The price of an iPhone 4 on eBay and China's Taobao has actually increased since April.
FORTUNE -- Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has performed a simple experiment that says a lot about the comparative value of Apple (AAPL) and Android smartphones.
Since April, he (or his team) has been monitoring the resale prices of six devices on eBay and China's Taobao Marketplace -- three iPhones and three Samsung smartphones running on Google's (GOOG) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 7, 2013 7:26 AM ET
Will replace suspect USB power adaptors with Apple-branded models for nearly half off.
FORTUNE -- The news media had a field day last month reporting the death by electrocution of a Chinese flight attendant, apparently after she answered her iPhone while it was still plugged into a third-party charger.
A Google Search for "Chinese iPhone electrocution" turned up more than 3 million results.
Let's see what the press does with the USB Power Adapter MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 6, 2013 8:07 AM ET
The 60-day review period on the ITC's bizarre import ban runs out on Friday.
FORTUNE -- Unless the White House intervenes, five older Apple (AAPL) devices -- including a version of the iPhone 4 that was one of the company's biggest money makers last quarter -- will be seized at the U.S. border starting Monday.
The import ban stems from a June 4 ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2013 9:29 AM ET
A recent ITC ruling in the global smartphone wars has teed up a hot-button issue in patent law. The White House has till Friday to weigh in. Will it?
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- This week we will see if President Barack Obama puts some muscle behind his recent professorial lectures on the need for patent reform.
Unless he acts, an order of the International Trade Commission will take effect MOREJul 30, 2013 12:35 PM ET
There were some inspired estimates, but nobody hit every nail on the head.
FORTUNE -- It's easy to make fun of Apple (AAPL) analysts -- and fun, too -- but in terms of their ability to accurately forecast the company's quarterly results, they've come a long way.
Two years ago, when Apple announced blow-out results that surprised nearly everybody, Wall Street's analysts missed the company's revenue and earnings by a combined average MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 24, 2013 8:26 AM ET
Pleased by iPhone, worried about iPad and China, anticipating new product launches.
FORTUNE -- The news from Apple's (AAPL) June earnings report might have been mixed, but the after-market traders liked what they heard. (Or was that just the shorts covering their derrières?)
In any event, we got a bumper crop of analyst's reports Wednesday morning, which we'll process in batches, putting new ones on top.
UPDATE: We got a new crop after lunch, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 24, 2013 5:57 AM ET
What's a news cycle without a good Apple scare story?
FORTUNE -- It is a truth universally acknowledged that one bizarre incident in possession of good news value and an Apple (AAPL) hook must be accompanied by another.
So it is that the reports of the death by electrocution last week of a 23-year-old Chinese stewardess, apparently by way of a faulty third-party iPhone charger, were followed Friday by reports of a second MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 19, 2013 11:11 AM ET
3.9 million of the 7.5 million smartphones Verizon activated last quarter were iPhones.
FORTUNE -- When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 with Broadway-style fanfare in March, the assumption on Wall Street was that it was going to steal a march on Apple (AAPL), whose newest iPhone was already 6 months old and not getting any younger.
When Samsung sold fewer Galaxy S4s than expected, the assumption on the Street was that the market MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 18, 2013 12:22 PM ET
Technically no, but the dynamics of the market are shifting in interesting ways.
FORTUNE -- On Wednesday, Asymco's Horace Dediu posted the chart at right in response to a statement by UBS analyst John Hodulik -- reflecting conventional wisdom on Wall Street -- that "everybody has got a smartphone."
Using comScore data, Dediu was able to show
That 40% of U.S. mobile customers still use feature phones and represent an untapped market
That except for BlackBerry, churn between MORE
Why the big three Russian mobile phone carriers cut their ties with Apple.
FORTUNE -- There's good money to be made selling cell phones in Russia, a country with more than 180 million mobile subscribers. Three Russian carriers account for eight out of 10 of those mobile phones, and there's enough money to be made reselling them to make Maxim Nogotkov, the college drop-out who runs the country's second-largest independent chain, one of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2013 10:20 AM ET
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