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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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Forbes long-term iPhone 6 Plus review: ‘This beautiful freak is the iPhone’s future’

Oct 22 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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The iPhone is not a miracle, it’s perfectly explainable

Oct 21 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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One Chinese carrier is offering iPhone 6 Plus owners pocket enlargements

Oct 21 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: App Advice

Here’s a storythat may leave you scratching your head. In one of the strangest publicity stunts in recent memory, Chinese carrier Unicom is offering iPhone 6 Plus customers pocket enlargements. Yes, pocket enlargements, according to Ubergizmo.According to the report:It is offering in-house pocket enlargement to customers who pick up Apples largest iPhone ever. China Unicom has actually hired a group of tailors to provide this s ...
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Apple looks to have significantly underestimated the popularity of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Oct 21 2014 10:27am CDT | 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; //--> “DigiTimes reported in early October when the iPhone 6 devices were still not available in China, that Apple was adjusting its supply ratios for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus due to stronger than ...
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iPhone 6/Plus adoption rate doubles to 7 percent of the iOS smartphone market

Oct 20 2014 8:52pm CDT | 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; //--> “Following on from Apple’s conference call and quarterly results this afternoon, the impact of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the iOS ecosystem is clear,” Ewan Spence reports for Forbes. “The two handsets are breaking Apple’s sales records, and demand in the 32 countries where t ...
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Full comparison (Video)

Oct 20 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Today we’re going to be comparing Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. I realized that there are a limited range of “comparisons” that can happen between these two devices, but we’re going to touch on some of the most important factors between the two such as design, software, features, and cameras. I’m not going to make this a battle between iOS and Android as many people have their own preferences which lead them to one platform or another. Either way, the ...
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3 out of 4 consumers want Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus over Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4

Oct 20 2014 9:04am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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A New Korean Report Claims that 3 out of 4 Consumers want an iPhone 6 Plus over a Note 4

Oct 20 2014 8:29am CDT | Source: Patently Apple

Both models of Apple's iPhone 6 are sweeping the globe and the South Korean press is trying to put the very best spin on it as they possibly can knowing full well that Samsung's latest smartphone models will fall short in popularity this quarter. In one report, the Korean press points out that .. ...
Source: Patently Apple   Full article at: Patently Apple
 

 
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Microsoft smartwatch touted for launch within weeks, sale soon after

Oct 20 2014 6:05am CDT | Source: MacNN

Microsoft could introduce its own wearable device in the next few weeks, a report claims. According to sources of Forbes, Microsoft's rumored smartwatch will attempt to beat its counterparts, such as the Samsung Gear range and the Moto 360, by offering a battery life said to last for more than two days ...
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Microsoft reportedly set to launch long-rumored wearable device in ‘next few weeks’

Oct 19 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Microsoft is expected to unveil its long-rumored wearable device in the coming weeks.According to Forbes, the tech giant is set to introduce its very own and very first entry into the smart watch space, with a device that features heart rate tracking, cross-platfrom support, and at least two-day battery life: Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, Forbes has learned. The gadget is a smart watch ...
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