Tag Archives: Apple

IDC Reports Flat Smartphone Shipments, Samsung Extends Lead Over Apple

29 Apr

By Mir Juned Hussain, The Tech Portal

Apple’s smartphone sales have gone down, and that has been pretty much evident from the disaster that happened day before. Evidently, the same applies for most mobile makers in the market. According to an analysis by IDC, smartphone sales this quarter have risen by just 0.2 percent from the 334.3 million units in Q1 2015. (more…)

Apple’s Market Cap Is Now Official Down By Over $40 Billion

29 Apr

By Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

It was destined, bound to happen, was en route, or whatever other synonym you want to append, investors are devastated of what Apple has shown them, and what the Cupertino giant has forecasted to show at the later half of the year. And as a result of that devastation, $40 Billion of Apple’s market cap is gone. Straight. (more…)

In Over A Decade, Apple Records First Ever Decline In Revenues, Sells 51.1Mn iPhones, 10.2Mn iPads, 4Mn Macs

28 Apr

By Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

So here it is. The big blow we all knew would come, but were still waiting pretty eagerly for. Apple has now officially posted its second quarter earnings, and the stun is pretty much larger as compared to the one which came when Apple forecasted last quarter, about the first ever decline in revenues in recent history. (more…)

Apple Patents a New ‘Fusion’ Keyboard Which Combines Touch-Input and Mechanical Typing

27 May

News source: Vishal Srivastava, The Tech Portal

Apple has today been granted a new patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, detailing on how we may not see those separate touch pads on the keyboard. This new hybrid keyboard has been named “Fusion”, and has been developed by Apple inventors John Elias and Steven Martisauskas. (more…)

First Apple Store in Taiwan said to open in Xinyi District

26 May

Following the opening of several Apple Stores in Japan, Hong Kong and China, fans in Taiwan are looking forward to one here at home. It was recently rumored the first Apple Store will soon be opened in Taiwan, after human resource consulting firm Adecco listed a job on Taiwan’s 104 Job Bank, advertising it as full-time Apple Store sales associate. (more…)

Android’s Rise in the Market Doesn’t Deter iOS Developers

28 Apr

Nielsen 201103 (smartphone market share)

The Android platform surpasses the iOS platform as the most popular platform for consumers in the month of March according to a recent Nielson report. Android now claims 37 percent of the market share among all operating systems, which is more than double the share of Microsoft, Palm and Symbian combined. Apple follows Android with 27 percent of the market and Blackberry claims 22 percent. (more…)

The Smartphone Market Who will Dominate

18 Apr

With T-Mobile G1 back in 2008, Android entered the Smartphone market making it highly anticipated for some while making no difference for others. Later on in fall 2009, the turbocharger was introduced. Fierce Wireless has been tracking and charting the progress of Palm, Microsoft, Apple, and Android right since September 2009 and until February 2011.

If we go by this chart, the Palm was at fewer than 10% in the beginning. The Palms market share continued to decline in spite of the fact that it was getting many carriers including Verizon. At present, it is as low as 5% of total market. Fierce Wireless2 depicted Microsoft at third place in the beginning with over 20% market share. This can be attributable to the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 at that time. Currently it is at 7% to 8% range. Similarly, Apple interestingly started at 25% and continues to maintain at that. The market leader Rim with over 40% in 2009 had declined to about 27% currently. Android has grown from 5% to 33% over the same period.

Some reports project that by 2015 Microsoft’s platform will grab the second slot while Android will continue to remain at top considering several variables in this projection.

Possible Sign of Slow Down in Demand for Apple products

24 Mar


(Photo Source: idsgn.org)

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may not be the best choice for investor to harbor through market crisis. Apple is commonly believed to be a consumer discretionary company and sensitive to changes in the economy. Apple products are unprecedented in ways that these consumer discretionary items transcended popular culture and way of living. Apple sold 16.2 million units of iPhones in the fiscal first quarter alone. With the recent release of iPad 2 many believe that Apple will further expand. (more…)