Apple Watch demand takes sharp fall after heroic welcome?
The Apple Watch was designed by Apple Inc. in California and manufactured by Foxconn in China.
Awarded by Time Magazine’s as one of the world’s top 100 innovations of 2014, Apple Watch no longer seems to be the revolution people needed, for now.
Statistics shared by Slice Intelligence, a research firm based in Palo Alto, CA, has revealed that the WebOS-powered smart wearable has succumbed to a sharp 90 percent decline in sales since its release back in April.
MarketWatch reports that Apple has managed to sell more units of the cheaper “Sport” version than the regular Apple Watch and the premium-priced “Edition” model which reaches as high as $17,000 for a limited edition unit. The Apple Watch Sport model starts at a price of $349 on the contrary.
But on the other hand, AppleInsider doesn’t believe what the media is saying. The Apple-focused community explains that the dearth of Apple Watch has been largely overrated:
Widely publicized study data reported by clickbait sites as evidence that Apple Watch sales have “plunged” and “are tanking” actually shows something completely different: that Apple has launched the most successful smartwatch product by a vast margin.
No matter what the Internet chose to believe, Apple has given that Apple Watch sales are in line with the company’s expectations. “Customers have been giving us great feedback and orders have been great,” CEO Tim Cook told journalists in April.
Apple is reportedly working on a sequel to the first-generation Watch. A 2016 launch date is believed to be on cards for the Apple Watch 2 which has been fancied with an improved battery life and Facetime camera for taking video calls.