Sep 12, 2018

Apple unveils next-generation Watch

Apple overtook Xiaomi and Fitbit to become the world's bestselling wearable tech company in the second half of 2017 thanks to strong demand for the last generation of its smartwatch. That helped propel Apple to become the world's first company with a market capitalisation above $1tn. However, China's Huawei still managed to overtake it in terms of overall smartphone market share in the April-to-June quarter, putting Apple into third place. "Huawei was able to overtake it because Apple is not playing in the mid and low ends of the market," commented Francisco Jeronimo from IDC. "But Apple is very well positioned in the premium segment, and we don't expect that to change over the next 18 months." iPhone: Apple made use of "Multi-touch", detecting several points of contact - allowing pinch-to-zoom and other interactions. Essential Phone: The start-up beat Apple to featuring a camera notch in its display, which allowed the rest of the screen to extend upwards.

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