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Apple is the biggest wearable maker once again

Apple is the biggest wearable maker once again

Armed with his kitesurf and Apple Watch 3 on his wrist, one John Zilles took against the waves on a new underwater hydrofoil wing, but about a mile in, he wiped out, and couldn't get his heavy kit airborne again.

More broadly, Apple says its total wearables business grew 75% last quarter as well as throughout fiscal 2017, and is now the size of a Fortune 400 company. The final entry in the top 5 is Samsung with 5% of the market. Apple shipped 23% of all smartwatches, fitness bands, and other wearables, Canalys said, just ahead of Chinese low-priced seller Xiaomi, at 21%, and Fitbit (fit), which captured a 20% market share.

After a short disruption by Xiaomi, Apple Inc. It posted its strongest quarter so far in 2017, thanks to the release of the Apple Watch Series 3. He said that watch sales increased by 50 percent for the third consecutive quarter as people are more inclined toward health services. Also, the watch did not reach its full potential in the quarter, suffering limited availability with demand outstripping supply. "The ability to go for a run with just your Apple Watch, or go for a quick errand without your phone, while staying connected, is a game changer", Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the recent earnings call. In most of the markets, only the Wi-Fi version of the Watch Series 3 is available.

Canalys Analyst Jason Low stated for the report that "Strong demand for the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 has dispelled service providers' doubts about the cellular smartwatch not appealing to customers".

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Incidentally, this is the very same quarter where Google, which makes the Android Wear smartwatch platform to rival the Apple Watch, has been completely silent on the future of its smart watches.

In China, the Apple Watch LTE access is now disabled by the government. With figures of the Q3 2017 coming into the picture, Apple has 23 percent of the market share.

At 9.53 a.m. EST, Apple shares were down 0.57% at $173.02.


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