Visit our other websites:    Consumer IT    eSP    Mobile Channels    ECI news    rAVe Europe    Digital Signage News EMEA    iChannels

Market Trends - Stats

What are the CE Trends of IFA 2017?

PDF Print E-mail
What are the CE Trends of IFA 2017?

The pre-IFA 2017 press conference details the what visitors are to expect at the trade show-- with offerings including ultra-slim TVs, high-quality audio components, 360-degree cameras and 3D printers.

“We believe it’s time to define consumer electronics in a new way," Messe Berlin CEO Dr. Christian Göke says. "The boundaries between consumer electronics and home appliances, the digital and the physical worlds, are blurring. Whether it is in the kitchen, the living room or the office, the “consumerisation” of devices is exponential room to healthcare and wellness, automotive, mobile devices Internet of Things and the smart home, to new fields like drones, virtual, augmented and mixed reality."

The press conference also provided details on the CE market-- according to GfK director Jürgen Boyny sales are likely to take a slight dip in 2017 (from $949 billion in 2016 to $945bn in 2017) before recovery in 2018 ($954bn). Driving the market are 5 key trends, namely the rise of mobile commerce and mobile payments, the mainstreaming of VR/AR, the growth of smart home, connected cars and autonomous driving, and wearables.

Continue reading...

Gartner: Spending on Devices Up, Shipments Flat

PDF Print E-mail
Gartner: Spending on Devices Up, Shipments Flat

According to Gartner higher PC, ultramobile and mobile phone ASPs will lead to 2017 end-user spending worth nearly $600 billion, a 2% increase, even if unit shipments are to remain essentially flat.

Gartner forecasts ASPs for computing devices and mobile phones will increase by 2% in 2017. The reasons boil down to two-- increasing component prices (mainly for PCs but also phones) and customer interest in value and higher quality phones overriding the want for a bargain.

"Across the world, the device market is becoming less price-sensitive," the analyst remarks. "Consumers and businesses are seeking better products that suit their lifestyles, rather than just opting for the cheapest products."

Continue reading...

ABI: Standalone Headsets Drive VR Market

PDF Print E-mail
ABI: Standalone Headsets Drive VR Market

Virtual Reality (VR) is set to "thrive off a swath of new and compelling content choices" after a content-starved market launch, ABI Research reports-- total VR device shipments are forecast to reach 110 million by 2021.

Currently mobile-reliant VR devices (such as the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream) lead the market, but the analyst predicts standalone headsets will see a 405% CAGR through 2021, compared to the 42% CAGR of mobile VR. The global market already has new players such as Royole and Pico, and many other Chinese vendors are expected to expand into VR.

“Mobile VR built a solid foundation for the overall market over the past few years, but standalone VR devices will eventually drive it,” ABI adds. “Low cost and high accessibility has, and will continue to, drive VR adoption with mobile devices and associated VR accessories. However, a trend toward standalone devices is surfacing, and will continue over the next five years until mobile and standalone VR devices see parity in terms of shipments.”

Continue reading...

Gartner: Device Shipments to Decline Again

PDF Print E-mail
Gartner: Device Shipments to Decline Again

According to Gartner global combined device (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) shipments are to decline by -3% in 2016, marking a second consecutive year of decline following the -0.75% drop of 2015.

"The global devices market is not on pace to return to single-digit growth soon," the analyst says. As such growth is set to remain flat during the next 5 years, with all segments declining in 2016 except for the single-digit growth shown by premium ultramobiles and entry-level phones.

PC shipments are forecast to drop by -8% in 2016 due to a combination of the install base bottoming out and a halting replacement cycle. That said, 2016 also sees the effect of currency depreciation on the market diminish, leading to flat Q2 2016 market growth (-0.9% Y-o-Y) in W. Europe after 4 consecutive quarters of decline.

However Gartner warns the PC market will remain difficult in W. Europe following the Brexit vote. Vendors will mitigate the currency depreciation of the pound by taking advantage of a likely PC component cost drop and "de-feature" PCs to keep prices down. As a result, PC prices in the UK should increase by less than 10% in 2017.

Continue reading...

IDC: Tablets to Rebound on 2018

PDF Print E-mail
IDC: Tablets to Rebound on 2018

Tablets might be on the decline during 2016, but IDC has a positive report for the future-- the device category will return to growth come 2018 and continue at least until 2020, thanks to the popularity of detachable/hybrid tablets.

