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Technology Notch appeal? Smartphones sales set to bounce back this year

20:07  05 april  2018
20:07  05 april  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Smartphone sales fell year over year for the first time in the fourth quarter, leading industry watchers to ponder if it had passed its prime. It's a lot harder to While smartphones have changed little over the year , Apple did add a wrinkle with the controversial " notch " on its iPhone X. It's a hate-it-or-love-it

After smartphone sales shrank for the first time ever in the fourth quarter, Gartner is more optimistic about this year . The 48- year -old posted on Twitter: "I am flattered to be accused by the Beano's legal eagles of imitating Walter the Softy whose powerful physical prowess is so much greater than

Now everyone's doing the notch thing. © Provided by CNET Now everyone's doing the notch thing. The smartphone business may not have peaked after all. 

Smartphone sales fell year-over-year for the first time in the fourth quarter, leading critics to ponder if its best days are behind us. It's a lot harder to get excited about phones, nowadays, with each subsequent version coming with a slight tweak in design and better internal specifications. 

But, it turns out, that slip may have been more a hiccup. Gartner said it expects smartphones shipments to grow 1.6 percent. The firm is more bullish on 2020, when artificial intelligence matures and drives a new wave of demand. 

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Notch appeal ? Smartphones sales set to bounce back this year . After smartphone sales shrank for the first time ever in the fourth quarter The firm sees a big bump in 2020 thanks to AI. Smartphone sales fell year -over- year for the first time in the fourth quarter, leading critics to ponder if its best days

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"This is not just about making the smartphone smarter, but augmenting users by reducing their cognitive load and enabling a 'Digital Me' that sits on the device," said Gartner analyst Anshul Gupta. 

While smartphones have changed little over the year, Apple did add a wrinkle with the controversial "notch" on its iPhone X. It's a hate-it-or-love-it feature, but one that competitors like Huawei and Asus are already copying. LG and OnePlus are rumored to be adding a notch to their next flagship phones as well. The iPhone X's notch, while technically a design compromise to offer a place for its cameras to sit, has come to be linked with the idea of a premium smartphone. 

Which is why you're starting to see it everywhere. 

Gartner said that consumers are holding on to their phones even longer now -- especially in the premium category. That means the notch will be sticking around for a while.

The notch will totally be worth it if iPhones eventually look like this .
Just because I’ve gotten used to the iPhone X and its signature notch, doesn’t mean I like it, but I do understand its purpose. So, I choose to accept it, thinking happy thoughts of what the not-too-distant future will bring. The notch, of course,The notch, of course, is the popular name for that half-a-bezel that is placed atop of the iPhone X, which is otherwise a truly all-screen handset. Many have copied Apple’s notch just for the sake of having their Android devices look cool by association, but nobody is doing it right.

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