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Topic: NPD

Overall tablet sales shrink for the first time as Apple continues to dominate mobile computer market

05/28/2014, 09:05 am

Worldwide sales of tablet computers declined by nearly 5 percent in the first quarter of 2014 -- the first such fall since tracking began -- but Apple's iPad maintained its dominant mobile PC position with nearly twice the market share of the closest competitor.

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NPD predicts wearable device hype will quickly cool off by 2016

05/22/2014, 01:05 pm

While wearable devices are the tech industry's most hyped category for 2014, market researchers at the NPD Group predict that the market will begin to slow down quickly, contracting by 2016 before returning to more moderate growth.

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NPD: Only one-third of US households have Internet-connected televisions

05/15/2014, 09:05 am

Despite the increasing popularity of streaming set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and so-called "smart TVs," just 42 million of America's 115 million households have televisions that can display content from the Internet, suggesting significant room for growth for Apple TV.

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Touch panel makers face falling revenue thanks to faltering touchscreen PC sales

04/28/2014, 12:04 pm

Despite rising overall sales, manufacturers of touchscreen components are set to feel the squeeze in their bottom line as more players enter the market and shipments shift toward lower-margin parts for tablets and smartphones.

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Revenue from mobile device displays to surpass televisions for first time in 2014

04/15/2014, 09:04 am

Display manufacturers will make more money in 2014 from the screens found in mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers than those in television sets for the first time as consumers increasingly demand higher-quality displays in mobile devices, according to new data.

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Apple's iPhone led 2013 US consumer smartphone sales with 45% share - NPD

02/20/2014, 09:02 am

With more than 120 million smartphones sold in the U.S. in 2013, Apple's iPhone accounted for nearly half of those, taking a 45 percent share in its home market last year, new data released by the NPD Group on Thursday reveals.

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Tablets expected to make up 75% of the mobile computing market by 2017

02/06/2014, 10:02 am

Traditional notebook PCs are expected to be outsold by tablets three-to-one within the next three years, less than a decade after Apple kicked off the post-PC revolution with the iPad.

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Apple's iPhone now represents 42% of smartphones owned in the US - NPD

01/16/2014, 11:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c helped propel Apple to a market leading 42 percent of smartphones owned in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013, leading Samsung's 26 percent share, according to the latest data from the NPD Group.

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Apple's iPod continues to lead an ever-shrinking market of portable media players

12/19/2013, 08:12 am

For the dwindling segment of consumers who are either not interested in having an app ecosystem on their music player or for whom raw capacity is the paramount concern, the iPod remains the overwhelming favorite, according to new data provided to AppleInsider.

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Apple TV, Roku in two-horse race for set-top streaming domination

12/17/2013, 08:12 am

As rumors of an Apple-branded television set begin to die down, the company's extant living room foray -- the Apple TV set-top box -- is quietly posting strong sales and impressive growth, new NPD data shared with AppleInsider reveals.

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Apple's US Mac sales see strong 29% holiday growth

12/16/2013, 04:12 pm

Domestic Mac sales were up 29 percent in the first two months of the current holiday quarter, benefitting from an iMac shortfall that plagued Apple during the same quarter a year ago.

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Touchscreen PCs expected to take 11 percent of 2013 notebook shipments

11/26/2013, 10:11 am

Apple has famously compared convertible Windows tablets to combining a toaster and a refrigerator, but competitors are still increasing their output of touchscreen notebooks in hopes of turning around slumping PC sales.

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Apple & Samsung drive 55% increase in mobile display revenues

08/26/2013, 10:08 am

The popularity of Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphones has driven a boom in revenues for display manufacturers, according to a new report from NPD DisplaySearch.

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Mac sales on pace to slide 5% in Apple's September quarter

08/19/2013, 04:08 pm

As the larger PC market continues to struggle, Apple, too, has seen its Mac sales decline year over year — a trend that is on pace to continue in the current September quarter.

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Smartphone buyers warming up to trade-in programs as Apple is rumored to offer its own

08/05/2013, 05:08 pm

As Apple rumored to be considering a retail trade-in program to lure more iPhone shoppers to its retail stores, a new survey has found that trade-in programs may help sway customers' loyalty.

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US Mac sales down 5% year over year in Apple's June quarter, NPD says

07/22/2013, 03:07 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows domestic Mac sales down 5 percent year over year in the June quarter, as iPad cannibalization of Apple's Mac platform continues.

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In-cell touch panel tech projected to remain a unique differentiator for Apple devices

06/19/2013, 11:06 am

Research firm NPD DisplaySearch projects the touch sensor industry will explode over the next three years, but Apple’s unique in-cell display are expected to represent the smallest amount of growth — even smaller than resistive touch panels.

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Domestic Mac sales flat in April, viewed as slight positive for Apple

05/20/2013, 01:05 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows that domestic sales of Mac computers were about even year over year in the month of April, which one analyst interprets as potentially a positive sign for Apple.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes accounts for 67% of TV downloads, 65% of movies

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

Just as is the case with digital music downloads, iTunes' early-mover advantage in video downloads has secured it a massive lead over its competitors in the sector, according to new findings.

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Apple's AirPlay is most popular screen-sharing tech, but still largely unused

04/15/2013, 12:04 pm

Tablet and smartphone owners are increasingly aware of that their devices can leverage screen-mirroring functions like Apple's AirPlay, but the vast majority of device owners make no use of this capability, according to a new study from the NPD Group.

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