Many people expect Apple to reshape the various businesses it decides to enter, much as it did with the iPod, iPhone and iPad in previous years. The company already showed it can still do that with Apple Pay, a mobile payments solution that’s already more popular than anything available in the U.S. before it, while at the same time helping the entire industry get more attention from potential customers.
The same thing is expected of Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch, which already appears to have at least one high-profile fan: T-Mobile CEO John Legere.
The unconventional CEO, who managed to breathe life T-Mobile into T-Mobile with his un-carrier plans, shared his views on “what’s next in wireless” in 2015 in a post on the company’s official blog.
“Wearables and phablets will be the big device stories of 2015 (and maybe some connected cars!),” the CEO said. “I love what Jawbone, Fitbit, Samsung, LG, Microsoft and others are doing in the wearables space. But we haven’t begun to see the potential of this category. It’s going to go from $1 to $20 billion in the next few years. And though we won’t see its full impact in 2015, I believe that the Apple Watch will mark the tipping point when wearables go from niche to mainstream.”
Legere, who’s been known to speak his mind on various matters, did not share other details about Apple’s first wearable device — it’s not clear at this time whether T-Mobile will also sell the watch once it becomes official — but he did offer many other interesting mobile predictions for next year, which are all available at the source link below.