• Apple Watch grabs second spot in global wearables market: IDC

    Apple Watch has grabbed the number two spot in the wearables market already, says IDC.
    Within months of its smartwatch launch, tech giant Apple is already at a “striking distance” of global leader in the wearable market Fitbit, with shipments of 3.6 million units in the April-June quarter, research firm IDC said.
    According to data by IDC, Apple is just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit’s 4.4 million units shipment (24.3 per cent market share) in the second quarter of 2015. The Cupertino-based firm had a market share of 19.9 per cent in its debut quarter.
    The global wearable shipment for April-June 2015 quarter grew a whopping 223.2 per cent to 18.1 million units from 5.6 million units shipped in the year-ago period, IDC said. Apple, which sells the cult range of iPhones, iPads and Macbooks, started selling its smartwatch in select…

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