Strategy Analytics: Apple to overtake Samsung as 5G smartphone leader in 2020

The iPhone lineup is widely expected to adopt 5G cellular connectivity in 2020. New data published by Strategy Analytics today says that with that transition, Apple will become the leader in terms of 5G smartphone shipments. more… The post Strategy Analytics: Apple to overtake Samsung as 5G smartphone leader in 2020 appeared first on 9to5Mac. […]

Following Apple’s deal with Qualcomm, Intel says it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business

Just hours after Apple’s settlement with Qualcomm, Intel has announced that it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business. In a press release, the company says that it will instead focus on 5G network infrastructure. more… The post Following Apple’s deal with Qualcomm, Intel says it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business appeared first […]

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 […]

Strategy Analytics: iPhone the top-selling smartphone in Q4 2017 as whole industry falls 9%

Following Apple’s record earnings release earlier today, Strategy Analytics is out this evening with new data on the smartphone industry. The analytics firm says that global smartphone shipments suffered their largest annual decrease during the holiday quarter… more… 9to5Mac

iPhone Captured 31% of Smartphone Sales in the U.S. Ahead of Holiday Season

The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the “three most popular smartphones” in the United States in the three month period ending November 2016, when users were purchasing early holiday gifts for friends and family members. According to new data collected by Kantar Worldpanel, the three Apple iPhones captured a total 31.3 […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Banned From All U.S. Flights

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was today banned from all airplanes and flights in the United States by the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. It is now labeled as a “forbidden hazardous material” under the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung […]

iOS and Android Combined for Record 99% of Smartphone Sales Last Quarter

The latest numbers from research firm Gartner reveal that the smartphone industry continues to be a virtual two-horse race between iOS and Android. The operating systems combined for a record 99.1% worldwide market share in the second calendar quarter of 2016, compared to 96.8% in the year-ago period. Android remained the world’s most widely used […]

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 […]