Apple Watch is coming. The rumors were true, and even the last minute leaks of a rectangular case design were spot on. Bambi Brannan on what we don’t know about Apple Watch:
At first glance, Apple Watch appears to be leaps ahead of Samsung Gear and Motorola’s Moto 360 as well as all other so-called smartwatches. At a starting price of $349, Apple again takes the premium end of the market segment. That means the Edition model and the larger, 42mm Watch, will likely cost more. What about battery life? Apple says Watch will last ‘all day’ but that amount isn’t defined. How long will a recharge take? When will Apple Watch be available?
Apple may have answers to some of those questions by ‘early next year’ but here is what is about to happen to the smartwatch industry.
One thing is absolutely certain. Future smartwatches from China, Samsung, et al, are likely to look and function much like Apple Watch, so, yes, Apple is about to disrupt yet another industry.
But will it sell?