Apple sold 10.4 million Apple Watches in quarter 4 of 2018 (4Q18). The Series 4 remains a strong seller and should remain the market leader as more healthcare organizations utilize the device.
The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.
Apple has the number one spot in a list of five companies. Other companies include Xiaomi #2, Huawei #3, Fitbit #4, and Samsung #5.
The International Data Corporation has finally admitted that iPad market share is greater than other tablets after denying it for so long.
The amount of market share Apple lost is what Google is holding at with its Android wearables at 7%.
Spotify could lose its place as the biggest music subscription service in the United States this summer if Apple Music keeps growing at its current pace.
Apple Watch shipments are expected to hit 15 million units in 2017, and jump to 20 million next year.
Apple owns US$52.6 billion in U.S. Treasury securities, making Apple a powerful mover in the global economy ahead of other Silicon Valley companies.
Apple’s total Apple Watch shipments since the smart watch was first introduced in 2015 have topped 30 million units, according to Strategy Analytics.
Apple has taken over Fitbit’s position as the top wearables maker for the first quarter of 2017. Wearable device shipments are on the rise, as are Apple’s sales, but Fitbit’s numbers are declining and the company laid off over 100 employees earlier this year.