The tech industry loves the Samsung vs. Apple storyline. It's more like the Samsung vs. Apple and a bunch of smaller but dangerous Chinese smartphone makers.
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Nevertheless, IDC analysts traced "a significant slowdown compared to 2013."
iPhone makes up about 60 percent of Apple's revenue. Though arch-rival Samsung's smartphone unit is struggling, it still wouldn't turn down providing its chips to Apple.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and chief executive of Lenovo, said the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the ongoing transformation in the global landscape will enable Lenovo to stand out in smartphone business, which leaves an opportunity to challenge Apple and Samsung's dominance.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
Over the past few years Apple has watched its smartphone market share decline in the face of pressure from big, cheap Android smartphones. But the iPhone 6 could change that as consumers flock to the 4G capability and larger display.
The industry overall, however, saw shipments exceed 300 million units for the first time ever in a quarter, as per Canalys' tracking.
For the second consecutive quarter, global smartphone shipments have reached above 300 million units, driven by growing competition between Samsung and Apple, and the combined efforts of Xiaomi, LG, and Lenovo.
The world’s largest smartphone maker is confronting increasing competition from Apple and low-cost Chinese rivals.
The U.S. government is crying foul over Apple and Google's efforts to bolster smartphone encryption. Because accusations that they're going "beyond the law" goes both ways.
Samsung vs. Apple vs. Nokia, HTC and Motorola. Who cares? All the hardware looks alike. The smartphone battle is won with ecosystems, cloud and sheer marketing.
Apple joined the big screen smartphone competition last week and those whose lives are enhanced by large displays will love this device.
Apple fanboys in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan can preorder the latest iPhone from September 12 and receive the smartphone on September 19, when it is available to nine countries in the first wave of its global launch. Surprisingly, China is left out of this initial list.
As Apple did with last year's smartphone offering, it's sticking with two new iPhones. From specs to features, screen size, and its release date, here's what you need to know.
What people want from the iPhone 6 might not be what they get. While smartphone owners want better battery life and tougher displays, apple might be looking to use the new iPhone to open up new markets.
China Telecom also posted an Apple-style-like advertisement, with detailed specifications of the next-generation smartphone.
Timing is everything, and if Apple is planning a smartphone payment system, it's making a move at the right time.
Apple's latest smartphone will be out the doors later this month. But for Apple to succeed it has to appeal to both consumers and business customers. Here's what it has to land with, in order to take off.
Apple is reportedly working with the Dutch chipmaker to add NFC support to the tech giant's new flagship smartphone.
Apple will purchase 96 million iPhone 5 panels along with a further 98 million iPhone 6 panels during 2014, accounting for 37 percent of all LTPS and oxide smartphone LCDs.
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