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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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9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6 (VZW) 20% off, free copy of Wreck-It Ralph, Canon All-In-One printer $50, more

Nov 4 2014 5:03pm CST | Source: 9to5Mac

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Apple continues to dominate with massive 86% share of handset industry profits

Nov 4 2014 11:41am CST | Source: Apple Insider

A new analysis of third-quarter handset industry operating profits estimates that Apple accounted for a massive 86 percent share, blowing away the competition as rivals such as Samsu ...
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Size matters: Samsung plots giant, 13-inch tablet to beat iPad

Nov 4 2014 10:27am CST | Source: Cult of Mac

Samsung as good as pioneered the “bigger is better” approach to mobile device display size, so what do you do when Apple plans to launch a 12.9-inch iPad to compete with your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2? Build a ...
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Owners of 128 GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Models Reporting Crashing and Boot Loop Issues

Nov 4 2014 9:56am CST | Source: Mac Rumors

A number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have been reporting an issue with the device that causes it to crash and remain stuck in a boot loop following a restart. The issue appears to primarily affect 128 GB models, particularly those with larger app libraries, and some suggest it may be a hardware problem associated with the increased storage available on that device. While the exact cause of the issues has not ...
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With AT&T Next 24, you can finance your iPhone over a longer period of time

Nov 4 2014 8:57am CST | Source: App Advice

AT&T has introduced a longer Next 24 monthly installment program. The offering, which begins on Nov. 9, allows customers to get a new phone for no money down with 30 equal monthly payments of between $10 and $50, depending on the device purchased.Like with AT&Ts Next 12 and Next 18 programs, a Next 24 customer can upgrade their device after a certain number of months, upon trading in the financed device in good condition. With Next 24, a trade can happen after 24 ...
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Election Day 2014: Who’s clumsier with their iPhones, Republicans or Democrats? 

Nov 4 2014 8:20am CST | Source: App Advice

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Samsung Desperately Vies for Apple Chip Business while Microsoft Considers a Larger Surface Pro Display

Nov 4 2014 6:46am CST | Source: Patently Apple

On October 7 we reported that TSMC was confident in landing Apple A9 Orders in 2015 and likely the majority of orders as is the case today with TSMC leading A8 and A8X production roughly at 70% with Samsung having 30%. With Samsung's profits plunging 60%, it's no wonder that a rumor has surfaced this morning trying to prop Samsung up with the possibility of gaining Apple ...
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Apple hires new lobbying firm to focus on trade and patent policy

Nov 3 2014 4:10pm CST | Source: 9to5Mac

Last month Apple hired Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, the law firm that has represented it in various patent cases against Samsung, to serve as the company’s lobbyists in Washington on matters regarding intellectual property and tech industry competition, PC World reports. This year alone Apple has reportedly spent somewhere around $3 million on lobbying efforts, especially in the areas of consumer health legislation and international tax policy. Apple has a diverse group o ...
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Apple to discontinue iPad mini, add larger 12.2-inch iPad Pro to iPad family – report

Nov 3 2014 3:55pm CST | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “A report from Chinese publication Economic Daily News suggests that starting next year, Apple will discontinue the iPad mini line and replace it with the bigger 12.2-inch iPad Pro model,” Chris Smith reports for BGR. “Foxconn is expected to prod ...
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Living with an Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Nov 3 2014 11:56am CST | Source: Mac Daily News

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