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Apple drives 500% increase in smartwatch shipments: report

Media | 10/30/2015 4:07 pm EDT

Global smartwatch shipments were up 510 per cent in this year's third quarter from a year earlier, with 6.1 million units shipped compared to one million during the same period the previous year, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics released Wednesday. The research firm said in a press release that Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch is “commanding” the scene and continues to “set the pace in the smartwatch industry,” with a 74 per cent market share and 4.5 million units shipped, compared to zero a year earlier. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. fell in market...