report apple saw 30 decline in shipments in q1 yoy huawei up 50

A new report from IDC revealed some insight into the smartphone industry in terms of a number of shipments during the first quarter of 2019. Between January and March, a total of 310.8 million smartphones were shipped, which is a 6.6% decline year over year. In 2018, Q1 declined 4.1%; in 2017 – 3.5%. The decline is clearly getting steeper with every new year.

The United States saw the worst decline with shipments dropping 15% on a yearly basis. The US is continuing to slow down in smartphone upgrades despite being one of the world’s largest markets.

Consumers continue to hold on…