On Thursday, Apple hits its lowest-level since 2014. The stock market darling has shed 32 percent of its value since a February 2015 high. What's behind the dramatic decline? Fatigue of a particular kind.
I have a new label for what I see as a potentially devastating new consumer trend: gadget fatigue. As consumers, we have gadgets that are handhelds (smartphones/tablets), for the wrist, chest (heart monitors), head (GoPro), and even for the eyes (remember Google Glass? Virtual reality is supposed to be next.) Could it be that we are at the limit of both our desire and capacity to adapt these products to our lifestyles?
I'm thinking the answer is yes.