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May 6, 2019
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EU to launch formal competition inquiry into Apple over Spotify’s complaints

In March, we covered Spotify’s It’s time to play fair campaign where the company laid out reasons it felt Apple wasn’t playing fair. Like most services, Apple obligates Spotify to pay a 30% cut in order to use in-app purchases … Continue reading

October 29, 2018
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Apple’s Chinese retail growth stalled by fraud & competition, forcing repositioning

Apple’s retail expansion in China is reportedly being stymied by a number of factors, putting it well short of ambitious goals the company had earlier this decade. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 18, 2018
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Apple reportedly ships 600k HomePods during Q1 as Amazon faces increasing competition

Strategy Analytics is today out with its latest report covering the smart speaker market during the first quarter of 2018. The data shows that Apple shipped just over half a million HomePods during the quarter, locking in less than 10 … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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Niantic offers ‘Pokemon Go’ players prizes in AR photography competition

Development studio Niantic are encouraging players of the popular mobile game ‘Pokemon Go’ to head outside with their iPhones this fall, by holding a photography competition where the best AR photos from the game posted to Instagram can win prizes, … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
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As other tech companies voice support for Apple, Qualcomm says iPhone import ban wouldn’t hurt competition

As the legal saga between the two continues, Qualcomm is firing back after a host of tech companies came out in support of Apple last week. The chip maker is accusing the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a group that consists … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
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Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films

Despite its increasing focuses on Services revenue, Apple is struggling to draw users to the iTunes Store for movie purchases and rentals. According to a new in-depth report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s market share for renting and purchasing … Continue reading

May 23, 2017
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Despite more powerful competition, iPhone SE tops new customer satisfaction survey

While not Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPhone SE has topped the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index data for May 2017. The data shows a customer satisfaction rating for the iPhone SE of 87 out of 100, putting it 1 … Continue reading

January 6, 2017
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Apple’s AirPods and the best cord-free competition compared

In the lead up to Apple’s release of AirPods late last month, I had tested just about every pair of cord-free earbuds already on the market. But now that AirPods are here and I’ve been using them daily for an extended … Continue reading

September 15, 2016
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Apple, Google app store practices stymie competition, Japan trade report says

According to a recent report by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are a hindrance to smartphone app industry competition. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

June 30, 2016
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Accuses Apple of Trying to ‘Snuff Out Competition,’ Spotify Agrees

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren today gave a speech where she accused Amazon, Apple, and Google of attempting to “snuff out competition” by locking out smaller companies, reports Recode. “Google, Apple and Amazon have created disruptive technologies that changed the world, … Continue reading

September 20, 2015
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Comparing Apple’s 4th-gen Apple TV with the competition

There’s a new Apple TV coming in October, but before plunking down any hard-earned money, it’s worth comparing it with other options out there like Amazon, Google, and Roku — and even the older third-gen Apple TV. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading