Analyst gives Apple a deadline for the iWatch... or else

Analyst gives Apple a deadline for the iWatch... or else
It is an extremely weird time for Apple analysts right now. With the announcement of Android Wear, Apple itself may not be all that shaken, but the analysts who make their living talking about Apple are definitely having strange reactions. We saw earlier that one analyst doesn't even believe that the iWatch is real, and if he is right, there is another analyst forecasting doom.

Now, we know that analysts are prone to bouts of hyperbole, but Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry seems to have gone a bit overboard. Chowdry recently said on CNBC about Apple's iWatch:


Yes, folks. Apparently, the iWatch is the device that will make or break Apple. On one hand, it is almost possible to see the reasoning here. There have been plenty of research firms that have said wearables will be pulling in billions over the course of this decade, and the competition is already looking fierce. We don't know what Apple has to offer yet, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to see how Apple could announce anything that would dominate the market, unless it gets a jump on the competition. 

Of course, as Apple is showing right now with the iPhone and iPad, this is a company that doesn't necessarily need huge market share (or even a majority of the market) in order to bring in enormous revenue. And, we still don't even know what the profit potential is for wearables. Right now, they are best as companion devices, and it it almost impossible for a companion device to destroy a company. At the end of the day, the most we may be able to take from this is the battle of absurd predictions that could be brewing between Chowdry and Apple fanalyst Gene Munster. 

source: CNBC

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88 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm sure Apple will be fine.....

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple wants dictatorship of the mobile tech world, which i hope plummets and democrasy rules

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They can't litigate to win in the wearable department as easily so they'll be fighting that battle with both hands and legs tied behind their back.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think it's fair to say that every major tech company wants "dictatorship" of the mobile tech world... There's nothing wrong with that, it's natural, and it's just business.. .................. But, if you were to say that, lets say Google,, doesn't then that would be just pure unrealistic extreme bias...

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Its fine to want dictatorship.... How you go about it is another story tho. Google is doing it alot different than Apple. Google practically gives away phones and services. And they have a plan to offer free or low cost wifi to everyone.

71. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Yeah, Google practically give away their stuff because that's not where they make their money. All Google are interested in is your personal data, that's why their stuff is so cheap; the more people using its platforms, the more data they collect.

82. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nobody wants it. Once you get it, you've got the government breathing down your necks. That's why Bill Gates and MS bailed Apple out of insolvency all those years ago. Having 90% of the market is fine, but you need some token, viable competition to point to if you start getting scrutinized.

32. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Democracy being Google?

56. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This dude... Man, he's crazy... Wait till his other troll buddy, "Alterecho" gets here...

66. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol now this is trolling geez. Pathetic.

89. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Look at those sorry analyst. Every company including MOTO have a smart watch. That shows you how desperate they are.

69. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

utterly ridiculous, apple will not be become irrelevant because of a silly watch or no watch. smart watches have the 3d tv part deux written all over it, everybody says we want one and in reality nobody actually does... this analyst is a iDiot

75. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah I agree. I'm not an Apple fan at all but these analysts really need to get over themselves. These guys predict all sorts of stupid doom and gloom. Apple isn't going anywhere.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All the IWatch needs to be is good. Whenever they release it, if it's rocking then it's all good. Doesn't really matter when. Apples last announcements come in late fall, so there lies the window.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

just like my ip5s32gb which i was really hoping and wishing it had quadcore cpu and quadcore gpu 720p screen or 1080p would be superb with 433ppi pixels and a better long lasting 2000mah 0r 1800 mah battery no 720p scren ive paid dam 550 sterling yes thats 880dollars which is hell alot of money for a dam midrange phone wtf, i demand more for that money that really suckkks

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude can you please go away. I do not wanna converse with you man, really I don't. Please stop responding to my posts, I can't make you, and I'm aware of that, so I'm asking politely. Please go away dude.

18. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

He's a troll, try just to ignore him.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man bro, I'm trying. This dude is trolling like white on rice. I've had my fill of him, and just want him go go away. +1 bro

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

troll..../?. where do you see me hating or insulting others ?

83. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not the definition of trolling.

45. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Oh, god.. You should see him troll on WP articles... Dang, he's $tui#...

