Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Sales Growth is Off the Charts Following Reports of Market Share Decline

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Sales Growth is Off the Charts Following Reports of Market Share Decline

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued a statement following an IDC report that has Apple Watch market share dropping 71% year over year. IDC estimated that Apple sold 1.1 million Apple Watch devices in the third quarter, down from 3.9 million a year ago.

In an email to Reuters, Cook says "Our data shows that Apple Watch is doing great and looks to be one of the most popular holiday gifts this year."

"Sales growth is off the charts. In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product’s history. And as we expected, we’re on track for the best quarter ever for Apple Watch," he said.

Cook's comment look forward to the holiday quarter rather than the past quarter IDC is referring to.

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Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Sales Growth is Off the Charts Following Reports of Market Share Decline

doitseriouslydoit - December 8, 2016 at 12:30pm
i'm sorry but it has to be said. johnny Ive has to go. his vision of apple products are no longer relevant. when apple is copying samsung on hardware design then you are in a world of hurt. the iPhone is bland and the watch is bland. the next iPhone will be more curved glass to emulate samsung. this will happen. now if apple just stop being Chinese and worry about losing face and just make a round watch!! they did with the iPad mini and it sold crazy when it came. they didn't want to make a large phone and it became an instant hit when the plus size came out. tim cook needs to stick his ceo schlong in johnny's mouth and just blow his load through the back of the dude's skull. game over.
the biggestinyourmouth - December 8, 2016 at 12:23pm
even with my friend's 15% employee discount, i still hesitant to buy one to replace my moto360(beautiful) or pebble(workhorse). the apple watch is neither but it has full access to the iOS. i need a 200usd entry level on gen 2 for the super cheap to build aluminum and silicone bands. i mean come on. it's aluminum and silicone and not even gorilla glass. 200-250usd entry level for gen 2. i think as an alternative, they can offer an apple watch for 150-200usd if you buy with a new apple iPhone. like a package deal
nnowayss - December 7, 2016 at 7:54am
I'm sitting at the airport with my Apple Watch 1. I been wearing it for only 14 hours and the battery is sitting at 20% already. And that is without using ANY apps on it. Just checking time and showing notification uses 80% battery. I even slowed the time for checking heart rate. This is ridiculous Tim. Your shitty models only sell well for first gen. You can't expect them to buy them again if you didn't improve it.
Hmmm... - December 7, 2016 at 2:25pm
I use my Apple Watch for about 2.5 hours of activities a day, and I usually end my 18 hour days with 20% to 30% battery. First generation stainless steel 42mm. Maybe yours is having a problem, or maybe you have a weird background activity going on, like the way Facebook was draining iPhone batteries even when off....
Ke.x - December 7, 2016 at 1:17am
I missed your thoughtful comments! Could you please enlighten me, what is not garbage?
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