Apple is working hard to improve the supply of the Apple Watch and now it has announced that all the Apple Watch orders placed in the last month will be shipped in next two weeks. Only the 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch with Link Bracelet will not be available still. Similarly Apple also announced to start selling some Apple Watch models in the Apple stores within next two weeks. Earlier Apple Watch Edition (Gold) started shipping to the customers.
While the Apple Watch will be available to buy in retail, it will also be available in further seven more countries from June 26th both online and retail. The ‘Lucky’ countries in which the Apple Watch will be available for sale will be in Italy and Switzerland in Europe, Mexico in Latin America and Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan in Asia. Apple Watch can be purchased online in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Australia, Canada and China already. Earlier Apple also announced to start selling Apple Watch bands in the stores for replacement.
Jeff Williams, senior VP of operations for Apple claimed the sale of the Apple Watch as “great progress”.
We are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world. We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience.
Apple has already announced that the Apple Watch native apps will be available shortly which will run directly on it without need the iPhone.
Is Apple Watch Sale declining?
On the other hand the craze for the Apple Watch is declining very quickly. And different analysts including the KGI have lowered the Apple Watch sales by 20 to 30% as compared to the early projections. This is second time that the decline for the Apple Watch has been mentioned and now it suggests the annual shipment of some 15 million Apple Watch devices as compared to the previous estimate of 36 million Apple Watches.
Slice Intelligence, known for monitoring the purchase receipts in the email inbox of some 2 million online shoppers published a chart earlier showing that the majority of the Apple Watches were sold on the first day of pre-orders. According the report by Slice Intelligence, Some 1.5 million orders were placed on the day one but then the sale was declined subsequently and now some 3000 Apple Watches are being sold as compared to the projected 100,000 watches on daily basis.
Another interesting projection of the Apple Watch Pre-orders on the first day suggested that the first 800,000 pre-orders were made in the first hour of the first day!