Will the Latest Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Leak Adversely Affect Sales of the Apple Watch?

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This deduction appears pretty obvious given Mark Gurman’s revelations of the details of the second Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Apple Watch version. Most consumers will bide their time for the new and enhanced wearable to come by resulting in reducing sales of the present generation of the Apple Watch.

There exists a set of people who will be examining the report and choose to wait till an undetermined date in the future. However, number of such people, who have been ardently following Apple products and fervently desire an Apple Watch and prefer not to have the state-of-the-art Apple dark mark on their wrists will be minuscule.

Currently the Apple Watch is a minor item in Apple’s product portfolio. The by design unhurried pace of the public availability of the Watch has restricted supply channels. The latter has consequently built up an artificial scarcity of the latest device.

As per recent reports, 2.8 million Apple Watches have been sold that is far beyond any of Apple’s competitors sales figures. However, the number pales in comparison with the ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices sold in the initial three days of their launch.

Apple Watch certainly has the potential to monopolize the wearables landscape in the future. Currently the Apple Watch is perfect for enthused aficionados who desire an Apple wearable, are ready to accept new hardware having imperfections and who anticipate the next Watch to come by after a year or so.

The first generation Apple Watch by most accounts will not recover the substantial time, effort and money invested in it. The former is collecting information regarding users, about the usage, about the charging routines and a great deal of other stuff.

It is a no-brainer that there will be a second Apple Watch with much better features, hardware, functionality and more. Industry watchers know that only too well. Also Apple aficionados in spite of knowing a better version is soon to arrive, will still purchase the first generation version. And they will be enthused about acquiring the next version of Apple Watch as soon as possible.

Rather than harming the sales of the Apple Watch, the leaked details of the wearable bolster the continuity of the Apple Watch assembly line.

Sources: forbes.com