Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Watch sales could top 40-50 million units within next three years

“KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he expects Apple Watch shipments will grow 20-30% year-over-year in 2018 to 22-24 million units, up from 18.5 million units in 2017,” StreetInsider reports.

“Kuo is positive on the business momentum of Apple Watch in the next several years,” StreetInsider reports. “He said under a best-case scenario, annual shipments of Apple Watch will top 40-50 million units within three years.”

“The analyst also notes LTE Apple Watch demand is better than expected,” StreetInsider reports, “accounting for 60-70% of new model shipments in 2017.”

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  1. Please stop Ming, you pull these numbers out of thin air and you will be the first to say how sales disappoint when numbers are not reached.

    Once again setting AAPL up for failure

  2. Here we go again. Why should anyone believe some jackass analyst? This sounds just like a repeat of the original AppleWatch sales estimates. It’s for certain that he’s the only one on Wall Street thinking this is even remotely possible. The rest of Wall Street is too busy dumping Apple stock thanks to Apple’s failure to win over schools with iPads or as Microsoft likes to put it, computers that aren’t computers.

    Amazon will easily dominate in education by selling schools $100 Kindle tablets with unlimited storage and content. That will cause Amazon to reach $1T market cap long before Apple gets back to $175 a share. Some CEOs know how to win and others only know how to lose.

    1. The iPad will never win in schools in my opinion and will be shocked if it ever does. A MacBook with a couple of ports for $499/$599 would’ve been a great deal. Apple is wasting time with the iPad.

  3. As much as I like my Apple Watch it’s not currently a must have device for me. The iPhone allows me to do so much stuff that I would be hard pushed to adapt to doing without and I gladly upgrade it regularly. The Apple Watch is very good at some things, but it’s weak in other areas, non-existent in others, and some I’m just not bothered about. The simple fact is that with a display the size of a watch there are a lot of things you just can’t do. It’s very good and I use it regularly, but if it dies/breaks I’m not sure I’d rush out to replace it. It’s certainly not something I’m going to want to upgrade every couple of years in the same way I do my phone.

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