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Wearables Demand Falls Worldwide as Cost of Living Bites

The weak economic outlook and rising cost of living are hitting demand for smartwatches and fitness bands, with global shipments forecast to fall by 7% in 2022. New adoption and…

Economic Uncertainties Dampen Outlook for Virtual and Augmented Devices, But Long-Term Potential Remains Strong

CCS Insight forecasts that 14 million virtual and augmented reality devices will be sold in 2022, growing more than sixfold to 88 million in 2026. A raft of new smart…

Circular Economy for Used Smartphones Worth $13.3 Billion in 2021

Sales of second-hand smartphones generated over $13 billion of revenue for organized commercial resellers in 2021. The average resale price of a pre-owned iPhone was higher than that of brand-new…

5G Connections to Exceed 1 Billion in 2022, Despite Economic Turbulence

Momentum for 5G remains robust as post-pandemic network launches are set to spur connection growth in 2022. However, progress is being slowed by the macroeconomic climate. Connections to 5G networks…

CCS Insight Growth Continues with Expanded Team and New Products

Simon Bryant to lead new worldwide research programmes offering rich data to clients Partnership with Global mobile Suppliers Association strengthened First report on the circular economy for smartphones now available…

Phone Sales Hit as Inflation and Low Confidence Tighten Purse Strings

Mobile phone shipments are projected to grow by 2.9% in 2022 — a muted recovery following two difficult years A negative global economic outlook, hardened by the war in Ukraine,…

Survey Shows Employee Experience on a Knife Edge as Hybrid Work Looms

London, 31 March 2022: Global analyst firm CCS Insight has revealed the findings of its annual Employee Workplace Technology Survey, which underline the shifting behaviours in the workforce as businesses…

Green Concerns Prompt Manufacturers to Adjust Their Strategies

One in two people believe manufacturers should make longer lasting products to help the environment Growing environmental awareness may lead to reduced demand for new devices Companies have an opportunity…

A Brighter Future for Wearables after Another Strong Year

Wearables have enjoyed a strong year of growth in 2021, with shipments rising by 20% Apple continues to lead the smartwatch pack, but other players are set to gain from…

GSA Appoints CCS Insight As New Research Partner

The two organisations will collaborate to extend the breadth and depth of GSA research available through GAMBoD database and industry reports London, 17 February 2022 — The Global mobile Suppliers…