In 4 days of holiday shopping, 83% of mobile sales were made via iOS, 17% via Android.
FORTUNE -- By the time Horace Dediu posted the attached chart on his Asymco.com site, the IBM (IBM) Digital Analytics Benchmark data on which it was based had already been updated. But the broad picture hasn't changed. Over the four-day weekend, Thursday through Sunday:
Online holiday shopping (desktop and mobile) in the U.S. was up 14.5% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2013 11:14 AM ET
NetApplications' November report shows steady gains by Android's Jelly Bean version 4.1.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook likes to trot out Net Applications' monthly reports to show that although Apple's (AAPL) iOS ceded market share this year to Google's (GOOG) Android in terms of devices sold, it continues to dominate the Web in terms of devices used -- i.e. connected to the Internet and generating the online sales and ad revenues that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 1, 2013 7:20 AM ET
If the Japanese love the iPhone now, could they have hated it in 2009?
FORTUNE -- The most salient fact about Brian X. Chen's Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone, written for Wired.com in early 2009, nearly three years before Chen joined the New York Times, is that the editor's note responding to Chen's excoriation in AppleInsider is longer (at 751 words) than the original (678 words).
Daniel Eran Dilger, who wrote the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 28, 2013 12:12 PM ET
300,000 Foxconn employees working 24/7 assemble 500,000 iPhone 5S's per day.
FORTUNE -- Foxconn made headlines last week when it announced plans to build a $30 million factory in Pennsylvania that will create 300 American jobs within two years.
To put that in perspective, consider the stats the Wall Street Journal's Lorraine Luk rattled off Wednesday in her report on how Foxconn managed to shorten wait times for (AAPL) iPhone 5S from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2013 11:17 AM ET
Google frontman Eric Schmidt offers iPhone users an early Christmas present.
FORTUNE -- On Monday, Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt posted a guide for switching to an Android phone from an Apple (AAPL) iPhone. "Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android," he began, laying out the procedure in 873 words and 17 steps (not counting five verifications).
By Tuesday morning his post had been forwarded 1,856 times and gathered 3,929 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 26, 2013 8:08 AM ET
According to Reuters, a miniature iPhone-compatible hearing aid will arrive by March 2014.
FORTUNE -- The report out of Reuters' Copenhagen bureau that moved on the wires Sunday was mostly about how Denmark's earpiece industry, which makes half the world's hearing aids, has targeted the aging baby boomer market.
But buried in the story are some details that could be of interest to Apple (AAPL) watchers.
According to Reuters, Apple has collaborated with GN Store MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 25, 2013 7:24 AM ET
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
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