Apple Tops Wearable Sales but Huawei Is the Tech Giant to Watch
Apple continues to be the leader of the wearable market, according to new data provided by IDC, but troubled Huawei is the company to watch these days.
IDC notes that Apple sold a total of 12.8 million units in the first quarter of 2019, up no less than 49.5% from the same quarter a year ago. This means Apple controls 25.8% of the wearable market, particularly thanks to the Apple Watch, whose latest generation is selling like hot cakes.
Xiaomi was the runner-up in Q1 with 6.6 million sold units and 13.3% share, and the Chinese company is also growing at a fast pace, with a 68.2% shipment increase during the quarter.
All eyes on Huawei
But the star of the show is none other than Huawei, which is now trying to deal with a ban that doesn’t allow the company to use products developed by American firms.
In the first quarter of the year, Huawei experienced a growth of no less than 282.2%, with its sales jumping from 1.3 million in Q1 2018 to no less t… (read more)