Why the tech press reports smartphone good news like it's bad news

Smartphone shipments for this year will total 2.2 billion phones, which is a decline of 3.8% year over year, according to Gartner, which called it the “worst decline ever” for smartphone sales.

Worst decline? How about best decline?

Smartphone shipments are in decline, Apple revenue is in decline and Apple is discouraging third-party battery replacements.

This is all great news! Here's why.