Despite all the reports that the Apple Watch is a flop, there are reports that sales are still steady, even though the device was released 15 months ago. Mac Rumors has the news.
“Nearly fifteen months after the Apple Watch launched in the U.S. and eight other countries on April 24, 2015, new data shows that sales of the device have yet to experience an overly precipitous decline so far this year.”
The article adds that Swiss Bank USB has come out with a report that says the Apple Watch has sold about 1.7 million units in the June quarter, and surprisingly, there was a slight increase from the 1.6 million sold the previous quarter. Some people in the comments section after the article aren’t buying it.
“And these are based on speculation. Tim Cook has never revealed sales figures, supposedly for competitive reasons. We all know the real reason,” claims Benjamin Cook.
“Do steady sales mean that it didn’t sell well in the first place and it still isn’t selling well now?” asks H2S04.
A couple months back, many media reports lead readers to believe the Watch was a flop. Tech Times analyzed those claims.
“Circling back to the here and now, there has been talk suggesting the Apple Watch is a flop. And it is. The Apple Watch is a flop in that it failed to live up to some of the loftier of predictions and the castles of air built on them,” claimed. columnist Quinten Plummer.
However, Plummer added that in terms of being special and taking the lead in the smartwatch market, the Apple Watch wasn’t such a flop. He claimed that even though the Watch had been losing steam, Apple was currently working to finish a follow-up that will launch later this year. He also noted at the time that the Apple Watch was still commanding 52 percent of the smartwatch market share.
Apple is getting ready to release the Apple Watch 2, and most rumors have it coming out at the end of the third quarter or the beginning of the fourth. Motley Fool describes what we can expect on the next Apple Watch.
“Multiple credible sources claim Apple plans to embed cellular connectivity directly in this year’s Apple Watch. This means data usage and processing will remain siloed entirely within the latest Apple Watch, removing the device’s remora-like dependency on the iPhone for many simple tasks like messaging.”
The article adds that the Apple Watch will have a better screen, better processor, and will be more consumer-friendly, although most people think the current Watch is already very user-friendly. There is a lot of hype for the Apple Watch 2 on Twitter.
Even though some may be calling the first Apple Watch a flop, it’s important to note that the iPhone didn’t reach its full potential until a couple years after the first one came out. This is the same thing that happened with the iPod when it came out in 2001. It wasn’t a huge seller, but once Apple fixed the bugs and added more memory, the iPod became one of the most successful technological devices in history. When the MacBook Air came out in 2008, people called it a “flop.” By 2010, it was not only one of Apple’s best-selling products, but it ushered in a new era of extremely light and thin notebooks. Perhaps we should wait until the new Apple Watch comes out and see how it sells without using the word “flop.”
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