How many watch apps are there? While searching for the answer I stumbled upon this report by AppAnnie. On June 8th there were 6,352. When I found it I felt it wasn’t a lot interesting. So I came up with a different question: In the countries in which the Apple Watch has been released, which is the percentage of apps that have a companion Watch app? I extrapolated some of the data that I have via AppVersion and http://canihazawatchapp.
This post on Wired confirms even more the fact that I am not a target user for the Apple Watch. Along the way, the Apple team landed upon the Watch’s raison d’être. It came down to this: Your phone is ruining your life. Like the rest of us, Ive, Lynch, Dye, and everyone at Apple are subject to the tyranny of the buzz—the constant checking, the long list of nagging notifications.
Finally the Watch has been fully announced and we had a few days to think about it. I am glad there’s no more posts rambling about the possible prices. But I am concerned. I have written elsewhere that I don’t feel a target user for the watch. Still, congrats to the team in Cupertino for launching a new product. My concern is not the watch but Apple itself. Imagine. You are the only child and you enjoy your parents’ undivided attention.