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Apple says battery life gap only 2-3 percent in TSMC, Samsung A9 chips

10/08/2015, 05:10 pm

Trying to quell rumors, Apple on Thursday issued a statement claiming there is little difference in the battery life of iPhones using A9 chips made by TSMC versus those made by Samsung.


Samsung profits bounce back after 2-year slide, boosted by chips instead of phones

10/07/2015, 10:10 am

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday called for its operating profits to rise in the third quarter, putting an end to an almost two-year decline -- though the recovery is reportedly based mostly on chip sales.


This week on AppleInsider: 13 million iPhones, OS X El Capitan, Bell on board & more

10/03/2015, 01:10 pm

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus continued to play an important part in this week's news -- and AppleInsider had a chance to review the devices -- but the Mac had a brief moment to shine with the launch of OS X El Capitan, and Apple made a rare addition to its board of directors.


Questionable rumor claims Apple's next-gen 'A10' processor could switch to six cores

09/23/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile processor may be called the A10 and leap ahead to a six-core architecture, according to a rumor from Chinese microblogging site Weibo.


Samsung plans to follow Apple's lead again, offer smartphone financing program

09/21/2015, 08:09 am

As carriers look to move away from contract subsidies, Apple has begun offering its own iPhone installment plan, and rival Samsung may opt to do the same, according to a new report.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Car progress, legal battles, iOS 9 launch & more

09/19/2015, 05:09 am

Even with a Sept. 9 press event in the rear-view mirror, major Apple stories kept on rolling this week -- particularly in the legal world, and in relation to the possibility of a self-driving car.


Latest comScore figures show iPhone growing and cementing US marketshare

09/03/2015, 04:09 pm

Updated comScore analytics data published on Thursday suggests that Apple's U.S. smartphone share is still increasing in the U.S., despite the imminent arrival of new models.


Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch features circular face, rotating bezel control

08/31/2015, 06:08 pm

In its latest attempt to jumpstart lukewarm smartwatch sales, Samsung on Monday announced a new platform called Gear S2 that merges a round face made popular by Motorola's Moto 360 and a rotating bezel control reminiscent of Apple Watch's Digital Crown.


Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants cash, Google Play credit for switching from iPhone

08/28/2015, 11:08 am

People participating in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program -- allowing iPhone owners to try a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days -- are being offered up to $200 in perks if they actually switch.


Former TSMC engineer gave secret process technology to Samsung, court rules

08/26/2015, 12:08 pm

An engineer who left chipmaker TSMC for a new job at rival Samsung's foundry division illegally passed trade secrets to the South Korean firm, Taiwan's Supreme Court said in a Wednesday ruling.


This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' dates, Apple Music numbers, Apple down under & more

08/22/2015, 05:08 am

With the summer coming to a close, news also seemed to pick up this week -- encompassing some large legal and financial developments for Apple, and all but spelling out plans to launch new iPhones next month.


Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

08/21/2015, 12:08 am

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.


iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

08/20/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.


Samsung teases round smartwatch with heavy Apple Watch influence

08/14/2015, 01:08 pm

Samsung's Unpacked event on Thursday brought more than a blown-up S6 Edge and a new Note -- the company also gave a sneak peak at the next version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a significant update that takes more than a few cues from Apple's own wearable.


Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7" Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+

08/13/2015, 11:08 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday officially unveiled its new jumbo-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, a pair of 5.7-inch handsets designed to compete against Apple's smash hit iPhone 6 Plus.


Apple price demands for next-gen iPhone's 'A9' chip could slow TSMC output

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple is asking Samsung and TSMC to accept price cuts on orders of A9 chips for its new iPhones, but TSMC's inclination to decline could result in the supplier having to scale back production capacity, a new rumor claimed on Tuesday.


iPhone share strong in Europe & other markets, softening in US, Kantar study suggests

08/06/2015, 11:08 am

Although Apple's iPhone marketshare grew year-over-year in Europe, China, and several other parts of the world during the June quarter, it lost ground in the U.S. partly due to advances by Samsung and LG, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.


iPhone 5c successor to use 14-16nm Samsung and TSMC chips, rumor says

08/04/2015, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly working on one or more spiritual successors to the iPhone 5c that will use 14- to 16-nanometer FinFET chips manufactured by suppliers TSMC and Samsung.


iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

08/03/2015, 05:08 pm

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.


Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

08/03/2015, 01:08 pm

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.