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In 2012 Samsung Outpaced Apple In Advertising Spending





The Wall Street Journal published a new report outlining Samsung’s aggressive advertising in 2012 based on the latest data from research company Kantar Media. The report notes that Samsung significantly increased its phone ad spending from $78M in 2011 to $401M in 2012, 20 percent higher than $333M spend by Apple.


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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. 20:40

Intel And Apple Discussed Deal For Production Of iPad And iPhone Chips



According to Reuters, Intel is likely to move into contract manufacturing business, which suggests that Apple could become its future customer with chips for the iPad and iPhone, thus reducing its reliance on Samsung as a supplier. Reportedly, last year Intel and Apple executives discussed the issue, but no agreement has been concluded.


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Thursday, March 7th, 2013. 21:27

Samsung takes 3% stake in Sharp screen production




The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $112 million for a 3% stakes of Sharp's LCD screens, which is a key supplier of LCD screens for Samsung and Apple.

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. 20:09

Major League Baseball Is Expanding Support For Passbook App



According to a report from GigaOM, Major League Baseball is expanding support for mobile ticketing via Apple’s Passbook app, announcing that this season mobile tickets will be accepted at 13 stadiums, up from four last season.


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 22:39

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

Ken Segall Suggests Samsung Outperforms Apple In Advertising Sphere



Ken Segall , author of Insanely Simple and creative director behind the Think Different advertising campaign has suggested that Apple is losing its position in marketing domain, while Samsung is taking full advantage.


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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. 22:06

FixYa Study Finds iPhones To Be The Most Reliable Smartphones



FixYa, a site that provides troubleshooting tips, today published a "Smartphone Reliability Report", comparing user complaints on Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy, Motorola’s Droid and Nokia’s Lumia.

Based on the reported issues, coming from a database of around 30 million users, FixYa gave a dependability score to each smartphone. According to its rankings, iPhones were the most reliable smartphones with the fewest reported issues.


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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 2:27

Samsung Outpaced Apple In Connected Device Market



Market intelligence firm IDC published a report on what it describes as the Smart Connected Device Market. The graphic created by the company shows the market share decrease for both laptops (from 29% in 2010 to 17% in 2012) and desktop PCs (from 23% to 12%), while smartphones grew from 45% to 60% and tablets from 3% to 11%. Overall, the PCs’ market share fall from about 50% to 30% in just two years.


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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 21:52

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

Sources from China provided information on the launch of the iPhone and the iPhone 6 5S in 2013



Brightwire provided a translated report from Chinese media which claims that Apple is preparing the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5-inch iPhone 6 this year:

"- A source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that it has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website's microblog on Thursday evening.


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Saturday, February 9th, 2013. 10:54

iPhone For The First Time Took Top Spot For Mobile Web Usage



Analytics company StatCounter today published the result of the new research on mobile Internet usage in January 2013. Last month iPhone users held the number one position, while Nokia experienced a considerable decline in 2012.


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Monday, February 4th, 2013. 20:46

Apple Has Become The #1 Vendor Of Mobile Phones In U.S. For The First Time



According to a new research from Strategy Analytics, Apple outstripped Samsung for the first time ever to become the number one vendor of mobile phones in U.S. The report notes that Apple sold 17.7 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 16.8 million sold by Samsung and 4.7 million sold by LG holding the third place.


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Friday, February 1st, 2013. 15:58

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