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Topic: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon

05/07/2019, 07:05 am

Potential owners of Samsung's Galaxy Fold may have a longer wait than anticipated to receive the flexible smartphone, if at all, as the South Korean electronics giant has started to warn customers who preordered the device their orders may end up being cancelled, and with no anticipated future shipping date set by the manufacturer.

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Xiaomi takes offense at smartphone estimates off by 2.5M units, Apple doesn't

05/03/2019, 05:05 pm

Xiaomi took the unusual step of reporting its smartphone shipments for the March quarter, which it issued in response to phone shipment data it said was "inaccurate and unfair, and deviates from our actual performance in terms of shipment of smartphones." Apple neither reported iPhone units nor took issue with IDC's data, despite its shipments clearly being undercounted by a margin more than twice as large.

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Apple Watch retaining clear lead in smartwatch market despite advances by Samsung & Fitbit

05/02/2019, 12:05 pm

The Apple Watch maintained a solid grip on smartwatch shipments during the March quarter, according to new estimates, even as rivals from Samsung and Fitbit made headway.

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Editorial: Latest IDC estimate of Q1 2019 iPhone sales 'highly inaccurate' to the point of 'embarrassing'

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

IDC is one of the market research companies that confidently reports quarterly shipments, market share and growth figures for PCs, smartphones and other products with an implied accuracy down to the tenth of a percentage point. But, the company's latest figures are "highly inaccurate" to the point of "embarrassing," according to well-regarded analyst Neil Cybart of Above Avalon.

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Apple iPhone shipments declined 30% in Q1, now in third place behind Samsung and Huawei

04/30/2019, 07:04 pm

According to the latest estimates from market research firm IDC, Apple shipped 36.4 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2019, down a whopping 30% from the same time last year.

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Samsung posts weakest profit since 2016 because of weak chip, smartphone markets

04/30/2019, 09:04 am

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday reported Q1 operating profits of $5.4 billion, its lowest quarterly figure since 2016, blaming dropping chip prices and slowing display orders.

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Samsung to spend $116B in next decade to overtake chipmakers TSMC, Intel, Qualcomm

04/24/2019, 12:04 pm

Samsung this week said it intends to spend $116 billion by 2030 in order to beat the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, and TSMC for a lead role in logic chip manufacturing.

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Apple retains leads in laptop technical support, but gap is narrowing

04/24/2019, 11:04 am

Apple has claimed the top spot on Laptop Magazine's 2019 customer service ratings, scoring 91 out of 100 based on a mix of phone and online performance.

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AT&T says the Galaxy Fold will ship on June 13, Samsung still has no date set

04/24/2019, 11:04 am

While Samsung itself has not given any specific shipping dates for a revised Galaxy Fold after multiple review unit failures forced a delay, AT&T representatives are insistent that it will be shipped to customers on Thursday, June 13.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown suggests poor design decisions with 'massive gaps' [u]

04/24/2019, 08:04 am

Before Samsung chose to hold back launch for a redesign, the Galaxy Fold was inherently vulnerable to debris reaching the display, according to a new teardown.

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Samsung clawing back Galaxy Fold from reviewers amid faulty screen complaints

04/23/2019, 10:04 am

In addition to delaying the launch of the phone, Samsung is now asking reviewers to return their Galaxy Fold samples, acknowledging that they were encountering numerous problems with its foldable OLED screen.

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Editorial: Super Frenemies - why the world is better off with both Apple and Samsung

04/23/2019, 07:04 am

Apple and Samsung are often depicted as cutthroat enemies, but it's also no secret they are also their own largest customers, unquestionably dependent upon the success of each other's business. Could that change, and would the world be better off with just a single, giant, more vertical phone maker?

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Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after review unit screen failures [u]

04/22/2019, 10:04 am

After cancelling launch events in China, Samsung has confirmed that is has delayed the U.S. Galaxy Fold smartphone debut until further notice, and is promising changes to make the screen stronger.

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'iPhone 5G' in late 2020 will drive 200 million sales for Apple, says Ming-Chi Kuo

04/22/2019, 09:04 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has thrown his hat into the ring in regards to iPhone 5G predictions, and also suspects that it will be released in the second half of 2020, and it will have a big impact on sales.

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Editorial: Could Apple's lock on premium luxury be eclipsed by an era of good-enough gear?

04/21/2019, 10:04 am

Across decades, Apple has developed its reputation for selling luxurious electronics with both a premium price and elevated expectations. But Apple's attention to detail means it's not often a trailblazer. Could the profits that are currently driving Apple at some point shift to instead support vendors like Samsung and Huawei who offer cheaper access to new tech faster, in a sloppier but "good enough" beta technology form?

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Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/19/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor close the books on the Qualcomm suit, Samsung has problems with a folding phone, and Facebook steals contacts from 1.5M people.

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Apple outsells Samsung as iPhone tops US mobile activations chart for Q1 2019

04/18/2019, 02:04 pm

The iPhone was the most popular smartphone bought in the United States, according to figures produced by CIRP, with Apple narrowly beating Samsung for market share in the first quarter of 2019, suggesting Apple may see an improvement on its sales in its upcoming financial results.

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Editorial: Why is Samsung's Galaxy Fold graded on a curve?

04/18/2019, 06:04 am

Samsung Electronics is a multibillion corporation that leads the world in producing advanced displays, solid state storage and other components; builds an astounding array of home appliances-- including the majority of the world's high end televisions-- and has built smartphones for many years before iPhone even appeared. So why is the company handled like a small child when it makes sloppy, incompetent mistakes?

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Early reviews of Samsung's $2K Galaxy Fold marred by many broken screens [u]

04/17/2019, 03:04 pm

Some of the first reviews of Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold are beginning to hit the internet, but multiple reviewers say they've already managed to break its main 7.3-inch display.

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Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

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