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Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

07/27/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

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Apple Watch falls to 47 percent marketshare, but retains lead among smartwatches

07/21/2016, 11:07 am

About 1.6 million Apple Watches were shipped during the June quarter, according to estimates released on Thursday, but while still dominating the smartwatch market, Apple also saw its share drop amid growing competition.

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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Editorial: Sorry Android bloggers, but Samsung's Galaxy S7 didn't outsell Apple's iPhone 6s

07/16/2016, 08:07 pm

Android fan blogs, led by The Verge, shouted to their audiences this week that Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 managed to surpass sales of Apple's iPhone 6s, based on a Kantar survey of U.S. buyers. The story illuminates some interesting contradictions and exposes other misleading narratives about the smartphone market.

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Apple Inc shares up near quarterly high as Q3 earnings release approaches

07/14/2016, 08:07 pm

Shares of Apple increased nearly 2 percent today to close at $98.79, close to the peak the stock has traded since diving below $100 after the company reported its fiscal Q2 earnings. Within two weeks, Apple will announce its earnings for Q3, which ended in June.

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Smartwatch users rank Apple Watch best in class in new JD Power survey

07/12/2016, 01:07 pm

Wearable device customer satisfaction rankings released by J.D. Power on Tuesday place the Apple Watch at the top of the heap, edging second-place finisher Samsung as the best smartwatch on the market today.

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Apple rival Samsung posts high Q2 profits on rebounding phone division

07/07/2016, 09:07 am

Korea's Samsung on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profits in two years -- likely based on smartphones, despite intense competition from Apple and Chinese firms like Huawei.

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Samsung not separating OLED business [updated]

07/04/2016, 08:07 am

Samsung Display, the largest OLED manufacturer in the world and a key display supplier for Apple's entire range of products, was rumored to spin off its OLED business as a separate entity from its money-losing LCD operations. But the company later issued a statement denying the report [updated]

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Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

07/03/2016, 03:07 am

Despite a flurry of incessant news reports maintaining that Apple is poised to bore its customers to death with a completely snooze-worthy iPhone 7 this fall, there's actually excessive evidence providing reason to believe that the portended death of iPhone 7 has been greatly exaggerated--for reasons that should be obvious.

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Samsung, Sharp plan to ramp up OLED production ahead of Apple's rumored all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/22/2016, 03:06 pm

With rumors continuing to suggest Apple plans to introduce an all-new iPhone design with an OLED display next year, it's likely not a coincidence that display suppliers Samsung and Sharp are both indicating they plan to expand OLED shipments before the end of 2017.

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Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

06/10/2016, 04:06 pm

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

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Samsung may launch two bendable smartphones with OLED screens in 2017

06/07/2016, 09:06 am

Samsung is considering announcing not one but two smartphones with bendable OLED screens as soon as early 2017, which could potentially be more radical designs than what's rumored for Apple's own OLED phones that year, a report said on Tuesday.

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Samsung unveils Gear IconX wireless earbuds with health tracking functions

06/02/2016, 06:06 pm

As part of continued efforts to break into the health and fitness market, Samsung on Thursday added two new products to its wearable device lineup, including a pair of wireless earbuds capable of monitoring a user's heart rate.

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Samsung unveils 512GB postage stamp-size NVMe SSD, could see use in MacBook

05/31/2016, 07:05 pm

Samsung on Tuesday announced production has started for its new PM971-NVMe, a solid state drive that crams non-volatile memory express technology, onboard NAND flash memory, DRAM and an SSD controller into a package slightly larger than a postage stamp.

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Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

05/27/2016, 10:05 am

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

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Eric Schmidt says he uses an iPhone, but claims to prefer Samsung's Galaxy

05/24/2016, 11:05 am

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has owned up to the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: that the leader of the Android mothership leans on an arch rival for his day-to-day communications.

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Rumor: Samsung to double down on fitness with Gear Fit 2 and 'Bio-Processor'

05/23/2016, 01:05 pm

Images leaked on Monday showed Samsung's upcoming Gear Fit 2, a device that may provide tougher competition in fitness wearables for companies like Apple and Fitbit.

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Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live TV subscription service

05/20/2016, 03:05 pm

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

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iPhone marketshare dips to 14.8% amid tougher Chinese competition, Gartner says

05/20/2016, 11:05 am

Apple's year-over-year drop in smartphone sales during the March quarter also caused the company to lose marketshare, though part of the shift can be linked to fast-rising Chinese smartphone makers, according to new research data.

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Google's smartphone-based Daydream VR gets support from top Android manufacturers

05/20/2016, 09:05 am

Google's forthcoming Daydream platform for virtual reality has support from Android device makers including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei, though the hardware is predicted to only be "slightly better" than Samsung's own Gear VR.

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