Early Apple Watch Sales Beat the Original iPhone and iPad ➝

Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge:

In an interview with The New York Times, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said that sales for the Apple Watch “sales in its first nine weeks exceeded those of the iPhone and iPad in their first nine weeks of availability.” Apple itself said that the iPad sold 3 million units in the first 11 weeks, so that gives us some kind of ballpark. […]

One thing we can look at is the revenue in that “Other” category. As you can see in the chart below, Apple earned around $1.7 billion last quarter in the category. This quarter, that number jumped to $2.64 billion. That’s a big jump, and though of course we can’t say it’s all due to the Apple Watch, that’s going to be the thing everybody supposes until Apple tells us otherwise.

Don’t worry, columnists will still find a way to predict the imminent demise of the Apple Watch.