Apple will start accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Apple Watch from April 10, which is the next Friday. Analysts are already weighing in, saying that Apple could sell around 1 million units over the launch weekend.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in a recent research note that he believes Apple could see total Apple Watch sales hit one million units over the weekend starting April 24. However, it needs to be mentioned that this number includes both preorders and launch sales.
Munster also believes Apple will sell around 300,000 units in the first 24 hours of availability, which represents an 8 percent attach rate on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders. In order to limit problems with supply as much as possible, Apple will also send out products to partner resellers, which could help boost initial sales.
The analyst further estimates Apple will sell around 8 million Apple Watches over the course of 2015, which could bring in an extra $4.4 billion to company revenue. And by the end of 2017, he thinks Apple Watch sales could reach 40 to 50 million units.
Source: Piper Jaffray