Riding on the sales of its Watch Series 7, Apple reported a 197 percent (Y-o-Y) growth in the smartwatch market in India in the June quarter (Q2).
According to a report by Counterpoint Research, The Watch Series 7 sales continued to be good and reached around 250,000 shipments by the end of the quarter in the country.
“With the Upcoming Launch in the Third Quarter of 2022, Apple is Expected to Gain Further Market Share,” the Report Said
In the first quarter of 2022, Apple grew 104 percent (year-on-year) with its Series 7 variants, accounting for two-thirds of shipments. It led the premium segment (Rs 30,000 and above) with over 87 per cent share in India in the first three months of this year.
Apple’s next-generation Watch Series 8 is likely to include a Rugged Pro model that will come with an all-new design with a ‘more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged’.
According to earlier reports, the screen of the Apple Watch Pro model is likely to be 7 percent bigger than the current Apple Watch Series 7 model, which is expected to launch on September 7 along with other models.
This is ‘the First Time the Company will Introduce A New Apple Watch Design Since 2018.’
The design will also avoid ‘flat sides’ and use a ‘more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rigid’.
The Apple Watch is expected to come with a bigger battery and a rugged metal casing. The display will measure about two inches diagonally. The resolution of the display will also be around 410 pixels by 502 pixels.