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In likely bid to compete with Samsung for Apple's 'A12' CPU, TSMC expands 7nm chip suppliers

07/19/2017, 10:07 am

On the heels of a rumor that Samsung has inked a deal with Apple to supply A-series processors in 2018, rival chipmaker TSMC is stepping up its own efforts to build 7-nanometer chips, in a potential showdown for production of an Apple-designed "A12" processor.

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Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm 'A12'

07/18/2017, 09:07 am

Samsung has reportedly secured a deal to resume making A-series processors for Apple in 2018, having been largely cut out of production for the past few years.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 seen launching in September against Apple's 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 10:07 am

Samsung will likely ship the Galaxy Note 8 in September "at the earliest," according to a report, a timeframe which would pit the device directly against Apple's new iPhones -- including the "iPhone 8."

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Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice in the US

07/11/2017, 11:07 am

A new study of voice recognition assistants on smartphones shows Apple's Siri to be in the lead of all other comers -- but usage industry-wide appears to be dropping.

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Samsung expects to break operating profit record in second quarter

07/06/2017, 10:07 pm

Samsung on Friday local Korea time announced financial expectations for the second quarter of 2017, saying sales likely drove a 72 percent increase in operating profit compared to the same time last year.

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DRAM, NAND supplies for 'iPhone 8' tight in global shortage of components

07/06/2017, 09:07 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone production may be impacted by an industry-wide shortage of DRAM has been compounded by a production problem at a Micron plant, and aggravated by low yields of 3D NAND production from Apple suppliers SK Hynix and Toshiba.

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Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

06/30/2017, 09:06 am

Possibly flush with OLED screen orders for the "iPhone 8," Samsung is reportedly beefing up its production capacity by building new factories at a pair of new sites in South Korea.

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Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung mindshare, factory expansion

06/22/2017, 10:06 am

Other than just battling the Indian government for concessions and dealing with the shaky financial situation of the populace, Apple is also fighting a large and aggressive Samsung presence in the country for the minds of the consumers.

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Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

06/22/2017, 10:06 am

The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

06/20/2017, 11:06 am

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.

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Samsung reportedly on track to deliver 80 million OLED screens for 'iPhone 8' before end of year

06/09/2017, 09:06 am

Samsung appears poised to deliver around 80 million OLED screens suitable for the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but a later than expected date for mass shipments for the phone is still expected.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire lawsuits spreading to Galaxy Note 5, S6, S7 models

05/24/2017, 06:05 pm

Hot on the heels of the devastating recall that stopped sales of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now facing additional lawsuits that allege the company was aware of battery overheating and fire hazards for years--including its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active and Note 5--but failed to address the issue or warn customers. Legal action has now spread to multiple class action cases in three different states.

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Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh

05/23/2017, 08:05 am

Supply chain rumors from South Korea allege that Samsung has signed another deal for OLED screen production for future iPhones, with up to 180 million screens demanded by Apple.

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Google IO17: Android deployment rate continues to slip backward

05/17/2017, 08:05 pm

Google has unveiled new versions of Android at its annual I/O developer convention with features often inspired by the previous year's iOS. The main difference: Apple can launch a new version of iOS and broadly distribute it before Google can deploy its copy of last year's iOS across even a third of its installed base. This problem is getting worse each year for Google and its Android partners.

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Apple's iPhone captures 81 percent of premium $600 smartphones in Russia

05/17/2017, 11:05 am

Russia's smartphone shipments grew 6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, but premium smartphones (over $600) in the country grew by 143 percent over the previous year, and Apple captured 81 percent of those sales.

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Samsung's 5 million Galaxy S8 sales far below 2014's S4 peak

05/16/2017, 04:05 pm

Samsung announced today that first-month sales of its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have reached 5 million units. Sales of the previous year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sold an estimated 7-9 million units in their initial launch month, while back in 2013 Samsung announced its Galaxy S4 sold 10 million in its first month, a "Peak Galaxy" the company has never actually managed to surpass.

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Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Bluetooth SIG certification ahead of relaunch

05/16/2017, 02:05 pm

Samsung's plan to start selling a refurbished version of the ill-fated Note 7 smartphone is getting closer to completion, with the renamed 'Galaxy Note 7R' receiving approval from the Bluetooth SIG ahead of its expected rerelease in a limited number of markets, possibly within the next month.

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Samsung Pay launches in the UK almost two years after Apple Pay

05/16/2017, 11:05 am

Samsung is slowly catching up to its competition in the contactless mobile payments market in the United Kingdom, with the South Korean electronics giant launching Samsung Pay in the country on Tuesday, one year after Android Pay arrived in the UK, and almost two years after Apple Pay launched in the market.

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Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

05/14/2017, 12:05 am

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

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FTC says antitrust suit against Qualcomm should continue, Samsung concurs

05/12/2017, 06:05 pm

Responding to Qualcomm's recent bid to dismiss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit concerning chip licensing practices, the governmental trade body in a court filing on Friday called the company a monopoly and said the case should proceed.

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