by Juli Clover
The Apple Watch continues to be the most popular smart watch on the market, and in Q2 2021, Apple hit a new user base milestone, according to Counterpoint Research’s Global Smartwatch Shipments Tracker.
There are now more than 100 million active Apple Watch users thanks to the device’s design, health features, and related services. It’s possible Apple hit this milestone even earlier than 2021, as Neil Cybart said in February that based on his estimates, Apple reached 100 million users in December.
In the second quarter of 2021, global smart watch shipments were up 27 percent overall, and Apple was able to maintain its number one position. Apple’s market share was at 28 percent, down slightly from 30 percent in the year-ago quarter, but well above competitors like Huawei, Samsung, and Garmin.
The United States continues to be Apple’s largest market, responsible for more than half of the Apple Watch user base.
During the quarter, the Apple Watch Series 6 was the most popular smart watch overall, followed by the Apple Watch SE. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 took the third spot, followed by the Apple Watch Series 3 in fourth and the Imoo Z6-4G in fifth.
Apple in just a few weeks is set to debut its newest wrist-worn device, the Apple Watch Series 7. The Series 7 will feature the first redesign we’ve seen in years, with Apple adopting a flat-edged design, a larger display, and new 41mm and 45mm case sizes.
We’re expecting Apple to debut the new Apple Watch Series 7 models alongside the iPhone 13 lineup, and we could be hearing details on an event date within the next two weeks.
Tuesday August 17, 2021 5:34 am PDT by Sami Fathi
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will feature flat edges, a larger display thanks to smaller bezels, and a more prominent speaker, according to new CAD renders, allegedly obtained from industry sources, shared today by 91mobiles.
The renders reveal an updated Apple Watch design that takes inspiration from the flat-edges of the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and the upcoming 14 and 16-inch…
An image purporting to show a “45mm” Apple Watch band has surfaced online ahead of the expected unveiling of Apple Watch Series 7 models next month.
The small, low-resolution image, shared by “DuanRui” on Twitter, originated from the Chinese social media network Weibo and appears to show the underside of an Apple Watch band, which could be a Saddle Brown Leather Link band. While it is not…
Tuesday August 24, 2021 7:40 am PDT by Sami Fathi
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will come in larger 41mm and 45mm case sizes, replacing the current 40mm and 44m options offered since the Apple Watch Series 4, according to a leaker on popular Chinese platform Weibo.
The account sharing the information goes by UnclePan, who has shared information regarding Apple’s plans in the past. According to a post from the leaker this week, the…
Sunday August 1, 2021 6:21 am PDT by Sami Fathi
Models of the Apple Watch Series 6 with titanium cases part of the “Apple Watch Edition” collection is currently widely unavailable for pick-up in several of Apple’s retail stores in the United States and is unavailable entirely for delivery in major markets.
Noted by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, titanium models of the Apple Watch Series 6,…
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will focus on one important feature in an attempt to tempt existing Apple Watch users that have an older device to upgrade, according to recent reports.
Apple may skip adding new health sensors to this year’s Apple Watch Series 7 in favor of improving the device’s battery life. The company is said to be adopting new double-sided System in Package (SiP)…
Wednesday May 19, 2021 10:49 am PDT by Sami Fathi
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will feature a flat-edged design, similar to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and the addition of a new green case color option, according to Apple leaker Jon Prosser.
In a video, Prosser explains that Apple is looking to redesign the Apple Watch, which has featured the same design since its launch, with the Series 7 later this year. One of the most striking …
Thursday July 22, 2021 9:19 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today shared a new Apple Watch Series 6 ad that highlights the various health-related features of the device like fitness tracking, various kinds of workouts, blood oxygen monitoring, and fall detection.
“With features like fall detection, the Blood Oxygen app and workout tracking, the future of health is on your wrist,” reads the tagline for the video.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is…
Tuesday August 17, 2021 7:04 am PDT by Sami Fathi
The Apple Watch Edition with titanium for the Series 6 is currently entirely unavailable for purchase on Apple’s online store, following some models being unavailable for delivery or pick-up earlier this month.
On August 1, select models of the Series 6 Edition with titanium were unavailable for delivery and/or pick-up. Now, all titanium models are unavailable for delivery or pick-up and…
Apple could skip adding new health sensors to this year’s redesigned Apple Watch Series 7 in favor of improving the battery life of the device, based on rumors and recent reports.
According to well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Series 7, expected to drop in September, could feature the first significant redesign the Apple Watch has had in several years. As part of the redesign,…