Analyst: Apple may sell 60 million iWatches (priced at $300) in the first 12 months

Analyst: Apple may sell 60 million iWatches (priced at $300) in the first 12 months
If you’re waiting for Apple to launch its long-rumored iWatch, you’ll probably have to wait until late 2014, or early 2015 - at least according to a recent report which had it that mass production for Apple’s first smartwatch would only start in mid-November. Whether or not that is true, pretty much all industry observers agree that Apple must - and will - enter the smartwatch market in the near future. And it might do it with a bang.

According to Forbes, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently wrote that Apple could sell tens of millions of iWatches in the first year, despite the fact that the smartwatch market is still in its infancy.

Huberty noted that the success of the iWatch will be based on Apple users’ brand loyalty. Thus, Apple could sell as many as 60 million iWatches in one year, assuming that the wearable device will penetrate Apple’s user base the same way the iPad did. Another scenario sees the iWatch following the same adoption trajectory as the iPhone - this meaning that only 30 million units will be sold in 12 months. Katy Huberty estimates that the iWatch will be sold for $300.



 



Needless to say, analyst prediction can be (and quite often are) wrong. However, given Apple’s fan base, we wouldn’t be surprised to see at least 30 million iWatches shipped in one year.




Analyst: Apple may sell 60 million iWatches (priced at $300) in the first 12 months
 



source: Forbes 

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44 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

60million iNnocent trapped in Apples ecosystem.

2. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Was gona write almost the exact same post!! +1 to you Sir☻

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Cool +1

24. AZsundevil

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

Better than wasting my money on those pieces of crap Samsung released - not to mention Samsung already charges $299 for their latest smartwatch. This is going to KILL galaxy gear...can't wait

33. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Samsung Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit are excellent pieces of hardware. The Gear 2 has a 2mp camera, IR remote, mic, speaker, 320x320 Amoled display, dual core 1ghz CPU with 512mb of ram. Its only downside is it only works with Samsung hardware. The Gear Live is using Android wear with a Qualcomm 1.2ghz CPU and it supports a lot more Android devices. If the iWatch is going to have a 2.5" display then its not a watch. Its an iBracelet, and it will not sell 60 million. Good luck with that Apple.

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

it will be just a copy of Samsung's why do you think spoke waits so long to release things it's because they have to copy ofevery other watch on the market

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

$300 ? Nice price for a recycled iPod nano. Good luck apple fans .

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao +1

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's funny that you mention that, because that exactly what I think of the current smart watches. They are nothing more than a iPod nano from 2010 with google now. No wonder there is zero buzz and they are not selling. We already seen this movie!

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Don't be jealous your smart watch of choice does not get predictions like these….

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao Jealous... Wtf More like we are feeling sorry for these 60million iNnocents.

12. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I feel sorry for you. You're PhoneArenas broken record. All you do is run circles in (mostly) Apple articles trolling and complaining about the company of Apple. I've never seen such a dedicated and obsessed hater that devotes their life to hating on a company that is such a success. I understand if you're like 15 or something, but any older? cmon man, grow up lol. P.S. Any "insult" or "joke" you make, we've heard it at least 1374899 times before. Don't be a shyeep.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Patent Troll and dictatorship company Apple is Every tech websites and youtube shows what a slums Apple is. Don't be Indenial and delusional.

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

Google only has to pull the YouTube app from iTunes and maps and people will drop apple like a bag of severed heads the phone can't do much at all it texts makes calls and take horrible picture's

