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Topic: Samsung

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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iPhone gaining US marketshare, slipping in China & Europe, say March-quarter numbers

04/16/2019, 08:04 am

While Apple's iPhone is increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S., the product's share is declining in urban China and the five major European markets, according to new research estimates.

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Samsung, Huawei getting close to iPhone, spending on camera hardware to get there

04/05/2019, 07:04 am

Android smartphones focusing on improved displays and cameras haven't beaten the iPhone but are narrowing the gap, suggests analysts from Cowen, with main rivals Huawei and Samsung said to be considerably outspending Apple on the rear camera assembly in each of their flagship mobile devices.

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Samsung expects 60 percent dip in operating profit for Q1, worst performance in 4 years

04/05/2019, 12:04 am

Apple "frenemy" Samsung is expecting a bleak first quarter of 2019, with the company estimating operating income to come in down more than 60 percent on the year due to drooping memory chip prices and sluggish smartphone sales.

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With Apple 5G modem likely in 2021, prospects for 5G iPhone in 2020 'in jeopardy'

04/03/2019, 10:04 am

Apple is running up against pre-production deadlines to have an 5G modem in the 2020 iPhone, so it may wait until Apple is done with an in-house solution in 2021 a UBS analyst said on Wednesday.

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Apple's AirPods took 60 percent of fully wireless earbud market in holiday quarter

03/29/2019, 08:03 am

Apple's AirPods claimed 60 percent of fully wireless earbud sales during the December quarter, according to new estimates, beating out other well-reviewed buds from the likes of Jabra and Bose.

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Samsung warns of revenue shortfall due to 'weakening overall demand' for smartphones & components

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned investors that it would report disappointing results for the March quarter, foremost blaming "weakening overall demand."

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New Apple TV app coming to third-party smart TVs, streaming devices this spring

03/25/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is opening its new Apple TV experience to new audiences by expanding the device range it will be available on, with a selection of smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party device producers set to offer the new version of the app in the coming months.

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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Review: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game

03/15/2019, 02:03 pm

Samsung's Galaxy Buds are very late to the race, but they arrived in style. Boasting a plethora of features AirPods users have been asking for, these truly wireless earbuds don't disappoint for the money.

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Apple sold 35 million AirPods in 2018, currently most popular 'hearable' brand

03/15/2019, 10:03 am

Apple sold around 35 million AirPods during 2018, Counterpoint Research estimated on Friday, adding that the company represents the most popular "hearable" brand in the U.S. at the moment.

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Video quality showdown -- Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR

03/13/2019, 01:03 pm

AppleInsider tests the video recording aptitude of the new Samsung Galaxy S10e and the iPhone XR in a variety of environments from slow-motion to stability.

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