19% of consumers interested in buying an Apple iWatch

Spurred by rumors of impending wearable Apple tech, a ChangeWave Research survey published today (Friday) has shown that 19% of consumers are interested in buying an iWatch.


5% said that they were “Very Likely” to buy the product for themselves or someone else when it became available, with 14% saying they were “somewhat likely”.

Whilst this doesn’t really sound like a great deal of interest, its important to remember that a similar poll was taken in 2010, probing consumer interest in a potential Apple tablet, only 18% of consumers surveyed said they were likely to buy it. Again, in 2005, only 18% of consumers said they were interested in purchasing an Intel-based Mac, do you see the pattern?


ChangeWave Research representative Andy Golub said:

“Apple’s track record of delivering ultra-convenient, easy to use products with a perceived ‘cool factor’ is driving pre-release demand for the rumored Apple ‘iWatch… While an ‘iWatch’ doesn’t yet exist – and if it ever does it will have to live up to super high expectations – it has the potential to be another huge success for the Cupertino, Calif., manufacturer.”

The survey included 1713 customers, primarily of North American residents in March of this year.

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Via: Apple Insider


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