iPhones and other smartphones truly are addictive and we’re spending more time staring at them than ever – meanwhile, Q4 smartphone sales utterly eclipsed PC sales, but where is this going?

Heavy haulage

Summarizing current analysis:

  • PC sales have fallen from their 2011 365 million per year peak to 263 million in 2017.
  • Smartphone sales have grown from a figure hovering around nothing in 2007 to 1.5 billion last year.
  • China is the biggest smartphone market, followed by India and then the U.S.A.

“Soon consumer PCs will be extinct (only used by pro and semi-pro users),” claims mobile industry analyst, Tomi Ahonen.

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