Mobile phones and smart phones are now the most popular mobile devices on the planet, according to new data from research firm Mobark.
The firm released the latest data today.
The latest numbers come as Apple is ramping up its efforts to push back against new smartphone and tablet competition from the likes of Google, Samsung and others.
Apple recently announced its newest flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus, which it said would deliver a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
It also announced a new version of its popular Maps app, which now has an 8-inch display.
Other new iPhone and Android models have also been announced, including the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iPhone SE.
But the new data reveals that the number of mobile phones sold in the US is still down from the same time last year.
That is not to say there are not new smartphones and tablets out there, but the overall number of phones is still a fraction of the total, according the data.
As of April 30, there were about 3.9 billion smartphones in the world, down from 4.7 billion in the same period last year, Mobark says.
The company expects the smartphone market to grow to 4.5 billion units this year, up from 3.3 billion last year and down from 6.9 million a year ago.
The company also predicts the market will reach 5.2 billion units by 2019, up 1.6 billion from the previous forecast.
That means smartphones and other connected devices will account for just 3.7% of global sales by the end of 2020, down a full percentage point from last year’s figure of 3.8%.