apple biggest challenge, perhaps the lack of characteristics of this device uses. Watch Apple in the implementation of some of the tasks done quite well, such as the end of the event, mobile payment and notification, etc.. But Apple Watch can complete the task of iPhone or motion tracker cheaper can be completed.
As of now, apple spokesman did not comment on the report.
Of course, Watch Apple also has a number of daily use of the product's loyal fans. Market research firm Wristly made a survey of the network showed that among 1150 Watch Apple users, 93% of respondents said they were satisfied with the product, or very satisfied.
Watch Apple's struggle with the beginning of the listing, and iPhone a bit similar. But now, iPhone has been regarded as a breakthrough product, occupy nearly 2/3 of Apple's revenue. The first generation iPhone was also unable to run in a more rapid wireless network, and does not support the third party applications, the lack of copy, paste the basic function of the text file. But similar to the case of the first generation of iPhone disposal of apple, in March of this year, Apple's most expensive Watch Sport price down $50, down to $299.