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iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

08/03/2015, 05:08 pm

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.

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Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

08/03/2015, 01:08 pm

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.

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Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Just four months after launching the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has begun to drop the price of its flagship handsets in an apparent effort to jumpstart slumping sales and push its troubled mobile division further into the black.

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Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

07/30/2015, 03:07 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.

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Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

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Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

07/29/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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iPad's dominance continues to fade in shrinking tablet market, latest IDC data shows

07/29/2015, 01:07 pm

While the Apple iPad held on to its position as the leading tablet brand worldwide during the June quarter, the gap with other tablet makers shrank -- as did the market overall, according to IDC research data released on Wednesday.

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IDC: Apple snags global smartphone marketshare from Samsung in June quarter

07/23/2015, 04:07 pm

IDC research data published on Thursday shows that Apple's share of the global smartphone market grew to 14.1 percent in the June quarter, up from 11.7 percent in the same period a year ago -- largely at the expense of Samsung.

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iPhone 6, Apple Pay help keep Apple ranked 15th in global Fortune 500 rankings

07/22/2015, 02:07 pm

On Wednesday Apple once again took 15th place in Fortune's annual Global 500 rankings, something the magazine credited to record sales of the iPhone 6 and the introduction of new product categories, such as Apple Pay.

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iPhone 6 continues to dominate best seller list, blocks Samsung Galaxy S6 from top spot

07/21/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 has remained the top selling smartphone for ten months in a row, with sales actually increasing in May, blocking Samsung's flagship phone from taking the top spot for the quarter.

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Leaked images seemingly confirm Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ with gold color option

07/21/2015, 12:07 pm

With Samsung expected to reveal its new iPhone 6 Plus competitor as soon as next month, a trio of recently-leaked images appears to confirm previous rumors about the device's name and release date while showing off an anticipated gold offering.

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Apple, Samsung continue to pace global smartphone market as Xiaomi jumps into top 5

07/21/2015, 10:07 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and California-based Apple remained the two largest sellers of smartphones around the world in the second quarter, data released this week shows, while Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi continue to make inroads.

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Apple, Samsung & carriers working together on 'e-SIM' standard for mobile data plans

07/16/2015, 12:07 pm

The two largest handset makers in the world --Apple and Samsung -- are said to be working with some of the largest carriers around the globe on a new, so-called "e-SIM" standard that would replace traditional SIM cards, and make it easier for customers to sign up for new data plans.

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Rumor: Samsung to launch Galaxy 'S6 Edge+,' Note 5 on August 12

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

In a move designed to preempt Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" event in September, Samsung will reportedly unveil its latest Galaxy Note phablet alongside a jumbo-sized Galaxy S6 Edge on August 12.

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Apple's iPhone reaps dominant 92% of handset industry's profits

07/13/2015, 10:07 am

Though the iPhone is just 20 percent of the overall smartphone market, Apple's handset accounted for a colossal 92 percent of the industry's operating income during the March quarter, according to new research.

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GameBench shows iPhone 6 beats Galaxy S6 in game performance & better looking graphics

07/11/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from last fall beat this year's top Android flagship phones in a series of raw performance benchmarks. However, despite often having a pixel resolution advantage, Android phones also typically deliver worse looking graphics on top of being slower, as revealed by GameBench.

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Samsung said to debut Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August in race to beat 'iPhone 6s' publicity

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Samsung is planning to move up the announcement of its next-generation Galaxy Note phone to mid-August in an attempt to preempt the publicity of Apple's usual September iPhone refresh, a report said on Friday.

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Samsung Electronics revenue slides 8.4% after mismanaged Galaxy S6 launch

07/07/2015, 09:07 am

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday released its second-quarter earnings estimates, calling for significant drops in revenue and profits based on what one report claimed was a gross miscalculation of demand for the Galaxy S6 versus the S6 Edge.

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Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings

07/06/2015, 09:07 am

Korean investors have begun to back off their formerly hopeful predictions that Samsung's updated flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone could mitigate the conglomerate's recent financial freefall, thanks to seemingly lackluster sales of the new handsets.

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Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

06/30/2015, 11:06 pm

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

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