Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales ‘off the charts’

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Apple says the Apple Watch set a sales record for the first week of holiday shopping.
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One day after a gloomy third-quarter sales report about the Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook says the device is already having a record holiday as one of the season’s most popular gifts.

Cook told Reuters shoppers bought a “record” number during the first week of holiday shopping and the watch is on pace to have its best quarter ever to close out 2016.

iPad tops Best Buy survey of most desired tech gifts

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Best Buy is preparing for shoppers wanting iPads.
Best Buy is preparing for shoppers wanting iPads.
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Want the new iPad or MacBook for Christmas? You’re not alone. Big box store Best Buy found the iPad the most desired tech gift this holiday season, according to a survey of 2,000 people.

The MacBook came in third behind the Bose QuietComfort noise cancelling headphones. Of the 15 tech items listed, the Apple Watch ranked 12th.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide For Gifting Apple Products [Holiday Shopping Guide]

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There’s a good chance you can think of someone who plans on giving an Apple product this holiday season. Apple has rolled out its own Holiday Gift Guide and has its own gifting information page, which details the basics about gifting Apple products. If you’re looking for a little more assistance when shopping for Apple products then this guide is for you. Here we offer some simple tips to help the average holiday shopper save time and money when gifting Apple products.

U.S. Tablet Ownership Jumps 19% During Holidays

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Tablets — especially iPads — were hot holiday gifts. A new survey finds that in about just one week, the percentage of U.S. consumers owning a tablet almost doubled to 19 percent, up from 10 percent prior to Christmas Day. That portion was even higher as you go up the income and education scale.