Smartwatch Mania Strikes As Analysts Estimate Apple Watch Pre-orders Nearly Hit One Million Units
The early Apple Watch sales numbers are in, and to the surprise of not very many at all Apple's hyper-hyped new device blew the doors off the Internet on Friday, selling out the entirety of the company's initial stock in just six (6) hours.
As reported here on HotHardware, pre-sales for the Apple Watch got underway Friday morning at 12:01AM PST (an unfair-by-virtually-all-standards 03:01AM on the East Coast) and just an hour later the shipping dates on orders for the shiny new wrist-worn technological marvel had slipped past the April 24 official launch date and into June and July for many configurations. The ride did not stop there, though, and by morning's end Apple was reporting the depletion of their smartwatch's entire first run.
Apple and its shareholders must be extremely pleased by Friday's initial pre-sales burst, and the company is no doubt ramping up production in its wake, considering the 2015 sales predictions for the device among those who get paid to predict such things, which range widely from a conservative 10 million (S&P Capital IQ and Bernstein) to as high as 26 million-plus (JP Morgan).