Apple’s iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone, with a more than 100 million unit penetration in the US market alone. Combined with the iPod, and later the redesigned Macbook, a commonly held view is that the device “saved” the company – brought it from mediocre stock prices to industry-leading profits. It was only a matter of time before the company then entered the arena of “smart” watches, or watches that are capable of various types of computing along with telling the time.
Smart watch technology revolutionized wearables and the watch industry in 2015. Still, HP doesn’t think you should use your smart watch for all of its coolest features. Their new study, after all, identifies vulnerabilities in 10 of the world’s top smart watch brands.
Flaws in the cloud-based systems used by smart watches to store data have raised concerns about smart watch use in general. HP’s findings certainly clarify that many of the most popular smart watches are vulnerable due to user authentication and data storage insufficiencies.
Approximately 6.8 million smart watches were sold in 2014. Apple serves 75 percent of smart watch consumers, having shipped four [...]
Apple sold 1.5 million watches the first week they launched their new product line in early April. From there on out, sales has declined rapidly with now more than 90% less sold watches than in the opening week. The results from a new market-research report are far below the expectations of Apple critics.
The market has bought fewer and fewer Apple Watches as you can see from the graph above provided by Slice Intelligence in California. Some days the sale of Apple Watches has been less than 10,000, which is a staggering difference from the 200,000 Apple Watches sold each day during the launch week.
If the sales don’t disappoint you, you might get [...]