Last year we bought 44 per second, but growth has slowed so its frowning time […] Prognostication-producers Gartner reckon the disappointing start to 2016 will continue for smartphone makers, with the year to end a mere seven per cent ahead of 2015.

If it’s accurate, that would translate to 1.5 billion units for the year – a little over 47 units per second, up from 44 units per second for 2015 (1.4 billion devices).

Source: Humanity will only buy 47 smartphones per SECOND in 2016

Again – there is something seriously wrong with people frowning about these figures because growth is low (*cough 7.5%!*). Total business size is absolutely stupendous!