Taiwan makers ship 83 million smartphones in 1Q15
Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan makers totaled 83.03 million units in the first quarter of 2015, down 27.4% from the previous quarter but up 52.5% from a year earlier period, the government-backed MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting) has estimated.
In terms of production value, total production in the first quarter of 2015 reached US$16 billion, decreasing 25.9% from a quarter earlier, as ASP shed to US$193 from US$199 during the same period, MIC said.
Meanwhile, shipments of iOS-based smartphones accounted for 72.8% of Taiwan’s total smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 54% a quarter earlier. The ratio of Android phones declined to 24.7% from 44.8% during the same quarter, MIC noted.
LTE-enabled smartphones totaled 98.55 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, accounting for 86.1% of total smartphone shipments, and the ratio is expected to increase further in the first quarter of 2015, said the MIC.