Apple Commanded 42% of Global LTE Handset Market in Q1 2014

According to a report by market research company Counterpoint, global shipments of LTE smartphones grew 91% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014, with Apple’s iPhone commanding a 42% lead over all other smartphones in the market. – LTE smartphones reached its highest ever first quarter shipments contributing to more than a fourth of the total smartphones shipments globally in … Continue reading Apple Commanded 42% of Global LTE Handset Market in Q1 2014

Apple Launches iPhone Upgrade Event At U.S. Retail Stores

As reported earlier this week by 9to5Mac, Apple has launched an in-store iPhone upgrade event at its U.S. retail stores. Under the program, Apple Store employees have been given instructions to offer higher trade-in values for customers holding on to older iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s models. Apple is getting employees to check customers’ eligibility for … Continue reading Apple Launches iPhone Upgrade Event At U.S. Retail Stores

iPhone Sales Jump 17% Year-on-Year For Second Fiscal Quarter

iPhone sales hit 43.7 million during Apple’s second fiscal quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate of 38.2 million by a whopping 14%. The figure also represents a 17% year-on-year increase from Q2 2013. “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re eagerly looking … Continue reading iPhone Sales Jump 17% Year-on-Year For Second Fiscal Quarter

Internal Samsung Document Reveals That “Beating Apple is #1 Priority”

Yesterday, we reported that internal Apple documents released during last week’s ongoing Apple vs. Samsung trial revealed a growing concern within the Company that it was losing market share to phones with larger screen sizes than the iPhone. Today, Appleinsider and Re/Code have released new documents from the trial, this time detailing Samsung’s deep-seeded concern with … Continue reading Internal Samsung Document Reveals That “Beating Apple is #1 Priority”

Internal Apple Documents Express Concern Over Declining Growth of iPhone

Several internal Apple documents have been released this past week as part of Apple’s ongoing trial with Samsung, with our report yesterday focusing on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ 2010 ambitions for an “Apple TV 2″. Today, Re/Code has released a new set of documents, one of which contains presentation slides for an Apple FY’14 planning meeting. … Continue reading Internal Apple Documents Express Concern Over Declining Growth of iPhone

iPhone Market Share Now at 70% in Japan: Apple VP

Japanese TV programme TV Tokyo has published a short interview with Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide iPhone and iPad Product Marketing Greg Joswiak, as first spotted by Makotakara and 9to5Mac. The interview is only 51 seconds long and in it, Joswiak speaks of the iPhone’s increasing market share in Japan, hitting approximately 70% currently. He attributes … Continue reading iPhone Market Share Now at 70% in Japan: Apple VP

Apple to Shift to Automated Production Lines for iPhone Batteries

According to a report from Taiwan-based Digitimes, Apple is looking to move to automated production lines for iPhone batteries beginning this year. The US-based tech giant is currently heavily-reliant on manpower from China for its production needs, but is looking to shift to automated production in the face of rising labour costs owing to shortage … Continue reading Apple to Shift to Automated Production Lines for iPhone Batteries