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TrendForce: Tablet Software and Hardware See Difficulties on Differentiation, 2014 Shipment to Defend 20% Growth Target

10 December 2013

Based on the projection by WitsView, the display division of the global intelligence provider TrendForce, the tablet shipment is projected 229 million units for entire 2014, seeing an annual growth dipping to around 20%. As the expectation that Windows 8 encourages tablets’ commercial application in 2014 is shattered, the dominant Android damps the possibility the OS lifts the sales momentum. Besides, the hardware also is pressured by prices, making the spec launched by brands to gain little traction among consumers.

TrendForce: Chinese Brands’Strong Promotion Lifts 2014 4K2K TV Penetration to 8%

4 December 2013

According to the global LCD TV brands’ shipment and the downstream quarterly report by Witsview, the display research division of the global intelligence provider TrendForce, the Q3 global LCD TV shipment reached 50.6 million units, rising 9.9% QoQ and damping 5.1% YoY. However, the global shipment for the entire year trims 1.7% for the first time to a volume 203.1 million units with a penetration rate 1% for 4K2K LCD TV, seeing a shipment of 2.1 million units.

TrendForce: iPhone 5C’s Performance Expected to Drop, May Account for Only 24% of iPhone Shipments in 4Q13

13 November 2013

According to TrendForce’s research, Apple's Q3 iPhone shipments reached a total of 33.8 million units. Together, the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C account for more than 50% of all of Apple’s shipped iPhones. Given that the iPhone 5C's price ended up being a lot higher than expected, its Q4 shipments have been adjusted downwards by 11 million units, and is projected to account for only 24% of the total iPhones shipped during the quarter. The iPhone 5S's sales performance, by comparison, turned out to be a lot better than expected; By the end of 4Q13, the said model is likely to account for nearly 70% of all the iPhones shipped. The total number of iPhones shipped in 4Q13 is projected to increase by 2.2% YoY to 46 million units.

TrendForce: Q3 Global Smartphone Shipments Meet Seasonal Expectations at 250M Units, 11.6% QoQ Growth

30 October 2013

According to global research firm TrendForce, smartphone shipments have been strong as several smartphone manufacturers introduced new devices in the third quarter. As Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C hits the market, Android makers like Samsung, Sony, LG, and less well-known Chinese brands are also releasing new smartphone models in the second half of the year. TrendForce projects smartphone shipments will reach 250 million units in the third quarter, representing 11.6% quarter-over-quarter and 36% year-over-year growth. Yearly smartphone shipment volume is forecast at 940 million units, a 33.2% increase over 2012.

TrendForce: iPad Shipment Weakens with Q3 Market Share Continuing to Dip

29 October 2013

According to WitsView, the display research division of the global market intelligence provider TrendForce, the global 7”- and-above tablet shipment of the resolution WSVGA and up for Q3 attained 44.3 million units, surging 8.4% from the previous quarter. Generally speaking, the Q3 tablet shipment has got rid of the sluggish atmosphere in Q2, however, some brands show no strengthening performances and lack the strong restocking ahead of the traditional holiday shopping season.

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