Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) witnessed a massive inflow of tweets when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finally announced its much-anticipated iWatch, which is actually called simply the Apple Watch. The activity on Twitter increased just two minutes after the reveal, generating 32,227 tweets per minute, says a report from CIO. Most of the tweets were from anxious fans who want to get their doubts cleared.
iWatch launch got maximum tweets
Twitter has been an important platform for Apple, and it showed when five of the top ten trending topics, including four of the top five, were all directly or indirectly about Apple. The comments about Apple’s launch event spanned from Apple’s constantly crashing live stream to quick reactions and feedback from analysts and others following the news.
Twitter flooded with questions about Apple products
Twitter was flooded with questions about the new iPhone, as many users were skeptical about the battery life and other features. Twitter user @NeilTamplin tweeted that CEO Tim Cook is not going to mention the battery life. Another Twitter user said they want more information about the battery life of the Apple Watch. Some users claimed that either the Apple guys are unaware of the battery life or that it is so bad that they don’t want to reveal it.
There was also another interesting question on Twitter asking whether Apple’s iPhone 6 uses a highly durable sapphire glass screen when Apple announced that it is using HD retina screens for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
“HD retina screen? What happened to sapphire?” tweeted @TheBrownNerd. Another Twitter user asked why the Apple Watch comes with a sapphire scratch resistant display, but not the iPhones.
Some Twitter users asked why there is only a marginal difference between the iPhone Plus and the iPad Mini, which is 5.3 inches wide and 7.87 inches long. Then there was a slew of questions about whether the iPhone 6 Plus will be a replacement for the iPad Mini. There was no shortage of tweets about the size of the iPhone Plus and comparisons with the iPad Mini.
Another common concern among Twitter users was whether the text on the Apple Watch will be visible in direct sunlight. There was no update from Apple about this topic.