In the absence of official figures from Cupertino, the only stats on Apple Watch shipments come from tech analysts Canalys. The firm reports that 18 million of Apple’s wearables shipped globally in 2017, up 54% on last year. Never before has a brand shifted so many smartwatches in a single year.
In Q4 alone, Apple reportedly shipped 8 million smart watches, according to Canalys, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor. Note that demand was particularly strong in the USA, Japan and Australia, where major operators had Series 3 offers available in time for the Holiday shopping season. — STAR