The Apple Watch went up for pre-orders on Friday, and CEO Tim Cook was quoted as saying that customer response has been extraordinary and orders are great. While we await the official numbers, a digital commerce tracking firm claims that on day one there were close to a million pre-orders in the US alone. Also Read - iPhone 13 to come with faster charging as compared to iPhone 12Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
Slice Intelligence claims that on April 10, Apple received around 957,000 pre-orders for the Watch in the US. These calculations are based on e-receipts data from 9,080 online shoppers that opted-in to have their inboxes tracked for email receipts. Also Read - This photo shot with iPhone X by an Indian wins iPhone Photography Awards
The firm has further broken down the numbers and observes that nearly 71 percent of the buyers opted for the 42mm variant. As for the bands, 28 percent buyers opted for the Black Sport Band, closely followed by the Milanese Loop (25 percent), and the Link Bracelet (14 percent). There is no data on the Apple Watch Edition, but the relatively low number of sales could be the reason why it didn t make the list.
While these numbers give a fair idea of what the buyers opted for, the data is based on relatively small number. Additionally, these numbers only take into account the United States, whereas the Watch was up for pre-orders in as many as eight more countries. We would advise you to take these numbers with a pinch of salt, while we wait for Apple to reveal the official numbers.
The Apple Watch pre-orders got off to a strong start on April 10. The variants that were ready to be shipped out on April 24 were quickly over and shipping times slipped to as far as July. In China, the Watch Edition range was sold out in less than an hour.