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one subject if you want to discuss at mobile World Congress in Barcelona with smartphone sales down for five straight quarters has this industry lost its balls even once untouchable apple is suffering it warned of falling sales in January and now refuses to say how many iPhones it is selling industry watchers reckon it's shipments in China fell by a fifth in the last quarter of the it'll has some people pulling peak smartphone Barcelona regulars insist that is just pulsing pessimism when customers know they're on the cusp of another way they tend to be a bit more expensive to buy a new handset to new devices if they think they're about to be replaced so that can be affected that new wave is cold five G. it's the next generation mobile network that will allow much faster data speeds since more data requires more powerful phones that could be a boon for supplies at least micron technology makes chips for apple and others it says it's a case of few of phones with more chips in a shrinking market of the forms of memory content and the storage content is going to be exciting market for us because the build up to , big network operators all spending billions on five G. infrastructure now they need people to spend money on the new services they're banking on the five G. phones unveiled this week to get customers excited and in five G. once again we already have three lined up and the network isn't even you know technically launch so it's %HESITATION we like the excitement the first five G. phones are expensive though even the very cheapest one is nearly seven hundred dollars public awareness of five G. and what might offer also still love , until that changes it would be brave to protect that small phone sales are about to boom again