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Apple’s Piece of the Smartphone Market Share Rises to 27%

Apple’s iOS platform has ticked upward yet again in the US smartphone market share. According to the latest data made available from comScore, iOS now represents 27% of the domestic mobile operating system market. During the previous quarter, iOS claimed only 26% of the market. Unfortunately for Apple, however, Android gained 5% during the same period. So whose market share did Apple erode? Research in Motion, Microsoft, and Symbian. The most precipitous fall came for  [Read More…]

Third Apple Co-Founder Sold 10% Share of Company 12 Days After Forming

Ron Wayne, the third co-founder of Apple, sold his 10% stake in the company 12 days after it was officially formed in 1976 for $800, plus $1,500 later in exchange for forfeiting any claims against Apple. That same 10% share would be worth $35 billion today, or roughly 15.2 million times what Wayne sold it for in 1976. Wayne and Jobs knew each other from their days at Atari, and Wayne happened to be in  [Read More…]

Apple on Pace to See Products Surpass Laptop Market Share

According to a report in Monday’s online edition of Fortune magazine, Apple may be headed for its largest achievement yet – capturing the majority global market share for portable computers, a broad category that serves as a catch-all for laptops, notebooks, and, of course, tablet computers. Deutshe Bank’s Chris Whitmore, who published his research-based findings behind the report, says that within the computing market, “we see significant opportunity for Apple to take meaningful share in  [Read More…]

The iPhone’s Success Could Put Apple Profits at Risk… But Apple’s Stock Is Still Worth Up To $540 A Share

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The downside of the iPhone’s gargantuan success as a money maker for Apple is that it can also have an “outsized impact” on Apple profits. The iPhone contributes 49.2 percent of Apple stock value, one analyst warns. Wall Street also said the iPad has replaced the iPod as the tech giant’s halo product, buoying sales of other Apple products. Even so, at least one analyst thinks that Apple could  [Read More…]

Foxconn Will Not Share iPad Orders With Pegatron in 2011

Two days ago Digitimes reported that Apple is planning to add a second manufacturer for iPad in order to creat enough units for the launch of the new iPad in September. The report suggested Pegatron to be this second manufacturer. According to industry sources, Pegatron Technology is unlikely to share iPad orders with Foxconn Electronics This Year. However Pegatron Technology is expected to land orders for at least 10 million units of the next iPhone.  [Read More…]

iTunes Has Ten Percent Market Share of Online Video

In a recent survey conducted by Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney shows what percentage of web users use the following particular online video services: YouTube Facebook Netflix Hulu Apple iTunes Amazon Hint, iTunes wasn’t at the top. Wasn’t in the middle. It turns out only 9.8% of users cited using iTunes for their online video use. Compare that to YouTube (69.2%) and Facebook (27.1%) and it becomes apparent people don’t go to iTunes for their everyday  [Read More…]

comScore Data Shows Apple Overpowering RIM in Smartphone Usage Market Share

Chalk up another smartphone victory for Apple. According to the findings published Friday morning by the folks at comScore, an April survey of mobile phone usage shows that Apple blew past Research in Motion to secure the second spot in the US among smartphone platforms. For now, Android is holding fast to the top spot. Google Android ranked as the top operating system with 36.4 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 5.2 percentage points. Apple  [Read More…]

Apple ‘Bleeds’ 20% of its Tablet Market Share in 4th Quarter

Click the image to open in full size. On Thursday, research firm IDC published the latest findings from its worldwide tablet shipment research. And the results reflect a substantial loss of market share for Apple’s iPad during the 4th quarter. Although some reports make it sound as though Apple is "bleeding" market share, it’s important to point out that the iPad was largely the only marketable tablet in existence for a massive portion of  [Read More…]

Android, RIM Pass iPhone in Total Smartphone Market Share

Click the image to open in full size. According to the latest data published by prominent digital measurement provider comScore, Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry have become the largest mobile platforms, respectively, at the onset of this new year. Firmly pinned in third place is Apple’s iPhone, although it should be noted that the data reflects the period immediately before the Verizon iPhone was released. The data comes from comScore’s ?MobiLens? service,  [Read More…]