IHS Markit is out with its 2017 data on smartphone shipments. The firms’ numbers are a bit more positive than what we saw yesterday from Strategy Analytics, pointing to a smaller quarterly decline along with a greater increase in year-over-year shipments. The data also puts iPhone in first place with the highest share of holiday quarter smartphone sales.
IHS Markits’ analysis shows 2017 global smartphone shipments dropping 4.5% for Q4 with 387.5 million units. That’s half of the 9% decrease that Strategy Analytics believes happened in the holiday quarter. IHS also believes that Xiaomi and Motorola were the only two manufacturers to see shipment grown for Q4.