X
Breaking

Apple topped the Swiss in holiday watch shipments

Business Insider | Feb 13, 2018, 05.31AM IST

Apple Watch had its naysayers when Apple launched it. And it may never achieve the kind of mainstream success of the iPhone and iPad. But in the watch industry, it's a breakout hit.

As this chart by Statista shows, Apple shipped more watches during the holiday quarter last year than the entire Swiss watch industry exported, marking the first time the iPhone maker topped the entire export output of the industry's traditional home. For all of 2017, the Swiss exported more watches than Apple shipped, and the Chinese still make far more watches than anyone. But as the data indicates, Apple is rapidly gaining ground.

Tech CoD_02 12 18 Tech Chart of the Day

Samantha Lee/Business Insider

NOW WATCH: How compression pants work and why they are so popular

Add Comment
Keep scrolling for next story

Rupert Murdoch reportedly threatened to publicly criticize Facebook back in 2016 if it didn't do a better job of compensating publishers

Loading next story
Copyright © 2015 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
All rights reserved.