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The Four Waves of Augmented Reality (that Apple owns)

Since early 2015 we’ve said that Apple could deliver as great dominance and profitability in AR as it has in mobile today. These four waves could drive AR from tens of millions of users and $1.2 billion last year, to over a billion users and $83 billion by 2021.

Source: Digi-Capital

Games Software and Hardware Revenue Reach $150 Billion

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Games software and hardware combined are set to drive more than $150 billion in revenue for the first time ever in 2017, with software taking around three-quarters and hardware around one-quarter of the total.

Source: Digi-Capital

$800 Million Invested in AR and VR Technology in Q2 2017

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality dealmakers invested over $800 million dollars in Q2 2017, after a quieter first quarter. This rounded out over $2 billion invested across 27 AR/VR sectors in the last 12 months.

Source: Digi-Capital

Global Wearables Market will Double in Size by 2021

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As the wearables market evolves, total shipment volumes will maintain their growth momentum. Vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices worldwide in 2017, that’s a 20.4 percent increase from the 104.3 million units shipped in 2016.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

State of U.S. Consumers and Technology in 2017

“We identify early adopters of new technologies who experiment with and rely on technology. In 2017 this means that 14% of US online adults use a fitness tracker, 8% use a smart speaker with a personal assistant and 7% use Apple Pay.”

Source: Forrester

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Headset Upside

AR and VR market research

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the emerging technology marketplace. Dedicated AR and VR headsets are now expected to grow from just under 10 million units in 2016 to about 100 million units in 2021 — that’s a 5-year CAGR of 57.7 percent.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Chinese Smartphone Vendors Gain New Market Share

Chinese smartphone market research

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017 — that’s a 9.1 percent increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest market study by Gartner.

Source: Digital Lifescapes