We leaked the Apple Watch 2 components for our readership just a few hours before the announcement, with the information we received saying that the new Watch 2 components were thinner than the previous-generation components for the first Apple Watch. We've had little in the way of sales confirmations from the fruit company, though analysts have said that Apple sold 8.8 million Apple Watch models in 2015, and commands a hefty 6.8% of the US wearables market alone. These numbers are all we have to go on for the first-generation device. For a first-generation smartwatch, the Apple Watch generated more buzz and purchases than the very first iPhone -- what some see as monumental, indeed.
As for the Apple Watch 2? Analysts have said that Apple would sell at least 2 million copies per month. That number seems to be legitimate now, considering that a new Taiwan report says that Apple has ordered 2 million Apple Watch 2 components for both August and September, implying that Apple believes it can meet that 2-million-sales-per-month quota given by analysts.
Apple may choose not to disclose how many sales it will see over the coming months, but analysts are on the case and will be sure to give as much information as they have. At the end of the day, exact sales figures or not, there's no denying that Apple has great influence in the mobile industry. With its latest move into providing a wearable that swimmers and athletes will love, we can't help but think that the rest of the wearables industry, per Apple influence, will move in the same direction in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.