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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,...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Mac Shipments Down in Q3 2019 Amid Overall Worldwide PC Market Growth

Thursday October 10, 2019 2:35 pm PDT by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were down in the third quarter of 2019, according to new preliminary Pc shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 5.1 million Macs, down from 5.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, marking a 3.7 percent drop in shipments. Apple's marketshare also declined slightly, dropping from 7.9 percent to 7.5...

Research Firms Paint Contrasting Pictures of Apple's Mac Shipments in Q2 2019

Thursday July 11, 2019 3:58 pm PDT by
Prominent research firms Gartner and IDC attempt to estimate shipments of computers around the world on a quarterly basis, and both firms today released their estimates for the second calendar quarter. Gartner's and IDC's estimates are just that — estimates – and with Apple no longer reporting unit sales of Macs and other products, we won't know how accurate these estimates end up being....

Apple Sees Strong Wearables Growth With 12.8 Million Shipments in Q1 2019

Thursday May 30, 2019 10:27 am PDT by
Apple shipped an estimated 12.8 million wearable devices globally in the first calendar quarter of 2019, according to new data shared today by IDC. The wearables category includes Apple Watch, AirPods, and select Beats headphones. Apple earned 25.8 percent market share during the quarter, making it the top wearables company, and growth was way up. In Q1 2018, Apple shipped an estimated 8.6...

Apple Shipped an Estimated 36.4 Million iPhones Worldwide in Q1 2019, a 30% Year-Over-Year Decline

Tuesday April 30, 2019 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple shipped an estimated 36.4 million iPhones worldwide during the first calendar quarter of 2019, which corresponds to Apple's second fiscal quarter, according to new estimates shared today by IDC. Apple's worldwide smartphone shipments were down 30.2 percent from 52.2 million iPhones shipped in the first quarter of 2018. The decline in sales led to Apple losing the number two worldwide...

Mac Shipments Down in Q1 2019 Amid Worldwide PC Decline

Wednesday April 10, 2019 2:27 pm PDT by
Amid a decline of 4.6 percent in worldwide PC sales, Apple's Mac sales were also down 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to new PC shipment estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Apple shipped an estimated 3.98 million Macs during the quarter, down from 4.08 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple's market share grew year-over-year though, coming in at 6.8 percent, up from ...

Apple Trailed Samsung in Holiday Quarter With an Estimated 68.4M iPhones Shipped

Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:21 pm PST by
Apple was the number two smartphone vendor in the world during the 2018 holiday quarter with an estimated 68.4 million iPhones shipped, according to new data shared today by IDC. IDC's new iPhone shipment estimates come one day after Apple's Q1 2019 earnings call, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2018. Apple no longer provides unit sales of ‌iPhone‌, iPad, and Mac, leaving...

Apple's Mac Sales Drop in Q4 2018 Amid Worldwide PC Shipment Decline

Thursday January 10, 2019 1:29 pm PST by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments fell in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 4.9 million Macs, down from 5.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple's share of the market grew, however, from 7.1 percent in 3Q18 to 7.2 percent. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor ...

Apple Shipped an Estimated 4.2 Million Apple Watches in 3Q2018, With Series 3 Making Up the Bulk of Sales

Monday December 3, 2018 4:12 pm PST by
Apple shipped an estimated 4.2 million Apple Watches during the third quarter of 2018, according to new wearable device shipment data shared today by IDC. Apple Watch shipments were up 54 percent year over year, with Apple having shipped an estimated 2.7 million devices in the third quarter of 2017. Apple's jump in shipments wasn't enough to make it the top wearable vendor, however, with that...

iPad Remained World's Most Popular Tablet Last Quarter While Huawei Topped Apple in Smartphones Again

Friday November 2, 2018 7:32 am PDT by
Apple continued to lead the tablet market in the third quarter of 2018, with the iPad achieving "nearly double the shipments of its nearest competitor," according to data shared by research firm IDC today. Apple on Thursday reported sales of 9.7 million iPads last quarter, giving it an estimated 26.6 percent share of the worldwide tablet market during the July-September period, according to...

Apple's Mac Sales Down in Q3 2018 Amid a Lack of Updates

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:59 pm PDT by
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were down in the third quarter of 2018, according to new preliminary PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. During the quarter, Apple shipped an estimated 4.9 million Macs, compared to 5.4 million in the third quarter of 2017 for an 8.5 percent drop. Apple's market share also declined, dropping from 8 percent in 3Q17 to 7.3 percent in 3Q18. Ga ...

Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become #2 Worldwide Smartphone Vendor in Q2 2018

Tuesday July 31, 2018 4:38 pm PDT by
With 54.2 million smartphones shipped in the second calendar quarter of 2018, Chinese smartphone company Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two worldwide smartphone vendor, according to new data shared today by IDC. During the quarter, which includes data from April to June, Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones worldwide, a number that it shared earlier today with its earnings...