iPhone volumes are expected to grow 2.6% in 2018 to 221 million in total, according to IDC. The research group is predicting that Apple smartphones will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 2.4%, reaching volumes of 242 million by 2022.
With rumors of some upcoming larger screen iOS smartphones, IDC has changed its screen size forecast for Apple by introducing volumes greater than six inches. Products are likely to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2018, with volumes ramping up and accounting for 36% of all iPhones shipped by 2022.
Android’s share of total smartphones is expected to remain relatively stable at 85% of total shipments worldwide, according to IDC. The research group adds that volumes are expected to grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 2.5%, with shipments totaling 1.41 billion by 2022.
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