LOS ANGELES – How many smartwatches could Apple sell this year?
A new investigate news Tuesday pegged as many as 20 million in a initial year. CCS Insight says this will make a Apple Watch, out in April, “the many successful smartwatch ever.“
That’s not observant much, as a watches that have come out to date have nonetheless to locate a mangle with consumers.
Pebble, a initial smartwatch to launch, says it has sole 1 million copies in a dual years on a market, while watches from Samsung and LG underneath a “Android Wear” ensign sole only 720,000 units in 2014, according to researcher Canalys.
This week LG announced a new “luxury” smartwatch, “Watch Urbane,” for recover after this year. The device is all-metal and looks to take on a Apple Watch with a some-more discriminating look. LG hasn’t announced pricing details.
The CCS projections for a Apple Watch are on a high side. Other analysts have been reduction optimistic. Piper Jaffray researcher Gene Munster projects sales of 8 million watches, and Apple could be looking during less. According to a Wall Street Journal, Apple has systematic an initial run of 5-6 million watches.
The Apple Watch will be a company’s initial new i-device given 2010′s introduction of a iPad, that sole 15 million units in a initial year.
Even if Apple goes on to sell 20 million watches this year, that’s a fragment of what it sees from it’s money cow, a iPhone. In 2014, Apple sole over 100 million iPhones.
The Apple watch will start during $349 when it goes on sale, though it’s approaching that consumers will compensate most more.
The watch comes in 3 models–standard, oppulance and sport, and a final one is bullion plated. Apple hasn’t pronounced how most it expects to sell that book for–but online reports brace it during over $4,000.
Apple fan site 9to5Mac is now using a poll, seeking a readers to theory a final seeking cost for a bullion Apple Watch. The check starts during $1,500-2,500 and goes all a approach adult to $10,000.
Readers: How most do we consider Apple will assign for a bullion watch? Let’s discuss about it on Twitter, where I’m @jeffersongraham.