Apple Announce Record Breaking iPhone Sales

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have taken the smartphone industry by storm.The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have seen huge demand since release. In fact, the demand was so big that Apple’s sales figures have actually beaten Wall Street’s projections. Even by Apple standards, that is quite something. No wonder they have recently purchased Beats headphones for a whopping $1 billion.

CNN have disclosed that this was Apple’s second best quarter in its entire history. They have literally sold 61.2 million iPhones in the last 3 months. The new and bigger 6 Plus has played a pretty big part in this, and apparently, more people are now switching to iPhones than ever before.

I’m particularly interested to see what results will be like when the Apple Watch is released. I have talked about how I’m not impressed at all with the Apple Watch and why I certainly will not be buying one. You can read about that here if you like.

I do have to admit though, that the new iPhones are pretty cool. The new design is really sleek and looks much better than the previous iPhone 5. It really has dented Samsung’s profits by a huge margin. In fact, Samsung just recorded a 39% decrease in its net profit from the same quarter last year.

I used to really like Samsung but that’s what complacency does to you. The Galaxy S3 was quite good but after that, they were adding in more and more pointless features. At least with iPhones, Apple only adds a couple of new features but they perfect them first. Samsung just puts in unfinished features that don’t even work properly. While I’m not a big fan of Apple, I have to admit that they have created this brand image, which no one can beat.

Fair play to Apple though, because everyone was criticizing them a couple of years ago and saying that they were finished. They have proved their critics wrong and have come back much more stronger.

Is the Apple Watch Revolutionary?

Apple has a tendency to claim that they have revolutionized every product out on the market. It was no surprise when Tim Cook took to the stage to announce the Apple Watch and called it the watch that will revolutionize the Smartwatch industry.

I do think Tim is missing one tiny thing; the Apple Watch is shockingly bad. Honestly, how can anyone have the guts to get up on that stage and call something like the Apple Watch a revolutionary device? I hate everything about it.

The Moto 360 Smartwatch looks elegant and can be paired with your Android smartphone or Chromebook.I was honestly expecting it to be so much better and while I’m not a big fan of Smartwatches, I was secretly hoping the Apple Watch would make Android up their game. Unfortunately, the Moto 360 Smartwatch crushes the Apple Watch any day of the week. It’s also no surprise that it’s about half the price of the Apple Watch and offers insane levels of customization. If the rumors of Google allowing Android wearable devices to work on the iPhone are true, then Apple is in for a tough test.

Let’s not forget the the Moto 360 smartwatch can be used with your Android smartphone and Chromebook. It will unlock your phone, which in turn can be used to unlock your Chromebook. If you pair the Moto 360 with a high end Android smartphone and a top Chromebook, you should have enough technology to last you a decade.

Let’s not forget that the Apple Watch looks absolutely terrible. In my opinion, it looks like one of those toys you get in a cereal box. I just can’t believe Apple would expect anyone to pay over $300 for such a terrible watch.

There are a few good features but certainly nothing revolutionary. I know people will think I’m a hater but what is it with this obsession for Apple? Seriously, why are people willing to pay crazy amounts of money for stuff that is nowhere near as good as the competition?

I understand why people buy iPhones. There is no doubt that they are really user-friendly and look great. Heck, even I’m a big fan of the new iPhone 6. But, the Apple Watch even looks terrible so it’s really got nothing going for it.

To finish this off, let me just say that the Apple Watch is most certainly not revolutionary. Apple has always been making big claims and usually they have got it right. The sales certainly back them up. This time though, I think it’s going to be an epic fail. To me, the Apple watch is like Beats headphones. It will appeal to the “fashionable” people but it’s an overpriced piece of junk.