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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 reportnotes 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.
Recently the iPhonehave 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.
Reuters reports that Sharp, one of the major partners that produce displays for Apple`s mobile devices, has reduced the production of displays for iPad at one of its plants. Sources do not indicate the reasons for the dramatic reduction, but it seems to be a combination of decreasing consumer interest to the iPad mini and the natural seasonal downturn.
Today comScore published the results of its survey of mobile phone subscribers in U.S. for the September-November period, noting that 18.5% of mobile phone subscribers are using an iPhone, up 1.4% from the data for June-August timeframe. Samsung continues to lead the pack with 26.9% of the market share, up from 25,7% in the previous period, while LG, HTC and Motorola lost their shares.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing its own phone via its recently acquired Motorola Mobility unit. The smartphone, which the company plans to release next year, will compete more strongly with Samsung’s Galaxy line and iPhone, than Motorola’s current line of smartphones.
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.