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Apple's iPad is the king of a declining European, Middle Eastern tablet market

05/30/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's iPad regained the pole position in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) market during the March quarter, but people in that region are buying fewer tablets overall, according to new IDC research estimates.

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iPhone's global marketshare drops in March quarter as Chinese rivals remain ascendant

05/28/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple saw the iPhone drop to 11.9% of the global smartphone market in the March quarter, even as Chinese rivals like Huawei bucked the industry's overall decline.

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ICYMI: New Samsung T5 SSD, new Qi wireless chargers & more

05/26/2019, 10:05 am

We see a lot of Mac and iPhone-compatible gear announcements over any given month, but some just don't make the daily cut. This week saw the release of an updated Samsung T5 USB-C SSD, the Peak Design Travel Tripod, the Spansive Source wireless multi-charger, and the Zens dual wireless charger.

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Samsung reportedly being tapped for 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro OLED screens

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple is considering the possibility of adding flexible OLED displays to its MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines, a report claims, a component that could be supplied by Samsung using a slightly modified production technique for the display technology.

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Editorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

05/17/2019, 06:05 am

Apple has worked to make user privacy and data security primary features it promotes in its products and platforms. So why is the company porting its new TV App to smart TVs and streaming devices from Samsung, Amazon, LG, Roku and others that are notorious for spying on users and collecting data about their viewing behaviors? Here's a look.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

05/16/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

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Editorial: Why Apple's first port of the new TV app isn't to Android, but to Samsung's anti-Android

05/16/2019, 07:05 am

It once seemed necessary that Apple's iTunes worked on Windows PCs, and it wasn't surprising that the Apple Music app was delivered for Android phones. But in the world of smart TVs, Apple's first port to a larger outside platform isn't to Android. It's to Samsung's Tizen, an OS created specifically to rival Android as a platform that Samsung and its partners could use without Google's rules. Here's why.

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Support for AirPlay 2, Apple TV app on Samsung televisions rolling out now

05/13/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung Electronics announced that beginning on Monday, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models will recieve a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app, and add AirPlay 2.

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Apple shipped 4.5M iPhone XRs in North America last quarter, estimates say

05/09/2019, 05:05 pm

The iPhone XR was easily the most popular smartphone in North America during the March quarter, with shipments of about 4.5 million, according to Canalys research estimates.

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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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