Digitimes Research: Apple expected to see iPhone shipments grow 12% in 2017

“Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 7.2% on year to 1.42 billion in 2016 and another 7% to 1.52 billion units in 2017, according to the latest estimate by Digitimes Research,” Luke Lin reports for DigiTimes.

“Apple will be the sole non-Asia brand among the top-20 smartphone brands in 2017, while all the remaining 19 vendors will come from Asia, including 11 from China,” Lin reports. “Samsung Electronics will continue to lead as the number one vendor, and Apple will rank second and manage to narrow its annual shipment gap with Samsung to within a range of 80 million units.”

Lin reports, “Apple is expected to see its shipments grow 12% in 2017, buoyed by the release of the next generation iPhone devices in the second half of the year.”

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1 Comment

  1. Again, unless someone has completed a more comprehensive survey, 34% of Samsung smartphone customers will NOT be getting another Samsung phone. This survey was completed in September, before the second recall. This Samsung failure has been at the top of every major news feed for the last couple of days. This is not some innocent flub, or a more serious offense like doctoring gas mileage. This is major malfeasance, and Samsung has screwed up more than any company in recent history. These degenerates KNOWINGLY sent dangerous exploding devices to their customers TWICE within a few months. This is an epic fail.

    If 35% were going to leave Samsung before this second recall was announced, then there has to be at least 50% leaving now. And according to that past survey 34% will get iPhones.

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