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Samsung asks Apple for compensation on missed OLED order minimums

06/21/2019, 11:06 am

Samsung has asked Apple to pay a penalty for not buying enough iPhone displays, hoping to recoup losses from missed manufacturing goals.

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Samsung exec says Galaxy Fold finally 'ready to hit the market'

06/19/2019, 03:06 pm

Originally intended to launch in April, the Galaxy Fold is finally on the verge of reaching the public, a Samsung executive said.

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Apple holds on to 47% share in declining 'premium' smartphone market

06/19/2019, 09:06 am

Apple managed to secure 47% of the global "premium" smartphone market during the March quarter, but falling iPhone shipments helped bring down the segment's overall performance and make Samsung more prominent.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 expected to launch Aug. 7

06/19/2019, 08:06 am

Samsung is reportedly gunning to launch its next top-end phone, the the Galaxy Note 10, at an "Unpacked" event on Aug. 7 -- with one version of the phone approaching tablet sizes.

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Folding phone misery continues for Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X

06/14/2019, 08:06 am

Consumers wanting to own their own foldable smartphone have a while longer to wait, after AT&T cancelled all pre-orders for the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Fold, while Huawei has advised it will be holding back the launch of its own flexible screen launch to perform more testing before releasing the Mate X.

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Apple, Samsung tie for first in US phone satisfaction survey

06/05/2019, 05:06 pm

Apple and Samsung have tied for first place in an annual customer satisfaction survey among U.S. phone owners, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 ranked as the top-rated device.

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Apple & Samsung expected to benefit most from US Huawei ban, says Ming-Chi Kuo

06/01/2019, 01:06 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects both Apple and Samsung to pick up Huawei customers outside China now that the manufacturer is no longer able to use Google's Android operating system without a branch.

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Apple's share of the wearables market shrinks amid competition from Xiaomi, Huawei & Samsung

05/30/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple maintained clear control of the global wearables market in the March quarter, but saw its share erode in the face of giants from China and Korea.

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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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