Samsung is holding the No.1 place of the global shipments in the Q2,2015. According to a TrendForce report that was released today. The Korean giant has a 26.8% of all the Q2 shipments, Apple comes in 2nd place with 16.4% thanks to the market demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Huawei lead the Chinese manufacturers (comes in 3rd place), with an overall market share of 7.6% and 18.3% among the Chinese OEMs. The company is expected to ship close to 100 million units this year.
TrendForce estimates the shipments to be down this year compared to last year due to weakening demand and negative global economic outlook for the rest of the year.
Apple already announced it's first Watch last September along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PLUS but didn't release into markets. Today, Apple has sent out invitations for an event to be held March 9th in San Francisco where Apple Watch will be official released. The title of the event is "Spring forward," a reference to Daylight Savings Time which begins the day before.
While no launch date for the smartwatch has been announced, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the device won't launch before April. Additionally, Apple Store employees are said to be in training for the release of the timepiece.
Apple will reveal a launch price for the Watch at the event along with pricing for the mid-range and high-end versions of the device. Apple has said that the entry-level Apple Watch Sport will start at $349.