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New global smartspeaker data shows Apple's HomePod remains a bit player

05/20/2019, 09:05 am

Apple and the HomePod remain a marginal factor in the global smartspeaker market, not even in the top five brands, according to new research estimates.

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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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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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iPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession

11/02/2018, 08:11 am

The global smartphone market is "effectively in a recession," Strategy Analytics claims, with the firm's estimates suggesting Apple is holding its own in a declining marketplace despite showing minimal growth in its latest results.

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Apple maintaining iPhone sales volume in plummeting Chinese smartphone market

07/31/2018, 02:07 pm

Smartphone shipments in China are continuing to drop year-over-year. Not only is Apple holding on to estimated sales volume in the country, but the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are both on the list of top five smartphones sold in the country.

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Apple's cheaper iPhones are not the volume sellers pundits predicted: iPhone 8, X are

07/05/2018, 11:07 am

It's not news that Apple is grabbing all the profits in the smartphone industry. But new data shows that Apple's most expensive new iPhone flagships are accomplishing this largely on their own, indicating that analyst chatter about smartphone users really wanting cheaper devices is totally delusional.

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Android Xiaomi Mi 8 shamelessly copies iPhone X

05/31/2018, 08:05 am

Many Android phones have been heavily influenced by the iPhone X since Apple's flagship arrived last year, but the latest from Xiaomi may be the most blatant ripoff yet.

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Data suggests China's smartphone decline worse than expected, Apple's iPhone pushed out of fourth place

04/27/2018, 09:04 am

The Chinese smartphone market was actually hit harder in the March quarter than a recent report suggested, dropping 21 percent year-over-year to 91 million units, according to a separate analysis.

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Xiaomi's Aqara smarthome gear to support Apple HomeKit end of 2018

04/23/2018, 09:04 am

China's Xiaomi is reportedly planning to support more third-party smarthome platforms via its Aqara brand, beginning with Apple HomeKit.

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Apple rival Xiaomi could enter US smartphone market later in 2018

03/05/2018, 09:03 am

Xiaomi is aiming to enter the U.S. smartphone market by the end of 2018, or early 2019 at the latest, the Chinese company's chairman said on Monday, speaking on the sidelines of China's yearly legislative session in Beijing.

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Series 3 sales help crown Apple Watch king of 2017 wearables market

03/01/2018, 02:03 pm

Some 8 million Apple Watches may have been sold in the December quarter, allowing Apple to beat out the likes of Fitbit for wearables dominance not just then but during the whole of 2017, according to research published on Thursday.

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Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

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Apple putting pinch on worldwide OLED supply, Chinese vendors looking to mini LED in 2018 phones

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Supply chain reports from China suggest that Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are looking at alternatives to OLED, as Apple grows the quantity of screens it needs for the iPhone.

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Apple wins block against European trademark for Xiaomi's Mi Pad

12/05/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Tuesday won a years-long bid to stop Xiaomi from trademarking the name of its Mi Pad tablet in the European Union, which Apple argued was too similar to iPad.

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Android smartphones expected to follow Apple's iPhone X lead in adopting 3D sensor tech

11/17/2017, 09:11 am

Looking to keep up with the competition from Apple's iPhone X, a number of Android smartphone makers are expected to adopt 3D sensors for products launching in 2018.

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Apple Watch shipments in Q3 estimated at 3.9M units, including 800,000 Series 3 with LTE

11/14/2017, 10:11 am

Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.

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Other smartphones joining Apple's iPhone X with 3D sensor module delays

10/05/2017, 11:10 am

Apple's iPhone X -- the first iPhone with a "TrueDepth" camera -- may not be the only smartphone suffering from problems with 3D sensor production, as shipments for competing products are also reportedly being delayed.

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Apple crushes Samsung in China as iPhone attracts twice the loyalty in upgrades over domestic brands

09/07/2017, 04:09 pm

Young smartphone buyers in China are preferring to buy low-priced domestic brands over phones from Samsung, but the loyalty rate in buying another Oppo or Vivo phone is half that of buyers getting another iPhone-- which remains the largest installed smartphone base in China.

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Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus top Q2 smartphone market, beating Samsung's Galaxy S8

08/16/2017, 12:08 pm

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus held on as the world's most popular smartphones in the June quarter, according to research data published on Wednesday, handily relegating Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 flagship to third place.

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Estimates peg Apple Watch at third place in wearables with 2.8M units in June quarter

08/03/2017, 09:08 am

The Apple Watch's share of the global wearables market is on the rise, but still leaving the company behind rivals Xiaomi and Fitbit, according to research data published this week.

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