KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is among the maximum dependable Apple analyst in the market, estimated in a observe despatched to shoppers Monday that shipments of the Apple Watch will decline 25 % within the calendar 2016, in spite of the predicted advent of a second-generation type a while later this yr.
Kuo blames the decline at the wearables marketplace, which continues to be in its infancy presently — and the Apple Watch itself. He believes there's a scarcity of killer programs, restricted battery lifestyles, and a reliance at the iPhone for connectivity, with a variety of room for development.
It doesn’t lend a hand that Apple Watch is a yr previous now, and it seems like the unique style might be sticking round for a while. Kuo doesn’t be expecting the Apple Watch 2 to input manufacturing till the 3rd quarter, this means that we’ll most probably have to wait till q4 to get it.
Apple will most probably announce the tool along the iPhone 7 later this yr, nevertheless it gained’t be hugely other to the prevailing Apple Watch. Kuo expects this might be extra of an “S type” refresh, with minor enhancements and no exchange to the present shape issue.
Any other analyst, Brian White, lately predicted that the Apple Watch 2 will release in time for Apple’s international developers convention this summer time. White, who has a horrible monitor document predicting Apple’s strikes, thinks the tool shall be 40 % slimmer than the present type.