According to a research conducted by Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst, Apple is presumed to sell lesser Apple Watch in 2016 compared to the numbers it sold in 2015. Kuo said that the Series 1 and 2 Apple Watch lack smart applications, are heavily reliant on iPhone, poor battery life and a multi-touch UI which makes it an undesirable device to wear.
Apple Watch has botched to influence sales of Fitbit and Kuo also says that although the Series models have been reasonably priced, there won’t be a hike in the sales.
Kuo has cut his approximations for the year 2016 for Apple’s smartwatch by 15 to 20% predicting sales of around 9 million units in the 2016 financial year.
Apple has neither broken down the numbers for Apple’s smartwatch sales nor have they revealed the count of wearable devices sold since April 2015, making it tough to exactly understand how popular it is among its consumers.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) approximates which were declared over the summer proposed that Apple sold around 1.6 million units in the second quarter of 2016, which was down by 3.6 million approximated units in the Quarter 2 of 2015.
Apple Watch Sales Completely Different
It is noteworthy to see that the approximates for Apple Watch sales are completely different at times such as in the March quarter, Swiss bank UBS approximated sales of 1.6 million units whereas Strategy Analytics approximated sales of 2.2 million.
The Series 2 of Apple Watch looks similar to the Series 1 models but has been bettered in terms of waterproof, the display has been made brighter, has a GPS and a dual-core processor.
More significant changes are expected in the Apple’s smartwatch of 2017 and is predicted to have a new outer design too.