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In a court filing on Monday, Apple extended its ongoing litigation struggle with Samsung, adding the company’s recently released Galaxy S4 to the list of devices Apple says infringe on its patented designs.
Weekend discounts on Apple’s personal computer family continue this month, as Apple works with partners like big-box retailer Best Buy to push sales of Macs in the face of weak global demand, and a bearish outlook for the consumer PC business in general.
The U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday that it plans to allow Apple’s iOS devices onto the Pentagon’s secure network early next week, opening the door for lucrative military contracts currently dominated by BlackBerry.
Over the last six months, Apple earned $ 22 billion on revenues of over $ 98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple’s competitors not beating back its advances?
In a recently released commercial, Samsung once agains sets its sights on Apple’s flagship iPhone, pointing out the “inadequecies” of the iOS device while at the same time touting new Galaxy features like Air View.
As of March, Apple boosted its share of the U.S. smartphone market to 39 percent, according to the most recent statistics from market research firm comScore, with a three-month percentage growth outperforming Samsung by a factor of four.
The latest data from comScore indicates the iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone is growing and is now inching ever so close to 40%.
For the period covering the first three months of 2013, comScore’s data shows that the iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market checked in at 39%, representing a mild gain from the period ending December 2012 when the iPhone accounted for 36.3% of the U.S. smartphone market.
Coming in second was Samsung with 21.7% of the market.
Of course, when the metrics turn to overall platform share, Apple takes a backseat to Android which accounted for 52% of the U.S. smartphone market during Q1 2013. Overall though, Apple’s platform share went up by 2.7 percentage points while Google’s Android lost 1.4 percentage points.
As evidenced by the chart above, Apple and Android together own 91% of the smartphone market and there’s no indication that Microsoft and BlackBerry will be able to narrow that lead anytime soon, if at all.
Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market now close to 40% originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sat, 04 May 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a dynamic communications system that automatically selects the best method of contacting another person, be it through voice, text or email, based on a given situation.
A patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reveals Apple is working to make iOS devices more accessible for users with disabilities through an accessory framework that allows for non-touch input devices to interact with touchscreen user interfaces.
Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday entered a case management order calling for a new trial to recalculate the $ 450.5 million she found may have been incorrectly awarded by a jury last August.
With the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store coming up this Sunday, Apple on Tuesday reported its digital storefront, which now includes music, video, apps, and e-books, hit record-breaking revenues of over $ 4.1 billion for the second quarter of 2013.
In a rare public admission of hindsight, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday that he wishes his company had waited until 2013 to launch its redesigned iMac, which remained in short supply through the end of 2012.
Coming on the heels of Facebook’s debut of the Google Android-based “Home” app launcher earlier in April, the company is now said to be in talks with Apple to possibly collaborate on such an initiative for the iPhone.
According to a fresh report out of the Far East, Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 5S” could employ a rear-facing camera with an improved 12MP sensor capable of producing high dynamic range images and better nighttime photos.
Apple’s voracious appetite for powerful, efficient new chips to power its iOS devices, complicated by the tense relationship with its current supplier Samsung, is sparking a construction boom for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. But why has it taken so long?
In a talk at Intuit’s headquarters on Friday, company chairman and Apple board member Bill Campbell aired his thoughts on the intersection of technology and “intimate” objects, which he expects will yield a new era of personal electronics.
Apple is once again being taken to court for alleged patent infringement, as non-practicing entity Wyncomm claims the iPhone and iPad are in violation of a 16-year old AT&T patent pertaining to simultaneous voice and data transmission.
Apple is a company that prizes simplicity in nearly all things, but a former Apple adviser says the pattern the company uses to name its bestselling product is decidedly not simple and sends the wrong message about the iPhone.
There’s more than one way to disrupt a market’s status quo, and all forms of disruption aren’t equally valuable, as indicated by the value created by Apple’s iPhone compared to Google’s Android platform.