Despite increasing sales, Apple continued to lose market share in smartphone handsets to Samsung, LG, Lenovo and ZTE in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from Gartner.
Still reeling from the U.S. Trade Representative's veto of its iPhone, iPad ban, the U.S. International Trade Commissionis again considering a smartphone import ban, this time against Samsung.
The U.S. Trade Representative has vetoed a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that would have imposed an import ban on certain Apple iPhone and iPad models sold by AT&T for violating Samsung's patents.
Light and proximity sensors in mobile handsets and tablets are set for double-digit growth within a five-year period, spurred by demand from Samsung and Apple, predicts IHS.
The Business Software Alliance, which includes the likes of Microsoft, Oracle and Intel, has come out in support of Apple in its iPhone patent battle with Samsung before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Smartphone market leaders Apple and Samsung saw their market shares shrink in the face of a second quarter onslaught from LG and Lenovo, according to the latest stats from research firm IDC.
Apple and Samsung are battling for a distance second spot behind leader Qualcomm in the global smartphone app processor market, which reached $3.6 billion in the first quarter, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
The global flexible display market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 45.4 percent through 2016, driven by demand for flexible-display smartphones and tablets, according to an estimate by research firm TechNavio.
Apple ranked as the top smartphone maker in the United States with 39.2 percent of market, but second place Samsung posted the highest sequential growth rate, according to an online survey by comScore's MobiLens service
During the first two weeks in June, Apple's iPhone 5 users generated about 40 percent of the total traffic from 4G phones and 76 percent of the traffic from newer 4G phones released after July 2012, according to the latest stats compiled by Chitika Insights.