For Apple to sell that many the 2nd gen needs to be less fugly, have stand-alone cellular capability, less lag and improved battery life.
It is not me being apple hater, but there is no way they will sell 2 millions watches per month!.. Maybe per year is closer to the truth. The entire smartwatch market is not big enough. Before apple came to it entire market it was ~5 millions a year. Yes ok it was big achievement - that they sold 5 millions of their first watch in first year.. Which 100% attributed to loyalist base... which to be frank is already exhausted.
Lets be realistic - only apple users would buy apple watch. Without iphone it doesn't even really works, except being very poor digital watch and about as useful as casio classic for $8. So unless you already have iphone... you buy something else.
Looking to other figures... the old players sales didn't shrink - actually Samsung, Tomtom had their smartwatch sales rising as well, which means apple watch is not really direct competitor, but on the market segment of it's own... again that is for the same reasons as mentioned above. It is not useful on it's own, it doesn't support anything else but iphone and only never ones... so it doesn't appeal for casual person looking for smartwatch, but it is only one of many options for apple user looking for smartwatch. Only pebble was hit, because they were originally very popular between apple users and in US and apple watch become and option for this type of buyers.
2 millions per month means 24 millions a year... It is simply impossible to sustain such grow. Smartwatch market is not growing 500% YonY... that was maybe in the days of first Pebbles... Even considering last year apple performance market growth combined, by all manufacturers was like 60%. If that would continue market can expect to grow from ~11 million, to something like 16,5.. even if apple would be able to to use all that growth they can expect to sell 10 million watches, but not 24. Again that is not realistic, because last year there was big bang with apple watch release, I would not be surprised if market would actually shrink, or grow by just few %.. They might be able to sell 2 millions on the first month, but that is probably about all they will sell over the year. All vendors will order on the day of launch and won't do it again until stock runs out.. which unlikely to happen at all.
Maybe some increase before festive period ~500k. So the best they can expect to sell is like 2,5-3 millions a year and it is in line with previous reports of them cutting orders from suppliers and manufacturers.
These figures are out if nowhere and are not based on any reasonable facts.
hahaha all these fandroids always sharpening their knives in anticipation for a new apple article. they already judge the article before its revealed and their negative comments are always the same so just copy paste.
apple never said they wud sell 2 million per month. analyusts came with that figure but trolls will be trolls. as long as apple is mentioned then its all dat matters. petty trolls keep wasting ur time writing ur filth it doesnt change anything
ashyjay92, 15 Jun 2016is apple high, as almost nothing sells at 2 million a month, especially electronics.Have you forgotten about their own product? Does iphone ring a bell?
Apple watch is just a fad. Now I don't see many people using them because they're no longer stylish due to its gigantic bezels like the iPhone.
Let this company die in a natural way or should I say let Apple dacay in the ground jajajajajaja goodbye Apple this is the day of your lose anyway you did not invented something new in the world of technology you just keep on collecting someone's inventions and add a little bit spices and you proudly say ohhh " THIS IS OUR PRODUCT " jajajajajaja and your followers " ISHIPS" well tell to the world oh this is new came from Apple they invented this jajajajajaja pathetic..
is apple high, as almost nothing sells at 2 million a month, especially electronics.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2016Ok sales for the 1st gen was good. But I would have to admit that selling this numbers for the... moreLol apple giving any thing for free LOL they can't give a fake apple logo for free and you're talking about a complete watch and the tilte clearly mentions of selling
Do people still believe that Apple is a premium company? I cannot think of any other reason (of why) they are buying this ....
buahaha they should start selling real apples then they'll hit the target ;)
Will 52% of these be returned as not fit for purpose like the 1st Gen?
Ok sales for the 1st gen was good. But I would have to admit that selling this numbers for the 2nd gen per month would be just to far off. Except if they would include it free with the ip7 which isn't going to happen.
isn't apple exaggerating an extra bit ?
apple should be a lil flexible to capture more real users not fans, they are locking up themselves in a high luxurious castle!
No way they can sell 2 million units per month. I think even 1 million is too optimistic for this rotten apple company.
Pitty, Pebble is better in all aspects and actually looks fashionable, not like you are wearing an iPhone 2G.
"SAME DESIGN". All they change is the internal. And raise the price. Good business Apple. That 2million will really go over 5million. I know the whole world worship you. You are god of 'innovative' tech. We salute you. You deserve all the profit from overpricing us. Your good deed is seen by god. May angel bless your company and not fall down. Best smartwatch repackage 2016. Apple watch 2.0.