Unless you are Apple
There are signs that the falling PC market has opened its parachute and nearly hit rock bottom – unless you are Apple which is continuing to fall like a meteor.
Sales are falling there too
Hopes that India might provide PC makers with a good market while the rest of the world is still pretty depressed are proving groundless.
That bubble has burst now
After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.
How low can you go?
Beancounters working for Canalys gave added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that PC sales have fallen 13 per cent mroe than the previous year.
9.6 per cent drop in a year
Beancounters at Gartner have been totting up some figures on a back of an envelope and reached the conclusion that PC shipments have dropped 9.6 percent.
Gartner declares there is no longer gold in them thar hills
The days of the smartphone being a licence to print money are over and any growth in the market is going to be smart, according to the bean counters at Gartner.
Gartner polishes its crystal balls
Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.
Strong US dollar to blame, amongst other things
Worldwide PC shipments dropped 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter which was the worst sales have been since 2008, beancounters at Gartner Group said.
15.5 Percent up on last year
Smartphone sales soared 15.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to this time last year.