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Is Apple Pay the killer app for Apple Watch?

Jonny Evans | Aug. 19, 2015
Huge consumer satisfaction among Apple Pay-using smartwatch owners.

So, is Apple Pay the killer app?

Probably not – like the iPhone (or indeed like the Mac) the platform is capable of running numerous small apps that bring utility and better interactions to users. In future as WatchOS 2 enables use of apps independently from an iPhone we should see new breeds of these pop up that perform more unique functions on the device itself.

The future is hard to predict, but it does seem reasonably obvious that health, payments, communications and identity will all become part of what will makes Apple’s smartwatches increasingly essential to daily life.

These statistics alone should serve to reassure anyone who thinks Apple Watch sales are slowing. It seems likely they will be as consumers in the Northern Hemisphere hit the beach with the kids while they wait on new iPhones in September. However don’t be too surprised to see WatchOS 2 boost interest in Apple Watch. Just in time for Christmas (again).

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