- 'cuz here's my perspective: I read about the Watch all day and it has me surfing eBay for vintage Omega Speedmasters. I read about Pay and it's got me realizing I need a new wallet (the leather kind). I look down at my wrist and feel naked 'cuz Bjorn has my Zulu and my dad has my Worldwatch and I'm waiting for it to get here so I can send 'em both in at once. And I realize that all that wonderful data that the Watch can give me... just isn't something I need.
- The Apple Watch’s biggest advantage in China is deceptively simple: Few Chinese consumers laugh when Apple touts the device as a luxury item. Apple became China’s top luxury brand for 2015, outranking labels like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. More recently, Apple’s status has risen as Chinese consumers of luxury goods prioritize functionality over ostentatiousness—a taboo that China’s President Xi Jinping deplored as “unhealthy,” criticizing Chinese elites’ obsession with status symbols like Rolex watches.
So... the US launch of the Apple Watch is relevant the way the opening box office of Iron Man 3 is relevant. Yeah, it sets the stage... but the real money is in the overseas markets.
- That gesture thing might be damn handy if your native language is ideogrammatic. Maybe the Watch is for the Chinese.
Best analysis I've seen so far. Time's not mine.