Wearable payments have a future: Apple sold more watches than the entire Swiss watch industry last year. Tim Cook said Apple could not make enough Watch Series 3 devices to keep up with demand.

10 februarie 2020

The tech group is estimated to have shipped 30.7m of its smartwatches in 2019, compared to 21.1m for all Swiss watch brands combined. The figures represent a 36 per cent increase in the sale of Apple watches, compared to a 13 per cent decline for Swiss watchmakers.

The onslaught has even led traditional watchmakers to launch their own brands of smartwatch, the report from data and business consulting firm, Strategy Analytics said.


In the three months to December Apple’s ‘wearable’ category, which includes its watches and wireless headphones called Airpods, grew by 27 per cent year-on-year to £7.7 billion.

Boss Tim Cook said Apple could not make enough Watch Series 3 devices to keep up with demand. ‘Traditional Swiss watch makers are losing the smartwatch wars,’ the report added.

On Apple Watch Series 3 and later, you can add up to 12 cards on a device. On earlier models, you can add up to eight cards on a device.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?