Smartwatch shipments to catapult by 500% in 2015 on interest in Apple Watch
March 30, 2015
IDC lowers forecast for Apple Watch by 28%, citing later than expected sales, other details
Smartwatch shipments will grow by 500% this year, fueled by the interest in the coming Apple Watch and its impact on other smartwatches already in the market, market research firm IDC said today.
IDC also lowered its Apple Watch forecast to 15.9 million shipments in 2015, down from 22 million, a 28% reduction. That's partly because more details have surfaced and the sales date of April 24 was later than IDC had previously expected, according to IDC analyst Ryan Reith in an email.