Samsung received estimated $683M payment from Apple in Q2, still projects 56% decline in profits

Samsung on Friday released a bleak earnings forecast for its second fiscal quarter of 2019, projecting operating profits more than halved from last year due to ongoing weakness in the company’s bread-and-butter memory chip business. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Latest Pew data shows smartphone ownership at 99%, decline in laptop/desktop category

The Pew Research Center is out this weekend with its latest look at internet and social media use, and device ownership, in the United States. The data shows that use and ownership is flat compared to a similar 2016 study, and has actually declined in some categories. more… The post Latest Pew data shows smartphone […]

KGI: 3 new iPads to debut next quarter will slow decline in sales, 10-10.5 inch model wildcard

In a new report out this morning from noted analyst Ming-Chi Quo at KGI Securities, we find the size of the new iPad form factor, expected in Q2 still in flux indicating that Apple may still be deciding between different sizes. The new models will come in 12.9”, 10-10.5” and 9.7” versions. We note the […]

iPhone Generated Record-Breaking Profits Last Quarter Despite Continued Sales Decline

iPhone sales may have declined for three consecutive quarters, but the latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics suggests Apple is unsurprisingly still doing exceptionally well in the smartphone market. Apple captured a record 91% of profits in the worldwide smartphone market in the third quarter, or $8.5 billion of the overall $9 billion in […]

Decline in iPhone Shipments Could Make Apple Worst-Performing Top Five Smartphone Brand of 2016

Apple’s global iPhone shipments will fall short of analysts’ consensus estimates of 210 to 230 million units in the 2016 fiscal year, according to a new research note issued by respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a worst case scenario, iPhone shipments in 2016 are expected to reach just 190 million units, which is […]

iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC‘s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition […]