According to today's Electronic Times reported that the message from the upstream supply chain, apple is preparing to launch the third generation of smart watches Apple Watch Series 3, apple is expected to Apple Watch shipments will reach 4 million 500 thousand units in the fourth quarter, the whole in 2017 this figure will reach 15 million.
According to sources, in 2018, Apple Watch shipments will reach 20 million units. Despite the strong performance of apple Apple Watch, but other vendors wearable device demand is weakening. Millet and Fitbit have seen the decline in sales of smart wearable devices, while Samsung, LG, HUAWEI and Motorola smart watch shipments continued weakness has been. ASUS has even decided to move away from the wearable device market, while Intel has been cutting back on its business and research and development resources.
Sources pointed out that the high price of smart watches, battery life, poor performance and intelligent mobile phone functions overlap and has not yet fully developed ecosystem factors such as stopping market consumer demand is expected to reach the level of the industry.
Although the first generation Apple Watch shipped less than 5 million units in 2015, sales of the second generation have been strong since the release of Apple Watch Series 2 in September 2016.
Third generation equipment is expected to have updated applications and communications functions, so the expected shipments are generally good, the specific figures will rise significantly.