Fred Wilson’s Predictions for 2015
Fred Wilson starts off the new year with some predictions for 2015. Among lots of interesting thoughts, this is relevant for Apple nerds:
5/ Another market where the reality will not live up to the hype is wearables. The Apple Watch will not be the homerun product that iPod, iPhone, and iPad have been. Not everyone will want to wear a computer on their wrist. Eventually, this market will be realized as the personal mesh/personal cloud, but the focus on wearables will be a bit of a headfake and take up a lot of time, energy, and money in 2015 with not a lot of results.
I think this is likely to be correct. A wrist computer has to have utility beyond being just another screen to view notifications. Perhaps the killer use case (or use cases) will eventually emerge, but I don’t we’ve seen it yet.