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According to Global Equities Research data, the average iPhone user takes his phone out of his pocket for a glance about 110 times a day. Teenagers check their phones almost every five to seven minutes. This, Chowdhry explained, is where Apple Watch will cash in.
Apple Watch will offer “glances” allowing users a quick, convenient check of notifications without pulling the phone out of their pockets. Essentially, Apple wants you to save time by spending money.
“Three hundred and fifty dollars isn't much for convenience, or apps,” said Chowdhry. “This isn't a two-app device. We estimate that the average Apple Watch will have 100 apps, that is like 100 devices for $350.”
Chowdhry predicts the smartwatch, rumored to hit U.S. stores in March, will be Apple’s most successful product ever, and he’s not alone. Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald said Apple Watch was highlighted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday and is widely expected to carry the industry in 2015. He too believes Apple’s new product will be a best seller for the company.
It's not clear whether the watch can use WiFi to communicate with your phone. I suspect it can. Why else would it need Wifi? However, if it can only talk to the phone via the Bluetooth, then the range will be limited to 30 feet or so..I wonder what kind of range to stay connected to the iPhone will be.
I can leave my phone in my office and in my car and still be connected to my office wifi.