If you're trying to get your hands on the Apple Watch, you're not the only one.
Apple says that initial demand for the watch is expected to blow past available supplies. What's more, there are now questions as to whether the watch will even be available for mass distribution by the original anticipated April 24 roll out date.
There has been no shortage of bullish commentary associated with Apple's entry into the wearables market. According to analysts at Strategy Analytics, Apple will ship around 15 million units globally in 2015. It says that Apple will garner more than half of global marketshare for smartwatches this year.
Analysts at Morgan Stanley have also been more bullish on wearables overall, thanks in large part to the positive reception for the Apple Watch. A consumer survey that Morgan Stanley conducted in early March showed that many more Americans are using wearable devices, and that one-third of respondents plan on purchasing one in the future.
The prevailing view among industry analysts and product experts is that the Apple Watch will not only be a hit among consumers but it will also lift the tide for the entire wearables industry, possibly allowing other competitors to benefit from the rising tide. However, that doesn't mean there aren't hurdles to overcome. One concern is converting current wearable users to Apple's offering. They may already be using products such as a Fitbit, a Nike Fuelband or a Jawbone Up band. How many wearables users plan to use more than one device at a time?