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IDC Estimates Android Will Overtake Apple In Worldwide Tablet Market In 2013





Research firm IDC today published updated 2013 estimates for worldwide tablet shipments. The company increased its estimates from 172.4 million to 190.9 million units for the year and claims that shipments of Android-based tablets will continue to rise and eat into Apple’s marketshare. IDC notes that Android will take 48.8 percent of the worldwide tablet market by the end of this year, compared to 41.5% in its previous forecast, while Apple is predicted to capture 46.0%, down from 51% in 2012.


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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. 21:34

Analyst Says Cheaper iPhone and iPhone 5S Will Launch in August/September



Taiwan's Commercial Times points to a research note issed by an analyst Kirk Yang from Barclays claiming that Apple is planning to launch a lower-cost iPhone and an iPhone 5S in the August/September timeframe.


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Friday, March 1st, 2013. 22:20

Apple plans to sell more iPhones in India



The Wall Street Journal reports on recent Apple’s operations to increase sales in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the world. The company recently launched iTunes and Apple TV there. There also were rumors that Apple was planning to open retail stores in India.

 


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:43

Digital Music Services Drive Growth In Recorded Music Sales



According to a report from International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in 2012 the music market revenues saw the first growth since 1999, increasing by 0,3 percent to $16.5 billion.


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 2:44

Google Glass Can Tether To iPhone Via Bluetooth



Joshua Topolsky from The Verge has written a lengthy report about his experiences using on-face computer Google Glass.

Google Glass is a small computer mounting to an eyeglass frame that has a display visible only to the user. The device includes GPS, a built-in camera, which can record what the wearer sees, and Bluetooth and Wi-FI connections. The wearable device can handle many of the tasks performed on smartphones, including sending text messages, showing weather reports, giving driving directions and more.


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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 0:53

iPhone 5 And 4S Topped The List Of Smartphone Shipments In 4Q 2012



In November, research company Strategy Analytics claimed that Samsung's Galaxy S III had become the best-selling smartphone worldwide in the third quarter of last year, taking advantage of iPhone 4S decreased sales ahead of the iPhone 5 launch.

The firm’s latest research published today shows that Apple easily retook the title for the fourth quarter of 2012 with the iPhone 5 shipments reaching 27.4 million units for 12,6 percent of the market.


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Thursday, February 21st, 2013. 0:35

Apple Stimulates Sales Growth In Two Main Consumer Electronics Categories



Today NPD released a report analyzing consumer technology sales in U.S. for 2012. According to the report, since 2010, U.S. consumer technology sales have decreased by $4 billion, down to $143 billion.


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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 13:13

Apple Receives More Money From iTunes And Accessories Than Other Companies From Phones



According to analysis by Asymco of Apple’s revenue breakdowns, Apple received more money from accessories and iTunes sales than all other companies, except for Samsung, received from phone sales over the last quarter.


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 22:59

Apple Told Reseller That New Mac Pro Will Arrive In Spring 2013



France Systems, Apple reseller in France, sent out newsletter to its customers informing them that Apple will halt Mac Pro sales on March 1st, 2013 due to new regulatory requirements in EU.

As reported by both MacGeneration and Mac4Ever, the reseller also points out in the newsletter that Apple told them a new Mac Pro will arrive in Spring of this year. Translation:


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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. 20:45

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Apple Began Offering 128 GB iPad In Online Store



Following its announcement last week, today Apple began offering the new 128 GB iPad models on the Apple online store with shipping times for the new model being quoted at 1-3 business days for majority of countries. In the United States, shipping times for 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad are currently listed at 3-5 business for all three carriers.


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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013. 19:21

Microsoft Said 128GB Surface Pro Ships With 83GB Of Free Storage



Today Apple announced that the new 128GB iPad model would go on sale on February 5th with a starting price of $799 – an attractive option for those who consider purchasing Surface Pro tablet when it debut on February 9th. Microsoft today also confirmed (via Engadget) that 45GB of storage space in the new Surface Pro will be used for Windows 8 and various preloaded applications, leaving owners of the 128GB model with 83GB of free storage. Microsoft said:


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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 0:54

The iMac supply issues can be resolved, according to component manufacturers



Recent production issues of the iMac, which appeared in 2012, almost resolved. According to a report from the China Times, as well as information from BrightWire, difficulties with supply constraints can be facilitated.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 23:52

In Q4 2012 Android And iOS Captured Record 92% Of Global Smartphone Market



According to the Strategy Analytics’ latest research measuring global smartphone OS shipments for the fourth quarter of 2012, Android and iOS together represented 92% of all shipments. Both operating systems were able to considerably increase their market shares over Q3, with global smartphone shipments over the year reaching a record 700.1 million units.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 19:33

Some of 21 and 27-inch iMac models began to be realized through Apple's retail partners



Several retail partners of Apple products ensure the availability of some models of iMac, which were launched more than three months ago.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 1:36

Apple expands support for LTE connectivity in 36 countries



During the Conference on financial results, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the 36 additional providers will support LTE connectivity for the iPhone and iPad next week.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 19:07