Apple Watch and AirPods sales are growing like crazy
While the bulk of Apple's revenue still comes from the iPhone, revenue derived from the company's suite of services and its burgeoning wearables division has increased dramatically over the past few years. Put simply, Apple has done an impressive job of diversifying its revenue stream so that its success from quarter to quarter no longer hinges exclusively on how quickly consumers flock to new iPhone models. As it stands now, Apple's wearablesAs it stands now, Apple’s wearables division — which includes the Apple Watch, Beats, and AirPods — accounts for about 10% of Apple’s quarterly revenue.
“The PC market experienced growth for the first time since 2011, driven by vibrant business demand for Windows 10 upgrades, particularly in the U.S., EMEA and Japan,” said Mikako Kitagawa, senior principal analyst at Gartner. “We expect this growth to continue through this year even after Windows
Annual global PC sales rose for the first time in eight years , according to data released by International Data Group late Monday. "This past year was a wild one in the PC world, which resulted in impressive market growth that ultimately ended seven consecutive years of market contraction
2019 was the first good year for the PC industry in a long while, according to bothand . It's the first time in seven years that the global has experienced growth for the full year, Gartner says. IDC reported a similar finding, specifying that 2019's results show the first full year of PC growth since the market grew by 1.7 percent way back in 2011.
Shipments for traditional PC devices, including desktops, notebooks and workstations, grew 2.7 percent year over year, according to IDC. Gartner's numbers only showed a 0.6 percent growth for the whole year, but both research firms put the total number of PC shipments in Q4 2019 at over 70 million units.
TV Industry Suffers Steepest Drop in Ad Sales Since Recession
Global TV advertising sales fell almost 4% in 2019, the steepest drop since the depths of the economic recession in 2009, in the latest sign that advertisers are following viewers to the internet. Declines in TV viewership have suppressed the medium’s advertising dollars, according to research firm Magna Global, which released the data as part of report on the global ad business. Viewership fell sharply in Europe, compounding the trend in the U.S., China and Australia.Traditional television has hemorrhaged viewers in recent years, as people trade cable and satellite packages for online services Netflix and YouTube.
The slump caps a miserable year for PC makers such as Hewlett-Packard Co, Lenovo Group and Dell Inc, which saw the first annual decline for more than It underscores an unspectacular launch for the latest version of the Windows franchise, which Microsoft is banking on to fight off incursions into the
The PC industry just showed its first signs of growth in 6 years Hewlett-Packard CEO Dion Weisler and the PC industry had something to smile about Thursday as PC shipments rose for the first time in six years . Businesses are still buying PCs , and their purchases boosted overall sales in the quarter.
Based on IDC's data, the market showed a 4.8 percent year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, Gartner says worldwide PC shipments grew by 2.3 percent in Q4 2019 compared to Q4 2018. Gartner took desktops, notebooks and ultramobile premiums like the Microsoft Surface into account and didn't count Chromebooks and iPads.
Both firms explain that last year's market growth was driven by businesses transitioning to Windows 10 PCs from Windows 7. The older OS willsecurity updates after January 14th, after all. That helped Lenovo, HP and Dell secure the top three spots in the list of PC-makers that shipped the most units. While Gartner expects this growth to continue throughout the year, though, IDC believes the next months after most businesses are done upgrading will be challenging for the traditional PC industry. ,
Old real estate in Ile-de-France: a "healthy" market with good sales volumes and stable prices
The old real estate market in Ile-de-France in the first quarter of 2016 shows a "perfect scenario", characterized by "fluidity, large volumes and prices which should remain stable" in the coming months, the notaries said on Thursday.
The recovery, which started in the spring of 2015, "has not faltered" at the start of the year, with transaction volumes up 11% over one year, "an even clearer improvement for houses (+13 %) than for apartments (+ 10%) ", observes the Chamber of Notaries of Paris-Ile-de-France.
With 33,340 sales, these volumes are 3% higher than the annual average of the last 10 years, and are below 9% compared to the prosperous period 1999/2007.
"We are in a perfect scenario", with a market which is finding "fluidity, large volumes and prices which should remain stable" in the coming months, said Thierry Delesalle, notary in Paris, during a press conference.
"Mortgage rates are historically low, which is causing many purchasing decisions. And the recovery in volumes does not lead to price increases, this is what is new: despite a small reversal, prices remain stable, which makes us say that we are in a healthy market. "
In Ile-de-France, the prices of old housing recovered "a little" (+ 0.2% against + 0.5% nationally) in the first quarter, after a continuous decline since mid-2012.
As in France, this increase is due to house prices, up 0.6%, because those of apartments remained stable.
The sellers "who have been waiting for several years, are more and more numerous" because "they know that if their property is offered at a reasonable price, it will sell in 15 days or a month, and almost immediately in Paris", a reported Mr. Delesalle. The average price per m2 was 8,000 euros in the capital in the first quarter, and is expected to be 8,060 euros in July, according to projections.
In the inner suburbs, apartment prices fell 0.8% in the first quarter over a year, to 4,220 euros per m2 on average. Those of houses increased by 1.2%.
In a very dynamic home market in the outer suburbs, sales volumes are already 2% higher than in the high period (1999/2007) and even 15% in Essonne and 7% in Seine-et -Marl. The same is true in this department for old apartments, with sales 11% higher than in good years.
Smartphones with 5G connectivity to see significant growth in 2022 .
While the first 5G mobile phones have only begun to hit the market and are still viewed as novelty devices rather than necessary ones, their market share is expected to grow by 43% in just two years according to Gartner. The company forecasts that in 2020, 5G devices will make up 12% of mobile phone shipments, which will rise to 43% by 2022. Over the next few years, Gartner explains that the expansion of 5G service coverage and drop in 5G smartphone prices will lead to this change.