Apple has finally relented and is cutting loose its payment fees for selected types of apps, thanks to the Japan Trade Commission (JTC). The concession covers reader or content subscription apps such as Kindle, Netflix […]
Samsung regained its top spot in the global smartphone market in Q1, nudging Apple off the position it held a quarter ago, according to IDC. The Korea tech giant captured a 20.3 percent marketshare while […]
Apple enjoyed 64.3 percent growth in the tablet market in Q1, expanding its leadership from 30.0 percent to 31.7 percent, according to IDC. Second placed Samsung inched up slightly to 20.0 percent share on 60.8 […]
2020 was a remarkable year for the wearables market. With more people working and learning remotely, demand for such devices rose an astonishing 28.4 percent to 444.4 million units, according to IDC. The research firm […]
It took a pandemic to stem four years of decline in India’s tablet market. COVID-19 fuelled a 14.7 percent year on year growth to 2.8 million units in 2020, according to IDC. The rising demand […]
Despite a 14.6 percent year-on-year decline, Samsung maintained its pole position in the global smartphone market in 2020, according to Gartner. Apple sailed past Huawei to take the second spot with 3.3 percent annual growth. […]
Epic Games has upped the ante in its battle with Apple by filing an antitrust complaint in the European Union (EU). The move follows similar lawsuits in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. […]
The success of its iPhone 12 series propelled Apple to the top of the smartphone market with 23.4 percent share in Q4, according to IDC Apple shipped 90.1 million devices in that quarter to drive […]
An unlikely source has helped to revive social media platform Parler, a week after its forced removal by America’s Big Tech firms. Reports suggest that its website is now hosted on Russia’s DDOS Guard. However, […]
Dealt with a killer blow, social media platform Parler has struck back at Amazon Web Services (AWS). It has filed a lawsuit against the cloud computing service provider for violating anti-trust law and breach of […]
Refurbished and used smartphones are expected to be in hot demand, growing from 225.4 million units in 2020 to 351.6 million units in 2024, a compounded annual growth rate of 11.2 percent, according to IDC. […]
Apple Watches and AirPods have helped to place Apple top of the heap with 33.1 percent share of the global wearables market in Q3, according to IDC. Next was Xiaomi, which experinenced 26.4 percent year […]
Fortnite is set for a return to iOS, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game streaming service. NVIDIA and Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, are working on bringing the game back to the iOS platform […]
Xiaomi was the bright spark in a sea of red as China’s smartphone market slid 14.3 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. With a 13 percent share, it opened up the gap between Apple […]
In a battle of the China smartphone makers, Vivo slid ahead of Oppo in Thailand’s smartphone market in Q2. According to IDC, Vivo reached top spot with 19.5 percent market share, thanks to its focus […]
By Edward Lim
Apple unveiled two new iPads early this morning — the 8th generation iPad and 4th generation iPad Air. If that has gotten you excited, it’s understandable because the specifications and features are amazing.
In a countersuit to Epic’s legal action, Apple alleged that “Epic’s lawsuit is nothing more than a basic disagreement over money.”
The Apple-Epic Games plot continues to thicken. In the latest development, Apple has cancelled the game developer’s account from App Store.
Software giant Microsoft has stepped into the ring and taken the side of Epic Games in its fight against Apple. This makes for a more intense legal tussle between Microsoft and Epic at one corner and Apple (and possibly Google) at the other.
At a time when many are struggling or closing shop, the newly-minted US$2 trillion Apple will be opening its third store in Singapore — right on the edge of the water near the iconic Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
Source: Epic Games
A battle royale is hotting up with Apple and Google at one corner and Epic Games in the other. And all over a US$2 problem. Of course, that applies to just one transaction for 1,000 V-Bucks. Imagine the quantum when that is multiplied by millions of Fortnite users? The amount is staggering and that’s why the two giants are standing their ground against the mega game company.
In a surprising reversal, Apple has announced that the temporary closure of all its stores outside of Greater China to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It’s interesting in that Apple has just re-opened its China stores.
Apple’s Shanghai store is among all that has reopened.After a month of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple has reopened all its 42 stores in China. The closures had hit Apple’s revenue as China is the company third largest market.
Apple AirPods are hot in India.In a country that is known for loud road traffic, it is not surprising that ear-worn devices are in hot demand. According to IDC, earwear led the wearables market with 443.6 percent growth to 8.5 million units in 2019.
The Honor Pro has helped Huawei grow in Q3.Amid a 0.4 percent contraction in the global smartphone market in Q3 compared to the corresponding quarter last year, Huawei continued to stride ahead with 26 percent growth. It has narrowed the gap with Samsung at the top while pulling away from Apple in third spot.
By Edward Lim
Apple’s announcement that it is killing of iTunes is music to my ears. It’s about time!
While its competitors struggled, Huawei strode ahead and emerged the winner in the worldwide smartphone market in Q1. Though it’s still behind market leader Samsung, the China-based smartphone giant narrowed the gap with an astounding 50 percent growth in the quarter, according to IDC.
Apple has lowered its revenue guidance for Q1 to US$84 billion, down from the earlier projection of between US$89 billion and US$93 billion.
Qualcomm has dealt a blow to Apple with Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court banning the sale of selected iPhone models in China. The move was for the violation of two Qualcomm patents.