Apple expected to meet demand by increasing Watch production

Apple expected to meet demand by increasing Watch production
According to a new report from Reuters, Apple is expected to increase production of the Apple Watch in order to meet surging demand. With shipping dates for Apple Watch pre-orders pushed back by four to six weeks, and some models not expected to ship until July, it looks like Apple needs to quickly figure out a way to meet demand for the first smartwatch in the company's history. Fortunately for Apple Watch fans, it looks like the company is already taking measures that should allow it to increase production over the next couple of months.

According to analysts, Apple, believed to have already received around 1 million pre-orders for the Watch, will ramp up production between mid-May and June. The analyst expectations for Apple Watch sales during the April-July quarter range from 2.3 million to 4 million units. By comparison, Android Wear smartwatch sales are believed to have totaled around 720,000 during the entire year of 2014. Apple did not disclose the number of Apple Watch pre-orders during the opening weekend, which is interesting given that Apple routinely discloses iPhone pre-orders following product launches. Back in September, Apple announced that it has received 4 million pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in just 24 hours.

On the long run, the Apple Watch could well turn out to be hit, with some analysts expecting to see 16 million Apple Watch units being sold in fiscal year 2015. The figure is expected to raise to 40 million units during fiscal year 2016.


source: Reuters

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19 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is no denying that Apple will sell stuff. But clearly Apple has a ton of hype and propaganda behind their smart watch. Considering with earlier reports that Apple was going to be able to make 1.5 million watches a month. Then we got wind they push it down to 1.2 million a month. I believe Apple was just testing to see how well they were going to do. Then they could decide from there.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

A month? Sorry bro, the 1 million number was just for US. They sold closer to 2 -3 million in the first day! See link below. http://youtu.be/SWHRAzQGVEg

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

hahahahahahha seen the youtube vid and 1 comment hahahhahaha no one really gives a sheet about the apple watch the galaxy s6 is topping the google search apples watch is way down from launch and its funny apple said no numbers yet these people are putting out numbers crazy how people believe anything about apple.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Who wants to wait over a month to get apple watch. You get the watch after the long wait and then you realize how terrible the battery is. Damn, I wonder how many people will return their watches after a week? I'm waiting for the real tests from customers. Playing with a watch for 5min is one thing, using it on a daily basis is another.

8. seven7dust unregistered

So people don't sleep ? and sleep tracking is just a gimmick no ones wats it. so far people have complained about many things in the reviews , but Battery life of 18 hrs seems to be pretty universal !!! it's good enough for most and worth the Retina OLED screen of the Apple watch.

10. willard12 unregistered

Apple Rule # 5622: If Apple doesn't have or doesn't do it then it is a gimmick or no one wants it.....until it gets it. - see NFC, large screens, notifications, 4G , and now dismissing or snoozing an alarm from a watch, and battery life. Apple Rule #72: Per Steve Jobs, Apple fans are allowed to speak for what everyone and no one wants.

3. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

If the iphone made samsung craft a beauty of an s6 then i can't wait for the Orbis watch with it's ring dial

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Yea thats also what im waiting for :-)

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

and its got the exinos soc in it same as gs6

5. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I'm waiting for the Huawei Watch.

9. seven7dust unregistered

I hope it's good too , but somehow samsung software and tizen is a huge turn off , if this is Android wear watch , then yes but no to tizen and gimmicks like keyboards on a watch. Galaxy gear is the most returned watch on 2014 according to best buy , even a startup like pebble out did samsung Tizen watches.

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

so many lies from dust boy, so far apple watch is the most forgotten watch and most returned item in history even more than your moms p am sorry dust thats mean of me to say that, what can i say you bring the worst out of people with your propaganda

17. AlikMalix unregistered

wait a minute, how is apple watch the most forgotten watch and most returned item. when: 1. Just sold out 1mil in the U.S. alone 2. Demand so huge people are still waiting for the first batch to hold in hand - how are they RETURNING it if they still didnt get it?

18. gaming64 unregistered

Love how you handled it but you have a mistakes. Those numbers are pre orders, not sales

19. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

To be fair, those aren't official numbers from Apple though, but from an analytical firm's estimates.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hopefully their enough on launch day. I heard it could be backed up to June.

16. gaming64 unregistered

There's a lot of hype around this smartwatch. I just got wowed when I saw the preorders. 100% mindblown

20. tommartin17

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

interesting

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