More are interested in the Apple Watch than the original iPhone
Apple's new wearable has only been around for approximately three months, but people seem more interested in it now than when it first launched. Similarly, according to a survey by the research firm Morgan Stanley, after two months of being sold, the Apple Watch has 20% higher interest from consumers than the original iPhone had after it began selling back in 2007. The survey also shows that the Apple Watch was less in demand in the first week of sales, but this is not exactly surprising.
As many reviews of the Apple Watch have surfaced over the last few months, the consensus about the product is generally positive. It is possible that a lot of people waited for more hands-on information before deciding if the Watch was right for them. Furthermore, this was the first product that could only be purchased online for the first three or so months. The research also pointed out that the original iPhone's interest declined at a faster rate than the Apple Watch.
Interestingly, this survey contains data that entirely contradicts the report that released earlier stating that the interest in the Apple Watch is quite low. The company has yet to release sales figures for the new wearable, so at this stage, it is all speculation. Once the sales information releases, it will give a much better picture of the popularity of Apple's Watch.