Glass Half Empty

Alexei Oreskovic, in a report for Reuters headlined “Apple Watch Not on Shopping List for 69 Percent of Americans”:

Apple Inc’s new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. […]

One-quarter of respondents said they were interested in purchasing the Apple Watch, but 69 percent said they had no desire, and 6 percent said they were unsure.

One out of four respondents is interested in buying a brand new product — so new that none of them have seen one in person, and no one outside Apple has used it extensively — and Reuters’s conclusion is that Apple Watch “may be a tough sell”? OK.

Sunday, 15 March 2015