Apple AirPods: The shipments could be delayed to January 2017, claim reports. (Source: AP)
Apple’s AirPods, the wireless headphones which were showcased at the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are yet to hit the stores. In India, the AirPods will be priced at Rs 15,400, but there’s no word on when these are officially launching in the country. Now it appears the shipments are delayed further in the US, and according to some reports, the AirPods are looking at a January 2017 timeline for shipping.
According to a report in Economic News Daily, which is quoted by DigiTimes, Inventec which is the manufacturer for Apple’s AirPods, is expected to see a boost in revenue around the January period over Apple’s AirPods order. The report says Inventec’s revenues will rise 7 per cent on year and it cites market sources for these numbers…
Smartwatches are set to grow at a compound annual rate of 63 per cent from 2016 to 2020 (Source: Canalys)
Smartwatch shipments are set to grow significantly in 2016. According to research firm Canalys, the connected smartwatches are set to grow exponentially at a rate of 63 per cent annually from 2016 to 2020.
Canalys belives Apple Watch will drive the smartwatch industry thanks to its cellular connectivity. The latest smartwatches from Samsung and LG, namely Gear S2 classic and Watch Urbane LTE (2nd Edition) have also been impressive, notes Canalys.
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The newly introduced Fitbit Blaze watch which was launched at CES 2016.. (Source: Shruti Dhapola)
Fitbit continues to remain as the leader in the wearables market, with Apple coming in at number two, shows the latest data from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
IDC’s numbers revealed that the wearables market grew by 126.9 per cent in Q4, and an overall 171.6 per cent in 2015. IDC says vendors shipped a total of 27.4 million units during the holiday quarter, while a total of 78.1 million units were shipped for 2015. Watch our video review of Fitbit Charge HR
“Triple-digit growth highlights growing interest in the wearables market from both end-users and vendors. It shows that wearables are not just for the technophiles and early adopters; wearables can exist and are welcome in the mass market. And since weara…