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Companies are expected to spend more money on cell phone parts than PC parts next year

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Companies are expected to spend more money on cell phone parts than PC parts next year
According to a new study by research company IC Insights, next year will be the first year when device manufacturers will spend more money on phone components than PC components.

The picture gets quite different if we take a look back. In 2008, for example, a total of $64.7 billion was invested in computer components, versus just $35.9 billion for phones - almost twofold difference! Since then, the global priorities have slowly been changing, leading IC Insights to believe that in 2013, companies are to spend about $70.7 billion on cell phone components, and "just" $65.1 billion on computer ones. Judging by the graph below, this trend is to continue, and while the PC industry isn't expected to just collapse in the near future, it is true that the cell phone market will see a much bigger progress during the following years.


Companies are expected to spend more money on cell phone parts than PC parts next year

via: AndroidAuthority

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:17 4

1. mahmoudxcom (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


its seems that the era of PC starting to end

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:51 3

2. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Also Macs.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:24

3. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


It is the same.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 19:44

4. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


pc era isn't gonna end yet it well end for average tv users but for progamers and hardcore pc gamers etc... will keep the pc community alive

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 00:09 2

6. cncrim (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


PC is the big truck of our economic. Phone and Tablet is like a small car that cant/will never able replace truck when come to the real heavy duty. Programming and decoding think still require PC, without PC there wont be software for your phone.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 06:10

7. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yeah pretty much nice explanation

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 19:45

5. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


also tablets count as phone components right??

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 00:17

8. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Let’s not kid ourselves, the PC market has peaked. Not only that, it’s actually in decline. That’s not to say that today’s computers are unattractive products, because that would be an outright lie.

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