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Apple joins FDA pilot program allowing it to skip some rules for health products

09/26/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple has been picked as one of nine companies for a pilot program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which which will let the firms avoid regulations that can slow the development of health-related products.


Samsung tries to steal Apple's iPhone X thunder by teasing foldable Galaxy Note in 2018

09/12/2017, 11:09 am

In an announcement possibly timed to divert attention from Apple's expected announcement of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, Samsung on Tuesday revealed that it's hoping to ship a Galaxy Note with a foldable display in 2018.


Apple crushes Samsung in China as iPhone attracts twice the loyalty in upgrades over domestic brands

09/07/2017, 04:09 pm

Young smartphone buyers in China are preferring to buy low-priced domestic brands over phones from Samsung, but the loyalty rate in buying another Oppo or Vivo phone is half that of buyers getting another iPhone-- which remains the largest installed smartphone base in China.


LG unlikely to enter iPhone OLED supply chain before 2019

09/07/2017, 12:09 am

Following revelations that Samsung could be the sole supplier of OLED displays for a next-generation "iPhone 8" handset, a report late Wednesday reaffirms previous claims that Apple's effort to diversify its supply chain with panels from LG is unlikely to bear fruit before 2019.


Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives

09/06/2017, 12:09 pm

The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.


Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 gets positive reviews, comparisons with iPhone 7 Plus 'Portrait' mode

09/05/2017, 01:09 pm

Reviews have begun to emerge for Samsung's latest flagship phone, the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8, taking a largely favorable view while contrasting its "Live Focus" camera mode with the Portrait option on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus.


Rumor: Apple in early development of 5.85- & 6.46-inch OLED iPhones for 2018

08/31/2017, 08:08 am

Apple is beginning "earlier than usual" development with Samsung Display on 5.85- and 6.46-inch OLED panels for next year's iPhones, a report claimed on Thursday.


Samsung reveals iPhone-compatible Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, poised to compete with 2017 Apple Watch

08/30/2017, 05:08 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced two new fitness-oriented wearables, the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, which will square off with the Apple Watch "Series 3" coming this fall.


Samsung sees high memory demand ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8' as it plans $7B production boost

08/28/2017, 09:08 am

Samsung Electronics on Monday said it expects memory demand that drove record second-quarter profits to continue into the September quarter -- something that may hint at its involvement in Apple's upcoming iPhones, particularly the "iPhone 8."


Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee given five year sentence for role in South Korean corruption scandal

08/25/2017, 09:08 am

Jay Y. Lee, the head of the Samsung Group, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail by a South Korean court after a six-month trial, convicted for bribery and other charges relating to a national scandal that saw the downfall of former Korean President Park Geun-hye.


Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging Apple HomePod & Amazon Echo

08/23/2017, 04:08 pm

In addition to premiering the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung on Wednesday said that it's working on its own smartspeaker, which will face off against products like the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.


Samsung to face off against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 [u]

08/23/2017, 12:08 pm

Looking to finally eclipse last year's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Wednesday announced the Note 8, which should ship to the U.S. on Sept. 15. [Updated with pricing]


Apple's 'iPhone 8' to come with 64, 256 or 512GB of storage, 3GB of RAM - report

08/23/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is planning to ramp up storage options across the board with this fall's "iPhone 8," selling 64-, 256-, and 512-gigabyte models, according to a Chinese report.


Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.


Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus top Q2 smartphone market, beating Samsung's Galaxy S8

08/16/2017, 12:08 pm

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus held on as the world's most popular smartphones in the June quarter, according to research data published on Wednesday, handily relegating Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 flagship to third place.


'iPhone 8' reveal delayed to November, according to South Korean supply chain sources

08/10/2017, 12:08 pm

An alleged Apple component supplier from South Korea is claiming that the company is pushing back the launch of the "iPhone 8" to November, but will still launch the "iPhone 7s" family in September.


Samsung operating 7 OLED lines at full capacity for Apple's 'iPhone 8,' report says

08/04/2017, 10:08 am

Samsung Display will reportedly be operating seven OLED production lines at "full scale" this month in order to churn out panels for Apple's "iPhone 8," the first iPhone to use OLED technology.


Apple seeking to diversify iPhone OLED supply beyond Samsung with LG investment, postulates analyst

07/30/2017, 09:07 pm

With rumors swirling about an Apple investment in LG Displays to crank out OLED screens, an analyst report suggests that the iPhone maker is seeking to make LG a secondary supplier of iPhone screens in 2019 and 2020 to cut back on the need for Samsung screens.


LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues improve, but they're still below 2014's Peak Galaxy

07/27/2017, 08:07 pm

LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.


Samsung hits record quarterly profits, likely briefly topping Apple ahead of 'iPhone 8'

07/27/2017, 09:07 am

Apple rival Samsung Electronics has posted profits of $12.65 billion for the June quarter, its highest quarterly revenues ever -- also eclipsing predictions for Apple's performance in the period, though the situation is likely to reverse once this fall's iPhones ship.