WTF: Apple Watch Is Winning The Fight

WTF: Apple Watch Is Winning The Fight

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Despite some suggestions the Apple Watch may not be all it's cracked up to be, it seems to be doing rather well. Check out this article from IT Wire for the lowdown.

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Despite doubters who suggested Apple Watch might fail, Juniper’s research says Apple Watch claimed over 50 per cent of 2015 smartwatch market in less than a year of sales.

Well respected research firm Juniper now says that the Apple Watch continues to dominate sales, claiming over 50% of the 2015 smartwatch market, despite less than a year on sale, and despite claims of a successor to the Apple Watch coming in March.

Juniper says its ‘new data’ shows the Apple Watch has claimed 52% of global smartwatch shipments in 2015, despite only launching at the end of April, with popularity far eclipsing ‘that of rival vendors, with Android Wear shipments comprising less than 10% of sales for the year.

According to the new research, Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S2 has not achieved strong sales volumes since it launched in November despite being well received. Most other smartwatch sales are currently coming from cheaper, simpler devices from a range of smaller players, such as Martian, X and Razer, the latter with the recently-announced Nabu Watch.

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