It's going to drop even more in the upcoming years because we've hit the pinnacle of smartphone innovation, not much else OEM's can do to improve on what's already out there.
Frost, 01 Mar 2018I'm not surprised after MWC 2018, all new devices are boring iPhone X clones, only Samsung S9 ... moreWell S9 is clone of S8, in design, so nothing new, or clone of A8 (2018) if you look only at fingerprint position.. Sad.
Wont be surprise if 2018 will drop more than 5% coz currently new phone lack of wow factor..
It will get worse not better in 2018 if companies like Apple & Samsung can get away overpricing phones every time they produce one,Why?as there been no regulations on what companies can charge for selling phones,Chinese phones are getting better and more affordable
I'm not surprised after MWC 2018, all new devices are boring iPhone X clones, only Samsung S9 is interesting.
That 18:9 aspect ratio is here to stay and is definitely going to going to increase the growth. In today's times (2017-2018), when someone having 18:9 phone takes it out of the pocket, here comes the staring from all sides.
I would think Apple should be able to push their market share to perhaps over 20% within 5 years, but it will require a very concerted effort to do so and still keeping over 90% of the profits in the industry. It will demand premium compact (the iPhone SE), standard (iPhone 8. iPhone X size), and phablet (Iphone 8 Plus size)...and on top of that, a very comprehensive and sophisticated refurbishment program for the developing markets.