Dixons Carphone CEO doubts Apple Watch success

15 March, 2015
The statement comes nearly a week after Apple revealed the pricing of the smartwatch.

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  • AnonD-375420

Correct, that i thought

  • Dododo

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2015Well the managed to break records with iP6 sales which offers le... moreActually, if you spend 300 on a TAG Heuer you are an 1di0t, since you are buying a rather ugly, lower end brand which does less than a 3 quid Casio. Who under 70 buys a TAG Heuer nowadays, anyway.

I don't know about the Apple Watch, since I haven't seen it in person, but the reports are that it's generally better made than the Android competition and it works better, too. So it may justify its price for many.

But, you can make a similar argument about a nice wooden box telephone from the 1930s, which used to last a lot longer than the average smart phone today does and cost probably a bit less....

  • AnonD-314503

darkraver, 15 Mar 2015Sorry to say it but... People like You are that reason why we m... moreReally? How am I suppose to call people like You who always call iwatch instead of apple watch? Im just expressing my opinion as much as you express yours. Disagreeing statement doesnt mean making fun of it for "professional" people.

  • nicksti

AnonD-1825, 15 Mar 2015"Apple could sell poop in a box and idiots will still buy i... moreBecause the smartphone market is very different to the PC one. The biggest difference is with carrier subs you do not pay "full price" for these phones.

That makes the iPhone affordable. Whereas in the laptop world the market of people looking to pay nearly $1000 and up on a laptop is time smaller.

Don't get me wrong; Apple still does well in the US in Mac sales. Just not so much worldwide and not so much in comparison to the iPhone.

  • Appleman

Its a Smartwatch properly done. cant wait looks gorgeous. And well its Apple. a must buy.

AnonD-1825, 15 Mar 2015"Android Wear has a fairly limited selection of apps optimi... moreList of iwatch apps please?
Hurry up...

AnonD-314503, 15 Mar 2015Why I wasnt able to see this kind of article when sammy and comp... moreSorry to say it but...
People like You are that reason why we make fun of apple users...

As ignorant a comment as that one apple guy who said android has no airplay...

At least put an effort and investigate a bit, for love of...

  • Srb

People who can afford and buy what they love to use, is idiotic?
What a childish statement
Why you live if you don't buy what you want especially if you can afford anything !?!?

  • Anonymouse

Apple only broke records with ip6 sales because fruit munchers had been waiting more than 2 years since the ip5s was released. Fruit munchers have been waiting even longer for the iwatch so it will be another sales success.

However future models had better bring more to the party as smart wearable customers soon realise the technology gets old real quick and they are extremely limited in function and battery life. Only truly delusional users do not come to understand the huge limitations and get tired of the products very quickly.

  • AnonD-1825

[deleted post]"Apple could sell poop in a box and idiots will still buy it."

So why their mac line doesnt sell tens of millions then?

  • AnonD-314503

AnonD-349743, 15 Mar 2015I have a life. I don't need to brag about phone software.Very logical! Thank you!

  • AnonD-80165

AnonD-314503, 15 Mar 2015But i am not as ignorant as you, give me a download link to the ... moreJust type Instagram on Google play...
hahahah smartass

  • Appleman

As usual the negative people on here. I am going to straight to point. When Apple make or perfect a gadget everyone jumps on the band wagon to slag it off. And like from the first smartphone incidentally Iphone coined the phrase "Smartphone".

Apple just take everyday mundane items and design them properly. Android is like MFI practical cheap and lacks design. Apple is Ferrari looks gorgeous, everyone wants it and generally cant afford it.

  • AnonD-349743

AnonD-314503, 15 Mar 2015LOL! Relax.. I just want to ask you what functional apps youre b... moreI have a life.

I don't need to brag about phone software.

  • AnonD-314503

AnonD-349743, 15 Mar 2015Look at the rich guy finding people who care about him on a tech... moreLOL! Relax.. I just want to ask you what functional apps youre bragging about with android wear since seems you haven't named one..

  • AnonD-349743

AnonD-314503, 15 Mar 2015Can your android wear open your garage thru alarm.com? Well i be... moreLook at the rich guy finding people who care about him on a tech website. Get out of here.

  • Anonymous

Well the managed to break records with iP6 sales which offers less than the competition at higher prices. So I guess they can actually sell anything, it will be a success despite being something not worth buying (Android wares too).

  • thenerd

not an apple fan, but haters are gonna hate

  • Anonymous

He shall talk about Car Phones instead of Apple iwatch. Nobody uses them anymore.

  • Srb

Is not particularly just Instagram, but the garage app that someone just mention it isn't yet.The apple watch store already have more than android watch and android watch are in market for years