Tablets are dying (again)
Took longer than we expected
The tablet is about to follow its number one promoter Steve Jobs into his unmarked grave, according to beancounters at IDC.
Apple PCs spurned as if they were a rabid dog
Tanking shipments fall by 40.5 per cent
Fruity cargo cult Apple saw its PC sales fall faster than a team of free-fall parachuting elephants who have forgotten to pack the key component of their act.
Foldable phone sales will grow by 50 per cent
IDC says the market is growing fast
Beancounters at the analyst outfit IDC have been shuffling their tarot cards and concluded that foldable smartphones would see 21.4 million units shipped this year.
Smartphone sales disaster
Sales of smartphones are going to be dire for a couple of years according to chipmaker Qualcomm -- which has made a bob or two on the tech over the years.
Smartphone sales fall further
Mobile revolution grinds to a halt
Number crunchers at IDC have been looking at the figures for fourth quarter 2022 and declared them to be a disaster.
Chinese looking at virtual reality
Glorious five year plan
China released its first glorious five-year plan dedicated to virtual reality and says it wants to build more than 25 million devices valued at $48.20 billion by 2026.
Intel planning major layoffs
Thousands to go
Intel is planning its first major layoffs in almost six years and let thousands of its 113,700 employees go.
Biometrics market booming
Worth $6.1 billion by 2026
Beancounters at IDC say that European companies will spend a fortune on biometric systems throughout 2022.
IDC says Meta’s mixed-reality business is doomed
Tame Apple Press cheers
A recent media release from market research firm IDC predicts that Meta (the parent company of Facebook) may not be able to compete in the mixed-reality business in the long run if its strategy remains unchanged.
PC sales slide
But the PC is not dying this time
Beancounters at analysts IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that shipments of PCs have finally slowed down after two years of double-digit growth.