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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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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 p ...
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 again ...
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Side-by-side: The iPhone 6 vs. the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Aug 21 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Like most of Samsung’s products, the upcoming Galaxy Alpha is already getting a lot of flack amongst Apple fans for being a ripoff of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. Armed with his super-realistic 3-D render of what we believe the next…Read more › ...
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Samsung to produce DRAM chips at Line-17 fab, causes concerns of oversupply

Aug 21 2014 12:37am CDT | Source: Digitimes

The DRAM and NAND flash chip markets are on alert with spot DRAM prices making a downward correction that could upset contract quotes for September 2014. Prices of NAND flash remain at a standstill despite a built-up of inventory by Apple, accordi ...
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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 agains ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 
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Apple and Samsung’s legal battles continue as judge issues 2 new orders

Aug 20 2014 10:44pm CDT | Source: App Advice

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 appare ...
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Samsung Launches High-power LED Packages for Outdoor Lighting

Aug 20 2014 10:39pm CDT | Source: LEDinside

Samsung Electronics reinforced its high-power LED line-up with the LH351B and the LH351Z, which have a high lumen density and are highly reliable LED packages optimized for outdoor ...
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11 hours ago

Judge rules that Apple can’t recover $16M legal fees from Samsung in patent lawsuit, releases $2.6M bond

Aug 20 2014 9:11pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Judge Lucy Koh ruled earlier today that Apple would not be able to recover the roughly $16 million in legal fees incurred while suing Samsung for patent infringement, according to a new report. Apple would have had to prove to the court that the case was exception in order to recover the legal costs, which Koh said it had failed to do. Judge Koh rejects Apple bid for about $16 mln in legal fees from Samsung. A drop in the bucket for those attys.— Dan Levine ( ...
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Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

Aug 20 2014 8:34pm CDT | Source: Apple Insider

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung court trial, one denying Apple's motion to recover attorney fees in its case against Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sa ...
Source: Apple Insider  Full article at: Apple Insider
 

 
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iPhone 6 rumors: Specs, sizes, camera, display

Aug 20 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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