China's LeEco backs out of Silicon Valley HQ less than a year after being hailed as "taking on Apple"
03/20/2017, 07:03 pm
LeEco, the Chinese firm reported to be "taking on" Apple (as well as Tesla and Netflix) less than a year ago in an ambitious American expansion with new headquarters in San Jose, is now laying off employees and selling its property after running out of cash.
03/16/2017, 09:03 am
Huawei may have just 8 percent of its smartphones shipped with OLED panels in 2017 because of constrained supply forced by Apple's shift to the technology, and Samsung selling the majority of its available supply for the "iPhone 8."
Apple captured 540% the profits of Samsung Mobile in 2016 as China's phone makers battled for scraps
03/08/2017, 02:03 am
Apple's iPhone continued to grab the vast majority of smartphone profits globally, due to poor performance by Samsung and largely profitless production of massive numbers of lower end models by several companies in China.
02/18/2017, 11:02 pm
Apple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according to new research data.
02/01/2017, 10:02 am
Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.
12/02/2016, 09:12 am
Several major Chinese smartphone vendors are forming a consortium with a supplier to invest in AMOLED production in 2017, mainly out of worries that Apple will end up monopolizing panel supplies with upcoming iPhones, according to reports.
11/04/2016, 09:11 am
Huawei CEO Richard Yu thinks his company can tackle Apple head-on in marketshare, and declared on Thursday that he wants to beat Apple by the end of 2018.
10/31/2016, 01:10 pm
Even with iPad shipments and the market as a whole shrinking year-over-year, Apple still managed to grow its share of the tablet industry in the September quarter, according to research data published on Monday.
08/11/2016, 12:08 pm
Apple managed to grow its iPhone sales in the U.S. and the big five European markets during the June quarter, in spite of a global decline in shipments, according to new research data.
08/01/2016, 01:08 pm
Apple and its chief rival -- Samsung -- both saw worldwide tablet shipments decline in the June quarter, although Apple managed to increase iPad marketshare in spite of moving fewer units.
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.
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.
07/05/2016, 10:07 am
With Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7 Plus" rumored to feature a dual-camera design for better pictures, competing smartphone maker Huawei has pushed to market their own two-lens system. But in an attempt to suggest the Leica-branded lens can produce DSLR-quality images, the Chinese company actually used a picture shot with a full-fledged DSLR, not its new smartphone.
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.
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.
04/27/2016, 01:04 pm
During the March quarter Apple's iPhone remained firmly in second place in global smartphone marketshare, but saw a significant drop year-over-year to 15.3 percent, ceding some ground to up-and-coming Chinese vendors.
04/21/2016, 01:04 pm
Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone suppliers are reportedly scaling back component production in the wake of Apple's iPhone SE, which appears to be impacting the sales of local smartphone brands.
04/06/2016, 09:04 am
Apple's smartphone marketshare in "urban China" dropped 3.2 percentage points year-over-year during the spring quarter of 2016 -- marking the company's first such decline in the region since August 2014, according to research data published on Wednesday.
01/14/2016, 11:01 pm
Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the "Lollipop" version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.
01/14/2016, 05:01 pm
Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued "loyal following" for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.