New Survey Finds 18% of iPhone 6 Owners Will ‘Definitely’ Purchase an Apple Watch

A new survey released by Credit Suisse found that 18 percent of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners will definitely purchase the Apple Watch.

According to a report from Business Insider, the level of interest from iPhone users about Apple’s upcoming wearable device would translate to sales of approximately 35 million units within the first year. Beyond those who said they will definitely purchase the device, 11 percent said they would probably purchase the Apple Watch, 27 percent said “maybe,” and 18 percent said they would “definitely not” purchase the watch.

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Credit Suisse believes that there will be shortages of the wearable device because of the strong interest levels expressed by iPhone owners.

“Even if one out of every five iPhone 6 owners wants an Apple Watch, Credit Suisse believes Apple will only make about 20 million Apple Watches in 2015, suggesting there might be a supply shortage when the smartwatch goes on sale.”

Apple is scheduled to release the Apple Watch in the United States in early 2015 with a starting price tag of $349. The device will come in three models, including a standard model, sports model, and a luxury 18-karat gold Watch Edition.

Will you be purchasing an Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Riddlemethis

    In other words, 82% will NOT purchase an iphone watch in the USA 🙂

  • BS Detector

    I find those numbers to be quite high. Great for Apple if correct, but I just can’t see that many people actually desiring one of these let alone planning to purchase. I bet these stats will change once confirmed pricing is released.

  • Chrome262

    actually 45% said no. the others were yes and mabey

  • Tim

    Remember when the iphone was all about reducing the need for multiple devices; the days when strides were made to turn your phone into your mp3 player, a video and photo camera, a pedometer, a flashlight, a GPS navigator, an e-reader, an alarm clock, a calculator, a portable hard drive, and not the least a usable portable computer?

    Now, by virtue of the need to placate investors with new product lines, some are purporting that my life will become simpler by doubling my devices with a wearable that provides a degraded user experience on some of aforementioned uses.

    Until the apple watch has a killer app, beyond slightly more convenient notifications, there is no game changer here. We have a pebble watch with a color display. We have something that we have to physically take off our wrists and charge every night.

    Remember when Apple was a company that looked to reduce the physical footprint of its devices by getting things out of the way, by reducing clutter and adding simplicity? That’s not what the Apple Watch accomplishes. I’m not saying there won’t be a “killer app” for wear ables, but as of now it doesn’t exist, and people will figure that out. When you have a much better user experience awaiting you in your pocket, consumers will come to realize that the novelty wears off after a bit.

  • Al

    Wearables already exist. Existing consumer demand is what makes this a marketable add-on item for some. You’ve seen joggers who are forced to strap their phone to their arm to make it more practical to access. It’s definitely not for some, but it WILL satisfy a need.

    A company that has the willingness to occasionally make adjustments to its plan and direction, is a good thing.

  • Al

    I agree. Either the survey was skewed, or people will think twice when it comes right down to forking over that kind of money for an add-on.

    I MAY get one by the 2nd or 3rd version, if it has the features that I’m looking for. Maybe a cheaper, plastic Apple Watch 2c in neon yellow.