According to Q3 2012 information from research firm Canalys, Apple is no longer considered one of the top five smartphone vendors in China. The Cupertino-based corporation has now dropped down to sixth place, edged out by a local Chinese company called Yulong.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has managed to overtake Apple’s iPhone 4S in global shipments and market share in Q3 2012. 18 million S3 units have been shipped between July and September across the world, while the 4S has only managed to come in at 16.2 mil.
Now that the tablet market has offerings from all three major tech companies (Microsoft, Google, Apple), it’s time to find out which one makes the most bang out of our buck. So we set out to answer the question, which tablet makes the most money? The Microsoft Surface, the Google Nexus 7, or the Apple iPad.
An EU antitrust investigation looks like it will end with a concession from Apple and four major publishers that will allow Amazon to undercut them on e-book prices. Apple had basically set up a deal that would prevent anyone from undercutting it. The publishers in the pact were Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, and Macmillan.
Ever since Apple unveiled the company’s first “affordable” tablet, the iPad mini, all everyone could think about is if it will blend or not.
The patent-based conflicts related to the mobile world are far from over, with Apple getting ready for a new round of fighting against Google and Samsung.
Meet the Zophone i5, a $200 clone that could make even Dolly the sheep jealous. The Chinese 4-incher not only Xeroxes iPhone 5’s dimensions, but even sports the same 1,136 x 640 pixels resolution.
We hope there’s still room for more numbers and statistics regarding the mobile space in your life. While we’ve seen IDC released its worldwide figures for the smartphone and tablet race in Q3, here’s one more coming your way from Mary Meeker, an analyst and a partner of research firm KPCB, renowned for her annual Internet Trends report.
With the iPad mini finally out and about, it’s time to see how Apple’s first ever “affordable” (but non-compromised) tablet behaves in reality and how it shapes up against the competition.
The ongoing Google Maps and Apple Maps saga continues, but the direction it will take is still unclear.