Worldwide Device Shipments by Device Type, 2018-2021 (Millions of Units)

Device Type 2018 2019 2020 2021
Traditional PCs (Desk-Based and Notebook) 195,317 189,472 182,823 175,058
Ultramobiles (Premium) 64,471 68,869 74,432 79,871
Total PC Market 259,787 258,341 257,255 254,929
Ultramobiles (Basic and Utility) 149,561 147,963 145,811 143,707
Computing Device Market 409,348 406,304 403,066 398,636
Mobile Phones 1,811,922 1,802,394 1,824,628 1,798,356
Total Device Market 2,221,270 2,208,697 2,227,694 2,196,992

Source: Gartner (April 2019)

The percentage of cellular subscribers who have unlimited data plans rose to 37 percent in 2018 from 25 percent in 2017, according to a Deloitte survey of mobile subscribers.

60 percent of respondents said 5G is now “important” to them, according to Deloitte.

80 percent of respondents who use their smartphones to watch video content weekly said 5G is important to them.

73 percent of U.S. consumers said they were concerned about sharing their personal data online and the potential for identify [sic] theft, according to Deloitte.

69 percent said they believe companies aren’t doing everything they can to protect consumers’ personal data.

73 percent said they would be more comfortable sharing their data if they had some visibility and control.

About two-thirds of respondents use a voice assistant on their smartphones—a 20 percent increase from a year earlier.

Smart speakers are the most prominent platform for digital assistants: 69 percent of respondents use them weekly and 47 percent daily.

Apple’s results were in line with lowered guidance that CEO Tim Cook provided on Jan. 2, when the company said a significant slowdown in China and supply constraints are limiting growth. Read more…

Apple Metrics from Conference Call:

Paid subscribers to Apple Music: 50 million

Apple News readers in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia: 85 million (up from 70 million in 2016).

Apple Pay transactions doubled to 1.8 billion in 2018.

Installed base of Apple devices: 1.4 billion, up 100 million from a year earlier, including 900 million iPhones.