The world's largest carrier is recruiting "pioneers" for a 4G pilot project that starts Dec. 18.
FORTUNE -- If you're looking to signs that China Mobile (CHL) is getting set to start offering its 740 million subscribers iPhones -- and what Apple (AAPL) investor isn't? -- the carrier's website has been offering some strong hints. Take, for example, the attached promo that shows China Mobile customers communicating with a variety of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 22, 2013 8:34 AM ET
The story was in the caveats, but most of the tech press missed them.
FORTUNE -- The headline on IDC's press release Tuesday was guaranteed to catch the attention of anyone in the media looking for signs of Apple's (AAPL) impending doom.
Android Pushes Past 80% Market Share While Windows Phone Shipments Leap 156.0% Year Over Year in the Third Quarter
To IDC's credit, it couched most of its numbers in the proper context. It pointed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 13, 2013 8:36 AM ET
Samsung and LG have announced phones with curved displays. Apple has not. So what?
FORTUNE -- Only with Apple could a single-sourced article about something that might happen 10 months from now be news.
Bloomberg published a story Monday that said that, according to a "person familiar with the plans," Apple (AAPL) is developing larger-screened phones that use curved and flexible materials. Samsung and LG either already have such phones in the MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 12, 2013 5:34 PM ET
How a marketing message makes its way from press release to headline.
FORTUNE -- The PR folks at Kantar Worldpanel are worth every penny they're getting paid.
Kantar is the research arm of the London-based WPP Group (which happens to handle Microsoft's (MSFT) online ad sales). It's best known for its quarterly reports on smartphone shares in 10 markets worldwide.
And for the third quarter in a row, Kantar's press release led not with the results for Android (No. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 5, 2013 8:21 AM ET
The analysts' estimates range from 29 million to 38 million. Average: 33.4 million.
FORTUNE -- This is the number that matters.
The iPhone not only brings in the lion's share of Apple's (AAPL) revenue (51.4% in Q3), but it is rapidly replacing the Mac as the hub around which the rest of Apple's product line revolves.
Apple surprised Wall Street in the June quarter. The Street was expecting less than 5% unit sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2013 10:38 AM ET
Last month's bestsellers: 1) iPhone 5S, 2) Samsung Galaxy S4, 3) iPhone 5C.
FORTUNE -- Driven by the iPhone 5S and 5C, Apple's (AAPL) share of U.S. sales surged in September to 39% of the smartphone market and 34% of the broader mobile phone market, according to a report issued Monday by Seoul-based Counterpoint Research.
"In spite of supply constraints and just three weeks of sales, iPhone 5s raced to become the bestselling MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 7:07 AM ET
Even in the iPhone's slowest quarter, Apple grabbed 51% of Verizon's activations.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) got some good news Thursday from Verizon (VZ), the first of the big four U.S. carriers to report its Q3 2013 results.
Of the 7.6 million smartphones Verizon activated in the quarter, 3.9 million (51%) were iPhones. That's up from the same quarter last year, when the iPhone accounted for only 46% of 6.8 million.
Given that the third MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2013 3:15 PM ET
Not for the first time, and probably not the last, according to CIRP.
FORTUNE -- Samsung overtook the iPhone on Apple's (AAPL) home turf in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners' report obtained by Fortune Thursday.
[As for Verizon's (VZ) report that 51% of the smartphones it activated in the same quarter were iPhones, see UPDATE below.]
In CIRP's survey, Samsung accounted for 38% of U.S. mobile MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2013 10:41 AM ET
One step closer to an iPhone deal with the world's largest mobile carrier.
FORTUNE -- The key word in the job posting above -- spotted Wednesday by Bloomberg's Edmond Lococo on Apple's (AAPL) Chinese website -- is the unpronounceable bit of jargon highlighted in blue.
TD-SCDMA, for Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access, is the communications protocol used by China Mobile (CHL) -- and only China Mobile -- to send signals to and from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 9, 2013 4:25 PM ET
... that it's profound, mundane, and best in moderation. A lot like a lot of things in real life, actually.
FORTUNE -- My friend Sarah's home burned down at the end of August. A social worker, she didn't have renter's insurance. Her friends immediately started organizing on her behalf. My sister sent around a Facebook invite for a poker tournament to raise funds. Someone else organized a fundraising page on MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 9, 2013 12:31 PM ET
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