Smartphones 2024: Can Independent Retailers Get In The Business?

Psst! Hey, you, consumer technology retailer. Wanna sell smartphones?

Yes, smartphones are still the best-selling consumer electronics devices, but the business isn’t exactly booming anymore. U.S. unit smartphone shipments have steadily declined from 140 million units in 2022 to a projected 124 million this year according to Statistica, which projects a further erosion to 106 million units in 2027. “Carriers have cautioned on seeing growth for the next several quarters,” warns Hanish Bhatia, Counterpoint’s associate director of devices and ecosystem.

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About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at
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