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Please don't feel sorry for us Android users and fandroids We are smart and techy, not brainwashed.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The iPhone is a status symbol. iPhone buyers are attracted to the Apple brand as a prestigious status symbol or fashion accessory, for the same reasons people like Rolex watches or Prada bags. The iPhone is a smart phone for dumb users. The iPhone is supposed to be easy to use, so novices are attracted to it for that reason. iPhone users are ignorant. iPhone buyers don't know what Android phones are capable of, or how unnecessary iPhone limitations are. iPhone users are suckered in by skillful marketing. iPhone users are brainwashed Izombies , victims of Steve Jobs' reality distortion field. Product announcements, commercials, packaging, TV and movie product placements and other marketing campaigns by Apple have convinced users that it's a better phone. The iPhone's assumed superiority is marketing-driven perception. The iPhone is the most popular phone and most recognizable brand. Some iPhone buyers want the biggest-selling phone for the same reason people go to Starbucks instead of the locally owned coffee shop or choose Nike shoes instead of a brand they've never heard of -- big brands and popular products are attractive for their own sake to some people. The iPhone is associated with a famous person. Everyone knows who Steve Jobs was, and the founders of Google aren't as famous. Some people are attracted to products associated with a well-known person in a culture of celebrity worship. This effect has been magnified by Jobs' death and the media coverage that followed. iPhone users will buy anything Apple sells. In the minds of iPhone users, the "halo effect" of other Apple products, including the iPod, carries over to the iPhone

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe a bit rude but it is so much true in your comment! +1

26. AZsundevil

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

You couldn't be more wrong. The products sell better because they are better. Much more stable OS. I used to load custom roms on all my android phones when they could compete with iPhone 1-2-3. Once the 4 was released and subsequent iOS updates, they left the competition (android) in the dust. You use your phone as a toy. Androids are great for that. I use mine as a device to assist me on a daily basis, and it does a much better job than the galaxy S4 (which I have been provided in addition to my iPhone as a work phone). Its full of gimmicky features that are CRAP

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Disagree.

43. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If the GS4 is your only exposure to Android since the iPhone 4 came out then you need to check other phones out. The later Galaxy S's are full of gimmicky features, many that don't work well. IMO the flagships from other brands are much more refineded. And Android has not been unstable for a few years at least. IOS is no more stable and possibly less stable than Android now.

28. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

IPhone is indeed a product that screams fashion, and that is a trend provided by the famous artists which that I agree to, but what I don't agree to I that every person that uses one is ignorant, a lot of them use one because it is consistent and is well made package which has a good camera, good built quality and consistent performance, and I have seen several in the field of computers always using one, so I don't see a problem use the phone you like and be happy with it.

39. engineer-1701d unregistered

I will give you a thousand dollars to show me a person with iPhone that is not full of them self or arrogant

29. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I asked Google if Android users are smarter than iOS users and it said no. I don't know who to believe :( Should I believe some douche juice that posts nonsense about Apple all the time or should I believe Google? OMG..I don't know who to believe. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=android+users+smarter+than+ios

34. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Quit making a fool of yourself.

42. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Troll much?

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Im sure most if not all of them are already in Apple's ecosystem. They're already trapped.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wow where have you been? Posting after such long time.

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I still don't want smartwatch and don't feel any need for it. In my opinion it is still better and more solid to have good, expensive mechanical watch. Good expensive mechanical watch can serve not only as a watch but also as a good classic accessory while smartwatch just like a cheap bijouterie. Good mechanical watch is a better investition than smartwatch. Good mechanical watch year after year will gain biger and biger value while smartwatch after one year or so will be just a electronic waste and you will be throwning it into the bin instead leaving it as legacy for your grandchildrens or so. Also almost everything smartwatch can, my smartphone already can do so what's the point of it. If I would need sensors I would buy a smartband without features which I already have in my smartphone. Anyway it is just my thoughts and opinion. At least so far. :)

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

I thought the same thing and I like my Movado but after having my android where watch enable to drive and simply text and remind myself without having to touch my cell phone it's worth every penny and to answer a call just by swiping on my wrist and send him a touch my ear or anything else being able to see who it isbeing able to simply ask a question on my rest instead of heaven to open my phone to do a Google search

4. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

The iwatch is ridicoulously overrated , let's see what we will get from apple after all this hype !!

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