Over 1.5 billion airline boarding passes will be delivered via smartphones by 2019, compared to approximately 745 million boarding passes estimated to be delivered this year, according to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research.
Mobile identity offers a means of extending access to a vast array of services, such as mobile banking and mobile health, to everyone. The ability to get an identity that is verifiable online is a transformational capability that can grant access to banking, mobile payments and healthcare, as well as transportation.
According to data released in January 2015 by J.P. Morgan, the average smartphone screen size worldwide rose to 5.1 inches last year, that’s up from 4.6 inches in 2013. As the larger screen becomes the norm, the phablet category could simply become the new smartphone category.
For the first time in 2016, eMarketer expects the majority (51.2%) of adult mobile phone users in the U.S. market to use mobile banking, that’s up from 47.2% this year. Even more, half of the adult population will be mobile phone bankers by 2017, vs. 43.0% in 2015.
More Americans continue to adopt smartphones, although the market is clearly saturated. comScore released the key trends within the U.S. smartphone industry for January 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer, with 41.3 percent OEM market share.
Once again, the bring-you-own-device (BYOD) to work phenomena will help to elevate personal communications within the typical office or factory environment — thanks to the ongoing adoption of smartphone apps in the workplace. Today, Wi-Fi is being used to connect a variety of devices, besides notebook PCs.
According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), Google Android and Apple iOS accounted for 96.3 percent of all smartphone shipments — that’s up slightly from 95.6 percent in 4Q13.