Google refreshed the logo for its Android mobile operating system and said it will stop naming updates after sweet treats. Read more…
U.S. consumers are holding onto their smartphones for an average of 33 months as a lack of innovation gives them reason to upgrade less frequently. Read more…
Smartphone shipments fell for the seventh straight quarter in Q2 2019, but a slower pace of declines indicates that the market could be stabilizing and that demand is starting to pick up. Read more…
Apple reported revenue growth of 1% to $53.8 billion for the three months ended June 29 as the tech giant offset slumping iPhone sales with improvements in services and other products like the Mac and iPod. Read more…
Shipments of mobile devices will rise 1.2% to 1.82 billion units next year before declining again as consumers hold off on upgrading to the latest smartphone models, consulting firm Gartner predicted.
Worldwide Device Shipments by Device Type, 2018-2021 (Millions of Units)
|Traditional PCs (Desk-Based and Notebook)||195,317||189,472||182,823||175,058|
|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|
|Total Device Market||2,221,270||2,208,697||2,227,694||2,196,992|
AT&T’s managerial shakeup at its WarnerMedia unit marks one of the first times in recent memory that media industry job cuts aren’t happening at an embattled publisher. Read more…
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.
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.