Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Apple Watch is yet to prove its potential alike many wearables currently available in the market. However, 2015 is believed to be significant year for wearables as they will transition from niche to mainstream.
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS), believes that Apple has something big on its hands with Apple Watch which could be a boom in the wearables industry, in a way the iPod did for MP3 players. Legere mentioned that there were many MP3 players in the market but only Apple engineers could make iPod so integrated in daily life.
Legere recently shared his predictions for the wireless industry in a blog post. He mentioned to be excited with advancements in the wearables space at Samsung, Microsoft, LG, Fitbit, Jawbone and others. T-Mobile CEO acknowledged that we haven’t begun to see the potential of wearables and may not see its full impact in 2015, but they are transitioning from niche to mainstream.
Google and Samsung have made wearables available in the markets, which haven’t caught much of consumer attention. Apple is likely to launch Apple Watch this spring. The price is speculated to be starting from $350 for a basic model to as high as $5,000 for the premium edition.
The Apple Watch features stainless steel cases and a display protected by sapphire crystal, which is the second hardest transparent material on earth. Apple will be launching the device in 18 different models initially.
One of those will be the Sport collection that comes with five color variants for fluoro-elastomer band and Ion-X glass display. The cases are made from anodized aluminum in space gray and silver. The Sport watches will be 30% lighter than the stainless steel models.