Argus Insights has a new free report (PDF) on how ‘Consumer Smartphone Demand is Plummeting
Despite the Introduction of Flagship Phones’. The report says…
“New phones are typically a vague improvement on old ones, with better cameras, memory, etc., but these small improvements are failing to create urgency for consumers to upgrade right away. “
This might be seen as good news for developers. It’s unlikely the installed base is falling. We might get a period of relative stability where we won’t have to keep testing on newer devices. However, there is also a counter-argument that people mainly try new apps when they get a new phone.