"Appealing to the commercial audience will be key as detachable tablets aim to take a larger piece of the traditional PC market," the analyst says. "Windows and iOS already have solid detachable offerings and with the latest version of Android, Google will also have a horse in the race as they finally offer better multitasking support and added security features."

Continue reading...

IDC: VR Hardware to "Skyrocket" in 2016

PDF Print E-mail
IDC: VR Hardware to

According to IDC global shipments of virtual reality (VR) are set to reach 9.6 million units, with the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC and Oculus launching key products bringing revenues worth around $2.3 billion.

VR will be the driver of "nearly all" hardware volumes in 2016, but augmented reality (AR) hardware is forecast to grow over the next few years, leading to shipments growing to over 110m units by 2020.

IDC divides the AR and VR headset market in 3 categories-- screenless viewers (smartphone-powered headsets), tethered Head Mounted Displays (HMDs, headsets driven by a PC or games consoles) and standalone HMDs (headsets backing all required processing).

Continue reading...

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Growth Down to Single Digits in 2016

PDF Print E-mail
Gartner: Smartphone Sales Growth Down to Single Digits in 2016

Gartner reports global smartphone sales will show single-digit growth of 7% in 2016-- a first  marking an end to the era of double-digit smartphone growth according to the analyst.

Smartphone sales for 2016 are forecast to reach 1.5 billion units, while total mobile phone sales are set to reach 1.9bn. Also showing barely positive results is the combined device (PC, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) market, as global shipments are expected to grow by just 0.6% to 2.4bn units in 2016, with end-user spending declining by -1.6%.

"Historically, worsening economic conditions had negligible impact on smartphone sales and spend, but this is no longer the case," Gartner remarks. "China and N America smartphone sales are on pace to be flat in 2016, exhibiting 0.7% and 0.4% growth respectively."

Continue reading...

Will VR Ever Reach the Mainstream? The Answer Might Surprise You!

PDF Print E-mail
Will VR Ever Reach the Mainstream? The Answer Might Surprise You!

The launches of high profile headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR will surely mark 2016 as a watershed year for VR, but does that mean the technology will soon become mainstream? A Games Developer Conference survey suggests the answer is... no.

As charted by BI Intelligence, the GDC State of the Industry survey shows 20% of games developers believe VR/AR devices will only manage to reach 40% household adoption in N. America (the penetration rate of gaming consoles in the continent) by 2030. The above figure is the most generous the developers get, since 27% insist VR and AR devices will "never" become mainstream, and as such are doomed to remain of niche interest.

Continue reading...

Statista: iPhone SE is a Potential Hit

PDF Print E-mail
Statista: iPhone SE is a Potential Hit

While the iPhone SE appears to be a curious throwback to a time before oversized smartphones, Statista reckons the 4-inch handset is "the right product at the right time," and might become something of a hit.

The analyst points out two factors as to why the iPhone SE has potential. First off is the price-- the 16GB iPhone SE costs $399. Such a price point makes it the most affordable iPhone to date, and could prove popular in emerging markets such as India.

Continue reading...

Gartner: User Spending on Devices to Decline in 2016

PDF Print E-mail
Gartner: User Spending on Devices to Decline in 2016

Gartner predicts global end user spending on devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) will see a first decline of -0.5% in 2016, even as shipments reach 2.4 billion units, a 1.9% increase over 2015.

Such results are due to country-level economic conditions. As the analyst puts it, “vendors can no longer market their products with the mind of only targeting the mature and emerging market. Driven by economic variations the market is splitting into four categories-- economically challenged mature markets, economically stable mature markets and the same for emerging markets. Russia and Brazil will fall into the category of economically challenged emerging markets while India will be stable, and Japan will belong to the economically challenged mature market.”

Continue reading...

Flurry: Apple Dominates Holiday Shopping Season

PDF Print E-mail
Flurry: Apple Dominates Holiday Shopping Season

According to Flurry Insights iDevices account for 49.1% of mobile device activations during the 2015 holiday season, at least as based on the 780000 apps tracked by the mobile analytics firm.

The figure is down from the 51.3% seen in 2014, but still shows Apple as a clear winner-- in comparison 2nd placing Samsung claims 19.8% share, up from 17.7% in 2014 thanks to strong Galaxy Grand Prime, Core Prime and S6 sales. Meanwhile Microsoft Lumia loses share as it drops from 5.8% to 2%, and LG follows at 1.7%.

Continue reading...

Page 1 of 15

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »