Going strong: the Apple Watch is en route to set another sales record in 2018

During Apple's September keynote — a.k.a. "The iPhone Event" — Tim Cook proudly announced that the Apple Watch has become the most popular watch on Earth. Note – not the most popular smartwatch, but the most popular wearable timepiece out of all of them. Yup, the Apple Watch beat Rolex. At least for now, who knows?

But it seems the Cupertino-designed timepiece is not stopping yet. According to Patently Apple, sources inside the supply chain for the Apple Watch Series 3 say supplier revenues have reached a 23.89% year over year increase this November. The leak, reportedly, comes from Advanced Semiconductor Engineering — a main supplier for the SiP (system-in-package) that powers the Watch.

According to the sources, the Watch Series 3 is extremely popular and has been the driving force behind the increase in shipments. Speculation says that Apple is gearing up to sell 20% more watches this holiday season than it did last year. If that happens, the Apple Watch is well on its way to top its own sales record in 2018.

source: Patently Apple

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27 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine had a notification bug, tied into the wrist detection sensor. Couldn't get them, unless I turned off wrist detection. Needless to say, it went back.

6. Peacetoall unregistered

damn apple really needs to fire some incompetent software team. Bugs have become the essential part of ios.

2. mudcat626

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Have the original series 0 from day 1, no issues, very nice product! Obviously I am not the only person who thinks that, considering the Apple Watch is the best selling watch in the world!

8. thxultra

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Also had a series 0 and the series 3 is a huge step up. Runs much faster and battery life is amazing on this watch. My series 0 was going dead by the end of the day and my series 3 has a 75% charge.

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Havent seen a person with one, yet.

4. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Haven’t seen a Gear watch yet

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

His post was probably joking. Yours was just a jab back at him. You know good and well, you've seen people with a gear watch...stop lying dude. I see tons of both, about the same for each one, especially in the gym.

29. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

He probably wasn't joking and most likely trolling as this is now the biggest Samsung fanboy/Apple hater website out there. I trolled right back but there is truth to what I said. I haven't seen a single gear yet but a million Apple Watches and a few Moto 360. I'll never buy Apple and dislike them as a company and have only owned Samsung phones since the Galaxy Nexus but God damn there are some salty haters on this site. I'm just gonna resort to trolling now....well with half truth because Samsung is s**t at a lot of things.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2144; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I've had my Series 1 for a year. Going strong...

7. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I'm happy they finally added cellular capabilities, which I am sure increase the sales. I wanted one to go with the iPhone X I purchased, but I didn't keep the phone because 1/2 the apps I install in iOS 11 didn't work.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2005; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I can understand why, I treated myself to the Series 3 LTE version and I love it. Putting Apple Music on the Watch was a brilliant move.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17295; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can't make claims like that without providing numbers. This is as meaningless as Trump claiming no other president has accomplished more than him.

26. midan

Posts: 2682; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

More happy consumers Apple gets, the more they sell. Sales are going stronger and stronger. Same happening with X, first many was like i don't know and now so many of them bought one when they used it or saw friend using one.

28. Cat97

Posts: 1855; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Luckily for Apple, Google is really clueless about how people use a smartwatch. Most people use it mainly for notifications and are not running or swimming all day (like Google and also Apple stupidly think). And for notifications, Android Wear (especially 2.0) really sucks (also sucks at many other things), my $300 LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is collecting dust despite being a great piece of hardware with 3-day battery life on cellular. Instead, my $70 disappearing Pebble 2 SE reigns supreme on my wrist, being extraordinarily useful and well thought out. Too bad Pebble sold all to Fitbit which doesn't seem to grasp what Pebble was all about.

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