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IDC: Global smartphone market returns to positive growth
"The market returning to positive growth shows the resilience of the industry as well as the ongoing demand for mobile phones, all in the face of many global macroeconomic challenges."
IDC finds smartphone shipments up 6.5% from previous quarter
“Although the overall market remains in decline, the performance in the second quarter indicates that demand is starting to pick up as the market begins to stabilise again.”
Outlook not great as PCD market set to continue its decline
"Smartphones continue to be top of mind for consumers when it comes to new device purchases, and arguably the rapid adoption of large screen smartphones has resulted in consumers doing less on their PC or tablet and more on their phone."
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
IDC: Worst smartphone sales year ever
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now" as worldwide shipments down 4.9% in 4Q18 capping off the worst year ever.
APAC smartphone market set for a downturn… before bouncing back
The global smartphone market declined in 2017 and IDC expects it to do the same this year before a resurgence of opportunities next year.
Time to bin the traditional PC? IDC forecasts ongoing decline
Despite the bleak forecast, IDC assures there are actually several pockets of opportunities and growth like gaming & ultraslim notebooks.
2017 sees smartphone shipments decline for the first time ever
Smartphone shipments fell in 2017 for the first time since their inception with some regions worse than others, but IDC remains optimistic.
IDC: Personal Computing Device market continues to decline
The analyst says global shipments of PCD devices are expected to decline 2.7% year over year in 2017, however, all is not lost.
Smartphone market up 2.7% as more affordable models dominate
Smartphone vendors may be launching their high-end flagships in abundance, but it’s more affordable models that will drive the market.
IDC expects smartphone growth to continue – led by APAC
The smartphone market is expected to continue its positive growth through to 2021, with APAC taking the bulk of the shipments.
Win 10 detachables, commercial providing relief in ailing market
Windows 10 detachables and the commercial segment are providing some relief in the ailing personal computing device market.
Slight decline in smartphone market for Q2 2017 to be short-lived
New research from IDC has revealed the smartphone market declined slightly in the second quarter of 2017 – but this is expected to soon change.
High-end market to drive smartphone shipment rebound in 2017
After a slow 2016, a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed smartphone shipments are expected to rebound in 2017.
Personal computing devices will return to growth - but not until 2019
Commercial notebooks and detatchable tablets will help drive the personal computing device market back to growth – but it won't be until 2019.
RIP tablet? IDC reveals market in steep decline since 2014
While shipments peaked in 2014, the market has been shrinking ever since, which IDC expects to continue.
Worldwide smartphone shipments heat up - despite exploding devices
A study from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed a rise in smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2017.
Smartphone volumes to rebound from all-time low in 2016
2016 was the smartphones market’s lowest year-over-year growth ever, with a measly 2.5 percent, but the future is looking more encouraging.
Dominating Apple not immune to tablet market woe, Lenovo ‘one to watch’
Even the holiday quarter of 2016 couldn't save the dwindling tablet market as it continued its spirally decline, IDC says.
Apple pips Samsung following ‘roller coaster’ year for the smartphone
"There's no question 2016 marked a memorable year for the smartphone. To round it all off, we now have a three horse race at the top of the market."
IDC releases first ever tracker results for AR & VR headset market
“The teams have been working on AR and VR technologies for over two years."
4G smartphone uptake a 'long slog' in markets like APAC
"While 4G handsets themselves have also been relatively pricey across the board."
Modest outlook for smartwatch market expected, set to swell in 2020
New smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the remainder of 2016, despite the Apple Watch establishing a new benchmark.
Samsung remains on top in worldwide smartphone volumes
The tech giant also gained shares thanks to strong Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge performance.
The tablet market hits its peak, detachables emerge in force
Tablet manufacturers, both large and small, are slowly shifting focus toward the detachable tablet market segment.
Windows to dominate detachable tablet market
Demand for detachable tablets is set to bolster Windows tablet play, with Windows devices expected to dominate the detachable market come 2020.
The tablet is dead, long live the detachable?
Tablet shipments slumped in Q3 as owners hold on to their devices for longer periods - but the move to detachables seems to be intensifying.
Two-in-ones: The tablet saviour?
Two-in-one shipments are up 86.5%, while tablets stumble, and IDC predicts the iPad Pro, Windows 10 and Skylake will push enterprise adoption.
Android to remain dominant OS as mobile phone market slows
IDC says that despite Apple’s continued success with its variants of the iPhone, it will be challenged to take Android share.
iOS smartphone sales increasing, Android slowing down
Apple's recent shift to bigger screen models with a broader country reach has had an immediate impact on volumes.
Apple Watch to propel growth in wearables market, says IDC
The wearables market continues to grow at a rapid rate in 2015, driven by new vendors, end-user awareness and new devices such as the Apple Watch.
Massive tablet decline expected as iPad shipments hit the brakes
IDC says both the iPad and the overall market slowdown do not come as a surprise as device lifecycles for tablets have continued to lengthen, increasingly resembling those of PCs more than smartphones.
Smartphones to grow beyond Samsung and Apple, IDC says
International Data Corporation (IDC) Asia/Pacific says worldwide smartphone shipments have continued to increase and display a move away from Samsung and Apple.
Smartphone outlook remains strong as Apple prepares to enter the market...
More than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, representing a 23.8% increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013.
Opportunities aplenty as smartphone sales surge...
"A record second quarter proves that the smartphone market has plenty of opportunity and momentum."
Smartphone momentum still strong as market growth continues
"What makes smartphone growth so amazing is where the growth will be taking place."
Smartphone growth set to slow by 2014...
"2014 will be an enormous transition year for the smartphone market. Not only will growth decline more than ever before, but the driving forces behind smartphone adoption are changing."
Samsung dominates record-breaking smartphone market
"The sheer volume and strong growth attest to the smartphone's continued popularity in 2013."
Smartphone sales set to smash one billion mark
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3% growth over 2012.
Android and Windows grow as iOS slows…
Apple vs. Android. Nothing new here you may think. But throw Microsoft and Windows Phone into the mix and we now have the basis for a competitive operating system market.
Tablet shipments slow as vendors await Apple's iPad show…
A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors. But with no new Apple products, the market slowed for many vendors.
Smartphones set for "watershed" year
Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 32.7% year over year during 2013, closing in on one billion units.
Tablets on the slide BlackBerry? Not just yet
BlackBerry CEO may think tablets will fade within five years, but worldwide shipments continue to surge.
Apple leads the market as tablet shipments soar
iPad once again leads the way as worldwide tablet shipments outpaced predictions, hitting a record total of 52.5 million units.