The IDC reports that smartphone shipments are expected to slow down big time this year. They are expecting the numbers to drop from 39.2% growth in 2013 to 19.3% in 2014. And the IDC reports that smartphone shipments could drop to the single digits by 2017. Yikes! That’s cold. But here’s the good in all that for the consumers. Prices are also expected decline with the average to drop down to $260 by 2018 from $335 in 2013.