Published On: Sat, May 6th, 2017

Apple jumps to lead wearable computing with smartwatch

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WASHINGTON: Apple has leapt to the lead in wearable computing on strong sales of its smartwatch, a market survey shows. The survey released Thursday by Strategy Analytics showed Apple grabbed a 15.9 percent share of the wearables market in the first quarter. While Apple does not release sales figures for its Apple Watch, the estimate by Strategy Analytics showed a 59 percent jump in sales from a year earlier, with 3.5 million units sold in the first three months of the year. “The new Apple Watch Series 2 is selling relatively well in the US, UK and elsewhere, due to enhanced styling, intensive marketing and a good retail presence,” said Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston.–Agencies

 

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