IDC reported in July that the Apple Watch was the number one smartwatch in the world for Q2 with 47% market share. That report didn't include fitness bands as their most recent report did which was unfair to Apple because they don't participate in that market that includes cheap $20 bands. If Apple was the number one smartwatch vendor with 1.6 million units shipped for Q2 then Q3 and Q4 look really promising, according to new stats leaking out of Taiwan.
Today a Taiwanese supply chain report has surfaced stating that "Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 products with monthly shipment volumes for August and September both surpassing two million units, according to sources from the supply chain in Taiwan.
The strong pull-in orders indicate that Apple is still confident about the business outlook for its next-generation smartwatch."
Apple introduced the next-gen Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday packed with incredible fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming and built-in GPS so that users can now go on a run without having to carry their iPhone. Apple Watch Series 2 also features a dramatically brighter display, powerful dual-core processor and supported by the new watchOS 3 with
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