Apple made elaborate arrangements to allow customers to have a look at its newest innovation, the Apple Watch, at all of its stores across the U.S. and eight other countries. However, the attendance at most stores was uninspiring, and no match to what you usually see post an Apple product launch.
But then, even though Apple’s $38 Million worth of advertising money to lure customers into stores bit the dust, Apple Watch generated quite a buzz in the online arena, resulting in delivery dates of even the $17K priced models being pushed to the end of June.
Apple Watch officially goes on sale April 24, when delivery begins of devices that have been ordered. However, only a handful of really really lucky ones will probably get their smartwatch in April. Bloomberg reports certain statistics,
Delivery times quickly pushed passed that date, after Apple began taking online pre-orders about 3 a.m. in New York. By about 9 a.m. shipments of high-end versions, which can cost as much as $17,000, were delayed until June.
As per shipment dates seen on Apple’s U.S. website, all 10 versions of the entry-level Sport model, which starts at $349, were delayed until June. Mid-priced versions are being promised in four-to-six weeks, though four of them have shipment dates stretching to July.
As for the financial fortune which Apple is set to gain through Apple Watch, its shares have soared high to gain peak values. A survey of five different analysts conducted by Bloomberg says that sales of the watch may reach almost 14 million units in the fiscal year that ends in September.
A report published by us earlier in March, also reported high shipment numbers for Apple’s wearable. According to that very Strategy Analytics report, Apple’s upcoming smartwatch is expected to claim a hulk-sized share of over 55% of the total smartwatch market share in 2015 , with around 15 million units being shipped globally, and that too initially.