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  • Membership Wearables & Devices Sector

    The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.

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    Apple's AirPods are Missing Activity Tracking

    3Q 2016

    In September, when Apple announced it dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in favor of wireless earbuds, it meant that its new wireless Apple AirPods launched with maximum impact. The new earbuds use the company’s own W1 chip design and boast a range of user friendly features; however, they lack one key function found in many other hearables already available—the ability to track activity.

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    Analysts

    Jonathan Collins

    Research Director

    David McQueen

    Research Director

    Marina Lu

    Senior Analyst

    Ryan Martin

    Senior Analyst

    Stephanie Lawrence

    Research Analyst