• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 114
    BJP 109
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 16
    JCC 6
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Apple to sell 221 million iPhone in 2018, says IDC

By: | Published: May 31, 2018 7:53 PM

A "catalyst to watch" will be arrival next year of smartphones tailored for ultra-fast 5G telecommunications networks, according to IDC.

apple, iphone sell in 2018, IDC, global smartphone saleschina market International Data Corporation has forecast that global smartphone sales would cool this year before heating up with help from new 5G networks and India’s vibrant market. (Reuters)

International Data Corporation has forecast that global smartphone sales would cool this year before heating up with help from new 5G networks and India’s vibrant market. An IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker expected smartphone sales to slip two-tenths of a per cent this year to total 1.462 billion in a second straight year of slight decline. But IDC yesterday predicted that the smartphone market would reignite next year, growing about 3 per cent annually to 1.654 billion in the year 2022. The “biggest driver” of the downturn last year was said by IDC to be the China market, which it expected to be down 7.1 per cent this year after shrinking 4.9 per cent last year.

IDC forecast that the smartphone market in China would flatten out next year, while sales in India were expected to continue to boom on low-priced handsets sold by Chinese companies. “China remains the focal point for many given that it consumes roughly 30 per cent of the world’s smartphones,” IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Tacker program vice president Ryan Reith said in a release. “But, plenty of pockets of growth can be found beyond China.”

A “catalyst to watch” will be arrival next year of smartphones tailored for ultra-fast 5G telecommunications networks, according to IDC. While smartphone shipments will ebb this year, the average selling price will rise more than 10 per cent to USD345 and remain on an upward trend, said IDC research manager Anthony Scarsella. “This year will continue to focus on the ultra-high-end segment of the market as we expect a surge of premium flagship devices to launch in developed markets,” Scarsella said.

A trend toward premium smartphones would play to Apple’s strength, and IDC expected iPhone sales to grow 2.6 per cent to 221 million total this year and to climb to 242 million by the year 2022. Handsets powered by Google-backed Android mobile were expected to continue to dominate the smartphone market, with a share of about 85 per cent remaining relatively stable during the coming five years. “There is no question that Android is the OS (operating system) of choice for the mass market and nothing leads us to believe this will change,” IDC said in its forecast.

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