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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: Apple played digital liberal nanny-stater, now faces several
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Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:09:45 -0500
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On 12/28/2017 11:28 PM, Mayayana wrote:
> "PeterN" <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote
> 
> | You and I are not Apple's target customer for watches. I suspect that
> | few here are, regardless of whether they own one.
> | Just because I own an iPhone8+ doesn't mean I am a target customer.
> |
> 
> | <https://appleinccasestudy.weebly.com/apples-target-market.html>
> |
> |
> <https://research-methodology.net/apple-segmentation-targeting-and-po...
> |
> 
>    It's not about whether I'm a target customer. It's the market
> trend and has been for awhile. And not just with Apple:
> 
> http://www.businessinsider.com/smartwatch-usage-declining-emarketer...
> 
>    If there were a market I expect Apple would rule it. But
> some things are just too dumb. They tried to create a market
> because the idea of a whole new gadget market was appealing.
> There's not much more logic than that.
> 
>    On the other hand, why shouldn't I be a target customer?
> Most people now use computer phones. A computer watch
> is presumably supposed to complement a computer phone.
> But of course it doesn't. Even if it could accurately count
> my footsteps that's an absurd function. I thought pedometers
> were clever when I was 10 years old.
> 
>     If the target market is high income 30-somethings who
> want a watch for "self expression" then that's another way
> of pointing out that the emperor has no clothes.... Or in
> this case, that the watch has no function.
> 
> 

If I was the target market, my iPhone would have a built in, or 
available oximeter.

-- 
PeterN