Global Apple Watch Pre-orders Expected to Top 2.3 Million Units

Global Apple Watch Pre-orders Expected to Top 2.3 Million Units

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Global pre-orders for the Apple Watch are expected to top 2.3 million units through May, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The Sport model is said to be by far the favorite, accounting for 85% of pre-orders. The Apple Watch is said to account for about 15% of pre-orders and the Edition less than 1%.

Production issues with the smartwatch apparently center around the display and the vibration unit that provides haptic feedback. The display is supplied by LG.

Although, 2.3 million units is significant company to sales of other smartwatches, Kuo says it is too earlier to determine if the device will be a success. Slice Intelligence estimates that Apple took more pre-orders on day one than all Android smartwatches sold in 2014.

Finally, rounding out the report, Kuo discusses the A9 processor. TSMC will apparently get 20% of orders for the chip that will power the next generation iPhone. Kuo says Apple is concerned about insufficient 14nm capacity at Samsung. Demand for the S6 and S6 Edge has reportedly been higher than expected and Samsung may have decided to dedicate some capacity to those devices.

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[via 9to5Mac]

Global Apple Watch Pre-orders Expected to Top 2.3 Million Units

novartis - May 4, 2015 at 3:11pm
even if these number are higher than those of all the competition, it is still too early to say whether the Watch will know the same success as the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
The Watcher - April 16, 2015 at 2:35pm
So far two trolls have too much TIME in their hand. :) mommy keeps buying them the Seiko watch from Walmart and they feel betrayed by Apple.
CHEDDAR - April 16, 2015 at 6:19am
2 million will be deliver and returned. Oh its crap and waste of money.
Tj Sepe - April 16, 2015 at 2:21am
Apple needs to rely on building more of their own chips, accessories, and certain major electronic components then partnering with Samsung, LG, and the like. The other companies obviously are going to have their best interests in mind when it comes to their company
FTW - April 16, 2015 at 2:32am
Different companies mean different parts, and from what Apple does, they do far more work than just chip performance. Sure they have their own OS, apps, and browser, but there are companies doing as good as them in chi process. If Apple had done what others did which only involved fabricating the chips and making it smaller while making it fast, their chips would be 100% theirs by far.