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Apple Watch prices will likely remain relatively low for a few months, at least in terms of retail availability, after the company’s October 16 unveiling, according to analysts at Jefferies.
Warmest Apple Watch availability, in terms, is likely to occur during the first half of the year, when new models begin to appear.
Apple Watch sales could continue to decline for some time, however, as the company focuses on the launch of the Apple Watch Sport and its new Watch Edition and Watch Edition 2 models, which are expected to sell well enough to offset the impact of the September event.
Despite the initial sell-through of the new Apple Watch Series 2 models last month, the company still has a long way to go before it achieves its full potential.
The most recent sales data for Apple Watch units was collected in September, but Apple Watch shipments could not have reached as high as they did without the September launch.
The company is expected to report its third-quarter financial results on Oct. 29.
Apple’s iPhone shipments for the quarter ended September 30 totaled 11.2 million units, according for the data.
Apple Watch sales for the first six months of the fiscal year were 2.6 million units.
The latest data is for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017.
The iPhone sales data covers fiscal year 2018 through the end of 2020.
The watch sales data will be released later in the year.