Makers of high-end smartphones are seeing declining sales as users who find them too expensive increasingly opt to keep their phones longer, according to a global smartphone sales report.
While demand for entry-level and mid-price smartphones has remained strong, global sales of high-end smartphones like the iPhone XS and XS Max have steadily declined over the past year, according to a new report from Gartner.
Less innovation in top-of-the-line smartphones coupled with steep price increases are pushing consumers to wait longer to replace older handsets, according to Gartner.
The research firm found that in 2018, global sales of smartphones grew just 1.2% compared to the year before, reaching 1.6 billion units.
[ Related: Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Pie ]
North America, mature Asia/Pacific and Greater China recorded the worst declines of all regions, at 6.8%, 3.4% and 3%, respectively. Those mature markets rely more on flagship smartphone sales than any others and therefore were more dramatically affected by the sales drop.
What new product did Apple Computer launch with a $1.5 million commercial during the 1984 Super Bowl?
Answer : The Kenbak-1
Introduced in 1971, the Kenbak-1 is generally considered to be the world's first personal computer. Designed by John V. Blankenbaker, the Kenbak-1 included 256 bytes of memory, ran at an operating speed of about 1MHz, and sold for $750. Unlike many earlier machines it was a true stored-program (Von Neumann) computer. Unfortunately for Blankenbaker, the world wasn't quite ready for the personal computer. After selling only 40 machines, the Kenbak Corp. was forced to go out of business in 1973.
Last year, we gave our Best of Year laptop award to the Dell XPS 13. While the competition in 2016 was fierce, it remained our favorite. No matter if you grab the 6th-gen or brand new 7th-gen Intel version, the XPS 13 is awesome. While we can point to any one of its unique features—and we’d be remiss in not mentioning its practically bezel-free edge-to-edge display—its design and array of options make this Dell stellar. Go to Reviewed.com to read their full review and to shop for the best price.
We remember and honor those who lost their lives 75 years ago today in the Attack on Pearl Harbor. #PearlHarborRemembranceDay
Join the Philadelphia Eagles in our effort to tackle hunger - DONATE HEALTHY FOOD TODAY!1 in 4 people in Philadelphia are at risk for hunger. Food pantries offer invaluable support in Philadelphia, but often, the food they provide is high in calories and low in nutritional value. This can contribute to diet-related health issues, like diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol.
To end this cycle, the Eagles are partnering with the Coalition Against Hunger to tackle hunger the healthy way. All of the food collected through this healthy online food drive is high quality with high nutritional value and will be donated to local food pantries through the Coalition's Green Light Pantry program.
Helping is easy! Select the team below you would like to support and choose SHOP to purchase healthy food right here online. You will receive a tax deductible receipt for your purchase and there are no additional charges for shipping. At the end of the drive, all donated food will be delivered to the Coalition Against Hunger on our behalf.
Thank you. Your contributions will strengthen our community as it lifts up the neediest among us.