Analyst: Apple Watch preorders surpassed 2.5 million units in first weekend

“Trip Chowdhry, with Global Equities Research, has opined that [Apple Watch] orders may have been as high as 2.5 million this weekend,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s.

“‘Apple is not expected to announce weekend Pre-orders, since they stated in their previous earnings call, that do not want to provide this information to the competition,’ he writes in a note this morning,” Ray reports. “‘However, based on our research, we estimate, that pre-orders this weekend will comfortably exceed 2.5 million watches,’ he opines. ‘Also, we are comfortable with our CY2015 estimates that Apple will sell 40 to 42 million Apple Watches.'”

Ray reports, “Chowdhry doesn’t say how he calculated his 2.5 million estimate.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Positive or negative, whatever Chowdhry says, take it with a dump truck full of salt. We don’t call him “Trippy Chowderhead” for nothing.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]

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  1. “We think the level of disruption could be significant and are reducing our estimates for Fossil and Movado.”

    now the analyst say it when it’s late.
    Sold my Fossil shares months ago when Apple Watch on the horizon. Fossil good company, nice stuff bu products within Apple Watches price range. The uber expensive watch makers might still be ok but those within Apple Watches range is in trouble.

  2. His estimates were done on a circular calculator with concentric circles and an aerodynamically fitted brass and steel stylus propelled under human arm power on a trajectory to its final value.

    1. The 957,000 was only US. And I believe it was for a single day. I think the 2.5 world wide figure for the whole weekend is a ‘safe’ estimate and a bit low.

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