Apple Watch is Apple’s most successful product debut ever

“The Apple Watch is gearing up to be Apple’s most successful product debut,” Hope King reports for CNNMoney. “Since the devices first went on sale in April, Apple has received 7 million orders in total and shipped 2.5 million watches so far, according to a Global Equities Research report, citing tracking methods used by app developers.”

“Apple is expected to deliver about 5 million Apple Watches by the end of the quarter, which is two times more than analysts expected, Trip Chowdhry, Managing Director of Global Equities Research, told CNNMoney,” King reports. “This would beat the company’s previous ‘new category’ [first quarter] debuts — the iPod [125,000 units], iPhone [1.1 million units], and iPad [3.3 million units]… Compared to these past product launches, there’s no doubt the Apple Watch would be Apple’s most successful device debut to date.”

“Demand for the watches is expected grow stronger as the year progresses as well, for two reasons,” King reports. “First, as more people receive their watches, they’re likely to influence other people to buy one. The second reason is Apple’s continued push into corporate sales…”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s most successful product debut ever.

The Apple Watch is going to flop… The Apple Watch is Jonathan Ive’s Newton… Apple may have built out the watch to satisfy the urges of a designer who has become more obsessed with Bentleys and Rolexes than making attractive, functional technology that will actually make life better for the 99%… The Newton, Apple’s original, failed tablet, didn’t sell because tablet technology wasn’t polished, and we didn’t have the wireless networking infrastructure to make its experience particularly meaningful. Sound familiar? — Mark Wilson, March 2, 2015

Apple’s most successful product debut ever.

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      1. Yeah, he seems to be powerful quiet-like lately. Maybe the old folks tech home finally took the ol’ coot in so he can ramble on by his lonesome making more foolish predictions in quiet. (I wish Leo Laporte could join ‘im.)

    1. I hate to say it, but this information is coming from Trip Chowdhry…. he makes Wilson and Dvorak look like rocket scientists.
      I’d be really happy if the report were true, but I’d be happier if the reporting was from a somewhat reliable source.

    2. Nobody, but nobody, knows how many sales Apple has got with the Apple Watch. What is also important is the number of country that the iPod, iPhone, and iPad launched/debuted in.

      This article is nothing buts sloppy.

      1. I see he’s still gainfully employed so no. Paul Thurrott also. They both have suffered enough career & personal embarrassments you’d think they’d be gone by now.

        Look under “shameless” in the dictionary and you’ll see the pictured triumvirate of doofuses Dvorak, Enderle & Thurrott with Wilson rising there.

  1. One of the hallmarks of Apple products is their capacity to continue to delight the user. I’ve worn my watch nine days now, and discovered something new every day. I am developing a workflow that incorporates the watch and I am figuring out how to make the best use of notifications.
    Yesterday’s nice surprise: I was waiting for my wife to be ready to go out, and I looked at glances. When I opend up Maps, it centered on where I was at the time (home) then it checked Calendar, found my appointment and immediately and automatically routed me to my destination without asking. Cool.

    Siri is better on the watch than on the phone. Phone calls are clear. All in all, it is everything I expected it to be and more. Lots of people ask why I like it, and when I give an example, the typical response is “Wow. Really??”

  2. The Apple Watch is like the Madmen television show, if you take a shitty product and start telling people it’s great, even the marketer starts believing it.

    Yet at the end of the day, Madmen is still a shitty show… and guess what, the Apple Watch is still a shitty, completely unnecessary product!

    1. You are an unnecessary human. Guess 7 million + people at least disagree with you in regards to the watch. How long have you been wearing your Apple watch? I mean at least you have worn it for a while to form that opinion,No? If not then your statement is baseless, much like your existence DB.

  3. ‘Googled’ once meant to find relevant information through a search of web pages using the Google search engine.

    ‘Googled’ now means to have all personal data mined, as a result of Google web searches or use of Google apps, and be targeted by ads relevant to the personal information gleaned through such searches, and have such information sold to 3rd parties.


    1. Uh… no. There’s no correlation of high sales to Apple’s share price rising. I’m not actually sure what causes Apple’s price to rise because I’ve never been able to pinpoint one specific thing within a reasonable time period. I know Apple must be selling plenty of products but the share price remains practically flat as a pancake. In Feb. 26, 2015 it was $130. It now June 1, 2015 and it’s still $130. It’s as though Apple has made no money at all for months.

      1. One of the main reasons why the day after earnings was such a bust is because Tim didn’t provide Apple Watch sales numbers. Now, we finally get some solid numbers and they are significantly better than most have estimated. Seven million sold over a month and a half of sales is stupendous. If the stock doesn’t climb now then it means investors have turned into White Walkers.

  4. Wow Mark, you are so knowledgeable and Apple is so clueless. Why doesn’t Apple realize how you are so much smarter than the people who are buying the Apple Watch and so much smarter than the thousands of people at Apple? Apple is only going to sell a paltry 7 million Apple watches this quarter and they need to quit trying before it’s too late. They obviously don’t know what they are doing according to you.

  5. I walked in the office with my Apple Watch. The owner of the company came over and asked about it. In less than 10 minutes she was sold and wanted to buy one right away. Another colleague was in the 60-70% going to buy range. I love these people who keep harping that the watch is or will be a failure. Hogwash.

  6. ok- how is this the most successful if you can’t even get it. I know people that just want to go in the store and buy it. they can’t so they are waiting

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