The international smartphone market is not doing very well this year. Because the supply of smartphones has decreased a lot in the last few quarters. According to a report by IDC, the global smartphone supply is predicted to decline significantly in 2023.
According to the IDC report, global smartphone shipments will decline by 4.7 percent from last year to 1.15 billion units in 2023, the lowest in a decade.
IDC says shipments of iOS devices for various iPhone models are expected to grow by 1.1% in 2023. As a result, the share of iOS devices will reach 19.9 percent. And the main reason for this expected growth is that iOS is becoming more popular than Android.
Android phone sales in China, Asia, and Latin America declined by 3.6 percent, 4.4 percent, and 6.2 percent, respectively. Also, shipments to the US and Western Europe are expected to decline by 3.8 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively. Although 2023 is still a long way to go. However, IDC expects the smartphone market to grow by 4.5 percent in 2024.