Weaker demand dampens North American smartphone market

Shipments shrank year on year during the second quarter despite the region being considered ‘the world's most resilient market’

Kelsey Rees
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Weaker demand dampens North American smartphone market

The North American smartphone market reached 35.4 million shipped units in Q2 2022, a drop of 6.4 per cent year on year. Channel analyst Canalys blamed the decline on economic challenges, high inflation and poor seasonal demand. "Following a rapidly recovered performance in 2021, the tide has turned in the North American smartphone market," said Canalys research analyst Runar Bjørhovde.  "A combination of high inflation, decreasing consumer confidence, and an economic slowdown is shr...

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