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4.6 million Apple Watch sold in the last quarter of 2016

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  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Apple Insider reports that Apple has shipped 4.6 million Watches in the last quarter of 2016, up from 4.1 million a year ago, according to IDC data. Apple has yet to publish any official Watch sales numbers, and in its most recent financial call claimed only that the device set new records in "both units and revenue," straining production capacity.

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    Tim Cook announced an unprecedented success for Apple Watch in the last quarter of 2016.

    New figures released by IDC, research institute and market analysis, seem to agree with the words of Tim Cook, and from this new market research Apple had sold 4.6 million Apple Watch at Last quarter of 2016.

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    Comparing Apple would have sold 4.1 million Apple Watch in the same quarter in 2015 , which allows Apple to grow 13% .

    This allows Apple to dominate the smartwatch sector, however with regards to the more general area of smartwatches and wearables that also encompasses business watch straps, Apple through its smartwatch only gets to the third position Behind Fitbit and Xiaomi.


    Despite the fact that Fitbit continues to be the pole position of the wearables sector, the company has seen a fairly significant drop in sales, from 8.4 million units sold in the last quarter of 2015 to 6.5 million For the year 2016, a fall of 22.7%.

    There is however a sizeable competitor with Apple who is working on a third generation of Apple Watch, which could be unveiled at the beginning of 2017, and could include a new touch screen technology, as well as a cellular chip enabling it to Operate independently of the iPhone.

    Sources: AppleInsider, IDC