“The Apple Watch is selling briskly, and at least one Wall Street analyst thinks it’s going to be a major driver for Apple’s bottom line,” Rick Munarriz writes for The Motley Fool. “CLSA’s Avi Silver feels that the game-changing smartwatch will eventually become Apple’s most profitable product line.”

“There’s no denying that the Apple Watch is a hit, even though it has run into a few bumps early on. However, it seems a bit extreme to think that it will be more profitable than the iconic iPhone,” Munarriz writes. “The Apple Watch is highly unlikely to ever sell as well as the iPhone, especially as long as it’s restricted to owners of the more recent iPhone models.”

MacDailyNews Take: With new iPhone due in four months, that’s a situation that simply will not matter for very long.

Munarriz writes, “The assumption that the Apple Watch will ever be as profitable as the iPhone — whether we’re talking about total earnings or even profit margins — will probably never be true.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Tellingly, Munarriz inserted a “probably” before his “never.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


Analyst: Apple Watch to become more profitable than iPhone – May 28, 2015