The analyst firm IDC has said it expects augmented reality to really take off around the middle of the decade. This year, the sector is expected to see a year-over-year decline of 8.7%.
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The analyst firm IDC predicts a gloomy year for wearables for the remainder of 2022. Things will start to look up again in 2023 with all wearables segments, except wristbands, due to return to growth.
IDC has forecasted that we'll see PC and tablet sales fall until 2024. In part, this will be due to the economic turbulence. Another factor is that people have bought these items during the pandemic.
IDC says tablets saw flat growth year-over-year in the second quarter, while Chromebook shipments declined over 50% as demand lessens. Lenovo was the biggest loser in tablets and HP in Chromebooks.
The analyst firm, IDC, has reported that PC sales have declined for the second consecutive quarter due to macroeconomic issues. Despite this, sales are still way up against pre-pandemic levels.
IDC believes PC shipments will decline by 8.2% this year before picking up in 2023. It says inflation, war, and lockdowns are the main causes of the decline. Tablets shipments will slump too.
IDC has revealed that smart home device shipments worldwide increased by 11.7% in 2021. It expects the market to grow a lot bigger by 2026 as the sector matures and people get more reliable broadband.
China could catch up with industry leaders in semiconductor technology in around 10 years, according to an analyst from IDC. The country can currently produce 14- to 16-nanometre chips.
The analyst firm IDC has said that smartwatches have begun to displace wristbands as the price gap between the two products closes. Customers want smartwatches as they are more capable devices.
IDC says spending on quantum computing will rise from $412 million in 2020 to $8.6 billion in 2027. Peter Rutten from IDC even went as far as to say that classical computing will run out of steam.
IDC has reported a 12.4% increase in smart home units in Europe in 4Q2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The firm expects the continent to have 210 million smart home units by 2025.
IDC's data has revealed that PC monitors saw their biggest growth ever in 2020 due to the shift to home learning and working. The market also saw its best fourth quarter since 2011.
IDC data has shown that people turned to purchase wearables as their disposable income rose due to the closure of most retail outlets because of coronavirus. The market grew by 28.4% compared to 2019.
IDC has released its quarterly report on the state of the smartphone market, showcasing overall growth for the industry, with Huawei's sanctions making way for other manufacturers to grow.
IDC has predicted that smartphones will grow year-over-year in 4Q20 after the market performed stronger than expected during 3Q20. The sales will be largely driven by consumer interest in 5G.
IDC has revealed that gaming computers and monitor sales have benefited from the coronavirus as people look for things to do while under lockdown. It said the gaming market will grow further by 2024.
IDC has said that smart home devices will remain strong this year despite the coronavirus' effects on the economies of the world. In 2024, IDC expects 1.4 billion smart home device shipments.
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IDC has revealed that virtual reality headsets could grow by more than 40% in 2021 after a decline in 2020. The maturation of the technology will help its appeals among end-users and businesses.
IDC has forecasted that the U.S. could see a rapid increase in the number of information mobile workers and that this segment of society will also drive higher the number of people working from home.
IDC's research has found that the worldwide public cloud services market grew by 26% in 2019 compared with the year before. It said that the COVID-19 crisis could help spur the market further.
IDC has released new information suggesting that AI market revenues will continue to grow this year but at lower rates due to COVID-19. Luckily, the market is set to recover quickly.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, a majority of companies have shifted to work-from-home arrangements. This has resulted in PC shipments growing worldwide in the second quarter of 2020.
IDC has forecasted that ICT spending this year will reach $4.3 trillion. It said that the current political landscape and a slow economy are reasons for the figure not being even higher.
IDC has published a new report which looks at robotics and drone spending over the coming year. It expects spending to reach $128.7 billion this year, representing a 17.1% increase over 2019.
IDC has predicted that wearables will achieve more than 300 million unit shipments this year. The figures expected this year are 71.4% up from last year when 178 million units shipped.
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IDC has released a new forecast that suggests spending on IoT will reach $1.1 trillion, globally, in 2023. This will be driven by sales to consumer, manufacturing, and transport sectors.
IDC has revealed that wearable devices saw strong growth during the last quarter of 2018 with ear-worn wearables getting a 66.4% boost over the same period in 2017. Apple had the biggest market share.
IDC has announced that it sees $13.8 billion being spent in the 3D printing market in 2019. Printers and materials will make up two-thirds of the spend while services follow closely behind.
IDC has revealed its predictions about the smartphone market and what it thinks will happen between now and 2022. Overall these years will see single-digit growth rates fuelled by 5G.
5G infrastructure revenues could see a compound annual growth rate of 118% according to IDC. The firm claimed that the market's revenues will reach $26 billion in 2022, up from $528 million this year.
IDC has reported that shipments of tablets were down in Q3'18 year-on-year. It said that slate tablets made up the majority of sales while detachable tablets made up a smaller proportion.
Huawei's global smartphone shipment reached 54.2 million during the second quarter of 2018 while Apple managed to deliver only 41.3 million iPhones during the same period, according to IDC.
Google's premier phone hardware has doubled its sales over the previous year. Over 3.9 million Pixel devices were sold in 2017. In comparison, Apple sold more than 77 million units in the same period.
Apple surpassed Samsung to become the top smartphone vendor in Q4 2017 despite its 1% decrease in shipments. The top five vendors made gains while other smartphone vendors lost out.
The PC market has been in a slump for the last several years, but the recently concluded holiday season seems to offer hope that shipments of PCs are finally stabilizing and primed for a turnaround.
While the tablet market continued to shrink in Q2, the rate of its recession has slowed according to the latest shipment data from IDC. Some manufacturers also managed to increase their market share.
The latest data from industry watcher IDC suggests worldwide tablet shipments are continuing with their decline year-over-year for Q1 2017, due to increasing pressure from 2-in-1s and detachables.
International PC shipments have made an unexpected marginal gain for the first time in five years. HP has also taken the top spot from Lenovo in the total quantity of shipments.