- IDC says, that the iPhone 8 will increase iPhone shipments severely in 2018.
- Shipments of iPhones in 2017 are moderately level at 1.5 percent development.
- Shipments of iPhones were down in 2016, IDC said.
IDC said Tuesday that it expects that the Apple iPhone 8 will “spur a major upgrade cycle” in 2018 and drive iPhone shipments up by 9.1 percent.
The investigation firm said iPhone shipments were down 7 percent in 2016 and are poised to develop just 1.5 percent this year. While there are some reports of suspensions related to the iPhone 8, IDC said that “a majority of the shipments are likely to land in early 2018,” signifying that customers will grab the opportunity to purchase Apple’s new iPhone.
An expansive piece of the development is credited to smartphone upgrades. Despite new carrier plans which boost customers to lease smartphones with device installment plans for frequent upgrades, IDC says most customers will keep on upgrading their cell phones “generally at regular intervals.”
IDC’s report demonstrates that Android still has the lion’s share of the global smartphone market with an 85.2 percent grip, up 2.3 percent from last year. The iOS working framework has a 14.6 percent share, up 1.5 percent from a year ago.
Apple is likely to introduce the iPhone 8, in addition to the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, in September.