A man uses a smartphone outside an Apple store in Beijing in January. Apple cut its revenue outlook for the latest quarter. Photo: AFP

Why 5G, foldable phones can’t come soon enough for handset makers as market cools

  • Analysts talk of market stabilisation and saturation, and look to disruptive features such as foldable phones and 5G connectivity to perk up sales
  • Price may be a factor. ‘People don’t want to spend US$1,000 to replace something that isn’t broken,’ says one, and world’s poor won’t forgo food for texting
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A man uses a smartphone outside an Apple store in Beijing in January. Apple cut its revenue outlook for the latest quarter. Photo: AFP
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