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Apple sells 80% of iPhone-class, $600+ smartphones in China

05/04/2017, 04:05 pm

Low-end Chinese phones from companies that barely turn a profit and sell their cheaper products outside of urban centers are growing fast, but, Apple has an 80 percent lock on premium phone sales in China that isn't weakening. That's fueling Services and driving buyers into Apple Stores for other premium gear.

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Apple investors shrug off Samsung Galaxy S8 event, send stock upward

03/29/2017, 05:03 pm

The launch of Samsung's 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 isn't causing any apparent concern among Apple's investors, who collectively pushed the company's stock even further upward today despite the announcements--and the continuous run up in Apple stock that has occurred since the iPhone maker last released earnings in January.

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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.

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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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Apple Watch saw 'best quarter ever' with 4.6M units during holidays, estimate claims

03/02/2017, 12:03 pm

Thanks to the Series 1 and Series 2, the Apple Watch saw its best-ever performance in the December quarter, according to research estimates shared on Thursday -- even if Apple was eclipsed in the wearables market by the likes of Xiaomi.

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Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese smartphone market

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.

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After deriding Apple as too slow, China's LeEco hits cash crunch, halts stock trading

12/08/2016, 06:12 pm

Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco halted stock trading after plummeting share prices reportedly triggered margin calls for its cash-strapped billionaire founder Jia Yueting. LeEco had been hailed as an Apple threat, with tech journalists giddy in reporting Jia's contempt for Apple--a company Jia derided as "extremely slow" and compared to the Nazis.

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Apple's US & European iPhone sales grow despite global setbacks

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.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

07/27/2016, 11:07 am

Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.

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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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China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera drone

05/25/2016, 12:05 pm

The race to the bottom has reached the drone market, as infamous copycat Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed a pair of new camera-equipped drones that work with the company's smartphones.

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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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iPhone SE reportedly 'squeezing' marketshare from Chinese smartphone makers

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.

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Wearables market surged in 2015 fueled by Apple Watch & Fitbit, IDC data shows

02/23/2016, 02:02 pm

Wearable sales leaped ahead in both the December quarter and during 2015 as a whole, thanks in no small part to Apple Watch sales, research firm IDC said in a report published on Tuesday.

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85% of mobile device failures occur on Android, with Samsung leading the way

02/23/2016, 11:02 am

The overwhelming majority of mobile device failures come from handsets running the Android operating system, new data reveals, showing that Samsung devices are responsible for the most overall issues.

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Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

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.

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Antutu: iPhone 6s performance thrashes high-spec Androids Huawei Mate 8, Samsung Note 5 & Nexus 6p

01/13/2016, 02:01 pm

Performance benchmark vendor Antutu presented iPhone 6s as the best performing smartphone of the year, despite being compared against high end Androids with more RAM and faster CPU clocks driving four times as many cores.

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China's iPhone-clone Xiaomi defending its valuation after missing sales targets

01/12/2016, 11:01 am

Xiaomi--a Chinese startup that aimed to push out high volumes of low cost smartphones and then make money on ecosystem-related services--has missed its volume goal for 2015 while substantial revenues from services remain a "figment," casting doubts upon its $46 billion valuation.

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IDC estimates 3.9M Apple Watches sold in Sept. quarter

12/03/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple shipped approximately 3.9 million Apple Watches in the September quarter, according to new IDC research estimates for the wearables market published on Thursday.

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iPhone 6s launch propels Apple to further gains in global smartphone market, Gartner says

11/18/2015, 12:11 pm

Apple's share of the global smartphone market rose 0.6 points year-over-year to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, although Google's Android cemented its lead as the world's dominant mobile platform, Gartner said in research data released on Wednesday.

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