IDC Stories September 12

Apple’s iPad shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) have held steady in a declining tablet market, seeing the company substantially grow its market share at a time when most companies are experiencing large falls in their sales.

Year-on-year shipments of iPads in the second quarter of the year grew very slightly at a time when the tablet market as a whole slumped by 11.7%…

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IDC Stories February 11

Apple revealed in its holiday quarter earnings call that it was poor iPhone sales in China that led it to miss its original guidance so dramatically.

IDC has now estimated the scale of the problem in China, suggesting that iPhone sales fell at twice the rate of the smartphone market as a whole …

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IDC Stories November 2, 2018

Apple yesterday announced that it sold 46.89M iPhones in the previous quarter. The company’s staggered iPhone releases both this year and last make comparisons tricky, but the bottom line was slight growth of 0.5%. IDC data now puts that number into perspective.

The firm says that global smartphone shipments fell by a full 6% in Q3 (Apple’s fiscal Q4) …

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IDC Stories October 16, 2017

IDC has predicted that Chinese brand Huawei will overtake Apple in global market share either this year or next.

Huawei is already nipping at Apple’s heels, with an 11.3% share against Apple’s 12% – and IDC believes that a new AI chipset could boost sales of the Chinese brand enough to take the iPhone maker’s current second place in the rankings …

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IDC Stories June 19, 2017

While Apple is getting serious with both AR and VR this year thanks to iOS 11 and more powerful Mac hardware, IDC has new data on the forecast for augmented and virtual reality mainstream adoption. IDC expects “dedicated AR and VR headsets collectively” to reach nearly 100 million units by 2021 compared to just under 10 million units last year.

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IDC Stories May 19, 2016

IDC: ChromeOS sales in US outpaced Mac for the first time in Q1

Shipments of Chromebooks outpaced Macs in the US for the first time in Q1 2016, that’s according to data from IDC shared during a session at Google’s I/O developer conference today.

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