“Apple is remaining tight lipped about the official sales figures for its debut wearable – the Apple Watch – but that hasn’t stopped analyst Canalys declaring some pretty staggering numbers,” Paul Lamkin reports for Forbes.
“It has stated that Apple has ‘shipped nearly 7 million smart watches since launch, a figure in excess of all other vendors’ combined shipments over the previous five quarters,'” Lamkin reports. “Canalys claims that no other smartwatch brand, Samsung included, has managed more than 300,000 sales in one quarter and that the Pebble Time Steel, launched in July, had 200,000 shipments in its first quarter.”
“An IDC report, published back in August, claimed that Apple has shipped 3.6 million units in its first quarter,” Lamkin reports. “[Apple Watch’s] share of the smartwatch market could hit 68 percent by the end of the year, according to a report from market intelligence firm Tractica. However, its report is based on a forecast of 24.4 million smartwatch shipments in 2015, with Apple Watch numbers being around the 16.7 million mark. While the Holiday season will, of course, see a boost in sales – this would be a bit of a leap from the 7 million units Canalys is reporting.”
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