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According to the latest report from a research firm Gartner, in the fourth quarter of 2014 ending December, Apple managed to sell more smartphones than its main rival, Samsung. This allowed the company from Cupertino to become the largest smartphone maker in the world. As to the numbers, Apple sold as many as 74.8 million iPhone units and the South Korean manufacturer - 73 million smartphones. Apple got the market share of 20.4%, while the share of Samsung was equal to 19.9%.
According to the latest reports from Asian sources, Samsung has recently signed a deal with Apple and LG to supply these vendors with DRAM memory chips. These advanced chips will be used in the production of the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6s as well as in the LG G4, sources claim. The worth of the deal remains unknown, however, we may assume that it is close to billions of dollars.
According to the latest report from a research firm called IDC, the combined smartphone market share of iOS and Android accounted for 96.3% in the fourth quarter. Apple’s share managed to reach 19.7% and the share of Android equalled to 76.6%. Just for you to compare: n the last quarter of 2013, Apple’s iOS grabbed 17.5% of the smartphone market and Google’s Android occupied 78.2%. As we see, iOS products become more and more popular, making users change their Android devices to iPhones. The guys from Cupertino managed to sell as many as 74.5 million iPhone units in the fourth quarter. The shipments of all Android smartphones combined accounted for 289.1 million units.
Apple has once again proved that it is doing its best to change this world. This time not only in terms of inventing new computers, tablets and smartphones, but in terms of saving nature. According to what Tim Cook has announced today, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to invest €1.7 Billion (or about $1.93 billion) in the development of new data centers, which will be powered fully by the electricity produced using renewable sources. These data centers will be reportedly located in County Galway, Ireland and central Jutland in Denmark. This data centers are expected to power Apple services used by European customers.
As you probably know, the long-anticipated Apple Watch will become available for purchase in April. There will be three main versions of the wearable device, namely, Apple Watch for those who need a device reminiscent of usual watch, Apple Watch Sport for those who plan to use it mostly as a fitness tracker and Apple Watch Edition for those who want an smartwatch made of gold.
According to the latest report from Asian sources, Apple is currently in talks with Japan Display concerning the possibility to invest money in the construction of the new display manufacturing facility in Ishikawa. This new factory is expected to manufacture displays for Apple’s next-generation iPhones and probably Apple Watches. Apart from that, it will also work with other portable devices manufacturers. As to the sum of the investment, it hasn’t yet been officially announced, however, insiders claim the guys from Cupertino are ready to pay about $1.7 billion.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release their long-anticipated Apple Watch in April. There will be several different versions of the wearable device, namely, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Each model will boast of several health-tracking sensors and its own unique design. While the first two modifications of the smartwatch will be relatively cheap and affordable for most U.S., European and Asian customers, the analysts believe that the gold Apple Watch will bring most of the income to Apple. Even though the prices for the device are expected to start at about $4000.
It is Sunday today, that is why I have made up a list of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. As usual, the articles worth your attention are available below. You may take a look at them right now.
Apple once again proved that it is one of largest companies in the world. In fact, yesterday the tech giant from Cupertino managed to reach the market capitalization of incredible $710.736 billion. This allowed Apple to grab the title of the first $700 billion company in the United States of America. Below you may take a look at the chart showing more details on Apple’s achievement.
It is Sunday today, that is why I think we should discuss the most interesting stories of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the popular post right now.
According to what usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo writes, Apple will see a 30% drop in iPad sales this year. Kuo thinks Apple will sell only about 45 million iPad units.This drop will become the biggest one since the time of the release of the very first iPad.
According to what Apple supply chain sources say, in the upcoming March quarter, the company from Cupertino may sell as many as 50 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units. If these predictions come true, Apple will set a new record as it has never ever managed to sell 50 million iPhone units outside the holiday season. In fact, in the March quarter of 2014, Apple sold 43.7 million iPhones, which is less that the suppliers predict for 2015.
Although Apple’s tablet sales become weaker and weaker with every new quarter, the company currently remains top tablet vendor in the world. According to the latest figures from a research firm called IDC, in the last quarter of 2014, Apple sold 21.4 million iPads and got the market share of 28.1%. Closest rivals are traditionally Samsung and Lenovo with 11.0 and 3.7 million devices sold over the last three months and market shares of 14.5% and 4.8% respectively.
While Apple’s profits continue to grow, its main market rival keeps losing its share, customers and money. According to the most recent earnings report published by Samsung earlier this week, the company saw a 36% decrease in profits in Q4 of 2014 in comparison with the year-ago result. Moreover, Samsung’s mobile division saw even greater decline - 64%. The net profit in the latest quarter accounted for 5.29 trillion won (about $4.84 billion).
Just like it was expected, Apple on Tuesday, January 27th, officially announced its financial results in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. According to the official data shared by the guys from Cupertino, the revenue for the holiday quarter amounted to $74.6 billion and the net profit - to $18 billion. Apart from that, Apple sold 74.5 million iPhone units, up from 51 million in the year-ago quarter. As to the iPad sales, they were down from 26 million units sold in the Q1 of fiscal 2014 and accounted for 21.4 million units.