Worldwide End-User Device Spending Set to Increase 7 Percent in 2018; Global Device Shipments Are Forecast to Return to Growth
By 2020, artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities on smartphones will offer a more intelligent digital persona on the device. Machine learning, biometrics and user behavior will improve the ease of use, self-service and frictionless authentications.
2018 is expected to see a year-over-year decline of 3.2% as consumer demand for slate tablets and legacy PC form factors remain weak.
With end users continuing to shift to large-screen smartphones, demand for slate tablets is declining across the region
There are clear signs of improvement in South Africa. The end to the political crisis means that challenging economic conditions will be addressed as a priority by the new government, which will have a positive effect on consumer confidence and spending on mobile phones
Facebook — and all the other social networks — seems to be turning into a distracting, time-wasting and manipulative “surveillance machine” that does more harm than good.