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Apple Watch Series 4 sales are dramatically better than expected

Apple Watch Series 4 sales are dramatically better than expected

Early last week, it was reported by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders were surprisingly higher than initially expected. And today, in a follow-up report, the analyst has now upped his Apple Watch sales estimates.

Originally, the popular analyst expected the trillion-dollar company to ship around 18 million units throughout the whole of 2018, with the newer Series 4 model accounting for around 55% of these sales. Following a strong debut for Apple’s latest wearable, though, Kuo has increased his expectations and now sees Apple ending the year at 19.5 million Apple Watch shipments.

Despite the higher price of Apple’s latest watch, the extra features and larger display that come with the Series 4 model are reportedly the driving force behind sales. Unfortunately, with Quanta already manufacturing the device at full capacity, supply is set to be limited over the coming months. Instead, it won’t be until November that an increase in production will occur thanks to the participation of Compal.

With the Apple Watch line closing in on the 20 million units mark annually, and the quarter ending December 2018 set to be the biggest one yet for the wearable, it’ll remain to be seen how Apple chooses to report the device in its fiscal Q1 2019 earnings. After all, until now, the popular wearable has been bundled into the Others category, but as sales increase, the Cupertino-based company is eventually expected to report sales separately, as it does with the iPhone.

source: Ming-Chi Kuo via AppleInsider

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8 Comments

thxultra

Posts: 405; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It is a really nice upgrade over the series 3. It is much easier to read the bigger screen on the series 4 and the watch face with 8 complications is great. Even with the bigger size it doesn't feel any bigger on my wrist either. Apple really did a great job with the series 4.

CreeDiddy

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Series 1 to my Series 4 is big upgrade in terms of speed and display quality. With the larger screen, the watch feels bigger.

gamehead unregistered

Gotta say. Apple makes what's likely the best watch in the market

Jrod99

Posts: 671; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Glad I found one in stock Sunday. 40mm space grey. Really wanted the Nike version but of course it was sold out. Traded the series 3 in toward it.

apple-rulz

Posts: 1723; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Got mine today and I have to says it’s exceeded my expectations. Beautiful display, fast, I love the new infograph watch face. Overall it just feels better than my Series 3 did.

MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Loving mine. Its the best smartwatch.

rouyal

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Apple knocked it out the park with this.

T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Really tempted to upgrade from my Series 3 because of that screen.

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