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Apple Shipped More Tablets Than Samsung and Amazon Did Combined Last Quarter

Friday July 30, 2021 9:55 am PDT by
While the iPad has long been the world's most popular tablet, newly published market research helps put Apple's lead into perspective. According to estimates shared by research firm IDC, Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2021. By comparison, IDC estimated that Samsung and Amazon shipped a combined 12.3 million tablets in the quarter, suggesting that Apple shipped more...
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Mac Shipments Continue to Rise Amid Surge in Demand for PCs [Updated]

Monday July 12, 2021 8:43 am PDT by
Shipments of Macs increased by almost 10 percent in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same time last year, as the surge in demand for computers continued, according to IDC data. The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker shows that worldwide shipments of personal computers, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 83.6 million units in the second...
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Apple's Wearables Shipments Increasing, but Losing Market Share to Smaller Competitors

Thursday May 27, 2021 7:41 am PDT by
Apple's shipments of wearables continued to grow year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, but the company lost overall market share to smaller rivals, according to newly-published IDC data. Companies shipped a total of 104.6 million units in the first quarter of this year, marking a 34.4 percent increase from the 77.8 million units shipped at the same time last year. This is also the first ...
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Mac Shipments More Than Doubled in First Three Months of 2021 Compared to Same Period in 2020 [Updated]

Monday April 12, 2021 5:54 am PDT by
The Mac experienced momentous growth in the first quarter of this year, with shipments growing by 111.5% compared to the same time period last year, according to market data from IDC. The data shows that the whole PC industry grew year-over-year, despite the global health crisis and component shortages. In Q1 of the year, Apple shipped roughly 6.7 million Macs, representing 8% of the whole...
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iPhone Shipments to Gulf Countries Saw Double-Digit Growth in Q4 2020

Monday March 29, 2021 3:14 am PDT by
In the fourth quarter of 2020, Apple saw its iPhone shipments in Gulf countries increase by 55% compared to the quarter prior, thanks to the launch of the 5G enabled iPhone 12 and last year's iPhone 11 lineup, according to market research by IDC. In total, the region saw smartphone shipments grow by 2.3% in the last quarter of the year compared to Q3, to a total of 2.26 million units....
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Apple Continued to Dominate Wearables Market Across 2020

Monday March 15, 2021 1:29 pm PDT by
Apple continued to have a dominant hold on the wearables market in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new shipment estimates shared today by IDC. Apple shipped 55.6 million wearable devices during the quarter for 36.2 percent market share. That's the same market share Apple held in the fourth quarter of 2019, but overall device shipments were up from 43.7 million in Q4 2019. Apple's...
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Apple Dominated Japan's Smartphone Market in 2020

Thursday February 25, 2021 4:02 am PST by
According to research firm IDC (via GizChina), Apple dominated the smartphone market in Japan over the fourth quarter of 2020, with the iPhone brand accounting for over half of all phone sales in the country. As per the report, the mobile market reached 11.432 million shipments in Q4 2020, and 52.6% of all smartphone sales in Japan were iPhones, substantially contributing to a 10.6%...
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Mac Shipments Rise Significantly in Q4 2020 Amid Overall PC Market Growth

Monday January 11, 2021 12:25 pm PST by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were up in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Apple shipped an estimated 6.9 million Macs during the quarter, up from the 5.25 million it shipped in the year-ago quarter, marking growth of 31.3 percent. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q20 (Thousands of Units) ...
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Apple Watch Sets New Record With Estimated 11.8 Million Shipments Last Quarter

Wednesday December 2, 2020 6:33 am PST by
Apple Watch shipments totaled an impressive 11.8 million units in the third quarter of 2020, up nearly 75% from 6.8 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures shared today by research firm IDC. 11.8 million units appears to be a new quarterly record for the Apple Watch, as Statista shows that shipments of the device have never exceeded 9.2 million in any prior...
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Apple Slips to Fourth Place for Smartphone Market Share, Overtaken by Xiaomi

Friday October 30, 2020 5:29 am PDT by
Apple has shipped 10.6 percent fewer iPhones year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, meaning that it has been overtaken by Xiaomi for the first time, according to new data shared by IDC. The report details how Apple is now ranked as the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share. This is the first time that Apple has ranked fourth, with Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung exceeding...
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Mac Shipments Up in Q3 2020 Amid Worldwide PC Market Growth

