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Global smartphone market declines, but there are some bright spots
During Q1 2018 we got a new leader on top of smartphone shipments, one vendor experiencing triple digit growth, and a huge decline in China.
04 May 18
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.
28 Feb 18
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.
21 Feb 18
India’s smartphone market overtakes US to claim second spot
India's smartphone market has recovered from a shaky Q2 2017 to surge in growth with the five major vendors being the drivers - Xiaomi in particular.
28 Oct 17
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.
31 Aug 17
APAC drives global rise in smartphone sales – but challenges are on horizon
Despite the encouraging growth there is concern about rising component costs due to reduced availability of critical components.
24 Aug 17
Smartphone and OS market – good for some, not so good for others
The data revealed Apple and Samsung continue to spearhead smartphone sales, each holding five models on the top 10 best-selling list.
10 Aug 17
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.
01 May 17
IDC NZ: Apple takes top smartphone vendor spot for first time since 2012
The smartphone market in 2017 looks almost guaranteed to be extremely competitive, with stakes heating up between the three main vendors.
13 Mar 17
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.
02 Mar 17
China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand leading the world in smartphone growth
“These countries are not showing any signs of slowing down over the course of 2017.”
28 Feb 17
Half of Chinese smartphone market owned by three vendors
The Chinese smartphone market is a hot place to be right now, with massive growth being experienced by all the major vendors in particular.
07 Feb 17
Smartphone technologies and capabilities that can not be ignored by mobile device vendors
The smartphone market is getting more complex and dynamic, as well as maturing and being highly commoditised.
09 Jun 16
Mobile is essential for survival in the higher education industry
For most institutions mobility is critical to how more basic business transactions are supported, but supporting innovative interactions is less clear
23 May 16