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U.S. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Installed Base Forecast, 2018-2022

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U.S. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Installed Base Forecast, 2018-2022
Published: May 21, 2018 Content info: 13 Pages

This IDC study analyzes the installed base of smartphone users in the United States by operating system (OS). It combines IDC's extensive knowledge of smartphones, smartphone users, subscribers, subscriber growth, and challenges and opportunities for different operating systems. Findings in this document are based on information gathered from primary and secondary sources during the past six months."Smartphone penetration among U.S. mobile phone subscribers continues to climb toward a saturation point as the value proposition of feature phones declines and smartphone prices become more attainable through financing and trade-in programs," says Jason Leigh, senior research analyst with IDC's Mobility team. "To maintain and grow revenue, phone manufacturers and mobile network operators must now pivot from encouraging smartphone adoption to incentivizing device upgrades, through additional financing programs, creative device/service/hardware bundles, and investing in the development of new use cases that will transform subscribers' relationship with their devices."

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Product Code: US43802718

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

  • Financing and Trade-In Will Grow the High End

Market Forecast

  • Forecast and Assumptions
  • Smartphone Forecast by Operating System

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • 5G Handsets
      • Refurbished Devices
    • Inhibitors
      • Market Saturation
      • Refresh Cycle and Upgrade Cycle Are Lengthening
  • Significant Market Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

  • Feature Phone
  • Smartphone


  • Primary Data Sources
  • Secondary Data Sources
  • IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker

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