As tablet players are turning their focuses from the 10-inch segment to 7-inch for the second half of 2013, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the competition between Apple iPad mini and 7-inch Android tablets will become fiercer than before.
Tech columnist David Pogue shares ten simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users in a brief six minute video. While you may know some of these tricks, there's probably one or two you don't. Check it out below.
Chitika Insights published a new report today showing Apple's iPad share of Web traffic in North American is holding firm at 82% as we reported on last month. The new report illustrates iPad stats over the last six months where iPad Web traffic has slid from 92% to 82%. In that same time frame Samsung had rung up an anemic 2% growth in their tablet Web traffic to a total of, drum roll please, 4%.
I don't know about you, but I found that Apple's last batch of TV ads were really annoying. Apple has now introduced a refreshing new kind of TV advertisement that says very little and yet says so much. It's simple. It's about taking photos every day. What's your take on the new ad?
According to a new IDC report, Apple's smartphone shipment volume hit a new first-quarter high thanks in part to the iPhone 5, with volume growing 6.6% year over year. The last time that Apple posted a single-digit year-over-year growth rate was 3Q09. IDC stated that Apple has held the second spot in the smartphone rankings for the past five quarters.
In September 2012 we reported that "Apple has reduced purchases of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for tablet computers from Samsung Display amid the deepening patent disputes." Market experts had stated that the move is aimed at minimizing its reliance on Samsung parts. Today, news of Samsung's earnings has surfaced showing that Apple's decision to stop orders for Samsung displays have now officially Samsung's bottom line.
It was in the news recently that the Fair Trade Commission had formally set up a case to investigate whether Samsung was deceptively pitching its products online and attacking its rivals' devices. There's a fine line between a marketing team being aggressive and crossing an unethical line. That's where the Fair Trade Commission comes in to keep dirty tricksters out of the market, or more realistically, fine them and embarrass these companies publically. But now another kind of game seems to brewing over at Samsung. No one is saying it's illegal. It just smells bad.
Apple today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 10 through June 14 at San Francisco's Moscone West. At the five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, enabling them to create incredible new apps with innovative features. Tickets for this year's WWDC go on sale Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. PDT.
According to DRAMeXchange, a division of global research firm TrendForce, in the first quarter of 2013 smartphone shipments increased steadily worldwide, with total shipments reaching 216.4 million units, 9.4% Quarter-over-Quarter growth. Since the beginning of 2012, smartphone shipment figures have been up every quarter despite seasonality. Apple announced yesterday that it shipped 37.5 million iPhones giving them a 17.3% market share. In contrast, Samsung is on target to ship 65 million units this quarter which will account for a 30% market share lead.
Apple's conference call hasn't officially begun and MarketWatch is already reporting this afternoon that Apple Inc. reported an 18% drop in earnings for its second fiscal quarter on Tuesday afternoon, though the results came in slightly ahead of Wall Street's estimates. This marks Apple's first profit decline since 2003. This Report has been updated right up until 4:19 PM MST with new information, stats and a few conference call notes.