@comicbookguy Sorry, I should have explained my thinking a bit more. What I meant was that outside the US Apple smartphone market share is in decline. iOS will not again be anything like the dominant platform for phones. I was meaning that if Apple could make a really nice watch that played as well with Android phones as it did with iphones, WP, Tizen etc, I think they'd do really well. Why limit themselves to selling to an ever shrinking number of iPhone owners when there's a whole world full of users of other phones who might want showy Apple hardware on their wrists?
Watches are jewellery - your watch is loads more visible to others than your phone is, hence some people spend a packet on a Rolex when a Casio tells the same time just as well. Apple could charge a lot of people a lot of money for something that needn't actually do much so long as it does it reliably and makes the buyer think it's going to impress.
I wouldn't waste money on the Apple-tax myself but there's plenty of punters out there that would I'm sure
I'll be interested to see how the Smartwatch thing plays out - looking forward to your review Todoleo
Edited by The Soup Thief, 15 June 2014 - 08:53 PM.