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Forecast Analysis: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide

Published: 17 April 2019

ID: G00386831

Analyst(s): CK Lu , Roberta Cozza , Ranjit Atwal , Tuong Nguyen , Bruno Lakehal , Annette Jump , Mikako Kitagawa , Annette Zimmermann


The devices market will reach 2.15 billion units by 2023, shrinking at a 0.6% CAGR. In the short term, the professional PC market will see an uptick driven by upgrades to Windows 10, while mobile phones will slow as consumers extend lifetimes due to the inadequate value of new technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Impacts
  • Notable Changes

Forecast Data Summary

Forecast Model Summary

Influencing Factors and Assumptions

  • Phone Lifetimes
    • Forecast Assumption
  • Upgrades of Mobile Phones
    • Forecast Assumption
  • Phone Technology Roadmaps
    • Forecast Assumptions
  • Replacements of PCs

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