Jawbone's Last Stand, Declining Developer Interest in Apple Watch

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • Jawbone's Last Stand
  • Declining Developer Interest in Apple Watch

We kick off today's email by taking a closer look at two recent developments concerning Jawbone's speaker business and UP fitness trackers. The company appears to be taking a last stand when it comes to wrist wearables. We discuss the news and implications it will have on the broader wrist wearable space. We then turn to a polarizing Business Insider article on Apple developers losing interest in Apple Watch. We take a deep dive into what may be going on and a few observations that I had concerning the factors driving lackluster developer interest in the Watch. There are a few things to keep an eye on regarding watchOS heading into WWDC.

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