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  • iPhone to Benefit from Global Smartphone Shipment Growth, Despite Slowdown

    Apple's iPhone stands to benefit most from global smartphone shipments this year, despite a slowing of the growth trend.

    Specifically, the IDC said today, 2015 will be the first full year of single-digit worldwide smartphone growth. Nonetheless, the curtailed expansion won't cost Apple dearly.

    IDC predicts worldwide smartphone shipments will grow 9.8% in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units.

    "As shipment volumes continue to slow across many markets, consumers will be enticed by both affordable high-value handsets as well as various financing options on pricier models," said Anthony Scarsella , Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phones team.

    Although there are certainly cheaper phones on the market than Apple's iPhone, it doesn't seem to be hampering Apple's popular smartphone much. All told, IDC has raised its 4Q15 iPhone numbers by 7.6% "based on continued consumer demand for the 6(+) and S6(+) lineups, as well as smooth supply chain foresight."

    Source: IDC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone to Benefit Global Smartphone Shipment Growth, Despite Slowdown started by Michael Essany View original post
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    1. Lawrence Coleman's Avatar
      Lawrence Coleman -
      Nice news, I am also planning to switch to iPhone.
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence Coleman View Post
      Nice news, I am also planning to switch to iPhone.
      Good for you. It isn't perfect, but it's better than android.