Smartphone Market

Apple’s Stock Goes Negative For The Year After Falling 4%

On Friday there was a burst of negative sentiment about Apple that left their stock down 4 percent after the market closed. In their earnings update this morning, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said that they are expecting weak demand from the mobile sector in the coming quarter. Following their quarterly earnings update, Morgan Stanley predicted that...

iPhone Continues To Underperform Global Smartphone Market: Analysts

While Apple may have the single best-selling smartphone model in the world in the iPhone, one bit of information rarely is mentioned: sales of the company’s flagship smartphone consistently underperform the global market as a whole. While the iPhone may be the most popular single smartphone, Android phones, which make up 88% of all smartphones […]

Apple Captures Record 91 Percent Global Smartphone Profit Share

Apple has won a record-breaking share in the smartphone market following the release of the new iPhone 7, reports Strategy Analytics. iPhones contributed to 91 percent of all smartphone profits around the world between July and September, followed by Chinese firm Huawei with 2.4 percent. Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, had this to say […]

Apple Catching Samsung Fast in Western European Smartphone Market

Yesterday, it was reported that Samsung is no longer the top smartphone vendor in China as Xiaomi has surpassed the Korean tech giant to claim the top spot and today, another IDC research has revealed that the company’s market share in Western Europe is sliding pretty fast as well. According to ZDNet’s report, Samsung's share of smartphone shipments...

Xiaomi Surpasses Samsung to Claim the Top Spot in China’s Smartphone Market

According to a new report by research firm IDC, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has surpassed Samsung to claim the top spot in China’s gigantic smartphone market, grabbing a market share of 12.5% in 2014, up significantly from 5.3% last year (via TechCrunch). On the other hand, Samsung’s share dropped from 18.7% to 12.1% during the same period. Xiaomi,...

Apple Gains U.S. Smartphone Market Share in May [comScore]

According to comScore's latest survey of U.S. smartphone market covering the three months period ending in May 2014, Apple has continued to rank as the top OEM in the region while growing its smartphone market share to 41.9% in May from 41.3% in February.  Samsung ranked second with 27.8% market share, followed by LG with 6.5%, Motorola with 6.3% and...

BlackBerry Smartphones are Vanishing in Canada, iPhone Remains on Top

According to a report by the Media Technology Monitor, iPhone remains the most popular smartphone in Canada while Android ownership is growing steadily. The new report, which is based on telephone surveys this spring with more than 2,000 Canadians, also reveals that BlackBerry’s share of the market has withered away in its home country (via The Globe And...

Can Smartphone Makers Copy Apple’s Sapphire Glass Production?

Unlike the use of machined-aluminum in electronics, a concept which Apple introduced a few years ago starting with the unibody MacBook, Apple's sapphire production will be much harder for other manufacturers to copy. According to an interesting report by The Verge, Apple is now moving into the business of producing sapphire crystal, rather than merely sourcing...