Despite some reports calling the Apple Watch a flop, other trend and technology experts say the wearable represents new step for the evolution of the digital watch

Three months after launching its first smartwatch, Apple has reported record revenues and vast iPhone sales – but no numbers on its new wearable. That has got commentators asking whether the Apple Watch is a flop.

Before its launch, financial analysts were predicting watches would fly off the shelves to the tune of 40m in the first year. Those estimates were based on the performance of Apple’s iPhone, which sold 47.5m in a single quarter.

For a new product in a new category with unproven functionality, the reality is likely to be closer to 2m to 4m, which has some declaring the Apple Watch a flop.

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