Wearable shipments grew in the second quarter following two quarters of decline. Smartwatches saw the most year-over-year growth during the second quarter but hearables had the highest market share.
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Global PC shipments only declined by 11.5% year-over-year in the second quarter compared to the two prior quarters where shipments fell by more than 30% each quarter. This could lead to a recovery.
PC shipments fell in Western Europe by 37% in Q1 but Canalys believes things could start to turn around in the remainder of the year and into 2024 as people finally start thinking about PC upgrades.
The analyst company Canalys believes that Western Europe's PC market has bottomed out in terms of declines. Further declines are expected this year, but won't be as steep as the one in Q1'23.
IDC is saying that wearable device shipments will return to growth this year following their first contraction in 2022. It'll be interesting to see if this holds up given the state of the economy.
IDC has said that monitor shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 were at their lowest level since 2008 when the company first began tracking them. A slight recovery is expected to start in 2024.
The analyst firm IDC has revised its estimates of global smartphone shipment growth this year from +2.8% to -1.1%. A recovery will now not take place until 2024. It also expects prices to fall.
Global smartphone shipments have shrunk in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to marketing intelligence firm IDC. The total smartphone shipment in 2022 is also the lowest since 2013.
Valve has announced that its highly sought-after handheld is now shipping out at double the original rate following a production ramp up. More order confirmation emails should be sent out soon.
IDC believes PC shipments will decline by 8.2% this year before picking up in 2023. It says inflation, war, and lockdowns are the main causes of the decline. Tablets shipments will slump too.
In Q2 2021, Samsung held onto its top position with a 19 percent market share. Thanks to its 83 percent growth, Xiaomi surpassed Apple to claim the second spot with 17 percent share.
Smartphone manufacturers shipped 40.8 million devices in April, compared to 34.8 million in April 2019. This data signals return to normalcy in the country for the consumer hardware market.
While Intel has bolstered first- and third-party manufacturing capabilities, the company has yet to resolve the challenge it faces to improve supply in response to meet the demand for its PC CPUs.
Apple has ordered 20 million fewer iPhone models this year, down from 100 million orders last year. The move comes as the smartphone market sees shrinking sales thanks to more powerful hardware.
Electrical appliance retailers in mainland China are now reportedly offering large discounts on the iPhone 8/8 Plus, after lackluster demand was recorded. Price cuts up to almost $200 can be availed.
The research firm released its latest numbers for the smartphone market, showing steady growth in shipments for the latest quarter with Xiaomi also seeing a healthy gain in shipments.
After a long and difficult road to profitability, Sony has finally returned to the black after it reported its latest financial results for the quarter ending June 30 thanks to its Imaging division.
In the midst of a sales slump for the past five years, many have hoped that there would be a rebound, but most recent data points to the tide against the traditional PC continuing well into 2017.
A new Gartner market analysis for the shipment of PCs, 2-in-1s, tablets and phones in 2017 forecasts that Apple will overtake Windows for the first time this century. The market is set to stagnate.
IDC optimistically predicted that Windows phones would grab 20% of the global smartphone market by 2015; now, it forecasts just 0.1% share by 2020 - but that latest prediction may well prove accurate.
The South Korean giant has suffered a pounding from investors on Thursday, due to the company stopping shipments of the new flagship, after some owners reported that their units went up in flames.
According to the latest figures released by IDC, tablet shipments continue to decline worldwide with only 38.7 million units sold in Q2 2016, a marked 12.3% year over year decrease.
The latest data coming from Western Europe shows that convertible devices and detachable tablets have a bright future ahead, even as the overall PC market continues to decline.
According to research firm IDC, smartphone shipments will slow down this 2015, predicting a single-digit growth of only 9.8%. Stagnation of shipments in the Asia Pacific region was seen as the reason.
Apple still hasn't revealed official sales figures for its Watch, but industry analysts at IDC say that it shipped 3.6 million units last quarter, taking 19.9% of the global wearable devices market.
Microsoft delayed shipments of its massive Surface Hub displays last month, and today, the company revealed that it won't begin deliveries until January - six months after opening pre-orders.
The global market for 'smart wearable bands' saw shipments rise to 4.6 million units across all manufacturers in 2014, but just 16% of these - around 720,000 devices - were based on Android Wear.
Figures for Q4 2014 show that Windows devices now make up 9% of the global tablet market with over 6 million shipments, including over 2 million Surface tablets - and further growth is predicted.
Rockstar has shipped over ten million copies of GTA V for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 since November, bringing total shipments so far to over 45 million, just weeks ahead of its launch for PCs.
With Chinese manufacturer OPPO breaking into the markets of Australia, Indonesia and India and actually being succesful there, the company is confident it will double shipments in 2015.
Three months after the PS4 passed the same milestone, Microsoft now says it is nearing 10 million sales of its Xbox One - but the figure applies to sales of the console to retailers, not to consumers.
Shipments of Microsoft's Surface tablets in the UK rose by 27.1% year on year in Q1 2014, pushing them ahead of Google's Nexus tablets, but both are well behind the market leaders, Apple and Samsung.
Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer says the company wants people to have a better chance to buy an Xbox One in a store when it launches on Nov. 22nd than they did with the Xbox 360.
PC shipments have once again declined for Q2 2013, with both Gartner and IDC reporting around an 11% drop. Rather than blaming Windows 8 this time, tablets have been listed as a reason for the decline
Lenovo has published its quarterly earnings report and the Chinese manufacturer has had a record setting quarter. They now stand at 15.5% of the global PC market and they rank third on smart devices.
The latest figures from IDC show that growth in Windows Phone helped Microsoft's mobile OS to jump to third place in global smartphone shipments, as BlackBerry market share fell from 6.4% to 2.9%.
If you're Apple, you're either celebrating or accepting that you're part of the trend. Gartner and IDC have released sales figures showing Apple's US PC shipments is both up and down respectively.
New research has discovered that Apple's iPhone 5 and 4S both outsold the Galaxy S III globally in Q4 2012, which is the first time ever. Sales of iPhones now account for one in five phones sold.
DisplaySearch, for the first time ever, has reported tablet display shipments have exceeded that of traditional laptop displays. Tablets for Xmas presents have been pinpointed as a posssible reason.
Shipments of PC hard drives worldwide have recovered from 2011's shortages and a new report predicts the launch of Windows 8 will boost hard drive supplies even more.