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

so disliking and pointing out the positive and negative is know the new name called troll, and disliking something is classed as troll.... really so if i hate and dislike prada paulsmith audi ford and ferrari and state negative reviews and views is classed as trolling lmao thats really so funny i dont call or say anyone a troll, fare if you have and give credit where its due thats a plus point but hey be yourself be cool not a fool chill dude no ab hominem attack and insults

58. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, if you don't want to be called a troll then figure out why people are calling you one, and correct your behavior... Not our problem though... But, we will continue to call you a troll if the shoe fits... Just accept it if you're not willing to change..... ................. For example, I love MS products, so I get called Elops pool boy, and Ballmer's Biach, but I'm not gonna change so I laugh it off because I know it's true... .................. Now, you know you're a pathetic troll, so own up to it and quit asking for our sympathy..

64. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

but im not a fanboy like you i dont admire or am a fanboy that praise companies like you so your point is invalid i enjoy tech, unlike you who praise ms wp nokia

67. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

See, you've been hanging around those pathetic trolls to long... ...................... First, I don't praise MS/Nokia all that much, rather I say that WP/Lumia devices are freekin awesome!.. What is wrong with that?. What's wrong with being a fan?.. Especially considering the fact that I do it on WP/MS/Lumia related articles.. I'd say if a dumba$$$ troll doesn't want to hear WP fans speaking positive about a platform they love,, then don't visit the comment section of a WP article.... Second, the only one who would be bothered about someone praising, or being a fan of a specific OS would be a pathetic troll.... Does it bother you when I say WP is awesome??? Do you think it bothers me when I here someone say that iOS, or Android, is awesome?... No, because I know that they see value in their platform, and I do in mine as well..... ...................... it's simple.. Just stop being so negative... And, if you have something negative to say about someone else 's platform then give some constructive advice on what can be done to fix it, or some valuable input about the problem other than "Apple sux, and the fans are all mindless"... Do you understand?

72. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

so apple charging 800 dollars for a mid spec phone is ok when the 1520 1020 has great specs than apple is right price for us to pay that sucks are u telling me thast nokia 1520 should cost 1000 dollars not 750 dollars come on hipsters hippys cults they are mindless abnormal, they believe apple is the first, they believe apple is the best and nothing is, while others provide are 4 years ahead of apple, dsnt that sukkkk did i insult them, no, just saying come on ur a wise upto date guy or looks like u dont keep up with tech i visit gsmarena phonedog bgr technobuffalo macworld anandtech 9to5 engadget pocketnow and many others to keep up with tech and business economic news its being wise, not a cult hippy

55. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!!... Dang.. That was funny..

76. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What he doesn't understand is apple can charge this amount, cuz the market dictates what a product can command price point wise. It's not about specs, it's about value, apples brand is more valuable than the others. A Ferrari is a car like a corvette, but the Ferrari brand is far more valuable, so it commands a higher price tag. You can bash apple all you want, but their brand is rock solid well known well liked a household name, and synonymous with dependability and value. Get over it dude, apple is a beast in the game dude. Your constant badgering won't change that, running your mouth on PA will get you green thumbs, and nothing more.

35. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

"which i was really hoping and wishing it had quadcore cpu and quadcore gpu" It does have a Quad Core GPU ...... and exactly why do you need a "Quad" CPU? The A7 is one of the fastest CPUs out there..... just throwing in more cores do not equal performance and ahhh I cant be arsed now. Obvious troll is obvious. Still, at least do a bit of googling before you fling around crap.

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

really then why did apple iphone 4 had single cpu and on the 4s a dual, whats next on ip6 720p quadcore cpu, o they even copied drop down notification, next ,,,,, having a v8 engine is better than a v6 having 4 people doing 2peoples job is smooth driving a 300hp car than a 200hp is much better 4wd is better than 2wd get some knwldge having 4 cpus instead of 2 has less strain on cpu so it would save battery and be idle clocked at 280ghx instead of 600ghz so why did apple use pvrsgx dualcore gpu insteadof single, better performance sorry yes the ip5 and 5s does but not the 4s has got 2gpu your avatar name has geeky and you call me a troll when you are one and talks like one please

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