IDC: Global smartphone growth expected to slow to 11.3% in 2015

Smartphone shipments are expected to increase by 11.3 per cent in 2015, which is down from 27.6 per cent in 2014. According to latest forecasts from IDC, the lower growth rate will partly be caused by slower growth in China. Android smartphone growth is also expected to be slower than the worldwide market, at 8.5 per cent in 2015. However, many markets will still experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond, and worldwide shipment volumes are forecast to reach 1.9 billion units annually by 2019. IDC also expects iOS smartphones to increase by 23.0 per cent in 2015 and remain above worldwide market growth rates throughout the forecast. Report