Apple's watch CPU is just so far ahead of the competition they have free reign here. That they can continue to ship their 3 year old Series 3 is just brutal for anyone trying to compete here.
By extension, this makes the whole iPhone/ Apple eco-system much stronger.
I like Apple, I like Apple devices... but the argument that they are becoming a monopoly in the US is growing. The integration between their devices simultaneously makes them collectively better, but locks people into the eco-system deeper and deeper. The watch is right in the middle of this.
Family Setup is limited to the cellular models and isn’t available for the GPS (non-cellular) models. I wonder how this works in terms of setup complexity. The current Apple Watch cellular has an E-SIM but shares the phone number of the iPhone its paired with. The Family Setup model would provide the ability to have one main watch sharing the iPhone’s number and the remaining watches having their own individual phone numbers.
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It's also important to offer people different pricing tiers, because some people are value shoppers and some people want to buy a Veblen good.
Watching the event, it may only be the Series 6 that functions with Fitness+, so that's a huge differentiator.
It also measures blood oxygen levels, measures elevation, can call 911 if you experience a fall, etc.