The dynamics of replacement markets are very different from those dominated by 1st-time buyers or others that primarily include users holding onto their technology. Each technology product is in its unique phase of adoption, with very different positions for smartphones, computers, tablets, and smartwatches.
This TUPdate details consumers’ purchase intentions in the US, Germany, the UK, and Japan. The products analyzed include computers, tablets, smartwatches, printers, and others. For each product category, the analysis splits users into four categories: replacing or adding to what they have, 1st-time buyers, those actively using the technology without plans to update it, and the uninvolved.