Counterpoint Research’s latest market survey report claims that Apple Watch shipments in the third quarter will decrease by 10% year-on-year. The research firm claims that although Apple maintains its leading position in the health field, its Watch shipment will drop. This is only a market projection and not the true market situation.
The report also pointed out that the reason for the decline in Apple Watch sales in the third quarter may be that the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7 was later than in previous years. This is because potential customers are likely not to buy Apple Watch Series for a period of time before the launch. The data also shows that the overall global smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of this year increased by 16% year-on-year. It continues the double-digit growth momentum of the previous quarter.
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Apple does not disclose specific sales data of the Apple Watch. However, the company discloses the performance of its wearables. In the fourth quarter of 2021, the wearable revenue hit $7.9 billion. In contrast, the department’s revenue in the same period last year was $6.52 billion.
Apple Watch Series 8 will likely bring a blood glucose sensor
Apple has recently unveiled its Apple Watch Series 7, and unlike previous rumors, the wearable didn’t bring a blood glucose sensor. Reports suggested that feature earlier this year, but apparently, Apple couldn’t make it ready for the seventh generation of its smartwatches. Some rumors say that this innovative, maybe revolutionary, technology is still a few years from a release. However, new rumors suggest that Apple could find a way to bring it with its upcoming Apple Watch Series 8.
A new report from Digitimes, reveals that Apple and its suppliers have already begun working on short-wavelength infrared sensors – a commonly used sensor type for health devices. The suppliers in question are Ennostar and Taiwan Asia Semiconductor. The new sensor will likely be installed on the smartwatch’s back. It will allow the device to measure the sugar and glucose content in its wearer’s blood.
The report from Digitimes claims that Apple and its suppliers have already begun working on short-wavelength infrared sensors. This is a common sensor type for health devices. The suppliers of this new technology will be Ennostar and Taiwan Asia Semiconductor. The new sensor will likely be installed on the back of the smartwatch. It will allow the wearable to measure the sugar and glucose content in its wearer’s blood.