From On the HomePod’s Supposed “Lagging Sales” posted Thursday on BirchTree by Matt Birchler:
I have been saying for months that the HomePod is too expensive and is focusing on features that don’t appeal to a mass market…[but] let’s not jump to conclusions just yet.
iPhone X “failure”:
- January 22, 2018 – Is Apple About to Cancel the iPhone X? Poor Sales Mean Device Faces ‘End of Life’
- January 29, 2018 – iPhone X Failure Forces Apple Into Drastic Action
- And then…
- February 1, 2018 – Apple Reports Record Results for 1Q 2018: “iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November,” said Tim Cook
Apple Watch “failure”:
- May 17, 2017 – The Biggest Sign Yet the Apple Watch Is Failing
- September 30, 2017 – Why The Apple Watch Series 3 Is Ultimately A Failure
- And then…
- February 1, 2018 – Apple Reveals Storming Apple Watch Success In Best-Ever Quarter: In the earnings call that followed the publication of the results, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, ‘It was our best quarter ever for the Apple Watch, with over 50% growth in revenue and units for the fourth quarter in a row and strong double-digit growth in every geographic segment.’ ‘Sales of Apple Watch Series 3 models,’ Cook went on, ‘were also more than twice the volume of Series 2 a year ago. Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch in the world and gained in market share during the quarter, based on the latest estimates from IDC.’
My take: Good use of claim chowder. Wish I’d thought of it.
See also: HomePod heavyweights: Dilger vs Gurman