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How Global Smartphone Sales Growth Ground to a Halt

Robert Fenner
How Global Smartphone Sales Growth Ground to a Halt 

After years of rampant growth, the global smartphone market is slowing down as consumers wait for the next game-changing feature. While Apple Inc. didn’t invent the smartphone, it certainly sparked the modern era of web-connected devices with the very first iPhone in 2007. The next year, the first device powered by Android made its debut and the era of rapid growth was ushered in.