Date: 2017/05/03 21:38
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Shipment volume of the Taiwanese smartphone industry
totaled around 74.7 million units, declining 13.2 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2017, according to MIC (Market Intelligence& Consulting Institute), a Taipei-based IT research institute.
“Since Android phones’ launching often takes place in the first half of the year, the shipment volume is estimated to increase at around 79.7 million units in the second quarter of 2017, up 6.7 percent sequentially,” says Aaron Lin, industry analyst with MIC. “The drop in the first quarter was mainly because iPhone 7 market sales did not live up to expectations, which led to Apple’s decision to revise its orders down.”
“Nevertheless, as FIH Mobile starts to produce Nokia phones for HMD Global in 2017, Foxconn to produce Xiaomi Redmi smartphones in its India new manufacture unit, and Wistron to manufacture iPhone SE in the production line of its Indian fully owned subsidiary ICT Service Management Solutions, Taiwan’s overall smartphone shipments will likely to see a boost this year.” [FULL STORY]