When John Legere, T-Mobile’s weird and charismatic CEO, speaks up, we listen. He’s not always right, but he’s always compelling. And in 2015, John Legere is bullish about the Apple Watch. In fact, he thinks it’s about to turn the wearables market on its head.
In a fairly strange press release posted on T-Mobile’s site, Legere said this about the Apple Watch:
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.
And that’s not all. Legere’s also boldly predicting T-Mobile will become the No. 3 wireless carrier in America in 2015.
T-Mobile will – officially – become the No. 3 wireless company in America in 2015. This summer, I said we’d blow by Sprint by the end of 2014 to become the No. 3 wireless company in the US. They have been swinging the bat since I made that statement, so we won’t know where things stand until we get the final score after we both report Q4 earnings, but whether it is now – or soon – I’m telling you, it’s a done deal!
I believe it. Largely thanks to Legere’s moxie, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to dropping my Verizon account for T-Mobile. What about you?