Monday October 12, 2020 2:41 pm PDT by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments saw decent growth in the third quarter of 2020, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 3Q20 (Thousands of Units) Apple shipped an estimated 5.5 million Macs during the quarter, up 7.3 percent from the 5.1 million that it shipped in the third...
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Apple Continues to Lead Wearables Market, Shipping 29.4 Million Units in Q2 2020

Monday August 31, 2020 9:02 am PDT by
Apple maintained its lead in the global wearables market in the second quarter of 2020, according to research conducted by IDC. The market for wearable devices grew 14.1% overall during the second quarter of 2020, thanks to strong demand for "hearables," such as AirPods, and continued interest in health tracking metrics amid the global health crisis. The top vendors such as Apple, Huawei,...
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Apple Smartphone Shipments Grow as Huawei Takes Top Spot in Q2 2020

Friday July 31, 2020 8:17 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone shipments have grown in Q2 2020, as Huawei overtook Samsung as the world's largest smartphone vendor, according to new data shared by Canalys and IDC this week. Though the global smartphone market contracted by 14-16 percent in Q2 2020, Apple was the only vendor to defy expectations and grow by up to 25 percent compared to the previous year. As Apple does not publicize exact ...
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Apple's Worldwide Mac Shipments Up in Q2 2020 Amid Overall PC Market Growth

Thursday July 9, 2020 2:46 pm PDT by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were up 5.1 percent during the second quarter of 2020, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q20 (Thousands of Units) Apple shipped an estimated 4.4 million Macs in Q2 2020, up from the 4.2 million shipped in Q2 2019, with shipments growing even amid the...
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Apple Maintains Supremacy in Wearables Market With 21.2 Million Units Shipped in Q1 2020

Friday May 29, 2020 2:16 am PDT by
Apple maintained its consummate lead in the global wearable products market in the first quarter of this year, based on research conducted by IDC. According to the report, Apple's lot grew by 13.3 million units, or 59.9 percent year on year, handing it a 23.7 percent share of the market. Despite difficulties in the supply chain for Apple Watch, the company saw strong results thanks to its ...
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IDC: Huawei Toppled Apple From China's Tablet Market Top Spot in First Quarter

Tuesday May 26, 2020 3:39 am PDT by
Apple lost its top spot to Huawei in the Chinese tablet market in the first quarter of 2020 as the health crisis battered local sales, according to a new report today (via South China Morning Post). China's tablet shipments plunged 30 per cent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, based on data from research firm IDC. Huawei was the only brand to see positive...
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IDC: Apple Dominated the Wearables Market Last Quarter on Popularity of Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats

Friday March 13, 2020 5:41 am PDT by
Apple shipped more than 43.4 million wearables in the last quarter of 2019, according to data compiled by research firm IDC (via DigiTimes). The figures for Apple include unit shipments of Apple Watch, AirPods, AirPods Pro, and its Beats lineup. Taken together, the data suggests Apple had a 36.5 percent share of the wearables market. The only blot on its report card was a slight decline in...
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Strong 10.2-inch iPad Sales Extended Apple's Global Market Lead, According to IDC

Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:41 am PST by
Apple increased its worldwide tablet market share by 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, thanks to strong demand for its new 10.2-inch iPad, according to the latest data compiled by research firm IDC. Apple's 10.2-inch ‌iPad‌ (second from right) starting at $329 Apple's seventh-generation ‌iPad‌, introduced in September 2019 as an affordable entry-level tablet for consumers and...
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Mac Shipments Down in Q4 2019 Amid Overall PC Market Growth

Monday January 13, 2020 1:28 pm PST by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Apple shipped an estimated 5.26 million Macs during the quarter, down from 5.43 million in the year-ago quarter, a decline of three percent. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q19 (Thousands of Units) Apple's...
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IDC: Apple's Wearables Shipments Surged Last Quarter on Popularity of Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats

Monday December 9, 2019 6:24 am PST by
Apple's wearables shipments nearly tripled in the third quarter of 2019 due to the growing popularity of the Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones, according to research firm IDC. IDC estimates that Apple shipped 29.5 million wearables last quarter, up from 10 million in the third quarter of 2018. Apple remained the world's largest wearables vendor, and the launch of the AirPods Pro and ...