U.S. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Installed Base Forecast Update, 2022–2026

U.S. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Installed Base Forecast Update, 2022–2026

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. The findings in this document are based on information gathered from primary and secondary sources during the past six months."The U.S. installed base has been slightly lowered as consumers face challenges around inflation and climbing prices at the premium segment of the market," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "We continue to see refresh rates extending past 40 months as consumers look to hold on to the phone they currently have. Aggressive trade-in deals have helped the market from slipping into a double-digit decline, but a lack of consumer demand will see 2022 shipments fall by 4%."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Focus on Refurbs
Market Forecast
Forecast and Assumptions
Smartphone Forecast by Operating System
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
5G Handsets
Trade-In Programs
Significant Market Developments
Foldable Phones Grew 31.3% in the Third Quarter
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Feature Phone
Installed Base
Refurbished Smartphone
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Data Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker
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