Reuters Poll: Apple Could Sell as Many as 15M Apple Watches in the U.S.

Reuters Poll: Apple Could Sell as Many as 15M Apple Watches in the U.S.

The results of a recent Reuters poll show Apple could sell as many as 15 million units of the Apple Watch this year. Six percent of U.S. adults, mainly males, say they plan to purchase Apple’s new wearable.

Reuters Poll: 15M Americans Say They'll Buy an Apple Watch


Of those surveyed, interest was highest among adults in their 30s, according to Reuters. Some 13 percent of that group intends to buy a Watch, compared to 10 percent for consumers between 18 and 29 years of age.

The 18 to 29 year old group was more interested in the device, with 53 percent citing the Watch’s “cool factor.” The Reuters data was collected via an online poll of 1,829 respondents between April 8 and 14.

Women don’t show as much interest in the wearable, with just 4 percent of women saying they’ll be buying one for their wrist.

Reuters notes that if calculated based on 2014 U.S. Census projections, and taking younger folks out of the mix, this could mean potential sales of about 15 million watches. That is if those who said they intended to buy follow through and actually buy an Apple Watch

Wall Street estimates have varied between 10 million and 32 million worldwide sales in 2015.

As expected, iPhone users showed interest in the Apple Watch, with 15 percent of those who own an iPhone intending to make room on their wrist for the device. Users of other handsets also showed interest in the Watch, with 8 percent of “other” handset users showing interest in switching to an iPhone to use the Apple Watch.