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As we continue to evolve our Industry Insider analysis service, we continue to get good ideas. Insiders has grown already much faster and much larger than I could have expected from when we launched the service. Thanks to …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 7th, 2014
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Amazon’s Long Game With Hardware

Amazon has been a fascinating company to watch. My perspective with Amazon has always framed them as a retailer who fused technology to retail in brilliant ways. Only Amazon’s retail strategy was not in physical space but in …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 7th, 2014
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The Sky is Falling!

If you read too much of the tech media you sometimes get the impression that the tech world is ending. The PC industry is in decline and many are quick to declare it dead. Now, our love affair with …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 7th, 2014
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What Kind of a Computer Is That?

This is the question I get asked most when I use my current iPad set up in public.1. People see my iPad and keyboard set up and assume it is some new type of computer they haven’t seen before.
   
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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 6th, 2014
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Big Tablets and The Shift in Mobile Computing

I believe 2014 could be a big year for bigger tablets. The bulk of the tablets sold over the past few years have been tablets in the 7-8″ range. By our estimates the install base of tablets 9″ or larger …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 5th, 2014
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The Future of Microsoft, Apple, and Google

It seems today like the dominant players in computing, social media, infrastructure, services, and many other big industry segments is settled. It is easy to look at the current environment and say Google and Apple have both won. …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 3rd, 2014
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Apple’s Premium Smartphone Dilemma

As I have reflected on Apple’s earnings the past few days I kept coming back to what I am observing with the premium smartphone market. What I think is interesting about what we learned with the 5c is that …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 29th, 2014
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Apple First Quarter of 2014: All Eyes on the iPhone

Apple had the kind of quarter companies long for. The established new record number of sales in iPhones and iPads and had the best of any technology company. Yet the iPhone sales will remain a focal point for most. …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 27th, 2014
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The Mac Then and the iPad Now

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Mac. My father was one of the few industry analysts there to witness the the birth of the Mac and wrote a great piece reflecting on the Mac’s role in computing over …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 24th, 2014
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Three Growth Story Lines for Apple in 2014

The more I study at the economies of scale within the tech industry the more I taken aback by the opportunities that lie ahead. Some opportunities like the traditional PC may not be big market comparatively but they can …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 21st, 2014
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The iPad Advantage

Apple’s new commercial, which aired yesterday, sent a message that I feel is the defining theme which sets the iPad apart from the competition. Here is the commercial in case you haven’t seen it. Beyond the video Apple, has dedicated the …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 12th, 2014
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The Last Days of the Internet of Everything

I had a conversation with a colleague this week at CES and he offered me a bet. He bet me $20 that in three years time we will no longer be talking about the internet of things. After …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 10th, 2014
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Why I am Skeptical About Smart Watches

There is significantly more hype than substance around the smart watch category. While I completely agree there is a market for these products, I am still unconvinced the size of the market / opportunity is as large as others …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 9th, 2014
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Tablet Trends in 2014

No question the tablet narrative will continue to be a key part of the conversation in 2014. While an entire report is needed on the subject of tablet trends in 2014 I thought I would highlight a few of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   January 4th, 2014
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What I love about Apple’s Strategy

I see many headlines cross my twitter stream that say something along the lines of what Apple should do in 2014. I always find these to be entertaining ramblings that never amount to any useful information about Apple’s strategy …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 3rd, 2014
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The Decentralization of the PC

I’ve been trying to figure out a better way to articulate what is happening in the multi-screen era we have shifted to. I say shifting because there are many markets where one screen still dominates most consumers connected experiences. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 30th, 2013
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Understanding the Market for Chromebooks

A few days ago NPD released numbers that caused many media outlets to proclaim the amazing success of Chromebooks as a data point in the market. These numbers were bring used in blog posts to suggest that the rise of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 29th, 2013
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Most Read Columns of 2013: Apple Turns Technology Into Art

During this holiday week, we wanted to re-showcase some of the most read columns of 2013. Whether you read them before or are seeing them for the first time, enjoy some of the most read columns of our site …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 24th, 2013
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The iPhone and China Mobile. Impact and Expectations

Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone will finally come to China Mobile on January 17th. Pre-orders will start on December 25th. The timing of the iPhones availability will coincide with the Chinese New Year. This time of …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 23rd, 2013
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Happy Holidays From Tech.pinions

We would like to personally thank our readers for helping make 2013 the best year on record for Tech.pinions in every category. We truly have the best readers and the best commenters of any technology publication. We have …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 23rd, 2013
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Microsoft Needs Their Hell Froze Over Moment

In a simple tweet today from Katie Boehret. As she was cleaning out her desk for her transition from the Wall St. Journal to the new venture with the All Things D team, she found a poster from when Apple …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 19th, 2013
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Glimmers of Hope for the PC Industry

There have been some interesting data points over the past few quarters that I’ve been following. Most of them are related to some specific interplays between the tablet market and the PC market. As many of our readers know, I …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 16th, 2013
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Personal Computers: Defined by Possibilities

There continues to be a great deal of mis-understanding within the discussion of the PC vs. the tablet. It is easy to say that no one wants a PC and everyone wants a tablet. The reality is that …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 13th, 2013
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Big Tablets Could be a Big Trend

There continues to be a lot of talk around tablets which are larger than the traditional 10″ screen sizes. Rumors have it that Apple is working on a larger iPad and that Samsung is as well. While I …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   December 9th, 2013
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From the Archive: The iPhone is My Midwife

I wrote this article for The Magazine which is available on iPad. I’m sharing it with our readers to give you a glimpse into my somewhat analogue life.

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It’s the first time for both Betsy and me: she’s …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 7th, 2013