Apple is confident in the Apple Watch 2, orders components for 2 million units



According to a Taiwanese supply chain report, Apple has increased chip and component orders for the Apple Watch Series 2, with monthly shipment volumes for August and September surpassing two million units. This indicates that Apple is feeling confident in the device and its prospects on the market.

In July, the IDC reported that the original Apple Watch commanded a 47% market share, shipping around 1.6 million units delivered in the second quarter of 2016. The third and fourth quarters look promising as a result, hence Apple is boosting orders and showing strong belief in the second-generation product.

The Apple Watch Series 2 features a number of improvements, including a brighter screen and faster processor, water resistance for swimming, and a built-in GPS that lets users partake in sports activities without carrying the iPhone. Apple will be bringing the faster processor to the first-generation watch as well, while discounting its price down to $269.

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8 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

Again... Meh. Could have made it round.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Apple watch is still too reliant upon the iPhone for 3rd part watch apps.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

My MI BAND 2 says hello! 25 dollars baby!!!!

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

People are starting to join the smart watch bandwagon, lowering the price of the base models is working well for them. Apple should have a 199 Base model with the single core processor. That would fly off the shelf.

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6839; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Confident eh? Maybe we'll see sales numbers this time around?

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

That waterproofing though...

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ofcourse. They sold more than 2 mill. of AW S1.....

7. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Before Apple's event I was confident I was going to upgrade from gen 1 to 2, but now that it's out, I'm probably going to wait it out until gen 3...maybe a redesign??

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