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LG Bumped Apple To 3rd Place In US Handset Market





Recently the iPhone have captured a record 53 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S, but when it comes to its second place in the handset market (feature phones and smartphones combined), a new report said LG moved Apple to third place during December thanks to strong sales of its highly popular Optimus G.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 22:31

Production Of iPhone 5S To Begin In March For June/July Release



Today analyst from Jeffries Peter Misek released a new research note claiming that initial production of the new iPhone 5S will start in March for a release in June or July. He said:


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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013. 2:43

Apple Plans To Open R&D Center In Beijing?



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According to an article from Chinese site Tencent (via BrightWire), last week during his visit to China Tim Cook discussed company's plans to create a research and development center in Beijing. The report said:


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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013. 1:23

Next-Generation iPhone to Launch in More Colors



Analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets said in a note to investors Wednesday that his checks within the industry have indicated the so-called "iPhone 5S" will come in a variety of colors beyond the current black and white. He expects that the next iPhone will be available in a total of eight colors: the pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate shades currently found on the iPod nano, and a (Product)Red model with proceeds benefiting AIDS research.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 23:41

NPD: Consumers Want Content, Not 'Smart' Features, on Their TVs



The new NPD research has found that consumers want more access to online video services rather than "smart" features like social networking access on their TVs. NPD said that a big problem is that TV owners are confused because too much choice is creating a complex user experience.


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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. 15:51

Apple Sets Record High With 53,5% Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market



In late November, research company Kantar Worldpanel reported that strong debut of the iPhone 5 allowed Apple to retake the lead in the U.S. sales from Android. Over the August-October timeframe, Apple's share of the market was assessed at 48.1% compared to Android's share of 46.7%.

At the time, the company predicted that IOS share would continue to increase and Apple would hit a record high for market share on the strength of iPhone 5 sales over the following two 12-week periods.


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Friday, December 21st, 2012. 22:18

Apple is moving towards the development of the next-generation iPad mini



Manufacturers of components for the second-generation iPad mini are preparing to introduce on the market sooner than expected. It is evidenced by one analyst, although the exact dates are uncertain, since Apple is planning to complete the global deployment of the first-generation model.According to research of Doug Freedman analyst from RBC Capital Markets, chip manufacturers are already preparing for the development of the second generation iPad mini, reports Brooke Crothers from CNET.


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Thursday, December 20th, 2012. 16:10

More than half of smartphone consumers prefer to buy the iPhone 5



A new survey of more than 800 United States buyers found that more than half of those ones who planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy the new iPhone 5 by Apple. The poll conducted by Piper Jaffray, revealed that 53.3% of consumers say they plan to buy the iPhone 5 in the near future. This is close to a number of buyers constituting the 54.9 percent who have already chosen the iPhone 5 in October and a little more than 47.7 percent who said they would choose Apple in September.


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Friday, December 14th, 2012. 13:00

Apple may sell 13 million TV sets



Last week, Tim Cook revealed that the television was an area of intense "interest" for Apple. Today, analyst Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley shared the results of the survey.

"11% of respondents said they would be "extremely interested" in buying an Apple-branded TV set, which translates into 13 million units in the U.S. alone. 36% said they would be "somewhat interested," which could translate into another 43 million units.


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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. 22:59

Intel Working On Cutting Power Consumption In Future Ivy Bridge Chips



According to CNET, Intel is actively working on reducing the power consumption of Ivy Bridge processors, which would allow using them in mainstream tablets and decreasing battery needs on small laptops such as the MacBook Air. The report said:


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Monday, December 3rd, 2012. 22:05

iOS Moved Android Into Second Spot In US Smartphone Market



By virtue of iPhone 5 sales, iOS reached the top spot on the smartphone market in the United States, according to research company Kantar Worldpanel Comtech. According to the report covering smartphone sales over the 12-week period ending October 28, iOS accounts for 48.1% of the smartphone market in the U.S (up 25% year-over-year) and has officially moved Android into second spot.


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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012. 20:58

Adults and children prefer iPad to other devices



According to a research conducted by Nielsen in the United States, over the course of the next 6 months, consumers between the age of 6 to 12 years are interested in buying iOS products form Apple. New Nintendo Wii U took the second place on popularity, but rated behind the iPad. However, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad Mini entered the top 5 most popular products for this age group.


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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. 21:55

Apple Once Again Tops Retail Chains In Sales Per Square Foot in U.S.



According to a report from research company Retail Sails (via Fortune), Apple again tops the U.S. retail store chains with the highest sales numbers per square foot. Company’s sales productivity is estimated at more than $6000 per square foot, twice as much as the sales of Tiffany & Co that took the second place.


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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. 0:08

Apple forecast to sell 102M iPads, 194M iPhones in 2013



About 100 million iPads were sold in the first two and a half years. Apple is going to sell another 100 million, but already in 12-month period, thanks to the launch of the iPad mini. Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity predicted that Apple will sell 101.6 million iPads in 2013. Judging by this, Apple will own 58.4 percent of the total tablet market. The prediction became known after Apple revealed that iPad sales had exceeded 100 million.


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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. 22:34

Analyst Expects iPhone 5 Sales Will Hit 8 Million Units In Opening Weekend



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Following Apple announcement made earlier today that it  received two million pre-orders for new iPhone in the first day of its availability, analyst from Piper Jaffray Gene Munster has issued a new research note forecasting that Apple will sale from 6 to 10 million units during the launch weekend. He bases his estimates on impressive pre-order numbers and comparison with last year’s pre-orders for the iPhone 4S. He noted:


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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012. 0:52