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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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Samsung Debuting Next-Gen Note Smartphone September 3 to Beat the iPhone 6 to Market

Jul 30 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Patently Apple

According to a new Korean report, Samsung Electronics will be unveiling its new phablet ― the Galaxy Note 4 in Berlin on September third. The executives at Samsung's ... ...
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Samsung Wins Four New US Smartwatch Design Patents

Jul 30 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Patently Apple

Patently Mobile, our other IP blog, covered a very important Samsung patent application this past June regarding the future of their smartwatch development in a report titled "Samsung Reveals New Circular Interface Smartwatch with Rotating Ring Controller, 3 Gesture Levels, new Charger & More." It was a meaty patent filing that you could really sink your teeth into and get a real feel for wher ...
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IDC: Samsung phone shipments down 4%, Apple iPhone up 12%

Jul 30 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Modbook’s new Kickstarter project wants to create a MacBook Pro-based Retina tablet

Jul 30 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Modbook, which is famous for converting Apple’s MacBook Pro into an iPad-like tablet, is taking to Kickstarter to fund its latest project the Modbook Pro X.The new invention begins witha 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and converts it into a tablet with a pen-based input device.Heres a quick video about the project. Click here if you cant see it. Unfortunately, the modification doesnt come cheap. Youll have to provide your own 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, whi ...
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Productive Design Mac bundle w/ Poser 10, Ember $40, Vivitek projector (refurb) $289, more

Jul 30 2014 11:00am 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: Productive Design Mac Bundle w/ Ember, Poser 10, Pixa, more: $39.99 ($900+ value) Media: Vivitek Qumi Q5 projector (refurb) $289, iTunes Sci-Fi comedies $10 each, more Best Buy slashes $100-$200 off previous gen. Retina MacBook Pros. Save another $100 w/ .edu wp.me/p1xTlR-qP1 http://t.co/ZcCh7scXfr— 9to5 ...
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FreedomPop brings free plans to iPad mini, Galaxy Tab 3

Jul 30 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: MacNN

Free voice, texting, and data service provider FreedomPop is extending its plans to tablets, starting with the Apple iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, according to an announcement. In the case of Minis, subscribers will be given mic-equipped Apple headphones and a special app, allowing them to make calls through FreedomPop's VoIP platform. Each person will have a unique phone number, and associated features such as voicemail and the abil ...
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The mall of small apps

Jul 30 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Mac World

In this episode we talk about a couple Apple acquisitions that might make it easier for you to find podcasts and books that you’ll enjoy, the beef between Bose and Beats, why we think Beats is all that, and why Microsoft and Samsung picking on Apple is probably a good thing. Show notes Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations Bose sues Beats over headphone patents Microsoft Is Back To Bashing A ...
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FreedomPop adds iPad mini, Samsung Tab 3 to its free no-contract plans

Jul 30 2014 9:24am CDT | Source: App Advice

On Wednesday, FreedomPop announced new offerings fortablet users, according to 9to5Mac.FreedomPop, the free, no-contract carrier that uses Sprints network to provide a service for its customer base, has added the first-generation iPad mini and Galaxy Tab 3 to its lineup. With both tablets, users can receive 500 MB of LTE data, 200 voice minutes, and 500 texts for free, with additional voice and data ...
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Millions of Android phones yet again vulnerable to data theft

Jul 30 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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New Reports show Samsung's Smartphone Sales Plunged in Q2

Jul 30 2014 8:18am CDT | Source: Patently Apple

It's being reported today that South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. saw its market share in the smartphone industry plunge in the second quarter from a year earlier, data showed Wednesday, dented by the rise of Chinese play ...
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