That’s right. A million. On day one. There are always going to be some people who aren’t into wearables, and there will be others who can’t quite buy into the Apple way of doing things, but there are enough people who think differently. In a report from Sllice Intelligence, they estimate that 957,000 people have pre-ordered an Apple Watch this last Friday (when the store first allowed orders to be taken).
There are a lot of other stats to do with buying habits. At an example, 72% of those buying an Apple Watch have bought an Apple product in the last two years, be that iPad, computer or iPhone, which in itself is a little surprising since the Watch is a companion product. I’d have expected the number to be higher.
To put this in perspective, in February Canalsys put out a report that estimated that there have been 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in the whole of 2014. If Slice Intelligence is correct, Apple will outsell all Android Wear devices in their first day.
Bear in mind that these numbers won’t include the Pebble series of smartwatches that have sold a million units themselves, or the Xiaomi Mi Band which has also racked up a million sales.
Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, you’ve got to admit it is a little impressive, for all sorts of reasons. It certainly won’t hurt their bottom line, right?