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Topic: Strategy Analytics

iPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession

11/02/2018, 08:11 am

The global smartphone market is "effectively in a recession," Strategy Analytics claims, with the firm's estimates suggesting Apple is holding its own in a declining marketplace despite showing minimal growth in its latest results.

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Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

08/14/2018, 11:08 am

New data says that Apple is now the fourth smart speaker manufacturer as measured in sales worldwide with about 700,000 HomePods sold in the quarter, about six months after its launch.

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iPhone X was world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter

05/04/2018, 08:05 am

Apple's flagship iPhone X sold 16 million units worldwide, Strategy Analytics said, with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus taking 2nd and 3rd place.

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Apple's iPhone bucks smartphone market trends, gains marketshare in Q1

05/02/2018, 09:05 pm

Though the wider smartphone market contracted in the first quarter of 2018, Apple was able to grow its share of the pie on the back of healthy iPhone demand in the U.S. and China, according to market analytics firms.

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CarPlay becoming pivotal purchase priority for new car buyers

04/12/2018, 08:04 pm

As smartphones near peak saturation in developed markets, new data suggests in-car infotainment systems like Apple's CarPlay are quickly transitioning from a nice-to-have option to required feature for new vehicle buyers.

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'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

02/15/2018, 12:02 pm

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

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Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

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Advanced TrueDepth camera, Face ID "major drivers" of iPhone X user satisfaction

12/23/2017, 11:12 pm

A consumer sentiment report of early iPhone X adopters indicates that its TrueDepth camera is a "major driver among positive ratings," and that the features it enables--including Face ID and Animoji--are key market differentiators driving interest in the high end phone.

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Analysts claim iPhone continues to control US smartphone market in Q3

11/07/2017, 11:11 am

Apple is continuing to lead other smartphone manufacturers in terms of smartphone shipments to the United States in the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, despite an alleged dip in iPhone shipments during the period, and an overall year-on-year contraction of the U.S. smartphone market.

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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.

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Conflicting statistics still put Apple's iPad at top of tablet market in Dec. quarter

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

While differing on some key figures, global tablet industry statistics published on Thursday suggest that the Apple's iPad still has a firm lead as the most popular option, even if the company and the industry as a whole are losing sales.

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Estimate pegs holiday Apple Watch sales at 5.2M, giving Apple a 63% marketshare

02/01/2017, 06:02 pm

Though Apple has not officially announced any sales figures for its wearable Apple Watch, that hasn't stopped research firms from estimating its performance, with new data from Strategy Analytics pegging the device at 5.2 million shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

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.

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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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Apple, Inc's double digit U.S. Mac growth contradicts IDC & Gartner reports of a Mac sales slump

07/26/2014, 11:07 pm

Apple reported "strong double digit growth" in its Mac sales in the U.S., directly contradicting the earlier estimates published by IDC and Gartner that stated Apple's U.S. Mac sales fell year-over-year in the June quarter and calling into question the legitimacy of market estimates that the tech media uncritically presents as factual.

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Chinese mobile phone market set to overtake US as Apple preps China retail push

05/28/2014, 10:05 am

Chinese consumers will spend more than $87 billion on mobile phones in 2014, a Wednesday report predicts, pushing revenues in the Asian giant's mobile market well past those in the U.S. in advance of Apple's planned Chinese retail expansion.

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Samsung shipped 2x as many phones as Apple, earned half as much

04/29/2014, 12:04 pm

While Samsung itself does not report unit shipments, estimates from a closely positioned marketing company indicate that it shipped 89 million phones in the March quarter, nearly 20 million more than the year ago quarter, despite earning less money this year, and half as much as Apple.

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The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:11 am

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

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