Apple Watch sales will catapult to 33 million units in 2019, analysts predict

Apple Watch sales will catapult to 33 million units in 2019, analysts predict

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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11 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The series 4 is top notch, it’s Money well spent for me.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Love my 44mm GPS...Numbers will be significantly increase. Apple has no competition in the smartwatch and tablet space.

4. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

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!

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I heard Samsung has zero competition when it comes to Tizen. Please confirm.

9. p51d007

Posts: 703; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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.

10. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

So don’t be mad with apple pricing then.

3. alligator

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

If the count the bricked watches and all replacements...yes they will.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

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.

11. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Consider your tv to be a round screen, wouldn’t that be bad? Its a digital screen so its better to be squared.

12. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

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.

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