All the hubbub over declining Apple Watch sales has helped Bryan Chaffin realize that this device—as good as it is—is missing the kind of killer functionality that has been a hallmark of every successful Apple product. It's needs that one thing we didn't know we needed until we had it.
Apple Watch sales are on the decline, according to a report from Slice Intelligence via Marketwatch. Based on customer receipts sampled by Slice Intelligence, Apple Watch sales have fallen from 200,000 units per day in the opening week of sales to less than 10,000 per day in late June. Whether a seasonal slowing, a failing of marketing, or worse, a failure of product design and development, that decline suggests strongly that Apple Watch isn't the right device yet.
Apple shipped the first iPhone eight years ago today. It was June 29th, 2007. That's not so long ago, and yet it feels like forever because Apple has made this into an iPhone world.
How much is music worth? That question has been pushed to the foreground by Apple Music, Taylor Swift, and new cries that Apple is undervaluing artists. Bryan Chaffin says this battle has been brewing for a long time, and he doesn't think some artists will be happy where it leads.
Apple is stretched pretty thin, these days. Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple Car, iCloud, Apple Pay, iBooks, iTunes, Apple Music, OS X, and iOS, just to name a few. Some have suggested Apple kill its legacy Mac business to leave it free to focus on other products. Bryan Chaffin argues that this represents a fundamental misunderstanding of Apple and the Mac, both.
Apple is amping up its campaign to make privacy a selling point. But can even the greatest marketing phenom in recent history do so? Bryan Chaffin says it's going to be a hard sell.
There is no company less inclined towards nostalgia than Apple. We got another example of that this week when the company pulled "iPod" from its main menu bar. In its place is "Music," a link to the company's newly announced Apple Music service. This may be Apple's most important super power.
Apple Watch is only a few weeks old, but it has already entered the world of presidential politics in the U.S. It's yet another sign of just how important Apple is becoming...to everyone.
A watch publication interviewed Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod. You can learn a lot about a person from their choice in a watch, and Mr. Fadell's collection gives us some insight on where he might steer Google's participation in wearables.
Apple may be at the peak of its success today, but Bryan Chaffin found someone not only predicting Apple's fall, but that Apple would reach the lowest point in its existence. Soon.
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