The Apple Watch has been tipped to hit north of 24 million units sold in its first nine months on sale.
A new report by research firm UBS reveals the staggering sales figures, which fall mostly in line with estimations we’ve heard previously of around 30 million units sold.
It’s also worth mentioning that Apple is rumoured to have placed an order for up to 40 million Apple Watch S1 chips, which means the fruity firm is predicting solid 2015 floggery too.
The 24 million figure is by no means a result of crystal ball gazing – rather UBS conducted a survey which revealed 10 per cent of consumer respondents were ‘very likely’ to buy a smartwatch next year.
Considering around 240 million Watch-compatible iPhones expected to be in circulation by the end of 2015, and assuming the 10 per cent predicted to buy follow through with the speculation, that brings us to 24 million units sold in the next year.
UBS surveyed a total of 4000 individuals, exactly 1000 of which were from the UK.
Unfortunately for Apple, just 56 of Blighty’s denizens touted themselves as ‘very likely’ to shell out for a smartwatch – that’s around 5 per cent.
What’s more, 447 of the UK respondents declared they were ‘very unlikely’ to buy a smartwatch – a much more substantial 47 per cent.
This leaves around half of the UK respondents in prime position for some seasonal persuasion from Apple.
Time’s running out to get people on board the wearable hype train however, as the Apple Watch is due for launch early next year.
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