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Traditional PC market continues growth despite issues in the supply chain
Nearly one of every four PCs shipped during the quarter were from Lenovo or one of its subsidiaries as the company once again managed to hold the top position in the market.
The rise and rise of ‘hearables’, as told by IDC
Ear-worn devices captured 46.9% of the overall wearables market during the 2Q19, up from 24.8% a year ago.
IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Year-over-year growth during the quarter reached 4.7%, which was notably higher than expected.
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
IDC: Earwear and watches expected to drive wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of all wearable shipments by 2023.
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Outlook not great as PCD market set to continue its decline
"Smartphones continue to be top of mind for consumers when it comes to new device purchases, and arguably the rapid adoption of large screen smartphones has resulted in consumers doing less on their PC or tablet and more on their phone."
HP takes top spot from Lenovo in PC market
In the worldwide PC market, global shipments were above expectations, reaching 58.5 million during the last quarter.
IDC: Innovative wearable use cases drive double-digit growth
Wristbands are set to lose their dominance as hearables and industrial applications keep the wearables market moving forward.
Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei dominate surging wearables market
The latest data from IDC shows the market experienced substantial growth in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Wearables market flourishing - fuelled by smartwatches
A market that has stuttered in the past now has a bright forecast as adoption of wearable technology continues to thrive.
IDC - Smart speakers driving smart home device growth
All categories of smart home devices forecast to deliver double-digit growth through 2022, Says IDC.
IDC - Sharp dip in VR headset shipment numbers won’t last
Despite global shipment numbers dropping by more than a third, the market outlook is still positive an IDC Tracker report shows.
VR headset market going nowhere fast, but IDC confident in revival
While VR headset shipments have fallen 33.7% since last year, IDC says there is set to be a u-turn as the commercial sector gains traction.
Gaming, portability keeping PC market green despite numbers' drop
2-in-1s, ultra-slim notebooks and gaming PCs will keep market value growing, despite dropping sales numbers, says IDC.
IDC - Tablets shipments continue steady decline in Q2
Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 28.4 million units, down 14.5% from the previous year.
IDC - Who’s winning the smart speaker battle?
The hottest two categories, Smart Speakers and Video Entertainment products, are expected to represent 71% of the market in 2018.
IDC - AR and VR sales about to get real after slow start
Despite a poor start to 2018, IDC anticipates the overall market will return to growth over the remainder of the year.
IDC - Smartwatches to take the lead as Wearables market grows
The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year.
Why wearable device shipments slowed in Q1 2018
Growth for the market was far lower than the 18% year-over-year growth one year ago.
Time to bin the traditional PC? IDC forecasts ongoing decline
Despite the bleak forecast, IDC assures there are actually several pockets of opportunities and growth like gaming & ultraslim notebooks.
IDC: A new market being born from struggling tablet trade
While the market for slate tablets continues to struggle, the detachables market is starting to flourish - something the top vendors are exploiting.
IDC - Smart home device sales up with no sign of slowing
The new IDC smart home device tracker forecasts solid growth for connected devices in key smart home categories.
Smartwatches forecast to dominate wearables market by 2022
It’s been hyped about for years, but according to IDC smartwatches are finally beginning to make an impact on the wearables market.
AR/VR headset market forecast to rocket 48.5% in 2018
After its brief hiccup in 2017, the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets market is set to offer opportunities aplenty.
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
Detachable tablets return to growth while slate tablets continue decline
Growth for the overall year just remained positive with 1.6 percent year over year growth in 2017, a sharp drop from the 24 percent growth in 2016.
Samsung tops smartphone shipments in 2017 despite Apple claiming Q4 - IDC
An IDC report has shown that Samsung’s smartphone shipments took a dive in Q4, letting Apple take the top spot but only for that quarter.
Four out of five key tablet vendors see growth - but market still declines
Growth for four of the top five tablet vendors has failed to stop the tablet decline as a critical crossroad for detachable tablets looms.
