Apple’s latest iPhone iteration may not be doing so hot, but the company did see a performance boost in an unlikely contestant: the Apple Watch.
Reports in TechCrunch on Tuesday (Feb. 6) said Apple Watch shipments jumped last year. Citing data from Canalys, the publication reported that shipments for the wearable saw a 54 percent increase year over year in 2017.
The publication cited pointed to LTE cellular connectivity as a key reason behind the bump, which also helped expand availability of the Apple Watch as more phone carriers began selling the device in their stores. Reports said the U.S., Japan and Australia proved top markets for the device, while the U.K., France and Germany showed a cooler response.