iPhone’s China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

Uncategorized | Sunday September 15 2013 1:35 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

iPhones China debut expected to take bite out of gray market

Apple 's iPhone 5S.

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At least one group in China is likely upset over the early launch of Apple ‘s new iPhones — gray market scalpers.

For the first time ever, Apple has added China to the list of countries scheduled to get custody of the new iPhones on the first round. That means China and Hong Kong, along with the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, (more…)

Samsung still smartphone king despite market share dip

Uncategorized | Saturday July 20 2013 11:46 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Samsung still smartphone king despite market share dip

Samsung's Galaxy S4

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Samsung kept its firm lead over Apple in the smartphone arena last quarter, though both companies saw their shares drop.

For the second quarter, Samsung’s slice of the global smartphone market inched down to 30.4 percent from 32.2 percent a year ago, IDC said in a report released Thursday. However, shipments jumped to 72.4 million from 50.3 million over (more…)

iPhone to shed market share this quarter, says analyst

Uncategorized | Thursday January 17 2013 8:40 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

iPhone to shed market share this quarter, says analyst

Apple 's iPhone 5.

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The iPhone may be in store for a tough quarter, according to one analyst.

Apple will give up some of its smartphone market share this quarter, says Citi analyst Glen Yeung, “raising concern about the on-going dominance of the iPhone .” In an investors note out today, Yeung cited strong demand for Samsung devices as the cause.

Recent reports say that Apple (more…)

Samsung still rules U.S. mobile market

Uncategorized | Thursday January 3 2013 1:03 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Samsung still rules U.S. mobile market

Samsung's Galaxy S3.

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Samsung continues to reign over the rest of the mobile-phone industry in the U.S., according to the latest stats from ComScore.

Looking at the three months ending with November, Samsung won 26.9 percent of all mobile subscribers in the U.S., a 1.2 point gain from the prior three-month period. Apple took home second place with 18.5 percent of the market, a gain (more…)

iPhone 5 faces U.S. market share challenges, says analyst

Uncategorized | Friday September 7 2012 4:10 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

iPhone 5 faces U.S. market share challenges, says analyst

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The iPhone 5 may have a tough time winning more market share in the U.S., an NPD Group analyst believes.

Expected to launch tomorrow, the new iPhone is already being touted as a blockbuster product by many analysts. But in a blog post, NPD analyst Stephen Baker said he thinks the iPhone 5 faces a different and more challenging environment than the one encountered by the iPhone 4 or even 4S.

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Apple legal win will boost iPhone 5 market share, says analyst

Uncategorized | Tuesday August 21 2012 11:53 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Apple legal win will boost iPhone 5 market share, says analyst

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Apple )

Apple ‘s iPhone 5 will be one beneficiary of the company’s legal win against Samsung.

On Friday, a jury found that Samsung had infringed on several mobile device patents owned by the iPhone maker, awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages.

The verdict serves as a warning not just to Samsung but to other smartphone makers, providing a boost for the next iPhone , according to Morgan Stanley (more…)

Apple Grabs Record 8.8% of Worldwide Mobile Phone Market; But Slips to Second Place in The Worldwide Smartphone Market in Q1 2012

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Logitech UE: Another $400 Apple AirPlay speaker hits the market

iPhone,iPod | Wednesday March 21 2012 3:41 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Logitech UE: Another $400 Apple AirPlay speaker hits the market

Merging brands: The “UE” in Logitech's AE Air Speaker stands for Ultimate Ears.

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Logitech)

Back in October of last year we told you about how Logitech was on the verge of releasing its first Apple AirPlay-compatible wireless speaker. Well, it took a little longer for the product to hit the market than we thought, but now it’s officially arrived.

Rumor had it that the speaker would simply be (more…)

Apple tops Japanese smartphone market for first time

iPhone | Saturday March 10 2012 12:09 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Apple tops Japanese smartphone market for first time

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Apple )

As news of Apple ‘s monster holiday season quarter continues to filter in though various lenses, one is particularly striking. Specifically, Apple now sits atop the Japanese cell phone market, shipping more iPhone units than its competitors in Japan.

The steady rise in popularity is attributed to the success of the iPhone 4S, pushing Apple to 26.6 percent of mobile phone shipments, according (more…)

4G phones nab one-third of the smartphone market

iPhone | Friday March 9 2012 2:24 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

4G phones nab one-third of the smartphone market

4G smartphones grabbed 35 percent of the market last quarter, up from just 6 percent in the final quarter of 2010, market researcher NPD said yesterday.

Among the various 4G flavors, HSPA+ was the most prevalent, representing 22 percent of all smartphone sales. Deployed by AT&T and T-Mobile, HSPA+ got a huge boost in the fourth quarter from the iPhone 4S, which uses the high-speed technology on AT&T’s network.

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