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Global 5G to take off by 2021, according to Ericsson Market research News 

Global 5G to take off by 2021, according to Ericsson

With every improvement in network speed, new wireless markets emerge. 5G technology is not only poised to expand the smartphone market but will also make possible wireless broadband to homes, to businesses and even vehicles. In Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report cited Statista, there will be 3.4 billion 4G (LTE) smartphone subscriptions worldwide by the end of this year. Ericsson puts global... Read More
Early holiday sales showing growth of mobile commerce Market research News 

Early holiday sales showing growth of mobile commerce

Black Friday may kick off the U.S. holiday buying season, but shoppers have already spent $2.4 billion online according to Adobe Analytics data cited by Business Insider by Statista. By 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day, the amount spent online went up by a further $1.75 billion. Even though U.S. shoppers are spending huge sums of money online, physical retail is still alive... Read More
Survey shows smartphone users not excited about advanced imaging features Market research Opinion 

Survey shows smartphone users not excited about advanced imaging features

Advertisements for new smartphones, whether it’s the latest iPhone or the next Samsung Galaxy, inevitably feature the latest camera functions. Whether it’s Animojis, multiple cameras featuring time-lapse, time travel and depth-imaging features, or cameras that can see in the dark, today’s smartphones are marvels of imaging engineering. A recent survey by Morning Consult suggests, however, most users would be happier with... Read More
Apple won’t be reporting unit sales anymore; here’s why, via Statista News Opinion 

Apple won’t be reporting unit sales anymore; here’s why, via Statista

During its fourth-quarter earnings call, Apple management announced, going forward, the company would not share unit sales data for any of its products. Analysts, investors and enthusiasts have traditionally followed iPhone unit sales as an indicator of Apple’s health, and management sent a signal this was no longer wanted. “Our product ranges for all the major product categories have become... Read More
Statista: Who’s surviving the retail apocalypse? Market research News 

Statista: Who’s surviving the retail apocalypse?

With the bankruptcy of Sears making the news this week, along with retail news from the NRF indicating a strong retail environment, there’s a mixed message in the media. Or is there? According to the above chart from Statista, based on Nielsen data, some retail categories have been hit much harder by the rise of online shopping than others. While... Read More
Tracking Android sales trends after 10 years Market research 

Tracking Android sales trends after 10 years

Ten years ago, the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, made its debut a year after the Apple iPhone. Unlike the iPhone, T-Mobile’s device had a physical keyboard. That feature didn’t last, but Android grew in popularity, overtaking iPhone in three years. As the above chart from Statista shows, “most of the smartphone market’s exponential growth over the past decade... Read More
AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista Market research Opinion 

AR shipments to increase more than 30 percent, according to Statista

Statista reports Apple’s acquisition of Akonia Holographics, a small Colorado-based company specializing in smart glass lenses, has added fuel to the rumors Apple is working on augmented reality (AR) glasses that could complement and possibly replace the iPhone in the future. Tim Cook is not the only one to see huge potential in augmented reality. While still in its... Read More
Statista: iPhones interest is waning Market research Opinion 

Statista: iPhones interest is waning

Apple has scheduled an iPhone event for Sept. 12. But do consumers really care anymore? According to Statista, Apple is rumored to release three new iPhones this year, based on iPhone X design, as well as new Apple Watches. Writer Felix Richter notes, however, Apple’s new product announcements seem to be losing their luster: “While Apple’s iPhone announcements are still... Read More
Digital camera household penetration is at 55%, according to CTA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera household penetration is at 55%, according to CTA

A recent study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) shows, for the first time, the three most frequently-owned tech products are screen-based devices. TVs (96%), smartphones (87%) and laptops (72%) are the three most-used devices, according to CTA’s 20th Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study. The digital camera comes in at 55 percent of household penetration, which is no surprise to... Read More
Analysis: Digital camera sales bottoming out? Market research 

Analysis: Digital camera sales bottoming out?

Felix Richter at Statisa provided an interesting chart about historical digital camera sales, featuring CIPA data. “When the first touchscreen smartphones made waves in 2007 and 2008, the camera industry was doing very well. In 2008, members of the CIPA, an association of the world’s most renowned camera makers, shipped almost 120 million digital cameras and probably didn’t worry too much... Read More
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