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Apple supplier Samsung to end all LCD production by end of 2020

03/31/2020, 12:03 am

Samsung, a key Apple supplier that manufactures a number of vital components for iPhone, iPad and Mac, on Tuesday said it plans to cease traditional LCD panel production by the end of 2020.


How AppleInsider staff work from home and what gear we need to do it

03/20/2020, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider staff work all around the world, and most of us have home offices. If you're looking for the ideal desk setup, we can show you that there isn't one -- but here are eight favorites that help us get our work done.


Six ways iPhone 11 Pro bests the Galaxy S20+ -- and five ways it doesn't

03/11/2020, 12:03 pm

Samsung's latest crop of smartphones boasts a wide array of headline-grabbing features. Apple is already able to match some with its own half-year-old iPhone 11 line, while others may have to wait a while before they show up in Apple's ecosystem.


Camera comparison: iPhone 11 Pro versus Galaxy S20 Ultra -- Does zoom matter?

03/04/2020, 03:03 pm

Samsung's new Galaxy S20 Ultra makes some big claims about its new impressive camera system including a mind-blowing number of megapixels and incredible zoom. So how does that play out against Apple's months-old iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in the real world? We pitted them against one another to find out.


A8, A8X: How Apple's custom silicon hit Samsung with a one-two punch

02/22/2020, 09:02 am

The year 2014-- when Apple debuted its A8 chip-- might seem like the distant past. Yet it marked a turning point in Apple's struggles with Samsung and created a much larger new playing field for iOS carved from former Android users. Here's why that matters.


Samsung installs former finance minister Bahk Jae-wan as board chairman

02/21/2020, 07:02 am

Samsung Electronics has named its new board chairman, former South Korean finance minister Bahk Jae-wan, an appointment aiming to increase transparency and independence following the jailing of his predecessor.


Samsung Galaxy S20 5G preorders are live with iPhone trade-in bonuses

02/21/2020, 12:02 am

Apple iPhone users looking to make the switch to 5G can now pre-order Samsung Galaxy S20 devices with aggressive iPhone trade-in values and even free gift offers.


Samsung botches 'Find My Mobile' test, sends users '1' notification worldwide

02/20/2020, 09:02 am

A large number of Samsung smartphone owners around the world discovered a mysterious message on their devices overnight, a notification that the company admits was part of an internal test gone wrong.


iPhone 11 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ - the best ultra-premium smartphones

02/15/2020, 03:02 pm

Samsung has made sure that Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max and the new Galaxy S20+ are direct competitors. With Samsung pushing further into the ultra-premium range with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, does Apple still offer enough to the prosumer six months after the release of the iPhone 11 Pro Max?


Apple's AirPods vs Samsung Galaxy Buds+ head-to-head

02/14/2020, 06:02 am

Samsung has launched its second attempt at taking on Apple's AirPods, with updates to battery life and speakers giving the Galaxy Buds+ a better chance against its main rival and the noise-canceling AirPods Pro, but does it do enough to warrant your attention?


Coronavirus to hit Android's hopes for 5G, folding screens the hardest

02/13/2020, 09:02 am

As Apple deals with interruption of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, its Android competitors face all the same issues; except that they make far less money and operate on much thinner margins across fragile shipment volumes.


iPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 - $999 premium smartphones head-to-head

02/12/2020, 03:02 pm

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 are the lower-end gateways into super-premium smartphones, and the long-time competitors are pushing for bigger specs than ever to win over customers.


Microsoft's Surface Duo suffers a Face ID-style demo failure, nobody cares

02/12/2020, 11:02 am

Microsoft's demo of its upcoming Surface Duo completely flopped during its developer day event yesterday, calling to mind Apple's embarrassment at the launch of iPhone X. Yet unlike the demo failure of Face ID in 2017, observers only briefly noted the issue in passing and instead focused on the unlikely potential for Microsoft to turn around its unbroken string of tablet flops over the last two decades. That's a big problem.


Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's second try at foldable smartphones

02/11/2020, 02:02 pm

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, the South Korean giant's second attempt at producing a foldable smartphone, with the clamshell device hoping to do better than last year's Galaxy Fold failure.


Samsung's AirPods competitor are the $149 iOS-compatible Galaxy Buds+

02/11/2020, 02:02 pm

Samsung has announced an update to its iOS-compatible AirPods competitor during Tuesday's Samsung Unpacked event, and calls it the Galaxy Buds+.


Samsung has just launched the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

02/11/2020, 02:02 pm

Samsung has just launched the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, the latest generation of its flagship smartphone line and main rival to Apple's iPhone, with Samsung including 5G support options and the ability to take 108-megapixel photographs.


Samsung unveils its Galaxy Z Flip phone during the Oscars

02/10/2020, 09:02 am

The forthcoming foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was revealed in a commercial during the live telecast of the Academy Awards -- and so was a crease, its display "feature."


Review: Samsung T7 Touch SSD builds upon the T5 in every way

01/21/2020, 10:01 am

Samsung's T-lineup portable media has been increasingly popular over the years. Most recently, the T5 has been the go-to choice for those who need reliable, compact, fast portable storage. The T7 Touch builds on that, improving in nearly every way possible.


Samsung names Taemoon Roh as new smartphone chief

01/20/2020, 10:01 am

Samsung's smartphone division has a new person in charge, with the South Korean electronics giant naming Taemoon Roh as the person in charge of its attempts to take on Apple's iPhone with its Galaxy device lineup.


Samsung skips from Galaxy S10 to 'S20' for upcoming refresh

01/13/2020, 09:01 am

The next model in Samsung's Galaxy S product line will feature a quad-camera array, but apparently won't have the name "S11," as leaked images of the smartphone show Samsung is skipping a number of generations by going for the name "Galaxy S20."