Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular in High Demand
Covers more than 80% of Apple Watch Pre-Orders ahead of Friday Launch
Apple announced the all new Apple Watch Series 3 last week which offers built-in cellular connectivity, a new dual-core processor with 70% improvement over its predecessor, a new W2 chipset for better Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
According to Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 has accounted for between 80 and 90 percent of preorders. Apple started taking pre-orders last Friday, while the device is expected to ship later this week.
New orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular are estimated to ship in 3 to 4 weeks. The non-cellular models, however, arrive as soon as Oct. 2.
The third-gen of Watch Series adds only 0.25mm thickness and still manages to keep all the goodies like GPS, Water-resistance, heart-rate monitor and of course the LTE connectivity. With cellular option, the Watch 3 can be used to receive calls, or for sending and receiving text messages and even for streaming the music from Apple Music without the need of an iPhone.
At the launch, Tim Cook boasted about industry leading customer satisfaction of 97 percent and that Apple Watch has officially surpassed Rolex and became number one in wearable segment. The recent report from Strategy Analytics reveals Apple Watch sits at the top of the Smartwatch market with a staggering 57% share.
The Watch Series starts at $329 (Without LTE) and goes up to $399 for cellular version.