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No Safe Space for Smartphones but the Future

by Omid Rahmat

The recent analysis of the Chinese smartphone market came out within days of the IDC worldwide smartphone tracker. The numbers align with no corner of the market immune from a sharp downturn in numbers. …

Tags:Apple| Canalys| IDC| OLED| Samsung| Smartphones

Smartphone Shipments Suffer the Largest-Ever Decline in 2022

by Emory Kale

Worldwide smartphone shipments declined 18.3% year over year to 300.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The …

Tags:Forecasts| IDC| Smartphone Market

Work or Relax, Viewing Just gets Bigger, Brighter, Better

by Andy Marken

I find social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation. Wednesday Addams An estimated 120,000 people from around the globe gathered in Las Vegas – double 2022 – to see what is …

Tags:Acer| AMD| Asus| CES 2023| HP| IDC| Intel| Lenovo| Nvidia| Samsung

282 Million Used Smartphones Shipped in 2022

by Omid Rahmat

Trade-in programs continue to be the driving factor for the new and used smartphone market globally. We have witnessed new programs launch successfully across multiple regional markets where trade-in is still a new concept …

Tags:Forecasts| IDC| Mobile Phones| Smartphone Market

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IDC Tracker Finds Upward Pricing Putting Downward Pressure on AR/VR Headsets

by Omid Rahmat

On the backs of a tough economic environment and rising prices, International Data Corporation (IDC) has reduced its outlook for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets for the remainder of 2022 and …

Tags:Analytics & Tools| Augmented Reality| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| IDC| Virtual Reality

IDC Spending Guide Forecasts Strong Growth for Augmented and Virtual Reality

by Artem Alekseenko

Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to reach $13.8 billion this year and grow to $50.9 billion in 2026, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Augmented and Virtual …

Tags:Analytics & Tools| Augmented Reality| Forecasts| IDC| Virtual Reality