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The iPhone Is Starting To Wane In Asia As Well

The iPhone Is Starting To Wane In Asia As Well

Jan 28 2013, 12:22am CST | by

Not good, Apple...

On the heels of a mystery shopper report in Britan that found retail store employees are more likely to recommend Samsung phones than an iPhone to prospective customers, another report is now out...

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The iPhone Is Starting To Wane In Asia As Well

Jan 28 2013, 12:22am CST | by

Not good, Apple...

On the heels of a mystery shopper report in Britan that found retail store employees are more likely to recommend Samsung phones than an iPhone to prospective customers, another report is now out showing that the same popularity swing may also be in effect in Asia.

According to StatCounter, which measures Web traffic from mobile devices, found that the percentage of mobile Internet activity that came from an iPhone or iPad has declined from 72% in the beginning of 2012, to about 50% this month. That's a significant drop in just one year.

Hong Kong saw a similar dropoff - from 45% last year to 30% this year. Obviously, Android is the operating system that is picking up this lost traffic.

And perhaps equally unsurprising, the manufacturer that is getting most of the credit is Samsung. With its recent smartphones like the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II selling like gangbusters, this was bound to happen.

Of course, Apple is in the middle of a bit of a minor stock crisis right now. The company has been slowly on the decline ever since it crested at over $700 per share last year. The most recent quarterly earnings report showed that the company saw its first decline in profit in years.

So it is not just a fluke that these two stories about Samsung's surge have popped up at this time. The Galaxy brand is getting stronger and stronger. It's pretty much impossible for the iPhone brand to get any stronger (everyone knows about it already), so any competitor that starts attracting brand equity is going to chip away at Apple. Samsung appears to be doing that in a masterful way.

Via India Times

 
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Apple’s bid to recover $16m in legal fees from Samsung falls flat

Aug 21 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

  Apple’s bid to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung following the massive patent dispute between the two companies has been blocked by the U.S. District Court. Judge Lucy Koh has also returned a $2.6 million bond post ...
Source: Cult of Mac   Full article at: Cult of Mac
 

 
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Samsung Doesn’t Have to Pay Apple Attorney Fees Because iPhone wasn’t Famous

Aug 21 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: The Mac Observer

Apple's bid to make Samsung pay US$16 million for attorney fees it racked up in the 2012 trial accusing the electronics maker of copying the iPhone's design was shot down by Federal Judge Lucy Koh this week. The Judge said one of the reasons Samsung doesn't need to cover Apple's attorney costs was because the iPhone's design wasn't famous before the copycat devices were made.The Mac Observer Spin: Apple's 2012 patent infringement win against Samsun ...
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Judge Koh blocks Apple attempt to recover attorney fees from Samsung

Aug 20 2014 11:40pm CDT | Source: MacNN

On Wednesday, US Federal District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled on two motions in the ongoing leftover matters related to the first Apple vs. Samsung patent trial from 2012. The first ruling denied Apple the opportunity to recover attorney's fees from Samsung related to its guilty verdict on trade dress claims, and the second returned a $2.6 million Apple bond the company had put up to enforce a sales injunction against the Ga ...
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A couple of orders concerning the first court trial between Apple and Samsung in California have just been issued by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, as reported by AppleInsider.The more significant of the two orders effectively denies the Cupertino-based company’s appeal to reclaim $16 million in legal fees, which it incurred in the landmark patent infringement lawsuit it ultimately won against the Korean tech corporation. The denial comes as a result of Apple’s apparent ...
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