How a $350-$400 iPhone could reshape the smartphone industry.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2013 12:52 PM ET
But Samsung isn't falling behind the iPhone as fast as it was in February or March.
FORTUNE -- Google's (GOOG) Android, at 52%, took the largest share of U.S. smartphone sales in the three month period (Jan. - Mar.) covered by comScore's report Friday. But it managed to lose 1.4 percentage points sequentially, while Apple (AAPL), at 39%, gained 2.7.
In the Apple vs. Samsung competition, Apple widened its U.S. lead, which MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 4, 2013 10:56 AM ET
At a graduation pool party, all the cool kids have the "next big thing"
FORTUNE -- It takes 1:30 for Samsung to demonstrate the Galaxy S4 feature set -- which includes, apparently, Smell-O-Vision -- by which it intends to reverse Apple's (AAPL) growing lead in the U.S. smartphone market.
See also: Apple's new iPhone adPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 4, 2013 6:25 AM ET
It may not be the price of the iPhone as much as the economics of mobile broadband.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) made headlines last month on reports that its iPhone shipments to India tripled in the space of six months. Since then it's instituted some aggressive marketing techniques, including an advertising blitz and a buyback scheme, that could propel the company's sales in the country, according to one estimate, to $1 billion MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2013 11:38 AM ET
"This is a crime that could be easily fixed with a technological solution," quoth a D.A.
FORTUNE -- Slipping back into a lazy editorial stance that it rode last year all the way to a Pulitzer Prize, the New York Times has crafted a front page story about the growing problem of cellphone thefts that manages to shift the blame from the thieves who steal them to the carriers that subsidize them and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2013 6:47 AM ET
A local TV station's report triggers a Secret Service investigation.
FORTUNE -- Sabrina Hall did a good job reporting a nasty little scam involving iPhones, carrier subsidies and homeless men willing to put their credit ratings on the line.
Hall is a reporter for WREG-TV, the CBS affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee. On a tip from a mission volunteer she took a camera crew to the local Skid Row to investigate a swindle MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 30, 2013 7:17 PM ET
Unless, says Bernstein's Sacconaghi, Apple introduces new iPhones this summer.
FORTUNE -- The chart at right represents the worst case scenario for Apple's (AAPL) share of the global smartphone market, as forecast Monday by Sanford Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi.
Using Apple's own numbers for fiscal Q2, Sacconaghi calculates that iPhone sales grew 7% year over year in a sell-in basis (12% in a sell-through basis) while the overall smartphone market grew by about 36%. The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2013 4:51 PM ET
The Siri rival from the search giant is available for Apple's iOS devices.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Google Now, arguably the search giant's most promising mobile feature, is now available on Apple's iOS platform. An update to the Google Search app for Apple iPhones and iPads includes features found on the company's own Android operating system.
What's Google Now? Somewhat similar to Siri, the software is a digital personal assistant MOREApr 29, 2013 1:04 PM ET
"Explosive" interest in buying Samsung smartphones approaches iPhone levels in U.S.
FORTUNE -- As the Galaxy S4 rolls out in the U.S. this week, Samsung is likely to experience its fourth and biggest wave yet of smartphone buying, according to a proprietary ChangeWave poll of early-adopter types conducted between March 21 and April 2.
The results from the survey of 4,011 ChangeWave members, which we obtained Saturday, were released to subscribers two weeks ago. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 28, 2013 6:53 AM ET
The Yankee Group has seen the future of the smartphone and it belongs to Apple's iOS
FORTUNE -- "Samsung's Radio City Music Hall launch of its Galaxy S IV smartphone made good headlines, but consumer buying data shows that at the checkout counter, Apple continues to eat Samsung's lunch."
So writes the Yankee Group's Carl Howe, in defiance of conventional wisdom, summarizing the findings of a survey of 16,000 U.S. smartphone customers.
Howe's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 27, 2013 6:19 AM ET
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