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Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch is Top Smartwatch

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According to Strategy Analytics smartwatch shipments hit a record on Q2 2015, reaching 5 million units with impressive 457% Y-o-Y growth-- and the Apple Watch makes it to top status as it captures 75% market share.

watch Shipments for the quarter are higher than those of overall 2014 reaching 1.6m units.

"Apple Watch launched in 16 major countries and saw decent take-up from iPhone loyalists in the US and elsewhere," the analyst says. "Apple Watch has clearly raised the bar for the global smartwatch industry. The ball is now in the court of rivals, like Samsung, to respond.”

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IDC: Apple Gains Smartphone Share in Q2

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Global smartphone shipments total 337.2 million units in Q2 2015, an 11.6% Y-o-Y increase driven by robust growth in many emerging markets as Apple manages to snag some market share from current leader Samsung.

IDC Q2 2015 smartphonesOn the other hand overall mobile phone shipments (feature phones + smartphones) drop by -0.4% Y-o-Y to 464.6m units.

"The overall growth of the smartphone market was not only driven by the success of premium flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, and others, but more importantly by the abundance of affordable handsets that continue to drive shipments in many key markets," the analyst says. "As feature phone shipments continue to decrease, vendors will continue to attack both emerging and developed markets with competitive smartphones that are both rich in features and low in price."

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The Apple Watch: A Flop?

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How are the Apple Watch sales going? The company is still to reveal actual figures following the April 2015 launch, but Slice Intelligence claims to have estimates on the matter-- and the numbers don't look too good.

Watch mac deadAccording to the analysis of day-to-day e-receipt data from 2.5 million US-based online shoppers, Watch sales show sharp declines from fairly impressive launch sales to the beginning of July. As such, while sales clock at around 35000 on 13 April, the figure drops to 5000 on 2 July.

That said, the chart shows a number of spikes, such as the one seen on 2 June.

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Apple Reaps (Nearly) All Smartphone Profits

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Apple is nearly the only company profiting from the smartphone business, Canaccord Genuity tells the Wall Street Journal, as the iPhone maker records 92% of total Q1 2015 operating income from the top 8 smartphone makers.

Apple profitsThe only other company accounting for any profit (15%) is Samsung, while all other companies either just manage to break even or record losses.

Such Apple results are a drastic increase from the 65% recorded on Q1 2014. Thus, the company plans to make a record number of new iPhones while Samsung braces itself for disappointing results, HTC reports quarterly losses and Microsoft writes down 80% of the value of the Nokia mobile device business.

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IDC: Wearables Maintain Upward Trajectory

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According to IDC 2015 wearable device shipments will reach 12.1 million units in 2015, a "strong" 173.3% increase from 2014 shipments reaching 12.4m units, thanks to new vendors including (obviously) Apple joining the wearable fray.

IDC Wearables 2015

The analyst also estimates wearable shipments will grow with a CAGR of 42.6% over the 5-year forecast period, leading to 155.7m units shipped in 2019.

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