The latest information to hit the market is that Samsung’s profits were down for a third quarter in a row for the three months to June 2014. Following slack sales of Smartphones, Apple’s profits were also down but not to the same extent. Samsung suffered because it was squeezed from the top by Apple and from the bottom by cut price Smartphones from companies like Xiaomi. At one time, most trends in consumer electronics and imaging started in Japan. Let us see how imaging and other allied products fared in 2013 in the Japanese market.
What will the 2014 figures look like? With the industry in a tizzy, who would dare to predict?