Apple Watch Remained the Global Leader in Q3-21, even with the Delay of Apple Watch 7
According to a new analytical report published this morning, global smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of this year increased 16% compared to the same period last year, continuing their double-digit growth following the previous quarter.
According to a new Counterpoint Research report, Apple held the top spot in smartwatches in Q3-21. Apple Watch share fell 10% YoY as its Watch Series 7 launch was delayed to the fourth quarter. It's fully expected to see Apple Watch shipments surge back in Q4.
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With the delay of Apple Watch 7, the one highlight of Q3-21 was Samsung's market share increase by 17% from 4% in Q2 2021. Counterpoint attributes the increase to Samsung switching to Google's Wear OS.