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.
After facing a record low year-over-year growth of 2.5% in 2016, IDC is predicting a rebound in smartphone sales with 3.8% expected growth for the next five years. In 2017, the growth will be 4.2%.
IDC optimistically predicted that Windows phones would grab 20% of the global smartphone market by 2015; now, it forecasts just 0.1% share by 2020 - but that latest prediction may well prove accurate.
A new report from IDC outlining the performance of smartwatches in 3Q16 shows that the market is experiencing "growing pains" as sold units dropped by over 50%, compared to the previous year.
According to the latest data from the market, tablets won't buck their declining sales until 2018. And at that point it will happen thanks to Windows and iOS devices aimed at the professional market.
According to the latest figures released by IDC, tablet shipments continue to decline worldwide with only 38.7 million units sold in Q2 2016, a marked 12.3% year over year decrease.
IDC says global smartwatch shipments fell by almost a third year-over-year, thanks to a massive 55% drop in Apple Watch shipments - but Apple remains the largest smartwatch vendor by a large margin.
The latest data coming from Western Europe shows that convertible devices and detachable tablets have a bright future ahead, even as the overall PC market continues to decline.
Google's Chromebooks are quite popular in the education sector in the US, and now it seems that the devices have apparently outsold Apple's MacBook lineup in the country for the first time.
IDC has released its latest quarterly market share report for tablets, which has revealed a huge fall in shipments mainly due to lack of interest among consumers for these portable devices.
The latest forecast report from the market research firm says that virtual reality hardware is going to generate a lot of revenues this year, and will continue to grow for the next five years.