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.
A skin-worn sensor that turns the human body into a touch sensitive surface for controlling mobile devices has been developed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University, Reuters reports. iSkin is made from biocompatible silicone rubber with pressure-sensitive sensors that are stuck to the skin of the users, allowing them to use their own body to control mobile devices.
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.
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