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  • New Report Claims Almost All Apple Watch Appointments Turn into Sales


    New reports from Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company noted that those who make an appointment at the Apple Store to try on the Apple Watch are highly likely to preorder the device. Apparently Cowen and Company made a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area Apple Stores to talk to employees about the wearable device. Apple started preorders on the smartwatch April 10th and try-on appointments also began on April 10th. Arcuri noted that almost 85%-90% of customers who had an appointment to try on the Apple Watch preordered the device.

    This percentage is extremely high for a new concept, which means a lot of people must have liked the new product. Because of such high percentage rates, Arcuri believes that opening weekend for the preorder of the Apple Watch most likely hit 1-million units (if not more). Aside from Arcuri, another report from Slice Intelligence noted that preorders hit 1-million units within the first 24 hours, which was also based off a poll. After looking at these numbers, Arcuri stated that within the first year Apple will most likely hit 31 million units.

    What are your thoughts on this? Do you think sales are high only because everyone is eager to try a new Apple product and the numbers will decline after a few months, or do you believe sales will pretty much be consistent for the next 12 months? Share with us in the comments below.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Report Claims Almost All Apple Watch Appointments Turn into Sales started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Jfzio's Avatar
      Jfzio -
      I purchased my iPhone outright rather than a contract. I would think that most people are dependent on contracts when getting an iPhone. I don't think the numbers will be there as they are on phones.
      Also, personally I really don't need an iWatch. If I did, I don't believe I'd be willing to pay such a steep price: and I bought the 128g iPhone. It's just not the same.
      Now, people start jail breaking these and if there were some pretty interesting mods, I might consider it. Nothing more than the sport version though.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Looking at the lack of people around the watch table yesterday compared with the amount of people around the ipads and iphones in my local store yesterday, I doubt if sales will continue at the same level, once the early adaptors show their new watch to others I doubt if it will change most peoples minds that a smartwatch is something looking to solve a non existent problem
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      lol remember the folks on here who said the watch was going to be a bust?

      i ordered 4 watches. all will be here by the middle of may. i figure that after ebaying three of them, i should have paid for the one i keep (stainless with black sport band), plus perhaps a little extra for that sweet 12 south watch stand and dinner out with m'lady.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickuk View Post
      Looking at the lack of people around the watch table yesterday compared with the amount of people around the ipads and iphones in my local store yesterday, I doubt if sales will continue at the same level, once the early adaptors show their new watch to others I doubt if it will change most peoples minds that a smartwatch is something looking to solve a non existent problem
      you may be right, but the fact that preorders are already hitting july ship times seems to indicate otherwise. these things are KILLING it.

      again, lol.

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    1. JollyRogger's Avatar
      JollyRogger -
      I really don't get what the problem is with the watch.
      It's a watch and it tells the time, but it also connects and works with my phone.

      Now I can understand if you are not a watch person, why you might think that the Apple watch is a waste of space and it's looking for a solution, however If you are a watch person then getting a watch that can do all this other cool stuff as well as tell the time is an absolute no brainer. Being able to control my phone whilst driving with siri is worth the money on it's own. Add in the fact you get seamless integration with notifications and you've got perfection.

      If you don't normally wear a watch then this is not for you, but if you do and you own a compatible iphone then the Apple watch is a no brainer.

      Jolly
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      i ordered 4 watches. all will be here by the middle of may.
      Hopefully two of those orders don't get cancelled.
    1. Jfzio's Avatar
      Jfzio -
      All the Apples in one basket? Lol.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      that SUCKS. I originally did it because I didn't know which size to get, or which i'd like the look of more.

      I have definitely heard the 2-per-person limit, but I can't find it on apple's site anywhere ...