Mobile-device sales in the United States and Europe have fallen in recent quarters, according to new data from Strategy Analytics.
The trend is in part due to the popularity of more affordable Android devices and less-expensive iOS devices.
In the United Kingdom, for instance, sales of smartphones fell 5.7% last year, compared with 7.4% in the previous year.
The Moto X and Moto X Max, released last year and the first two models of the new flagship phone, have taken a significant hit.
“The first thing I would say is the Moto phones have suffered a lot,” Strategy Analytics CEO Mark Mahaney said in an interview.
“They’ve suffered from a lot of the same things as the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 6.
They’re very, very expensive, and they’re not getting good returns.
I think there’s a lot more pressure on the Motorola brand to get back to where it was before the phone launched.”
Moto X-Style and Moto G-Style sales fell The biggest drop in sales of Moto X phones was seen in the U.S. where sales of the devices were down 10.4%.
“The Moto X line is a very, really good phone,” Mahaney added.
The sales of these two phones, though, have really taken a hit.” “
I don’t know if they were just trying to find a good market, or if they just weren’t trying to do that in the right way.
The sales of these two phones, though, have really taken a hit.”
Moto phones made by Motorola and Xiaomi, the company’s two other Android brands, have also suffered, and the company has recently been losing market share to Apple.
In June, Motorola announced it would stop selling the Moto G in China.
“We think that the Chinese market is not as engaged as the U, UK and France, where they’re making an enormous amount of revenue,” Mahoney said.
“That’s the big thing: You can’t just put a product in China and say, ‘We’ll ship it in the next five months.'”
The U.K. and France were also hit hard by the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.
The devices were introduced in the past two years, but sales in those markets have fallen about 30% and 12%, respectively.
Motorola and Samsung’s devices are both available in the market.
“People are just not willing to buy it in those two countries because the prices are so high,” Mahany said.
Apple is expected to release its first smartphone this month.
Strategy Analytics said it expects Apple to have about $7.6 billion in annual sales for the first quarter of 2018.
It’s expected to grow its revenue in the first half of the year.
Strategy analysts also predict that Apple’s revenue will reach $6.2 billion, or $7 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2020.
In China, which accounts for nearly 70% of Apple’s sales, the revenue of the iPhone will reach more than $1.5 billion in 2020, up from $1 billion in the third quarter of last year.
Apple’s share of the Chinese smartphone market will also increase, analysts predict, with the iPhone’s share growing from 22% in 2020 to 28% in 2021.
Apple also expects its share of China’s smartphone market to increase from 4% to 5% in 2023, while its share in the rest of the world will drop from 7% to 6%.
“There is a lot riding on this,” said Jeff Williams, an analyst with Wedbush Securities in New York.
“There’s a big question mark over whether this year is going to be a record year for Apple.”
Strategy Analytics’ Mahaney predicted that Apple could see a “substantial decline” in sales, given that its sales in China have fallen more than any other market in the world.
“For Apple to be in a position where they can make a profit in China, it has to be about 40% of what they make in the US,” Mahays said.
Strategy has been a big player in the mobile-device industry for years, and its data suggests it’s making progress.
Strategy estimated that Apple had $5.5 trillion in cash on hand at the end of 2020, down from $7 trillion a year earlier.
The company’s sales have been declining, but Mahaney thinks the trend is continuing.
“You’ve got to think it’s going to accelerate in the second half of this year,” he said.
That trend will likely lead to a significant drop in the stock price.
Apple stock has risen about 25% since it closed the previous day.
Strategy reported that Apple has sold almost $1 trillion in Apple products since the beginning of the smartphone boom.
Strategy predicts that by 2021, Apple will have sold $8.8 trillion in iPhone products.
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