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Apple Inc. has acquired 26 firms in 15 months while pursuing increased diversity, a confident Tim Cook tells shareholders

03/11/2015, 10:21:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Riding high the day after detailing a series of new products at its Spring Forward event, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook recapped the company's progress at its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, with a particular focus on acquisitions, partnerships and achieving the kind of diversity that reflects the company's growing, global audience of employees and customers.

Opinion: Apple Pay finds frauds reporting

03/09/2015, 04:07:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple rolls out a rare new product--rather than canceling it internally--you'd have to be naive to think it was rushed to market without much consideration and therefore probably doomed to failure. But you'd be equally naive to think that the incumbents positioned in the path of Apple's next potential juggernaut wouldn't desperately seek to defend their turf, bending the truth to the breaking point if necessary.

Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

02/26/2015, 08:59:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

Apple's iPad loses ground to generic tablets in 2014, report says

02/25/2015, 05:57:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A new report from Strategy Analytics published on Wednesday suggests so-called "Brand X" tablets collectively outperformed Apple's iPad and offerings from Samsung in 2014, marking the first time generic device makers beat out the two established brands on a year-end basis.

Apple Inc's thermonuclear assault on Samsung vaporizes Android's remaining profit pillar

01/29/2015, 07:41:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After years of failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

Apple, Samsung now tied for the title of world's largest smartphone maker

01/28/2015, 11:26:01 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

The 74.5 million iPhones sold over the last three months of 2014 didn't just help Apple report the highest quarterly profit of any publicly-traded company in history, they also propelled the Cupertino giant into a first-place tie with Samsung as the largest smartphone maker in the world.

Leading Android fansite recommends Apple Inc iPad Air 2 as best tablet in holiday gift guide

12/08/2014, 04:37:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast."

How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android's primary profit center

10/30/2014, 09:19:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

08/04/2014, 03:30:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.

Al-Qaeda prefers Android over Apple's iOS

08/02/2014, 11:42:10 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's iOS has taken majority market share in education, government and the enterprise, but Google's Android has become the favored mobile platform among Al-Qaeda operatives.

Apple, Inc's double digit U.S. Mac growth contradicts IDC & Gartner reports of a Mac sales slump

07/26/2014, 11:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple reported "strong double digit growth" in its Mac sales in the U.S., directly contradicting the earlier estimates published by IDC and Gartner that stated Apple's U.S. Mac sales fell year-over-year in the June quarter and calling into question the legitimacy of market estimates that the tech media uncritically presents as factual.

IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

07/24/2014, 05:35:24 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.

What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM

07/17/2014, 03:16:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's newly announced mobile partnership with IBM has been greeted by a number of analysts and pundits as being both "not that big a deal," or conversely, the dramatic reversal of a long standing rivalry. Both are wrong, here's why.

Yahoo Finance frets that Apple's iPhone, iPad "only" grab the majority of all mobile shopping traffic

06/12/2014, 08:28:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's iPhone accounted for 58 percent of smartphone shopping traffic while iPads took an overwhelming 86 percent share among tablets, but Yahoo Finance is warning investors that Apple's dominance of shopping is "slowly losing share."

Chinese mobile phone market set to overtake US as Apple preps China retail push

05/28/2014, 10:51:38 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Chinese consumers will spend more than $87 billion on mobile phones in 2014, a Wednesday report predicts, pushing revenues in the Asian giant's mobile market well past those in the U.S. in advance of Apple's planned Chinese retail expansion.

Before Apple's iPhone was too small, it was too "monstrously" big

05/06/2014, 01:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is widely expected to introduce new, larger iPhone 6 models this year, after ignoring the "phablet" market for years. Somewhat ironically, it was Apple that initiated and perpetuated the trend toward larger smartphones phones while its competitors, including Samsung, worked to popularize small devices in order to "exploit" consumer preferences for phones that weren't as "monstrously large" as the iPhone, as revealed in confidential documents from the patent infringement trial.

Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is

05/04/2014, 02:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple announced its most recent quarterly earnings, the worst news out of Cupertino was that sales of iPads weren't greater than in the year-ago quarter, a fact that a few pundits have now jumped on to declare that "Apple's iPad Businesses Is Collapsing." That's wrong, here's why.

Apple's smartphone-only lineup poised to pass Nokia in total mobile phone shipments

04/29/2014, 01:28:47 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Despite selling only a limited selection of high-end smartphones, Apple may soon ship more total handsets than Nokia -- which still offers more than two dozen models, including cheaper feature phones -- as the once-mighty Finnish company falls even further from its throne.

Samsung shipped 2x as many phones as Apple, earned half as much

04/29/2014, 12:35:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While Samsung itself does not report unit shipments, estimates from a closely positioned marketing company indicate that it shipped 89 million phones in the March quarter, nearly 20 million more than the year ago quarter, despite earning less money this year, and half as much as Apple.

Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics

04/19/2014, 05:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apple's ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts and pundits for the better part of 40 years. It appears Apple will continue to introduce upscale new products in 2014, rather than following the industry into a race to the bottom in pricing.