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Topic: Samsung

Apple planning jump to OLED for 2018 iPhones, report claims

11/25/2015, 04:11 pm

Apple is working to switch to OLED displays for iPhones beginning in 2018, a major Japanese publication reported on Wednesday.


Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering

11/20/2015, 05:11 am

Speaking at Samsung Electronics' 2015 Investors Forum, a series of company executives spent hours saying very little, while talking about "innovations" such as phase detection Focus Pixels and camera sensor Deep Trench Isolation that iPhones already have.


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.


The pen is mightier: Samsung modifies Galaxy Note 5 packaging to warn about stuck stylus

11/17/2015, 03:11 pm

Rather than fix a flaw that can permanently damage its latest flagship phablet, Samsung has instead opted to revise the packaging for the Galaxy Note 5, warning users not to insert the device's S Pen back into the handset in the wrong direction.


Apple's annual iPhone release cycle supercharges switchers' leaps from Android, Windows Phone

11/17/2015, 01:11 pm

A report examining smartphone brand loyalty found that buyers of higher end devices tend to prefer sticking to what they have, but that Apple has been very successful in inciting switchers to jump to iOS during its iPhone upgrade cycles.


Samsung again claims 'leadership by following' with Exynos 8, its new Apple A9 rival

11/12/2015, 04:11 pm

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Exynos 8 Octa chip, combining its first custom 64-bit ARMv8 CPU core with the company's proprietary mobile baseband in the same package. But while claiming leadership, the new chip trails Apple in performance.


Google finds serious flaws in Android code Samsung added to Galaxy S6 Edge

11/03/2015, 05:11 pm

Google's bug hunt to identify software flaws in Android has revealed 11 exploitable flaws in Samsung's software included on its high end Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, including "a substantial number of high-severity issues," within just a week of looking.


Daniel Craig resisted Android phone placement in "Spectre" because "James Bond only uses the best"

11/01/2015, 06:11 pm

Internal Sony communications indicated that "Spectre" star Daniel Craig and the movie's director Sam Mendes were both opposed to multimillion dollar product placements for Sony or Samsung Android phones because it could tarnish the suave image of James Bond.


Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

10/29/2015, 12:10 am

Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its "profitability declined" due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price "due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products."


Rumor: Samsung now supplying OLED displays for Apple Watch, Apple sampling OLED for future iPhones

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

Apple is said to have begun diversifying its Apple Watch supply chain, bringing Samsung into the fold for its low-power OLED panels, and potentially paving the way for a next-generation iPhone with an OLED panel, according to a new supply chain rumor.


Samsung rushes out rose gold Galaxy to meet South Korea's iPhone 6s launch

10/15/2015, 04:10 pm

Without the time to copy Apple's more significant features, Samsung hopes that a coat of rose gold paint will help its higher-end phone sales survive a second shock wave from iPhone 6s, due to launch in South Korea next week on October 23.


Teardown of Apple's refreshed 21.5" iMac finds LG-built display, soldered & non-upgradeable RAM [u]

10/15/2015, 09:10 am

Apple's refreshed, entry-evel 21.5-inch iMac desktop has been given the teardown treatment, revealing that its standard-resolution display was manufactured by LG Display, while the Wi-Fi antenna design has been slightly tweaked [corrected].


Tests confirm marginal difference between Samsung, TSMC-made A9 chips in Apple's iPhone 6s

10/12/2015, 03:10 pm

New battery test results, published on Monday, appear to support Apple's claim of little difference in the longevity of an iPhone 6s with a Samsung-made A9 chip versus one manufactured by TSMC.


This week on AppleInsider: Steve Jobs tributes, iPhone & Watch launches, iOS security & more

10/10/2015, 07:10 am

This week saw Apple honor Steve Jobs on the fourth anniversary of his death, and simultaneously make a series of small-scale product announcements, while putting out fires related to iPhone battery life and iOS security.


Apple says battery life gap only 2-3 percent in TSMC, Samsung A9 chips

10/08/2015, 05:10 pm

Trying to quell rumors, Apple on Thursday issued a statement claiming there is little difference in the battery life of iPhones using A9 chips made by TSMC versus those made by Samsung.


Samsung profits bounce back after 2-year slide, boosted by chips instead of phones

10/07/2015, 10:10 am

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday called for its operating profits to rise in the third quarter, putting an end to an almost two-year decline -- though the recovery is reportedly based mostly on chip sales.


This week on AppleInsider: 13 million iPhones, OS X El Capitan, Bell on board & more

10/03/2015, 01:10 pm

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus continued to play an important part in this week's news -- and AppleInsider had a chance to review the devices -- but the Mac had a brief moment to shine with the launch of OS X El Capitan, and Apple made a rare addition to its board of directors.


Questionable rumor claims Apple's next-gen 'A10' processor could switch to six cores

09/23/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile processor may be called the A10 and leap ahead to a six-core architecture, according to a rumor from Chinese microblogging site Weibo.


Samsung plans to follow Apple's lead again, offer smartphone financing program

09/21/2015, 08:09 am

As carriers look to move away from contract subsidies, Apple has begun offering its own iPhone installment plan, and rival Samsung may opt to do the same, according to a new report.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Car progress, legal battles, iOS 9 launch & more

09/19/2015, 05:09 am

Even with a Sept. 9 press event in the rear-view mirror, major Apple stories kept on rolling this week -- particularly in the legal world, and in relation to the possibility of a self-driving car.