For the huge success of its smart watch Apple Watch in the market of wearable devices until now, it has been many people expect to achieve smart speaker Apple HomePod good performance in the market of smart speakers. But unlike the smart watch Apple Watch, which it seems they sold well, the Apple device HomePod does not lead well because, according to the latest statistics and figures, it appears that Apple managed to sell 600 thousand units only smart speaker Apple HomePod even now.
This according to a new report released recently from the foundation for Strategy Analytics, specialized in market research which said that this allowed for Apple to absorb about 6% of the market of smart speakers at the global level, which puts them behind both Amazon and Google. While the 600 thousand is still a large number, it is insignificant compared to the sales achieved by the amplifiers of the other smartphones like the Amazon Echo and Google Home which offers millions.
Mentioned the Amazon, they take on 43.6 percent of the market of smart speakers thanks to shipped about 4 million units of speakers, Amazon Echo, followed by Google with a market share of 26.5 percent after it succeeded in Shipping about 2.4 million units of smart speakers Google Home in the first quarter of this year. This is not the first time that we hear that speaker Apple HomePod not performing well in the market.
In the last month, there were rumors saying that Apple may have reduced the number of units requested from its partners manufactured from an Apple device HomePod to half, and perhaps are thinking of creating a smaller version and lower the cost of this device is to help stimulate sales. Analysts also pessimistically simple about the success of Apple HomePod, where some believe that Apple may sell no more than 2 million units in 2018.
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