No sign of wear in the wearables market with double digit growth
IDC forecasts vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year alone, a whopping 16.6 percent increase last year's efforts.
AR/VR headset market leaps 25.5 percent in 12 months
IDC has released its latest findings of the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets market with good news for vendors and resellers.
IDC says basic wearables are declining while smartwatches surge
While basic wearables declined 0.9 percent during the quarter, smartwatches skyrocketed 60.9 percent - a trend that is expected to continue.
Tablet market continues downward spiral in second quarter of 2017
Despite the turmoil within the market, 3 of the top 5 vendors actually managed to increase their shares of the market and grow on an annual basis.
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
AR/VR continues relentless growth with headset shipments rapidly growing
A total of 2.3m units were shipped in the first quarter of 2017 and a long list of new products are scheduled to ship in the second half of 2017.
IDC: Wearables aren’t dead - market grows 16.9 percent in fourth quarter
While many may think the wearables market is a dwindling one, it is actually quite healthy - a change of focus has been put down as the cause.
IDC releases first ever tracker results for AR & VR headset market
“The teams have been working on AR and VR technologies for over two years."
Global tablet market finishes the year on a low, but should rebound come 2018
Although these markets are forecast for growth in the detachable segment, the disproportionate decline in slate tablets ensures no growth until 2020.
Which vendor remains on top in shrinking global tablet market?
"The race to the bottom is something we have already experienced with slates and it may prove detrimental to the market in the long run."
Fitbit’s dominance in wearables market remains unchallenged, Apple suffers decline
Fitbit’s dominance over the global market remains unchallenged, as the company’s name becomes synonymous with fitness bands.
Smartphone sales down, but 'Phablets' are in
"Over the past two years, high-priced flagship phablets from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and LG have set the bar for power, performance, and design."
Fitbit still dominates growing wearables market
The International Data Corporation releases data from Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker showing a 67.2% increase in wearables shipments.
Wearable devices to surpass 200 million
IDC says worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 110 million by the end of 2016.
Apple winning the detachable race
The transition towards detachable tablets is in full swing, with Apple coming out on top as the clear winner above Microsoft and other PC vendors.
Smartwatches to push wearables market
"The smartwatch we have today will look nothing like the smartwatch we will see in the future."
Smart wristwear driving wearables market, Apple Watch OS to lead
A growing list of vendors, proliferation of devices, price points and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearables.
Watch out Fitbit: Apple is closing in
Leading wearable brand Fitbit may have a fight on its hands as Apple finds itself within striking distance in its first year in the wearable market.
Smart wearables huge opportunity for vendors, as market sees 170% growth
"Smart wearables like the Apple Watch and Micosoft's Hololens are indicative of an upcoming change in computing."
Tablet market falls for the first time ever
Samsung's struggles continue as low-cost vendors are quickly proving that mid- to high-priced Android tablets simply aren't cut out for today's tablet market
IDC report shows back to school promos and US appetite boost worldwide tablet market
The worldwide tablet market has grown 11.5% year over year in the third quarter, according to IDC
Tablet appetite remains despite market slowdown...
"When we look at the global picture, it would be easy to say that the tablet market is slowing down."
New tablet phase ahead as vendors claw back Apple / Samsung dominance
"Until recently, Apple, and to a lesser extent Samsung, have been sitting at the top of the market, minimally impacted by the progress from competitors."
Smartphones set to dominate smart connected device market...
"The PC will be the new accessory to mobile as smartphones become the first and primary computing device for many."
Tablet projections lowered as phablet shipments impact market
"Two major issues are causing the tablet market to slow down."
Industry feels the heat as tablet market misses a beat
Experts forecast an even more challenging year ahead for the category...
IDC: After years of growth, tablet sales slow
"After years of strong growth, we expect the white-box tablet market to slow in 2014 as consumers move to higher-end devices that work better and last longer."
IDC: Android drives worldwide tablet growth
Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, drove largely in part through Android products.