Mac shipments declined in the first quarter of 2020, analysts claim, but while PC shipments overall went down by 8% year-on-year, Apple's annual decline in the PC market is more than double that of the global average.
Figures from market research groups trying to estimate how many iPhones Apple is selling "simply aren't any good," according to Neil Cybart, the Above Avalon analyst who most accurately modeled the company's revenues and earnings for the quarter.
Apple's market share in the global PC market shrunk slightly in the third quarter of 2019 compared with last year, according to Canalys, despite the company seeing a year-on-year increase in Mac and MacBook shipments.
Apple is continuing to dominate the North America wearables market, with analysts revealing the Apple Watch is helping boost Apple's shipments in the last quarter by 32% over the same period last year, helping it to maintain its lead over rivals Fitbit and Samsung.
Apple's iPhone is competing with considerably cheaper rivals in the Southeast Asia smartphone market, Canalys analysts advise, with approximately 62% of the region's smartphone shipments stemming from Chinese-based smartphone brands.
Apple shipped 1.3 million fewer iPhones to Europe in the second quarter, analysis of the smartphone market has revealed, a fall of 17% year-on-year, meanwhile Android-based rivals Xiaomi and Samsung are seeing considerable shipment growth over the same period.
The global smartphone market will continue to decline, new forecasts from Canalys suggests, with the actions of the US government in attacking Huawei and the ongoing US-China trade tensions thought to worsen shipment figures across the industry, and spare no manufacturers.
Apple's iPhone put in a solid showing during the three months ending in June, selling 41.3 million units to contribute $29.9 billion to a record-breaking $53.3 billion in quarterly revenue. The effort was topped by Chinese upstart Huawei, however, which surpassed the Cupertino tech giant to become the world's second largest smartphone vendor.
Apple has shipped 3.5 million Apple Watch units globally in the last quarter, according to estimates from analytics firm Canalys, with the LTE-equipped model of the Apple Watch Series 3 claimed to be the best-shipping smartwatch in Asia in the second quarter.
The Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the wearable device market, analytics firm Canalys claims, marginally beating Xiaomi in terms of wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2018 at a time when shipments in the market grew by 35 percent compared to the same period last year.
More Apple Watches shipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry, a report claims, showing the Apple-produced wearable device is still growing in popularity, though analysis also indicates the Apple Watch still has some way to go before it can outpace Swiss watches on an annual basis.
Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.
Apple may have sold as many as 6 million Apple Watches during the December quarter, generating as much as $2.6 billion in revenue — and giving the company of almost 80 percent of smartwatch revenues during the period, new research suggests.
Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn't translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.