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iPhone shipments to drop 15% in 2019 but bounce back in 2020, says IDC

[2019-09-10 01:46:59]

What you need to know A new report by IDC predicts iPhone sales to drop 15% in 2019 The decrease is due to "market maturity" and lack of 5G devices Shipments are expected to grow again in 2020 from the introduction of 5G iPhones Analytics firm International Data Corporation, or IDC, is out with a new report detailing their lookout for the smartphone industry fot the rest of 2019 and into the beginning of 2020. Reported by 9to5Mac, they predict that iPhone shipments will continue to drop through the rest of 2019 in comparison to last year, due to market saturation, lack of 5G, and the fact that consumers continue to delay upgrading their phones for longer. 2019 will remain a challenging year for iPhone shipments with volumes expected to drop to 177.9 million, down 14.8% year over year, mostly due to market maturity as well as a lack of 5G devices. However, Apple is likely to deliver 5G handsets later in 2020, which will pick up iOS volumes slightly as it will have an edge over ot...

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