Report: Apple Watch Pre-Orders Cross 1mn Units In the US On April 10

Very few people may have turned up to try on the Apple Watch on April 10, but thanks to the company accepting pre-orders online, the device seems to be off to a good start.

According to Slice Intelligence, a firm that tracks consumer spending through e-commerce receipts, 957,000 people in the US pre-ordered the Apple Watch on Friday.
Further, receipt data from 9,080 online shoppers showed that each Apple Watch buyer ordered an average of 1.3 watches, spending an average of $503.83 per watch.
The most purchased Apple Watch model (unsurprisingly) was the Sport model, with an estimated 62% of all pre-orders being made up of the cheapest model.
The firm also reported that 71% of pre-orders were for the larger 42mm Apple Watch, however, Sports model buyers were a little more inclined to buy the 38mm watch with 32% opting for the smaller version.
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Slice Intelligence reports that the most widespread trend seen among Apple Watch buyers was that even though they opted for the more expensive Apple Watch models, a majority of them chose the cheapest black/white sports bands.
Despite these massive numbers, it was clear that the demand for the Apple Watch far exceeded what the company was able to offer. Stocks of certain variants ran out in mere minutes, putting off many prospective buyers with delivery dates as far as July.