• Report: Apple to Ship 65 Million iWatches in Product's First Year



    We haven't yet seen the iWatch or even confirmed its development by Apple. But some claim to already know how many units of the iWatch will ship in its first year of availability.

    Priced at $199, the touchscreen smartwatch from Apple will likely see shipments of approximately 65 million units during its first twelve months of market availability.

    Wang Wanli, an analyst with CIMB Securities Limited, tells the Commercial Times of China that the iWatch will probably launch in the second half of 2014. With a corresponding shipment estimate of 63.4 million units in the first year alone, Wanli's numbers suggest that the iWatch may put up the kind of numbers we saw from iPod sales between 2008 and 2010.

    The CIMB Group analyst also says a Taiwanese manufacturer called Inventec will produce roughly 60 percent of the orders for Apple’s smartwatch. The rumor mill indicates that Quanta Computer will produce the remaining 40 percent of iWatch units during its first year of production.

    Source: The Commercial Times of China (via Apple Insider)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: Apple to Ship 65 Million iWatches in Product's First Year started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. floridaguy's Avatar
      floridaguy -
      Cool!
    1. tankz504's Avatar
      tankz504 -
      I hope this does not suck.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      If apple did to the sports watch industry what it did for the smartphone industry, their stocks would look amazing!
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      Priced at $199, the touchscreen smartwatch from Apple will likely see shipments of approximately 65 million units during its first twelve months of market availability.
      Lol, this is written as if it is FACT. No one knows anything about it outside Apple's campus.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      I hope this jailbreakable...
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      Well, only if it can make calls as well I would buy it 4sho
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      I think every company that's planned or is planning to make a smart watch is going overboard. Why the hell would I want a "smart" watch when I already have a "smart" phone? I'm pretty sure it's going to be expansive and there's nothing the smart watch can't do that my smart phone can already do.
    1. spectrum's Avatar
      spectrum -
      Can't wait for the iwatch 1s. I hear it has a larger screen, faster processor and an upgraded camera lens.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by spectrum View Post
      Can't wait for the iwatch 1s. I hear it has a larger screen, faster processor and an upgraded camera lens.
      +1S
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      I think every company that's planned or is planning to make a smart watch is going overboard. Why the hell would I want a "smart" watch when I already have a "smart" phone? I'm pretty sure it's going to be expansive and there's nothing the smart watch can't do that my smart phone can already do.
      Personally I would rather spend the money on a nice automatic watch.
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Seriously, this article is just nonsense. No way anyone could know this. I doubt even the manufacturers in China or Taiwan have any clue what to expect at this point in regards to volume. As for 65 million, that's just retarded. By all accounts it's a safe bet that the iWatch would be constrained by the Apple ecosystem and would only work with other Apple products. Somehow the author writing drivel thought it a safe assumption that nearly every iOS device sale in 2014 would be accompanied by this iWatch. I find that highly doubtful. If I had to guess, I would think that more than half of all smartphone users, if not more, don't even wear watches as a direct result of carrying a smartphone, you know, that device that does everything a watch does. If there's a market for this product, it most certainly isn't as large as the market for smartphones.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I want a list of capabilities. I don't wear a watch. Will this make me change my mind? Give me my list
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      I'll pass. I've only owned Timex Ironmans for the last 25 years. And my iPhone is always on me. I am not about to take a phone call on my watch.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
      I'll pass. I've only owned Timex Ironmans for the last 25 years. And my iPhone is always on me. I am not about to take a phone call on my watch.
      Someone that agrees with me. +1
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Lol, this is written as if it is FACT. No one knows anything about it outside Apple's campus.
      And I'd gather that no one inside of Apple's campus knows anything about it either. Apple have never ever so much as hinted at a "Smart Watch"....the Internet invented this product for Apple.

      Here is an equally valid "Report"

      Report: Apple to ship 64 Million bronzed placenta in the first year of it's launch.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Seriously, this article is just nonsense. No way anyone could know this. I doubt even the manufacturers in China or Taiwan have any clue what to expect at this point in regards to volume. As for 65 million, that's just retarded. By all accounts it's a safe bet that the iWatch would be constrained by the Apple ecosystem and would only work with other Apple products. Somehow the author writing drivel thought it a safe assumption that nearly every iOS device sale in 2014 would be accompanied by this iWatch. I find that highly doubtful. If I had to guess, I would think that more than half of all smartphone users, if not more, don't even wear watches as a direct result of carrying a smartphone, you know, that device that does everything a watch does. If there's a market for this product, it most certainly isn't as large as the market for smartphones.
      BINGO!!! I don't wear a watch either because I have my iPhone and it does for me everything I could and do need. No need to have a watch that does the same damn thing. Partially why I haven't spend 600-800.00 on a iPad yet either.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      I just don't see the point of a smart watch

      Edit: they must be clairvoyant if they know that much info
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I hope it doesn't look like that thing in the banner image. Eugh!
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I think the iwatch idea is a cool one. Never use watches, but I will give this a try 4 sure!
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