Apple is now dominating the smartwatch market with more than 80 percent of global market share. Apple’s wearable device has been widely welcome by users and tech experts worldwide since it was officially released to the public back in 2015. With the release of Apple Series 2, Apple has finally turned its wearable device into a useful and smart companion, rather than a luxury item.
According to the latest report, Apple Watch shipments have officially hit over 30 million units since the launch day in 2015. The report claims that Apple Watch sales reached 13.6 million units sold in 2015, the first year of its availability, making it the best-selling wearable device of the year. Apple’s wearable device became the hottest item during the holiday shopping season in December 2015.
In 2016, the Cupertino Company shipped more than 11 million Apple Watch units worldwide, beating the Samsung Gear S3 and other competitors on the market. In the first quarter of 2017, Apple shipped 3.5 million smartwatch units, helping the company become the world’s largest wearables vendor.
Some recent reports claim that Apple Watch shipments hit 2.8 million units sold in the second quarter of the year, a slight decrease when compared to the previous quarter. The Chinese smartwatch company, Xiaomi topped the market with more than 3.5 million units shipped in Q2/2017, while the old leader, Fitbit saw a dramatic decline in wearable shipments to 3.4 million units from 5.6 million units in the first quarter of the year.
According to tech experts, Apple will go back to its number one position in the smartwatch market in the fourth quarter of the year. The release of the Apple Series 3 is expected to boost the company’s smartwatch sales.
Apple’s smartwatch business has seen a steady growth since the original Apple Watch was officially released back in 2015. One of the best things about the Apple Watch lies in its ability to work with iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
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