POLL: Nearly 70% of Americans Don’t Care About Apple Watch

iCan't bear to "watch" the results.

How’s that working out? (Screenshot: Apple)

Any business that’s grown used to the entire country — nay, the entire world — fawning over every product release/update may be forgiven for assuming that its latest “timepiece on steroids” reveal will be quite the rage among both tech nerds and common folk.

The marketers at South by Southwest, for one, have no doubt that wearables are where it’s at.

The rest of us will pass…for now, at least.

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll69 percent of Americans have no interest in buying the Apple Watch. Apple could try to duck this PR black eye…but the cloud has a silver lining.

Roughly 13 percent of survey respondents who did not own an iPhone said that they would consider buying one in order to buy an Apple Watch.

Of course this makes sense, because one needs an iPhone to get the full iWatch experience — and given the prices on the new products, Apple should have no problem with consumers taking things one step at a time.

Looks like Americans agree with Farhad Manjoo, who wrote this in his New York Times review last week:

“I can’t help but dream about the third- or fourth-generation version, when everything is likely to become smaller, thinner, tighter and more elegant.”

And less expensive. Don’t forget that one.