Global smartphone shipments fell below the 1.2-billion unit mark in 2022, with the 11% year-on-year drop marking a low point for the industry, according to the technology analyst firm Canalys.
Shipments of PCs in 2022 hit a low note in the final quarter, with total shipments of desktops and notebooks falling by 29% for a total of 65.4 million units.
European smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2022 declined by 16% year-on-year to a shade more than 40 million units, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, attributing this to economic challenges that placed constraints on consumer demand.
Expenditure on cloud infrastructure services increased by 28% year-on-year globally during the third quarter to reach US$63.1 billion, the first time the rate has fallen below 30%, the technology analyst firm Canalys reports.
Apple has performed the best among big technology companies for the current quarter, posting US$90.1 billion (A$140.6 billion) in revenue, an increase of 8% year-on-year.
Smartphone shipments in China during the third quarter of 2022 increased marginally over the previous three months but, at 70.0 million units, represented a 11% year-on-year fall.
Nearly half of the smartphone users in India say they are planning to buy new devices, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims, adding that these findings come as the country gets set to build its first 5G network.
Smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2022 fell for the third consecutive time this year, with a 9% decrease year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this made it the worst third quarter since 2014.
Global shipments of PCs fell by 18% during the third quarter of 2022 to 69.4 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, attributing this drop to high inflation, rising interest rates and bloated channel inventories.
India's PC shipments for the second quarter of 2022 dropped to 4.6 million units, a fall of 12%, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.
Global sales of electric vehicles totalled 4.2 million in the first half of 2022, a 63% increase year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this included battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Global shipments of tablets fell for the fourth quarter running, with the technology analyst firm Canalys reporting a 11% year-on-year fall to 34.8 million units in the second quarter of 2022.
Global smartphone sales fell to 287 million units in the second quarter of 2022, a drop of 9% year-on-year and the lowest figure since the second quarter of 2020 when the pandemic first hit, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.
Global shipments of traditional PCs fell 15.3% in the second quarter of 2022 to 71.3 million units, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that the year-on-year drop was the second consecutive decrease after two years of increases.
Global tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2022 fell by 3% year-on-year to 38.6 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that Chromebooks suffered a much bigger fall, dropping 60% to 4.9 million units.
Supply constraints have kept the Indian smartphone market to just 2% growth in the first quarter of the year, the technology analyst firm Canalys reports, adding that 38.0 million smartphones were shipped.
Global smartphone shipments fell by 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022 due to sluggish demand, the technology analyst company Canalys claims, but with no numbers to back it up.
Revenue from global PC shipments was up in the first quarter of 2022, but shipments fell, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this was the first year-on-year fall for a quarter since 2020.
The PC market in India grew at 45% year-on-year in 2021, its fastest rate in a decade, with 18.6 million desktops, notebooks and tablets shipped.
Shipments of personal computers in China grew by 9% or by 16.5 million units in the final quarter of 2021, making the figure for the whole year a record 57 million units, an increase of 10% year-on-year, figures from the technology analyst firm Canalys show. Tablets were not included in the count.
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