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Apple Watch vs. Galaxy Gear expected smartwatch sales

With the release of the Apple Watch expected to happen early in 2015, possibly February, rumors of production being ramped up by suppliers comes as no real shock. According to the rumor, the manufacturers making the chips for Apple’s smartwatch are almost ready to start in East Asia and the sort of numbers expected are rather high when compared to a certain rival device.

DigiTimes has learned that Apple has ordered a first batch of 30 to 40 million units, which means expected sales are much higher than that of the Galaxy Gear when first launched, as the first two month sales only reached 800,000 units. However, before we read too much into this, we have to remember the source has had a checkered past in terms of getting facts like this correct.

Apple Watch vs. Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Having said that, we suspect that when it comes to an outright competition with Apple Watch vs. Galaxy Gear in terms of sales, the latter should win hands down, although not by the sort of margin reported above.

Surely 30 to 40 million is a little optimistic, although the same was said about the original iPhone and again with the release of the first iPad, and so Apple could be preparing to repeat this sort of success?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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