Asymco's Horace Dediu has published a series of charts that show as clear a picture as you are likely to see of the state of the global mobile phone market today. The one shown here -- of smartphone shipments in Q3 2011-- comes with several caveats.
But Gartner expects it to bounce back in Q4 after "strongest ever" orders for iPhone 4S
The slowdown in iPhone sales in advance of the October release of iPhone 4S is reflected in the report on mobile phone shipments for the third quarter of 2011 issued Tuesday by Gartner, Inc.
Apple (AAPL) shipped 17 million iPhones in the quarter -- up 21% year over year but down nearly 3 million units from the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2011 12:27 PM ET
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* The initial crop of iPhone 4S reviews are out, and while the smartphone's chassis might look virtually identical to its predecessor, the upgraded components -- a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, among them -- and brand spanking new software (hello, Siri) are enough to make the phone another successful Apple (AAPL) MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 12, 2011 3:30 AM ET
An analyst may have put her finger on the conversational interface's killer app
In a note to clients issued Friday, Cross Research's Shannon Cross pivots from the Steve Jobs eulogies to take a closer look at Siri, the natural language interface that Apple (AAPL) unveiled the day before he died.
In particular, she singles out an application that wasn't in Scott Forstall's demos or Apple's slick promotional video, but which fits perfectly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 9, 2011 8:02 AM ET
Think the popular game has peaked? These astonishing stats may make you think twice.
FORTUNE -- Angry Birds is the game franchise that just keeps on giving.
Some wonder whether the casual video game's popularity has peaked. Rovio's General Manager for North America, Andrew Stalbow, thinks otherwise. Today, Stalbow revealed that there have been 350 million Angry Birds downloads since the game's launch in December 2009. PLayers are putting in an astonishing 300 million MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 12, 2011 2:24 PM ET
A new crop of apps from Amazon, LinkedIn and Box.net are the latest to take advantage of HTML5. They also signal this young language already has business' blessing.
FORTUNE -- Something in the last 18 months kicked the HTML5 adoption machine into overdrive. Maybe it was tech giants Apple and Microsoft joining hands and dubbing it the future of the web. Maybe it was Google's launch of the Chrome Web Store, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 30, 2011 11:06 AM ET
Among smartphone operating systems, iOS' worldwide share grew nearly 30%
Apple's share of the worldwide mobile phone market (smart and not-so-smart) nearly doubled year over year in the second quarter of 2011, from 2.4% to 4.6%, according to a report issued Thursday by Gartner, Inc. That put Apple (AAPL) in fourth place among mobile phone vendors, well behind Nokia (NOK), Samsung and LG.
Apple's share of the rapidly-expanding smartphone market grew 29% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 11, 2011 8:51 AM ET
If the iPhone 5 is a hit, Apple could be poised for "extraordinary growth," says ChangeWave
Despite the continued dominance of Android in the marketplace, there are several nuggets of good news for Apple (AAPL) in the results of a ChangeWave survey of mostly (86%) American early adopter types released Monday.
The iPhone continues to get the highest satisfaction marks (70% "very satisfied") compared with Google's (GOOG) Android (50%), Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 18, 2011 11:55 AM ET
An analytics group reports that Google's third party support fell for second quarter in a row
Those who believe that the success of Android is due less to the virtues of Google's (GOOG) operating system than to Apple's (AAPL) failure to fully capitalize on its first-mover advantage will find support for their thesis in the report issued Thursday by Flurry Analytics.
Using data provided by developers for both iOS and Android devices, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 14, 2011 1:36 PM ET
The appetite for cool software is increasing, and customers are willing to pay more for it
Apple's (AAPL) business model is increasingly dependent on the health of its App Store, the rich breeding ground of the company's software ecosystem, and a report to clients issued Monday by Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster suggests that the ecosystem's vital signs are good.
Apple only releases data about the App Store when it serves its interest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 11, 2011 6:42 AM ET
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