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Ryan Reith is a prolific author whose expertise lies in the analysis and reporting of the technology market, particularly focusing on consumer electronics such as PCs, smartphones, and related devices. His interest in tracking and explaining market trends is reflected through his detailed examination of shifts in global shipments, demand dynamics, and the impact of socio-economic factors on the tech industry.

With a keen eye on industry analysis from IDC, Reith eloquently navigates the complex landscape of the market, discussing topics ranging from the decline in PC shipments due to changing IT budgets, to the surging growth in the smartphone sector bolstered by 5G technology. His storytelling encapsulates the highs and lows of the industry, covering the challenges and recoveries in the PC market and significant shifts within the hierarchy of smartphone vendors.

Reith's narratives also delve into the nuances of quarterly performance reports and yearly market reviews, pinpointing underlying reasons for sales slumps or unexpected growth. Furthermore, he offers insights into future expectations and predictions, assessing how technological advancements and consumer behaviour will shape the trajectory of these markets. At the heart of his work lies a deep intrigue for the evolving relationship between technology providers and users, and the global economic currents that drive the ebb and flow of market performance.

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Smartphone shipments to reach lowest volume in a decade
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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Global smartphone shipments are predicted to drop 4.7% in 2023 to 1.15 billion units, the lowest volume in a decade, says IDC.
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PC market finally on road to recovery - IDC report
Tue, 29th Aug 2023
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The road to recovery for PCs has been challenging coming off explosive years in 2020 and 2021, but signs of growth are finally returning, IDC finds.
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Weak demand and changing IT budgets causes drop in PC shipments
Tue, 11th Jul 2023
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Global PC shipments continue to decline, falling 13.4% in 2Q23, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of contraction, according to IDC.
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Pandemic boom for PCs well and truly over - IDC report
Thu, 12th Jan 2023
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Global shipments for traditional PCs fell below expectations as 67.2 million PCs were shipped in Q4 2022, down 28.1% from the prior year.
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Smartphone market slower to recover than expected - IDC
Mon, 5th Dec 2022
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IDC forecasts that smartphone shipments will decline 9.1% in 2022, with recovery anticipated in 2023 and 5G accounting for over half of shipments.
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IDC: Worldwide smartphone shipments down by 9.7% in Q3 2022
Fri, 28th Oct 2022
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The drop marks the largest-ever third-quarter decline and the fifth consecutive quarter of decline for the smartphone market amidst economic uncertainties.
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PC shipments have slowed, but overall demand remains strong
Tue, 12th Apr 2022
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Shipments of traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 5.1% in the first quarter of 2022, but exceeded earlier forecasts.
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Tablet and Smartphone sales slump in Q4, but see overall yearly growth
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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Tablets and Smartphone sales saw a decline in Q4 of the last financial year, however they also saw an overall yearly increase.
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PC shipments grow despite supply chain woes - IDC
Tue, 12th Oct 2021
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Shipments reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of this year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.
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Smartphone shipments on the rise, thanks to 5G
Wed, 1st Sep 2021
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Global smartphone shipments are set to grow by 7.4% in 2021, driven by recovery in emerging markets, according to IDC.
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Global PC market thrives despite semiconductor shortages
Thu, 27th May 2021
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Despite ongoing semiconductor shortages, the PC market is thriving with shipments expected to grow 18.1% in 2021, according to IDC.
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Major shift in smartphone market - Huawei drops out, Samsung regains top spot
Thu, 29th Apr 2021
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Huawei drops out of top 5 smartphone vendors for the first time as Chinese brands like Xiaomi and OPPO surge, says IDC.
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Surge in PC demand expected to continue - IDC
Thu, 3rd Dec 2020
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The ongoing surge in PC demand is expected to continue as work from home and remote education needs mix with the holiday spending season.
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Worldwide smartphone market declines in Q3, but not as much as expected - IDC
Fri, 30th Oct 2020
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Global smartphone market performs 'better than expected' in Q3 2020, with shipments declining just 1.3% YoY, according to IDC.
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Smartphone shipments down but may make a comeback in 2022
Mon, 31st Aug 2020
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Global smartphone shipments expected to drop in 2020, but strong push for 5G will bring market back to growth in 2021, according to IDC.
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Personal computing devices will return to growth - but not until 2019
Mon, 29th May 2017
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Commercial notebooks and detatchable tablets will help drive the personal computing device market back to growth – but it won't be until 2019.