• Teen Interest in the Apple Watch Reportedly Drops Ahead of its Launch



    Back in fall of last year when the hype of the Apple Watch was starting, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster did a semiannual teen survey in regards to the wearable device. Now, a new teen survey has been done again by Gene Munster, which surveyed roughly 6,200 teenagers in the U.S. and questioned their buying plans and device usage habits. Results found that only 11% of teens that were surveyed has plans on buying the Apple Watch compared to the 16% back in October of last year. Currently only 5% of teenagers actually own a smartwatch, and future purchasers noted the top reason behind wanting the Apple Watch was its design and style.

    It was noted that 72% of teenagers expects their next mobile device to be an iPhone and 60% want an iPad to replace their current tablet. On the other hand, 21% of teenagers believe that the Android will be their next device, and 16% has plans of purchasing a Android and tablet. It is interesting to know that the number has decreased when compared to the survey revealed from last year. If anything, we thought that number would have already increased after the fact that everyone seems to want the device.

    Source: Piper Jaffray via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Teen Interest in the Apple Watch Reportedly Drops Ahead of its Launch started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      I am not in the least bit surprised. My three teens have iPhones and iPads (required for school). I am not going to buy them an Apple Watch, and they don't have the money to buy it on their own. I don't see a lot of kids wear watches.

      A $400+ watch is really an excessive purchase for a 13 yr old. I think a $100 watch is too expensive for a 13 yr old.
    1. vedavis's Avatar
      vedavis -
      Absolutely correct about the price, which came out just before the launch. I can't even justify the expense, and I'm rich
    1. TDH Advocate's Avatar
      TDH Advocate -
      Let's see. Teens losing excitement over a 400$ iPod nano. You don't say? Maybe if they would have been reasonable with prices then the excitement would have increased. But 400$ for silicon and aluminum? A pebble is the same thing for 100$. Apple is seriously retarded.

      *EDIT* Just wanted to add that really the only difference between the sport and a pebble is only the fact of touch screen. 300$ extra for a touch screen that lasts 5 days less? Go screw yourself apple. Like seriously.
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Yeah.. It's also a big concern to me that Apple has become a "follower" in the industry today and not an innovator anymore. They first fell off the track when they allowed Windows to be first to the market with a laptop/tablet combo 2 years ago.. Apple should have lead the way there..

      Apple is also playing "catch up" with a smart watch.. which have been around now for 3 years..

      I also have zero interest in a $400 smart watch. I also don't wear watches. I think this will be a huge flop for Apple.. Though Apples so big now - anything they release will make them a handsome profit.

      But it was following not leading that killed Apple in the 90's after Jobs left.. Not saying that could ever again happen. Apple's too large.. They won't fail again.. Releasing a new iPhone every year will keep them in business forever. But Apple's not as impressive as they used to be and nowhere near as innovative.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Why do I need it? Why do I want it? Ever since I read the hype I thought, So what? I want the flexible screen and the cool roll up screen that retracts in Development. Those are amazing!!!!!

      Apple Watch RIP with LISA and Newton
    1. Jfzio's Avatar
      Jfzio -
      Yup. 950 for the phone and 750 for the iPad. Gee, my IMac only cost me 1400. I'm not paying for an iWatch. Around +/-200 for the sport, I may have taken a bite.
      I get the quality part and I think Apple is champ but the premium they keep shoving on their customers, when everyone else is going down is making me more aware of what I need.
    1. Owboinator1's Avatar
      Owboinator1 -
      Totally unrelated but all of my messages on my iPhone are green, whereas it used to be blue for iMessage green for text message they are now all green, anyone else got this?
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      So what you're all saying is you'd prefer the $16,000 model?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      "Apple has become a "follower" in the industry today and not an innovator anymore." I tend to agree with this statement. The first iPhone was considered innovative because of east of use and its 3.5" touch screen...oh and apps. I have not seen anything innovative on the iPhone since. Only feature that I will even mention is finger print reader. The ease of use with that is great. Beyond that, my first iPhone can do almost everything the iPhone 6+ can do. As for the watch, I was going to purchase one because i am a gadget guy and used to love wearing watches (haven't warn a watch steadily since i was 12) I cannot justify spending 350-$1000 when the watch doesn't do anything that any other smart watch cannot. Just because Apple makes it, doesn't mean it should be priced way higher than the current offerings.
    1. Jfzio's Avatar
      Jfzio -
      Quote Originally Posted by Owboinator1 View Post
      Totally unrelated but all of my messages on my iPhone are green, whereas it used to be blue for iMessage green for text message they are now all green, anyone else got this?
      Server may be down. Check settings in Messages to verify 'send as SMS' is enabled.
    1. Moncion78's Avatar
      Moncion78 -
      I teen not interested on a watch+device from $350+ but will pay $350+ for a pair of Jordan's, it's ok leave it to the grownups like me that need a watch+device for the price of one.
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      If they would cut out the junk features like sending your heartbeat to another Apple Watch and make the pricing more competitive, I would consider.
    1. TDH Advocate's Avatar
      TDH Advocate -
      Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
      If they would cut out the junk features like sending your heartbeat to another Apple Watch and make the pricing more competitive, I would consider.
      Some people actually have use for that feature. Mostly long distance relationships or when someone has to leave home for a while. It's helpful to their partner in times of need. Just saying.
    1. Mrinfame's Avatar
      Mrinfame -
      Quote Originally Posted by vedavis View Post
      Absolutely correct about the price, which came out just before the launch. I can't even justify the expense, and I'm rich
      If u cant justify a 400 $ expense you sir are not as rich as you believe....im poor with a smartwatch....who justifies my expense? Work...rich people arr sad
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      If I were stupid rich, I'd buy my whole family a gold one. As it stands, I'm not buying one, because the one I would want is $699 and it's not waterproof.
    1. MoDaLoT's Avatar
      MoDaLoT -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      If I were stupid rich, I'd buy my whole family a gold one. As it stands, I'm not buying one, because the one I would want is $699 and it's not waterproof.
      One question why would you want to submerge your device in water anyway?
    1. sheltons.iphone's Avatar
      sheltons.iphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrinfame View Post
      If u cant justify a 400 $ expense you sir are not as rich as you believe....im poor with a smartwatch....who justifies my expense? Work...rich people arr sad
      His justifications are probably like mine....why buy a device that, in most cases, cost more than your iPhone and can't really operate without your phone. I haven't worn a watch in forever, and since I have a smartphone, why get one now? So I can leave my iPhone in my pocket when I sit so I can bend it???

      I can easily afford it, but it's NOT a justifiable expense for me.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrinfame View Post
      If u cant justify a 400 $ expense you sir are not as rich as you believe....im poor with a smartwatch....who justifies my expense? Work...rich people arr sad
      I think being careful with his money is the reason he is rich, he doesn't waste it. Probably be middle class that buy this watch and you know the trouble we are in [emoji20]
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by MoDaLoT View Post
      One question why would you want to submerge your device in water anyway?
      It's a fitness watch that you can't swim with. Also, showering, doing dishes, watering the lawn, water balloon fights, ice bucket challenges... Life can get wet. I want my device to be able to, too.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      It's a fitness watch that you can't swim with. Also, showering, doing dishes, watering the lawn, water balloon fights, ice bucket challenges... Life can get wet. I want my device to be able to, too.
      Except for swimming, the Apple watch is capable of handling any of that.
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