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

2019-05-31 119 Posted by 3uTools

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


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 WatchAirPods, 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 million devices, marking 49.5 percent growth year-over-year. 

Apple Sees Strong Wearables Growth With 12.8 Million Shipments in Q1 2019
Chinese companies Xiaomi and Huawei were Apple's closest competitors with 6.6 and 5 million devices shipped, respectively, while Samsung and Fitbit took the fourth and fifth places with 4.3 and 2.9 million devices shipped, respectively. 

Apple Sees Strong Wearables Growth With 12.8 Million Shipments in Q1 2019
In total, there were 49.6 million wearable devices shipped during the first quarter of 2019, up 55.2 percent from the first quarter of 2018. 

Splitting the data up by wrist-worn devices only, IDC believes Apple shipped an estimated 4.6 million devices, up from 4 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple was not the top company when it comes to wrist-worn wearables, with that spot going to Xiaomi. 

Apple Sees Strong Wearables Growth With 12.8 Million Shipments in Q1 2019
Xiaomi shipped an estimated 5.3 million wrist-worn wearable devices for 10.7 percent market share, slightly higher than Apple's 9.3 percent market share. 


Apple has refreshed its Apple Watch every year since the device was introduced in 2015. In 2018, the Apple Watch Series 4 brought new ECG health features and an updated design with slimmer bezels. In 2019, rumors suggest we could see new casing materials and perhaps new display technology.


Source: macrumors

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