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Launch Weekend: 376,000 Apple Watch Units Shipped (22%)

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Launch Weekend: 376,000 Apple Watch Units Shipped (22%)

As reports from around the world flood in from those who are still yet to receive their Apple Watch, new data now suggests that just 22-percent (376,000 units) of the estimated 957,000 units of the smartwatch, that are thought to have been pre-ordered on April 10 – were actually delivered to customers over the weekend.

The data arrives via Slice Intelligence, who after analysing electronic receipts from a cross-section of 2 Million (or more) American shoppers, found that Apple may have seen a total of 1.7 Million orders for the Apple Watch to date.


Apple Watch Sport packaging and box (Instagram)

That conclusion is based on 10,744 electronic transactions, that are thought to relate to those who ordered one or more Apple Watch units – in the U.S.

One of the main questions that pops up among those still waiting on their Apple Watch to ship is, (unsurprisingly), when exactly they can expect their order to be marked as “Preparing for Shipment,” or “Dispatched.”

And while, in reality, only those who work for Apple are likely have any idea as to when that might be – Slice’s estimates do contain some interesting predictions for shipments of the watch, going forward.


“[…] 547,000 Watches are expected to ship between today and June 11,” writes Roger Fingas, as he relays Slice’s research on the matter. “Dates have allegedly yet to be issued for another 639,000 units,” Fingas highlights, as the report hints that the next batches of the watch “should be delivered on May 27 and 28, with potentially over 430,000 arriving on the 27th alone.”

Putting it all together:

“Approximately 33-percent of orders are due to ship in April, followed by 28-percent in May, and 1-percent in June.”

“Those figures could change,” though, Fingas says, especially considering that Apple is still thought to have a colossal 38-percent of Apple Watch orders on its books that have “uncertain” windows of delivery.

/ AppleInsider

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