“Apple sold 5.4 million iPhones in their first year,” Parmy Olson reports for Forbes.
“The company hasn’t released official sales figures for its watch, which went on sale on April 24 in a variety of styles starting at $349,” Olson reports. “But pre-orders alone of the watch were already estimated to have hit 2.3 million units a week before launch. That’s close to half of all sales of the iPhone in its first year.”
“It took two and a half months from when the iPhone first went on sale on June 29 , for Apple to sell 1 million units,” Olson reports. “Right now, [Apple Watch] is selling more quickly than the iPhone did when it first came to market. And while Apple may have a much stronger foothold in the market than it did eight years ago, that’s still an impressive feat.”
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