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Samsung Takes Device Crown From Apple

Samsung Takes Device Crown From Apple

Feb 22 2013, 7:32am CST | by

Among PCs, tablets, smartphones, Apple is floundering

There has been no shortage of negative news for Apple so far in 2013, whether or not it's fully deserved. Nevertheless, the unfortunate trend is continuing, as Apple is no longer the top vendor of...

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Samsung Takes Device Crown From Apple

Feb 22 2013, 7:32am CST | by

Among PCs, tablets, smartphones, Apple is floundering

There has been no shortage of negative news for Apple so far in 2013, whether or not it's fully deserved. Nevertheless, the unfortunate trend is continuing, as Apple is no longer the top vendor of smart devices.

In 2012, Samsung sold a record 250 million "smart connected devices," which encompass everything from computers to tablets to smartphones. Much of that came from the company's explosive growth in the smartphone market, but it also earned enough sales from its Galaxy Tab brand to put it over the top.

Apple's total sales across its Mac computer brand, the iPad family, and the iPhone product line, reached around 219 million units. So its market share was about 2.5 percentage points less than Samsung. In 2011, it was the market share leader.

These numbers come from highly regarded industry tracking firm IDC. Because this study was designed to look at all the different device segments in aggregate, there is no specific information on exactly where Apple lost footing.

Likely, though, it lost ground in all segments. In 2011, the iPad was just about the only tablet on the market, and the iPhone had all the luster. Now, the Galaxy brand has huge brand recognition.

Samsung, however, does not have a huge hold on the traditional PC market. It may have actually gained some traction with its Chromebook, though. For Apple, the Mac computer brand has remained relatively stale.

In other words, Apple isn't necessarily doing anything wrong. It's just that Samsung has surprised a lot of people with the way it has done everything so right.

Via Apple Insider

 
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Oct 30 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi (Gold, Silver, Space Gray) $460 shipped (Reg. $499) Apple 27-inch iMac w/ Retina 5K display 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB $2,349 shipped (Reg. $2,499) iTunes Free App of the Week: PAC-MAN Friends ($3.99 value) Amazon’s countdown t ...
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IDC: Worldwide tablet market grew 11.5% in the third quarter

Oct 30 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Apple's Lead in Tablet Market Share Shrinks as Consumer Satisfaction Slips Slightly

Oct 30 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple continues to rank among the world's top tablet manufacturers both in customer satisfaction and shipments, according to reports released today by J.D Power and IDC, although the company is showing some signs of weakness as lower-cost competitors gain momentum and consumers look for more innovation in Apple's tablet lineup. Apple fell slightly behind Amazon in J.D. Power's semiannual customer satisfaction survey, while the company's lead in worldwide tablet shipping vo ...
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19 hours ago

Apple’s market-leading tablet share falls to 22% against growing cheap media consumption options

Oct 30 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Worldwide unit shipments for the top 5 tablet plus 2-in-1 device vendors over last five quarters New data from IDC tracking worldwide tablet shipments shows that Apple has maintained its lead during the third quarter despite “a decline in overall iPad shipment volume in 3Q14.” Specifically, Apple grabbed 22.8% of the market with 12.3 million shipments during the quarter compared to 14.1 million un ...
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1 day ago

Microsoft Band fitness tracker leaks through companion apps

Oct 29 2014 9:41pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Microsoft's rumored wearable device has appeared earlier than expected, leaked within a companion app on the Mac App Store. The Microsoft Band is, as rumored, a device with a thin display similar to the Samsung Gear Fit, with the accompanying app screenshots showing it will apparently be capable of a similar ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 
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1 day ago

Apple in talks with distributors to sell its iPhone and other products in Iran

Oct 29 2014 8:46pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple is looking to drill for revenue in Iran by selling its products in the country, where it’s yet to have an official presence.According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has met with Iranian distributors about the official sale of Apple products in Iran provided some Western economic sanctions are lifted. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the publication reports:The Cupertino, Calif., company explored having I ...
Source: App Advice  Full article at: App Advice
 

 
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1 day ago

9to5Toys Last Call: the thinnest iPhone 6/Plus cases, Snowball USB Mic $40, LG 49″ LED HDTV $400, more

Oct 29 2014 4:42pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: The thinnest iPhone 6/Plus cases we’ve found so far and some that are just thick enough to prevent ‘camera wobble’ Blue Microphones Snowball USB mic for Mac/PC/iPad (w/ adapter) $40 shipped (orig. $100) 1080p LED HDTVs: Samsung 60-inch Smart $850 (orig. $1,000), LG 49-inch $400 (orig. $700), more ...
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