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Invest Implications: Forecast Alert: Devices, Worldwide, 2020

Published: 14 April 2020

ID: G00725942

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff


In a COVID-19 recession, device revenue could decline 10% in 2020. PC/tablets and smartphones could decline 8% to 9% and 8% in units, respectively, in 2020. Cost containment in a recession scenario will reduce spending significantly through 2020, while working from home has caused a spike in device buying.

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