“Wearable device shipments are expected to surge in the third quarter as most vendors have decided to launch devices during the quarter,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“Vendors which originally planned to release products in the first half, have also postponed their plans as they wait for the market or product designs to mature, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Lee and Tsai report. “Vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Epson, Sony, Acer, Asustek Computer and Adidas have already prepared or launched wearable devices for the third quarter.”
“The sources pointed out that most wearable devices will enter mass production in August to meet year-end holiday demand,” Lee and Tsai report. “With Apple’s iWatch expected to enter mass production in the second half and trigger a new wave of wearable device demand, some market watchers believe the iWatch will enjoy about four million unit sales in 2014 and will see rapid growth in the future.”
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