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Forecast Analysis: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2Q16 Update

Published: 01 July 2016

ID: G00300438

Analyst(s): Tracy Tsai , Annette Jump , CK Lu , Tuong Nguyen , Annette Zimmermann , Anthony Mullen , Ranjit Atwal , Roberta Cozza , Bruno Lakehal , Lillian Tay, Isabelle Durand


The device market will decline 1.9% in units, and the PC market will decline 7.3% in 2016, as the weak economic environment's impact on device spending in many emerging markets significantly increased. Delays in buying, as users upgrade free to Windows 10, also create doubt for a near-term upside.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Forecast Changes
  • Consumers Hold On to PCs
  • Windows 10 Upgrades Delay New PC Purchases by Consumers by 12 Months
  • Windows 10 Still on Course to Drive Business PC Replacements


  • Product Design and Pricing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Business Behavior
    • Device Preferences

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