It’s official: The Apple Watch is destroying the so-called competition

“Apple’s smartwatch is still a relative newcomer to the wearable tech world, yet it’s already asserted itself as the leader,” Chris Neiger writes for The Motley Fool. “Since its launch back in April, Canalys estimates that Apple’s already sold 7 million devices.”

“That would put Apple Watch sales ahead of all of its competitors’ sales combined, over the past five quarter,” Neiger writes. “And it’s not just Canalys that puts Apple in the lead. Shipment estimates from Strategy Analytics have Apple dominating the worldwide smartwatch market as well.”

Neiger writes, “Samsung, Pebble, and a few others are being left in Apple’s wake.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Buh-bye, also-rans!

Few analysts or writers will outright say it, but I will: the Apple Watch is going to flop. The Apple Watch is Jonathan Ive’s Newton. — Mark Wilson, March 2, 2015

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Apple has already sold more than $1.7 billion worth of Apple Watches – October 29, 2015
Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch sells 4.5 million units in Q315, takes 74% global smartwatch market share – October 28, 2015
Apple Watch users are abandoning traditional watches – September 15, 2015
Over 1 million Apple Watches already sold in China – September 3, 2015
Apple Watch already dominates smart-wearables market, says IDC – August 28, 2015
IDC estimates Apple sold 3.6 million Apple Watch units in Q2 – August 27, 2015
Best Buy CEO: Apple Watch demand is ‘so strong’ that we’re expanding sales to all 1,050 stores – August 25, 2015
Swiss watch exports decline most since 2009 – August 20, 2015
Apple Watch takes 88% of total smartwatch revenue – August 14, 2015
Apple Watch kills a entire industry in three months – August 12, 2015
U.S. wristwatch sales post biggest drop in seven years after Apple Watch debut – August 7, 2015
Apple Watch dominates smartwatches with 75% market share – July 28, 2015
Juniper Research: Apple is world’s #1 smartwatch maker – July 23, 2015
Canalys: Apple ships 4.2 million Apple Watches in Q2 to become world’s top wearables vendor – July 21, 2015
Apple Watch satisfaction is unprecedented at 97%; beats original iPhone and iPad – July 20, 2015
Non-techies love their Apple Watches even more than tech users – July 20, 2015
Apple Watch is Apple’s most successful product debut ever – June 1, 2015

16 Comments

    1. Mark Wilson is just another complete market analyst DOOFUS in the tradition of John Dvorak betting against Apple – “sound familiar?”

      Betting against Apple is always a fool’s bet but these delusional clowns from YKBAID University without an ounce of probable prescience or vision still come out swinging to repeatedly show us how dumb they are.

  1. Why do people put down Apple, saying the smart watch was a failure?

    Clearly, of the people who are interested in watches, of that group interested in smart watches, crossing over those who are not interested in watches, but certainly Apple’s smart watch, follow me with this, it’s 7 million.

    I think it’s clear, Apple sucked all the market, simply by putting the watch out for sale.

    Pebble, Samsung, LG, all these other want to be smart watch makers, couldn’t do it.

    The only company that can hurt/out perform Apple, is Apple.

    1. My point exactly. Why aren’t the other smartwatches being pointed out as failures, too. These people need to single out Apple either from their hate, stupidity or their need to get attention. OK, so Apple didn’t sell 30 million like some analyst said they would. That figure was totally unrealistic because they probably didn’t even know what unit number the production runs were set for. Why does selling the most of a product need to outweigh everything else. Should companies only sell products that have the ability to break sales records? I don’t think so. All Wall Street ever talks about is some product moving the revenue needle or it’s useless. That is so retarded. What company with any sort of vision would be totally focused on that aspect.

    2. Because FUD scares all the retail investors into selling their shares. This drives down the price of the stock. As a result, call sellers win and funds that are net short win.

  2. Returned mine within the 14 day return period. Better then the rest who gave it more credit then due. There all over craigslist here. Got my tag on. Doesn’t need to do nothing more then look gorgeous. So, I guess I’ll have to replace the battery every 3 years. Beats charging the damn thing everyday. iPhone 6 is enough for me. Atv4 non-4K, duh

  3. Oh come on. What competition. There was never any competition for Apple’s watch. No one else has nearly as effective an ecosystem or the potential to exploit that ecosystem that Apple does. It’s like the iPad and the so called Tablet market. What tablet market? There is only the iPad market.

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