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https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-samsung-google-smartphone-decline-2019-5

The smartphone market is in decline, and nothing is coming to save it
Matt Weinberger


iPhone XR Apple's colorful iPhone Xr is supposed to be more affordable, but it still starts at a cool $749. Apple

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    The smartphone market is showing signs of stagnation, with Apple, Samsung, and Google all reporting this week that it's harder to sell a premium smartphone than it used to be.
    This is for several related reasons: higher costs for incremental improvements, people keeping their current phones or buying cheaper models.
    Apple is fighting this smartphone slowdown by focusing on services like Apple Pay or the Apple TV Plus streaming service, where it can make more money per users.
    Samsung is betting on new developments like 5G internet and foldable screens.
    Both bets are risky in their own ways, and neither seems likely to completely make up for the slow decline of the overall smartphone market.
    The next big gadget is coming: augmented reality goggles. But it's not ready for prime time, and may not be for some while.
    Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories.

Apple's latest quarter was sort of a bad news/good news situation.

The bad news is that sales of the iPhone were down some 17% from the same period of 2018. The good news is that Wall Street seems to believe that there's nowhere for the iPhone to go but up, sending Apple's stock soaring.

There is, however, worse news not just for Apple, but for the entire smartphone industry.
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