CUPERTINO, Nov 15 — The Cupertino tech firm reportedly shipped 3.9 million Apple Watches during the third quarter of 2017, putting Apple in the lead of global wearables sales (smart watches, activity trackers, wearable bands etc.), according to figures from Canalys. Plus, more than one in five of the Apple Watch devices sold was apparently a cellular model (4G).
For Q3 2017, Apple Watch sales account for a 23 per cent share of the global wearables market. Apple comes in just ahead of Xiaomi (21 per cent) and Fitbit (20 per cent), reports Canalys, followed further behind by Huawei (6 per cent) and Samsung (5 per cent).
Unsurprisingly, the world’s top three smartphone vendors are also those selling the most smartwatches. Compared to their most recent flagship smartphones, sales figures correspond to approximately one smartwatch sold for every seven iPhone 7/8-series models at Apple, one smartwatch sold for every 14 flagship P and Mate smartphones for Huawei, and one smartwatch sold for every 23 flagship Galaxy smartphones for Samsung.
For the end of 2017, Canalys expects a strong Q4 thanks to new models promising boosted performance and battery life, as well as seasonal sales for the Holiday period. — AFP-Relaxnews