A graphical look at the state of play on the eve of another Apple special event.
FORTUNE -- Anticipating some iPad news out of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday, I'm trying to get a picture of the state of play in the global tablet market from published graphs and charts. Most of the attached are based on IDC data. If you spot any that are fresher -- or better -- please send them MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM ET
Banning personal devices at work might safeguard sensitive networks, but new research shows younger employees increasingly circumvent the rules.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- It's difficult enough to keep a sprawling company IT network safe from external threats, but as younger generations that grew up in the always-connected Internet age continue to move into the workforce, it's growing increasingly difficult to protect it from threats within. A new 20-country survey by MOREOct 21, 2013 10:49 AM ET
Both Gartner and IDC show summer Mac sales down as tablets replace PCs in schools.
FORTUNE -- An Apple (AAPL) summer tradition -- strong back-to-school sales of the Mac -- finally got broken by the same disruption that has been draining growth out of the entire PC industry: The booming tablet market that Apple created when it launched the iPad in 2010.
Gartner and IDC released their third quarter PC shipment reports MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 10, 2013 7:33 AM ET
One factor is how quickly they respond to a touch on the screen.
FORTUNE -- Here's a graphic you can expect Apple (AAPL) to trot out at its next iPad launch event -- reportedly set for Oct. 22.
It's a performance chart created by Agawi, an app streaming company that developed an open-source tool for measuring touchscreen response times. In a report issued Tuesday, Agawi compared how long (in milliseconds) the flagship MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 9, 2013 11:35 AM ET
Amazon's latest 7-inch tablet is its most significant update yet.
FORTUNE -- This year marks the first time I'm jazzed about the Kindle Fire -- and not because I interviewed CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle earlier this month.
No, the problem with Kindle Fires in years past, particularly that first generation, was the tablet experience reminded us that Amazon had catching up to do. The software could sometimes be sluggish, the features limited. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 2, 2013 12:01 AM ET
Jeff Bezos shows Fortune the lighter, faster future of the company's Kindle tablet line and its new way to help users befuddled by their new devices.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 25, 2013 12:00 AM ET
Even as Lenovo was becoming the top seller of PCs, its sales of mobile devices were surpassing its sales of computers.
FORTUNE -- In yet another data point highlighting the worldwide shift from PCs to tablets and smartphones, Lenovo (LNVGY) says its sales of mobile devices have surpassed its sales of PCs.
Sales of "smart devices" (including phones, tablets, and PCs) rose by 41% in over the past year, Lenovo said in MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 15, 2013 1:13 PM ET
A surge in mobile devices is helping offset the decline of desktop computers.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- While the chips were down -- or rather flat -- in 2012, the global purchasing of semiconductors could see growth in 2013 as the world's top electronic brands ramp up spending. Apple and Samsung are now contending to claim the title of biggest spender.
That is good news for chipmakers in particular. The total MOREAug 5, 2013 9:57 AM ET
The analysts' estimates range from 13.5 million to 22 million. The median is 18 million.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) refreshed its iPad line out of sequence last fall to capitalize on the holiday quarter, and as a result the company's June quarter came and went without a new iPad to sell for the first time since Steve Jobs unveiled the device in 2010.
So nobody should be surprised, especially with competition in the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 17, 2013 11:06 AM ET
Android is tops in mobile phones, Windows in PCs. Apple has a pony in both races.
FORTUNE -- Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones will grow 5.9% to 2.35 billion units in 2013, according to a report issued Monday by Gartner Inc.
But that growth is not uniform. Breaking down the 5.9% number, Gartner estimates that traditional PC shipments will fall 10.6%, mobile phone shipments will grow 4.3% and tablets MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 7:39 AM ET
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