The pill marketplace has now declined year-over-year for 16 quarters straight. According to new estimates from IDC, “Q3 2018 saw an 8.6 percent year-over-year decline: 36.4 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 39.9 million units in the same quarter last year,” stories VentureBeat. From the record: The most effective silver lining is that the Q3 2018 decline wasn’t double digits once more. While 2017 quarters most effective noticed single-digit declines, Q1 2018 and Q2 2018 have been within the double digits. The estimates come from IDC, which counts each slate shape components and detachables, that means pills with keyboards incorporated. Apple maintained its best spot for the quarter, with Samsung and Amazon rounding out the highest 3. Huawei used to be the one corporate within the best 5 to send extra pills than the yr prior to. The best 5 distributors accounted for 68.four p.c of the marketplace, up from 67.1 percent last year.