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On the heels of another year of declines in PC buying, a new graph from Asymco analyst Horace Dediu has revealed that in 2015, the number of iOS devices shipped surpassed the total number of Windows PCs shipped by a comfortable margin for the first time. Shipments of iOS devices and Windows PCs had reached parity last summer, so the result isn't shocking, but does give some indication of how popular mobile devices have become compared to traditional PCs.
At a new conference devoted to the wearables market, Asymco analyst Horace Dediu said he believes Apple will sell 21 million Apple Watch units in its first full year of sales -- a figure that would amount to $8.4 billion in revenue, though it was not the most optimistic figure bandied about at the conference -- another analyst believes that the company could sell over 100 million units worldwide by its second full year of sales. Other details, including user surveys, came on the heels of sale prices on the smartwatch as Christmas approaches.
Apple has long described its Apple TV peripheral as "a hobby" for the company, and the device appears to bring in revenues commensurate with its status within the company. Analytics firm Asymco recently took a look at the sales history for Apple TV, finding that the device likely pulls in revenues comparable to Apple's popular accessory, the iPad Smart Covers. The Apple TV, though, displays a media revenue model starkly different from any of Apple's other devices.
Apple's record spring quarter was enough to give it two thirds of the profits in the cellphone business. An analysis from Asymco shows that, while profit dropped slightly overall for the industry, Apple widened its share to 66.3 percent. Its stake was up from exactly half just this fall.
App downloads on iOS are accelerating quickly enough that they could overtake music in just two months, Asymco estimated on Sunday. The App Store will reach the 10 billion mark in just 31 months, less than half the 67 months it took for 10 billion songs, and at its current rate should overtake iTunes sometime in March. The company's Horace Dediu noted that Apple was now not only recording 30 million app downloads per day but seeing that rate increase.