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Apple Watch sales reportedly near 7M units since launch

by Jacob Kleinman | November 5, 2015November 5, 2015 11:00 am PST

Six months after the launch of the Apple Watch, the Cupertino company could be closing in on 7 million units sold. A new report from research firm Canalys claims Apple is leading the industry by a huge margin when it comes to wearable technology.

The report notes that Apple moved over 3 million smartwatches in its most recent quarter, making it the only company to sell over 300,000 units during that time period. By comparison, Pebble only shipped around 200,000 devices while Samsung’s sales actually declined. The South Korean giant is expected to make a comeback with its new Gear S2, though Apple already appears to have a solid lead.

Canalys also analyzed the “basic bands” market, where fitness trackers from Fitbit and Xiaomi dominate. The two companies shipped more than 10 million units combined, thanks to the Chinese firm’s popular budget-friendly Mi Band and solid growth from Fitbit.

Apple Watch sales are expected to soar during the lucrative holiday shopping season. Shipments should be up across the board for wearable technology, though Cupertino is in a pretty good position to scoop up most of the profits.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...