Apple Watch again the most buzzed-about product for holidays

“Apple’s smartwatch, the Apple Watch, is once again the most talked-about product of the 2015 holiday shopping season, according to IBM Watson Trend,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily.

“Apple Watch was the top trending product when IBM debuted its IBM Watson Trend App for the holiday shopping season on Nov. 18,” Seitz reports. “But Samsung TVs surpassed it during the Black Friday sales weekend as consumers buzzed about low-cost 4K ultrahigh-definition television deals.”

“The IBM Watson Trend App analyzes millions of conversations across social networks, blogs, forums, comments, ratings and reviews to determine which products are likely to be top gifts this holiday season,” Seitz reports. “IBM Watson Trend now gives the Apple Watch a top score of 100.”

Apple Watch
On the back of Apple Watch’s case, a ceramic cover with sapphire lenses protects a specially designed sensor that uses infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes to detect your heart rate. Apple Watch uses this sensor, along with an accelerometer and the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone, to measure myriad types of physical movement.


“Last week, Apple Watch slipped to second place with a score of 72 while Samsung TVs climbed to first place with a score of 100,” Seitz reports. “This week, with Apple at 100, Samsung TVs are in second place with a score of 96.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch is going to have a very Merry Christmas!

And, do not reward thieves: Boycott Samsung-branded products.

IDC estimates Apple sold 7.5 million Apple Watches through calendar Q315 – December 3, 2015
Apple Watch sales predicted to surge this holiday season – December 1, 2015
It’s official: The Apple Watch is destroying the so-called competition – November 20, 2015
As Apple Watch sales ramp, Swiss watch makers suffer biggest slump in six years – November 19, 2015
Apple Watch models take top four spots on 10 most-wanted smartwatches list – November 18, 2015
Apple Watch is 2016’s hottest holiday gift – November 18, 2015
Apple Watch changed my life; it’s a great gift for many
Monday, November 16, 2015

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


    1. If you ever manage to climb out of the Troll-Hole in your mom’s basement, you will see real humans wearing Apple Watches. You want one SO BAD, yet you don’t make any fun tickets just jacking off in said basement.

  1. I bought my fiancé an Apple Watch for Christmas. She even did a bad job covering up the fact that she unwrapped it and wrapped it back up, peaking at it under the tree :p she’s excited and we both laughed about it. I told her she might as well just have it now, but she wants to wait.

  2. If Apple sells 8 million watches at an average ASP of $430 then it is possible the watch could generate approximately $0.16 a share in earnings. This would bump EPS 5% over the December 2014 quarter. This is great for a first year product when comparing it to last year’s monster December quarter.

    At $118 a share many investors are still writing-off the Apple Watch as a product by pricing in zero profits for fiscal 2016 and beyond. In previous months these investors said the Apple watch wouldn’t move the needle, but if this article is correct and the Apple Watch is a hit, then that bearish investment thesis has just completely fallen apart.

    1. Also, something else to consider: the beginning of the Apple Watch journey seems eerily similar to first year iPhone sales. Back a few years ago many were saying the iPhone form factor was either too much like a toy, it was too difficult to type on because it lacked physical keys, it was too expensive, etc, but look at it now: 1.6 billion phones designed like the iPhone will be sold in 2016. Will smartwatches follow a similar path? I think so.

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