Apple Watch sales almost doubled in the last fiscal quarter, the technology company said this week, dropping its biggest hint yet about the size of its wearables business.
The smartphone maker has so far been guarded about its wearable products, refusing to disclose sales figures and bundling them with other products such as Apple TV and the iPod when reporting its earnings. Combined sales for these products grew 31% to $2.87 billion during the quarter that ended April 1.
But in an earnings call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook was particularly upbeat about wearables.
Revenue from that division — comprising watches and the company’s two headphone lines, AirPods and Beats — was equivalent to that of a Fortune 500 company in the past fiscal year, Cook revealed. The lowest-ranked company on that list, off-price retailer Burlington Stores, reported sales of $5.57 billion in the fiscal year that ended January 28.