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

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.


via: AndroidAuthority

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8 Comments

1. mahmoudxcom

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

its seems that the era of PC starting to end

2. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Also Macs.

3. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

It is the same.

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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

6. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah pretty much nice explanation

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

also tablets count as phone components right??

8. molanjames

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 11, 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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