Apple has already sold a total of 7 million Apple Watch units, according to an estimate from Canalys consulting, a record which suggests an acceleration compared to what another consultant, Strategy Analytics, had predicted in October. The numbers indicate that the Apple Watch remains the best-selling of the smartwatch clock market, with 300,000 units sold in the third quarter. But, still, to confirm these estimates, sales are not match analysts ‘ expectations.
The indications that sales of the Apple Watch are dececionar expectations have motivated this work of Observer in HBBLTD.COM. The trend continues. According to DigitalTrends, device 7 million sold so far are below what analysts were predicting at the time of the launch. Otherwise, let’s see: Morgan Stanley predicted sales of 30 million in the first year, while KGI Securities was a little less optimistic: 15 million in the same period a year ago.
The smart clock went on sale in April in the U.S., so the current rate does not seem likely that the more cautious estimate of KGI Securities. Still, some people are optimistic: “after having faced serious difficulties in manufacturing pace at the beginning, Apple managed to turn around and is gaining a positive momentum in the fourth quarter,” said analyst Daniel Matte, which also follows closely the actions of the listed company more valuable all over the world.
The 300,000 devices that is estimated to have been sold in the third quarter compared with the approximately 200,000 Pebble Team sold in the same period. According to Canalys, the smartwatch clock sales of South Korean Samsung are slowing because awaiting the new versions of the Gear.
“Apple continues to dominate the market of smartwatches,” said Canalys, pointing out that “all eyes will be turned to sales in the festive period, which will serve as a barometer to gauge the strength of this market at this stage”.
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