It’s a crazy thought that TV usage could come second to mobiles in the future; eMarketer research predicts that we will spend an average of 2 hours and 7 minutes on our phones in 2018.
Will We Stop Watching TV Any Time Soon?
Probably not; while we’re spending less time watching live TV every year and more time on our mobile devices, they haven’t overtaken them yet.
When you see how passionate people get about a TV series or even a show in the UK (The Great British Bake Off) it’s easy to see it’s not going anywhere just yet.
It’s An Age Thing
Age plays a huge part in how you watch TV; data shows that the older generation of 65+-year-olds watch on average 6 hours and 12 minutes of TV every day. While the younger generation of 16-24-year-olds only watch an average of 1 hour & 7 minutes, no doubt spending their spare time on a mobile phone.
How We Spend Our Time
The data shows that in 2017 adults in the UK spent an average of 9 hours and 31 minutes per day on a major media source; with mobile accounting for almost half of that time.
Although TV viewing dropped in 2016 by 2.3% it still accounts for 31.7% of our daily media time. In China, TV viewing time has now been totally eclipsed by the amount of time spent on mobile phones.
Number Of 4G Mobiles In The UK
In 2017 Ofcom reported that there were 52.4 million mobile phone subscriptions to the 4G network. This is up from 39.4 million in 2016. This figure highlights how vast the growth has been in the mobile phone market since the introduction of 4G and the services that compliment it like Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
In 2017 it was reported that 76% of adults own a smartphone, up from 71%; the figures also show a growth in mobile-only homes up to 18% from 14%.
It is thought by 2022 there will be over 53 million individuals using smartphones; this is an increase of over 12 million users.
With over 12 million new mobile users by 2022 and a whole host of new technology; it’s no surprise there will be millions of mobile phones that require recycling.
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