March is winding to a close and our attention turns to April and beyond, wondering what exactly Apple might have up their sleeves for us in the coming months. Meanwhile, competitors like Nokia and HTC are ramping up their Windows Phone initiative with two highly anticipated devices arriving on the same day (!?!) as the kingpins of the cell phone market duke it out over a proposed “micro-SIM” standard that promises to shrink our handsets even further. If you missed today’s news, sit back and soak in what’s happening on this Monday, March 26, 2012.
You’ve almost gotta feel bad for the tech companies who have to announce quarterly financial results in the wake of Apple’s gangbuster $46.33 billion fiscal first quarter. Case in point: Nokia, the onetime giant of the cell phone business, whose fortunes have gone the other way in the last quarter, with a $1.3 billion loss. Hang in there, Nokia… it’s almost Friday, and the weekend is sure to be kinder on you than the last three months. Meanwhile, let’s have a peek at what else is making news on this Thursday, January 26, 2012.
It’s the last Friday of the year, and that means the final installment of our daily news recap for 2011. It’s been a busy year for Apple: From Thunderbolt Macs to the iPad 2, OS X Lion to the iPhone 4S and of course, the death of co-founder Steve Jobs, many of us are apprehensive about the future of our favorite tech company heading into 2012. For now, let’s sit back and reflect on the year with a few final news tidbits for this Friday, December 20, 2011.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A former smartphone giant gets in a few well-placed digs at the two companies currently dominating their turf, claiming potential customers of those devices are unhappy with the choices. It might sound like something you’d hear from Research in Motion or Palm back in the day, but now it’s Nokia’s turn to blast iOS and Android for being the popular kids. This and tons of new app news make up our recap for Tuesday, December 13, 2011.
Hard to believe that Wednesday is here again, but it arrives with some cool new stuff to download, rumors of an Apple solar farm going up in North Carolina, Nokia finally announcing Windows Phone handsets and those lucky San Francisco residents getting to buy from Apple.com and pick up in a nearby store. But that’s not all that’s going on this Hump Day -- here’s a look at the latest for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Apple is projected sell 86.4 million iPhones by the end of this year, crushing former market leader Nokia. In 2010, Nokia sold over 100 million smartphones -- more than double Apple's 47.5 million sold -- to lead the market. This year, however, looks like a different story, with Apple expected to climb 82 percent and grab the top spot, and Nokia projected to drop to second place with 74.4 million units sold.
Samsung looks strong in third place, with the highest projected shipment growth in among the big five companies 2011; Lin expects Samsung to ship 67 million units, up 44 percent from last year.
If we told you there were patents galore in this week's news, would that surprise you? Well, what if we told you iLife everywhere, Facebook and the BBC on the iPad, and a new king of the smartphone manufacturing world? Well, there's that and there's more in this week's hottest Apple news. Just make sure you don't burn before reading.
Despite all of the bleak news about Android’s explosive growth over iOS, Apple has risen to the top of the world’s smartphone market, bumping longtime champ Nokia to third place and barely edging out Samsung, according to newly released data.
In this game of thrones, it is as much about Apple winning as it is about Nokia losing. Just two days after Apple released their staggering sales and revenue numbers over the last three months, Nokia announced massive losses for the same time period.
This shifting of fortunes for both companies has dethroned Nokia as the leading cell phone manufacturer, and crowned Apple as high king. For now.