Apple Watch pre-orders

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record when reporting on Apple, released a note estimating Apple Watch pre-orders to be in excess of 2.3 million units, with a breakdown of Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition each taking 85%, 15%, and less than 1% respectively.

Kuo says Apple is set to ramp up supply chains for the Apple Watch to reach 2 – 3 million units per month, but such a goal may be difficult to acquire due to production constraints surrounding the vibration mechanism Apple calls the Taptic Engine, as well as the AMOLED displays used in Apple’s wearable.

The issues surrounding production of these items involve the confined space in which the Taptic Engine must reside and the color quality and lifespan of the display. Without these hindrances, Kuo estimates that Apple could produce 2.5 million units in June.

Apple has yet to release official numbers surrounding Apple Watch pre-orders, so this data is an educated estimation at this point. Apple did, however, sell out of the Apple Watch in the first six hours of pre-orders being available online, with current shipping dates tentatively reaching into June.

Source: MacRumors 

  • Dante Arellano

    Did someone realizes that aplewacho is goint to use data from your plant right and do u know if your carrier allows to use your iphone as hot spod to connect the awacho?$$$$

    • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

      you drunk bro?

    • Rowan09

      It’s connected through Bluetooth.

    • Martynet

      btw, lots of people, including me have NO limit on data… And free tethering as a bonus. (Three – Ireland – €25 a month)

  • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

    just 15% for the non-sport edition? this proves that
    1. The non sport edition is highly over priced
    2. Consumers are unsure of investing $600+ on a watch which will be obsolete in a year
    3. The fact that all 3 versions have the same innards deeply upsets the 1% edition buyers.

    • Rowan09

      You think rich people care, I know and work in a lot of upscale buildings, they have money to burn.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        you havent understood what my point was.

    • Chang in Charge

      I think it says that 85% of people that are willing to be early adopters are most comfortable buying the sport. 15% are willing to spend more on gen 1 so either they have more disposable income, don’t care about the watch being first gen product, or just want a nicer version. I’m not sure anyone buying the edition is deeply upset about the innards.

    • Dany Quirion

      So what? Just like every iphone gonna sell it back via 3rd party

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        what does selling back have to do with my comment?

      • Dany Quirion

        Was replying to this “Consumers are unsure of spending $600+ on a watch which will be obsolete in a year” because most people buying the watch will pay the 600$~ every year for the new version of the watch but with the outdated version you just sell it back for at least half of what you paid, thats how most poeple can afford it

  • I didnt know its screen was OLED thats awesome