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Global PC Market Decline will Continue into 2017

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Personal computer (PC) vendors will remember 2016 as yet another year where their hopes for a market growth recovery failed to materialize. Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4 percent in 2016, according to the latest worldwide market study by IDC.

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Outlook for New Smartphone Tech Innovation during 2017

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach 1.45 billion units, with a year-over-year growth rate of just 0.6 percent in 2016, according to the latest market study by IDC. Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4 percent growth rate in 2015.

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More Upside Opportunities for Smartphone Virtual Reality Apps

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There will be nearly 60 million smartphone VR headsets shipped in 2021, that’s an increase of around 240 percent on an expected 16.8 million this year, according to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research.

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Smartwatch Market Demand Fades in Third Quarter 2016

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The worldwide smartwatch market growth slowed in 3Q16, resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes. According to data from IDC, total smartwatch volumes reached 2.7 million units shipped in 3Q16 — that’s a decrease of 51.6% from the 5.6 million units shipped in 3Q15.

Source: IDC

How Digital Assistants will Transform Consumer Electronics

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The introduction of smartphones has been a game changer, impacting what we expect from a mobile handset. Now mobile device manufacturers have created new modes of voice control, utilizing cognitive computing capabilities in the cloud, that allow smartphone users to operate the device without touching it.

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Worldwide Wearables Market Climbs 26.1% in 2Q16

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Shipments of wearable devices reached 22.5 million in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), according to IDC. Despite a decline in shipments for one of the largest vendors, the overall market for wearable devices grew 26.1% year over year as new use cases are slowly starting to emerge.

Source: IDC

Why Much Lower Prices will Drive Global Smartphone Upside

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IDC analysts believe that as phablets gain in popularity, they expect to see vendors further expanding their portfolio of large-screened devices, but at much more affordable price points — compared to market leaders Samsung and Apple.

Source: Digital Lifescapes