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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Last Year Of PC Supremacy

The PC/Tablet balance this year will be 256 million tablets to 321 million PCs says Gartner.

It will be the last year of PC supremacy. Next year the scoring will be 321 million tablets vs 308 million PCs.

Microsoft’s ending support for XP slowed down the decline of the PC which was 9.5% last year will be only 2.9% this year.

Gartner expects 60 million professional PC replacements this year.

The phone market, of course, tops all others in unit shipments with 1.862 million shipping this year and 1.946 shipping next year.

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6 Comments

  1. david manners
    July 24, 2014 18:11

    Well Mike IDC says that 1 billion smartphones were sold last year, and IDC also says that smartphones are 55% of the market, so two billion total phones isn’t out of the ballpark..

  2. Mike Bryant
    July 24, 2014 17:18

    I’m really not convinced on your next year’s number. Even the Chinese market is now saturated so it’s replacement only. Will the next iPhone or Samsung really be good enough to persaude almost one in three people on the planet to upgrade ?

  3. david manners
    July 23, 2014 20:59

    it was meant to be a comma Tony but now I look more closely it is, as you say, a full stop posing as a decimal point. my typing has always been rubbish, but thanks for the endorsement for my nose

  4. Tony Morris
    July 23, 2014 19:21

    Ahh, I think you’ve got decimal points instead of commas there, sir.

    I never doubted your keen industry nose David, just wondered a little about the typing :-)

  5. david manners
    July 23, 2014 17:10

    Tony that”s 1,836 million i.e nearly 2 billion – seems about right for a planet of 6bn people

  6. Tony Morris
    July 23, 2014 16:44

    “The phone market, of course, tops all others in unit shipments with 1.862 million shipping this year and 1.946 shipping next year”

    Did you mean billion or suchlike, David – 2 million doesn’t seem much for the whole planet in a year :-)

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