Korean electronics giant Samsung is nipping at Apple's heels, yes, but it is still missing one crucial element.
FORTUNE -- The technology press loves a good narrative. And among the most beloved narratives is a good horserace. Two rivals striving to better each other with new products or new features. The archetypal tech rivalry, between Microsoft and Apple not only lasted for decades, it helped make Silicon Valley what it is today.
During MOREKevin Kelleher - Mar 28, 2013 7:26 AM ET
Ironically, the Galaxy tweets had more "positive bias" than the iPhone's
FORTUNE -- Is Twitter the new measure of commercial buzz? Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seems to think so.
In a note to clients issued Wednesday he offers as evidence that Apple's (AAPL) smartphone "holds more mass appeal with consumers" the fact that there were five times as many tweets (2.4 million) about the iPhone 5 on the day of and the day MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 27, 2013 5:22 PM ET
But not because of slowing iPhone 5 sales, as had been reported
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) battered shares took another hit Wednesday -- down $8.84, nearly 2%, for the day -- after the Financial Times attributed a hiring freeze at the Foxconn factories that assemble many of Apple's products to a slowdown in iPhone 5 production.
The stock didn't recover, even after a Foxconn spokesman flatly denied that the freeze had anything MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 21, 2013 6:42 AM ET
For the first time, Apple has the world's No. 1 and No. 2 bestselling smartphones
FORTUNE -- Drilling a little deeper into sales data than the larger tech research firms, Strategy Analytics on Wednesday released the chart at right, which breaks smartphone sales down by model number.
The data show that Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5 overtook Samsung's Galaxy S3 by some 12 million units in the last quarter of 2012 to become MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2013 7:32 AM ET
A heist, a lawsuit, a liar, a passel of new products and a $75 million payout forgone
FORTUNE -- There was no shortage of big Apple (AAPL) news in 2012, from a billion-dollar jury verdict to a three-month bear market that lopped $260 billion off the company's market cap. But of the 814 items filed in this space over the past 12 months, these were the 10 that -- for good or ill -- interested MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 30, 2012 7:13 AM ET
From $700 on Sept. 21 to $520 on Dec. 24, with a lot of sharp bumps along the way
FORTUNE -- I'm here to sing the praises of StockTwit's SirIsaacNewton, whoever he may be.
Not content to teach basic technical analysis since early December to shell-shocked investors on the Twitter-based messaging service, he has posted a 3:49-minute movie, accompanied by soundtrack and Reuters headlines, of the bizarre bear market that lopped $170 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 29, 2012 5:32 AM ET
Three months after its debut, the new phone quietly reaches its 101st country
FORTUNE -- I've scoured Google News and YouTube and can't find any launch day videos, photos or news stories about the iPhone 5 landing in St. Kitts.
As the easternmost of the five Caribbean islands scheduled to get the phone on Friday, Dec. 21, St. Kitts was country No. 101 -- making good Tim Cook's pledge to sell the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 27, 2012 7:57 AM ET
Big chains are selling the hot phone at steep discounts. Good luck trying to find one.
FORTUNE -- If you follow Apple (AAPL) news half as obsessively as I do, you've no doubt heard that Walmart (WMT) and now Fry's Electronics are selling the iPhone 5 at steep discounts -- $127 and $126, respectively. I've seen a lot of headlines, and even some commentary to the effect that the discounting shows that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 19, 2012 8:03 AM ET
Behind the reports that triggered a flurry of Apple analysts' revisions
FORTUNE -- At least five top Apple (AAPL) analysts lowered their price targets last weekend based on reports that the company had reduced some parts orders for the iPhone 5 in its Asian supply chain.
In a note to clients issued early Tuesday, Topeka's Brian White took a closer look at those order changes. His conclusion: "we believe the doomsday scenarios MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 18, 2012 8:28 AM ET
A new Morgan Stanley survey suggests there is still room to grow
FORTUNE -- "Despite concerns to the contrary," writes Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty reporting the results of a proprietary survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers, "iPhone and iPad demand remain strong. C4Q US iPhone purchase intentions beat our forecast. Stable 50% iPad share also surprised us, despite our modeled drop next year."
Among the key findings:
Strong iPhone 5 demand. Survey suggested 33% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 17, 2012 12:15 PM ET
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