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For some time now, a number of pundits have been calling on Apple to release a cheaper version of the iPhone to grow market share in developing countries. To some extent Apple has apparently listened — since it is reportedly… Read more ›     

iPhone’s Market Share Quadruples In China

Everyone is so focused on the “will they, won’t they announce it?” Apple-China Mobile deal that it’s all too easy to forget about the success Apple is already enjoying in China. According to technology market research firm, Counterpoint Research, Apple’s… Read more ›     

It’s Magic 8-Ball time here, as analysts continue to round-out 2013 by making predictions about what we can expect over the next year. This time it’s analyst Canalys, which is forecasting that tablets will out-ship almost all other PC form… Read more ›     

Will Women Dominate the Wearable Computing Market?

Here comes wearable computing, and Android and the Googleverse have a huge head start. But will the Android devices lose the lead because they fail to target the women’s market? Google Glass hasn’t shipped yet, but dominates mindshare. If you…

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Samsung Tablets Eating Up Apple’s Market Share

Following on from the news that Samsung shipped 2.6x the number of smartphones that Apple did last quarter, new figures released by research firm IDC show that Samsung tablet shipments grew by 123% to 9.7 million tablets over the same period.…

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Why Apple Will Enter the Home Automation Market

For years, home automation has been the exclusive province of the very rich or extremely technical. Companies you’ve probably never heard of, such as AMX, Control4, Crestron, Elan, HomeLogic, Colorado vNet, Vantage and Zenpanion have provided the platforms and many of the fundamental products, while integrators took care of the installation and service for many […]

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Stand Back! iOS Market Share Is About to Explode!

Gold 5S and 5C  Everybody likes whining about Apple. The company doesn’t innovate anymore, critics say. Their new phones are boring, the same old wine in a line of colorful new bottles. The “S†releases are always just tweaks of yesterday’s iPhone, and are not fundamentally different. Android phones dominate global market share, and have caught up to […]

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Windows 8 Finally Passes OS X In Market Share

End-of-August-OS-PercentageIf you asked any Apple fan what they thought of Windows 8, they’d probably laugh and say it was a total dud, the perfect example on why Microsoft is just too hopeless to survive in the post-PC age. And you know what, there’d be something to that argument. After all, when Windows 8 shipped, it […]

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ASUS Z87 Deluxe Quad_678x452Even as it stands, Thunderbolt is blisteringly fast, allowing up to 10 Gbps per lane, for a maximum throughput of 40 Gbps. Intel, though, has already upgraded Thunderbolt with the new Thunderbolt 2 spec, which not only doubles the possible transfer speed on a single lane to 20 Gbps (although not increasing total maximum throughout), […]

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dupont2011_china-colorhrIf you believe recent scuttlebutt, one of the reasons Apple is looking to release a gold iPhone 5S later this year is because gold is a color that sells really well in China. Is that supposition even remotely true though? If it is, it should be quantifiable. Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt went looking for data to […]

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