Apple Watch sales will catapult to 33 million units in 2019, analysts predict
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 31, 2018, 1:39 PM
The Apple Watch has gone from strength to strength since its release back in early 2015 but, thanks to the various upgrades that come with the Series 4, sales are expected to catapult over the coming year.
Looking at near-term results, analysts over at UBS are expecting combined Apple Watch Series 1, Series 3, and Series 4 sales to reach 24 million units in 2018. This equates to an average of six million units per quarter and is also significantly higher the 18 million units, or 4.5 million units per quarter, that Apple reportedly shipped in 2017.
Moving into 2019, UBS predicts sales of the Apple Watch line will only get better. In fact, the analyst firm sees an increase of as much as 40% to 33 million units for the 12-month period. Subsequently, this could result in a 5% increase in revenue for Apple as a whole. After all, Apple will be selling more units with higher ASPs – the company has removed the cheaper Series 1 model from its catalog and introduced the Series 4 line at a higher price point.
As Apple is yet to report Apple Watch sales separately, past, present, and future sales figures are simply estimates at this point in time. However, most analysts do agree that the Series 4 model is proving to be the most popular yet, so perhaps Apple will begin reporting sales separately starting next year.
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Love my 44mm GPS...Numbers will be significantly increase. Apple has no competition in the smartwatch and tablet space.
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 2:53 PM 3
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Apple has zero competition in any space. There I fixed it for you. Who else has iOS or Watch OS or Mac OSX? No one. So they have zero competition. Get it right!
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 3:45 PM 1
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I've had a G3 Frontier, for the past 4 months...wouldn't trade it for anything. Good 2-3 day battery life. I don't use s-voice...if I wanted to act like "Dick Tracey"...I'd wear a yellow rain coat & hat LOL. Time, walking, heart rate, NOTIFICATIONS (biggie), that's why I got one. When the new Wear OS watch came out, the 3 price dropped.
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 7:59 PM 0
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If the count the bricked watches and all replacements...yes they will.
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 3:26 PM 0
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Hate all you want, but software glitches happen... It’s how they’re handled that counts. Apple paused the update, and a fix is in the works. In the meantime, Apple will handle the issue thru brick and mortar stores, and fix or replace the units
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 3:48 PM 2
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I can believe that. I have never considered a watch - wasn’t interested in a ANY watch or smart watch. But after seeing Apple Watch capabilities - considering one now. The only thing holding me back at this point is the design. The conforming screen helps, but it’s still a square watch. I want Samsung design with Apple Watch internals and software.
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 5:13 PM 2
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Consider your tv to be a round screen, wouldn’t that be bad? Its a digital screen so its better to be squared.
posted on Oct 31, 2018, 11:49 PM 0
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That’s a rediculous comparison. They’re designed for different purpose, and unlike media, information and UI can be easily designed for round interface. Samsung doing a heck of a job designing their gear s UI and it looks fantastic. You may have a point, but I’m not planning to watch any movies on my watch.
posted on Nov 01, 2018, 12:03 AM 0
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