Apple has admitted hardware quality issues with the iPhone X and some 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops; and offered free fixes.
Samsung has once again trumped Apple innovation by unveiling the world's first foldable smartphone screen - the Infinity Flex - at its annual Samsung Developers' Conference.
Apple has killed off the headphone jack for good and removed the free headphone adapter from the box of all iPhone models.
South Korean scientists have devised a new type of smartphone fingerprint sensor which will simplify device design, improve user experience and which can also sense tactile pressure and skin temperature enhancing security.
Plummeting demand in China has pushed global smartphone sales into decline during the first quarter of 2018, but shipments are expected to move back into growth in 2019, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
HTC will dismiss 25 percent of it's Taiwan-based manufacturing unit due to a drop in sales of its smartphones. The cut represents 1,500 jobs.
Computing now consumes 8% of the world's electricity and unless a new sustainable technology can be found "the information revolution will stall due to power hunger."
Deloitte Global predicts that 45% of global adult smartphone users in 2018 are worried they are using their phones too much at times and will try to limit their usage.
Global sales of smartphones continued to increase in the third quarter of 2017, with the Emerging APAC region showing the strongest growth.
The ACCC has put telco's on notice to expect greater scrutiny in 2017 as it focuses on consumer guarantees and educating buyers to know what they are entitled to under law.