Canalys expects the LTE sales to strengthen further once the Chinese government restores cellular connectivity access to customers in the country.
The Q3 sales pushed Apple to the top of the global wearable band market with a 23% market share. Xiaomi (21%) and Fitbit (20%) rounded out the top three.
Foxconn was the exclusive assembler of the iPhone X. The income drop ties to the manufacturing delays that complicated iPhone X production and led to the lower unit volume at launch.
Previously: WSJ: Apple Watch loses cellular service in China (Oct. 19)
Previously: Nikkei: Apple's iPhone X still facing production delays (Oct. 12)
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