iPhones and other smartphones truly are addictive, and we’re spending more time staring at them than ever. Meanwhile, Q4 smartphone sales utterly eclipsed PC sales. But where is this going?
Summarizing current analysis:
- PC sales have fallen from their 2011 365 million per year peak to 263 million in 2017.
- Smartphone sales have grown from a figure hovering around nothing in 2007 to 1.5 billion last year.
- China is the biggest smartphone market, followed by India and then the U.S.
“Soon consumer PCs will be extinct (only used by pro and semi-pro users),” claims mobile industry analyst Tomi Ahonen.