Report: Apple iPhone 6s and 7 Models Were Best Selling Smartphones in 2016

Warding off challenges from other premium, as well as low-cost, competition, Apple’s iPhone 6s and 7 models were the best selling smartphones worldwide in 2016, according to IHS Markit. Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 7 was the top seller in 4Q last year, with the...Learn More

Report: Fixed Broadband on ‘Thin Ice’ as More People Embrace Broadband Cord Cutting

Fixed broadband is “on thin ice” in the U.S. as the mobile first generation may be fueling broadband cord cutting, according to ReportLinker. Although the majority of households still access the Internet via fixed connections (cable, telco, fiber, etc.), nearly 4 in 10 said they...Learn More

Report Sees Strong Interest in Smartphone Artificial Intelligence

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the mobile networking and device industry is on the rise. Growing use of smartphone artificial intelligence is driving improvements, which will add momentum to growth, according to a new IHS Markit white paper. Smartphones are providing the AI interface...Learn More

CSG: Millennial Mobile Attitudes Indicate Openness to AI, Personalization over Anonymity

CSG Systems International aims to assess how Millennial mobile attitudes change as they age in a new market research report. Surveying nearly 1,000 young adult Millennials, CSG found they have some clearly defined priorities regarding mobile service in coming years. That includes increasing focus on...Learn More

Report: 40.7 Million U.S. Mobile-Only Internet Users By Year-End

The latest market data from eMarketer reveals that the number of Americans who access the Internet solely via desktop, laptop or other types of personal computers will shrink to 17.9 million this year, down from 20.3 million in 2016. The trend is fueling a rise...Learn More

Report: 2016 Smartphone Shipments Reach Record High 1.5 Billion, Apple Overtakes Samsung in 4Q16

Global 2016 smartphone shipments reached a record high 1.5 billion units, a 3 percent year-over-year increase, according to the latest market data from Strategy Analytics. Growth picked up in 4Q, rising 9 percent year-over-year, as 438.7 million smartphones were shipped worldwide – the fastest growth...Learn More

Online Security Survey: Six in Ten Americans are Data Breach Victims

A  large majority of Americans have been victims of one form of data theft or fraud or another, according to Pew Research Center’s latest online security survey. Americans not only are concerned about online threats from cybercriminals, they’re concerned about unauthorized surveillance and us by...Learn More

Smartphone Habits Survey: 75% of Americans Keep Them on All Day and Night

Habitual smartphone use is now ingrained in societies worldwide. According to new smartphone habits survey results from ReportLinker nearly half – 46 percent – of Americans said they check their smartphones first thing in the morning while they’re still in bed. The early morning smartphone...Learn More

IHS: Global Smartphone Base to Hit 6 Billion by 2020

Smartphones and tablets now account for over 60 percent of all smart connected consumer devices, according to IHS Markit. That’s up from 17 percent in 2008. The market research provider predicts that the global smartphone base will rise from 4 billion in 2016 to more...Learn More

Pew: U.S. Smartphone Ownership, Broadband Penetration Reached Record Levels in 2016

U.S. smartphone ownership and the percentage of U.S. households with broadband service rose in 2016, reaching record levels of 77 and 73 percent, respectively as of November, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center. Pew’s release of the first of what is...Learn More

Accenture: Artificial Intelligence Will Drive Smartphone Sales Increase

Accenture is expecting a smartphone sales increase in 2017, marking a rebound after reaching a three-year low in 2016. Lower prices, improved security, new features and overall performance improvements, along with product refresh cycles will boost 2017 smartphone sales, Accenture found after surveying 26,000 consumers in...Learn More

Strong Satisfaction with Wireless Charging Reduces Smartphone Battery Anxiety

A survey of 2,000 smartphone users in the U.S., Europe and Asia conducted by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) reveals a high level of customer satisfaction with wireless charging, an indication that smartphones equipped for wireless charging, as well as associated accessories, will sell well...Learn More