Smartwatch sales down 32% in Q2 on sharp fall at Apple

Friday 22 July 2016 | 10:58 CET | News
The worldwide smartwatch market saw a year-over-year decline of 32 percent in the second quarter, led by lower sales at Apple, according to IDC. It estimates smartwatch vendors shipped 3.5 million units in the second quarter, down substantially from the 5.1 million shipped a year ago. Apple held the top rank by shipping 1.6 million watches, but was the only vendor to show a fall in sales. IDC expects consumers may be holding off on purchases ahead of a expected refresh of the WatchOS software later this year.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Garmin / Lenovo / LG / Samsung
Countries: World
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