The Apple Watch’s success has created a luxury smartwatch boom

After the early scramble of 2015 to head off the threat of the Apple Watch, the “luxury smartwatch” sector has settled into a relevant and interesting niche of its own. But should it bother at all? It’s a strange situation: according to research firm Asymco, the world’s most successful watchmaker is Apple, with 2017 revenues […]

Round Apple Watch could be on the way, according to awarded patent

“Apple could switch to a round display for a future Apple Watch, if an awarded patent is anything to go by. Its patent for circular screen technology has been approved and considering that the approved document also mentions a wristwatch, some speculate that the company could adopt the format. Indeed, one of the illustrations in […]

Apple Watch Sales Remain Draped In Mystery

“Apple (AAPL) late Tuesday reported “another great quarter” for its Apple Watch smartwatch. But you’ll have to take the company’s word for it, since it didn’t back the claim with any unit sales numbers. Apple has refused to quantify its Apple Watch sales since the wrist-worn device debuted in April 2015. By contrast, the company […]

Fitbit Versa Vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Comparison Of Specs, Features

“Fitbit has unveiled a new smartwatch in hopes of giving Apple’s Watch Series 3 a run for its money. The new Versa wearable costs $199 and this is already an edge over the $329 (and up) OS-running smartwatch from the Cupertino giant. But is the new device capable of holding a candle to Apple’s wearable […]

Apple ships 18M Apple Watches in 2017

“According to new figures from research firm Canalys, Apple shipped more than 18 million smartwatches in 2017, up 54 percent compared to the previous year. In the fourth quarter of 2017 alone, the Cupertino tech giant shipped 8 million smartwatches, which Canalys said is “the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter, not […]