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Cloud
IDC finds 3.9% decline in worldwide tablet shipments
Preliminary data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker has found tablet shipments reached 38.4 million units during Q1 2022, a year-over-year decline of 3.9%.
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Servers
Omdia lowers revenue forecast for server shipments amid supply chain struggles
Despite struggles, there has been a rise in the number of server shipments with ARM CPUs, Omdia reports.
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Smart Home
Worldwide market for smart home devices holds steady amid disruption
The worldwide market for smart home devices such as smart TVs and speakers has risen 10.3% year over year in the third quarter of 2021, according to new figures from IDC.
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Apple
PC shipments decline 2% in Q3 — but numbers still ahead of pre-pandemic levels
Global shipments of PCs, including tablets, fell by 2% to 122.1 million units, Canalys confirmed in new research.
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Cloud
Wearables shipments on the rise as consumers head back outdoors - IDC
IDC's latest report notes a 32.3% increase in global wearables shipments in the second quarter of 2021.
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Smartphone
Canalys: Smartphone market remains 'resilient' despite supply chain shortages
Although shipments fell 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, the market has bounced back with shipments expected to grow 12% in 2021.
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Cloud
Smartphone shipments to reach 1.38 billion units this year despite economic woes — IDC
This represents a 7.7% increase from 2020, and IDC says the trend will continue: in 2022, shipments will total 1.43 billion — a year-over-year increase of 3.8%.
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Smartphone
Worldwide smartphone market grew 4.3% in Q4 2020, improving over Q3 decline
It comes off the back of a better-than-expected year for smartphones: while total 2020 shipments declined by 5.9% in comparison to 2019, IDC says the market’s recovery in the face of the pandemic was ‘impressive’, with the momentum heading into 2021 remaining strong.
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Smartphone
Gartner: Worldwide smartphone sales decline, Xiaomi moves ahead of Apple
Overall global mobile phone sales to end users totalled 401 million units, a decline of 8.7% year-over-year.
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Smartphone
Xiaomi enters top three for first time as smartphone market picks up in Q320
“Xiaomi executed with aggression to seize shipments from Huawei."
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Tablets & laptops
Worldwide tablet PC market surges by 26% in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global shipments of tablets reached 37.5 million units in Q2 2020, a 26% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Canalys.
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Apple
Coronavirus delaying iWorld Australia shipments
"As we import most of our product from China and surrounds which, unfortunately, have been hit the hardest by the virus, many of our suppliers are affected."
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5G
Global device shipments creep up, driven by 5G mobiles
“2020 will witness a slight market recovery. Increased availability of 5G handsets will boost mobile phone replacements, which will lead global device shipments to return to growth in 2020.”
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IDC
VR headset market going nowhere fast, but IDC confident in revival
While VR headset shipments have fallen 33.7% since last year, IDC says there is set to be a u-turn as the commercial sector gains traction.
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Storage
Channel dominated infrastructure shipments in 2017 with 74%
The value of global infrastructure shipments hit an all-time high last year with 3 vendors and the channel dominating, but direct sales are catching.
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Gartner
Gartner: Hybrid device shipments to soar 70% this year
Hybrid devices are expected to clock 70% shipment growth this year, but Windows 10 is needed to drive enterprise growth.
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IDC
Struggling tablet, 2-in-1 market: hope for Aussie?
Tthe Australian market took a ‘massive hit’ in the first quarter of 2015, but IDC says says signs of life can still be found.
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Tablets & laptops
Downward trajectory continues for tablets, 2-in-1s - unless they're cellular
Tablet and 2-in-1 sales are down, but there's a glimmer of light with cellular-capable versions.
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Smartphone
Nokia's final shot
Analysts say Finnish phone maker has one more chance to stop the slide.