Friday, July 22, 2016

Apple Watch rules smartwatch market despite lower shipments - CNET

A watchful audience awaits a hardware refresh

"Shipments for Apple's wearable dropped to 1.6 million in the second quarter, from 3.6 million in the same quarter a year ago, IDC reported Thursday. Over the same period, the device's market share sank to 47 percent from 72 percent. Among the top five smartwatch makers, Apple was the only one to experience a decline in year-over-year shipments.

Apple still managed to stay ahead of arch rival Samsung, which saw its shipments rise last quarter to 600,000, from 400,000 in the prior year's quarter. Samsung's share of the smartwatch market climbed to 16 percent, up from 7 percent. Lenovo scored third place with shipments of 300,000 smartwatches. LG Electronics also had 300,000 shipments and Garmin followed with 100,000."
Apple Watch rules smartwatch market despite lower shipments - CNET
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