Apple Watch shipments at 4.2M – Canalys

Analyst firm Canalys said that Apple shipped 4.2 million Apple Watch devices in Q2 2015, meaning that it “easily overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and all the smart watch vendors, despite the Apple Watch’s significantly higher pricing”. Apple is keeping its cards …

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Apple sees strong iPhone sales; deems Watch launch a “great start”

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the company had seen an “amazing quarter”, with strong sales growth for its iPhone line – but all eyes were on the “great start” for Apple Watch. Unsurprisingly, the company did not give much …

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Apple updates iPod line

Apple unveiled a new version of its iPod Touch device, giving it a specification bump to bring it closer to iPhone 6, while also giving it another channel to take its recently launched Apple Music service to customers. The company …

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Apple Watch teardown shows low component costs

Apple’s Watch has a hardware cost that is just 24 per cent of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), meaning the vendor could stand to benefit significantly if sales are maintained over a longer period of time, figures from IHS …

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Apple reports record Q2 with iPhone, China growth

Apple announced yet another bumper set of numbers, stating that revenue for the quarter had been driven by “record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time record performance of the App Store”, although iPad was something of a fly …

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Apple Watch launch sparks shipment speculation

In the absence of firm numbers, analysts began speculating on the success of Apple Watch, after the vendor launched the pre-sales process late last week. Generating the most headlines was Slice Intelligence, which estimated that 957,000 people in the US ordered …

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Apple strips-back watch features, but still has high hopes – reports

Apple’s anticipated Watch lacks some of the features originally intended, with omissions made for a number of reasons, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The initial intention was for the device to be a “state-of-the-art health monitoring device that …

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