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Microsoft’s Uncharted Territory

As I study the industry, the market trends, and the solutions trying to flow with the trends, I’m fascinated by what Microsoft is doing strategically. From a historical standpoint, we have to conclude that the Microsoft of old is …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 18th, 2013
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Bringing Technology to the Masses

Whenever I speak or give a presentation for the first time to a new audience, I start off with a slide where I explain where we are in the transition from the analog world to the digital world.

This …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 15th, 2013
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Why Apple is Growing Its Bank Account

During my conversation with Benedict Evans as we recorded the 4th episode of our podcast, we got to discussing some competitive players in the mobile market. During this conversation Benedict brought up how aggressive Samsung is with a portion …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 11th, 2013
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It’s Tough Competing With the iPhone

Understanding what is happening in smartphones is all a matter of perspective. It is easy to get caught up in the OS market share statistics and lose sight of the big picture.

comScore has recently updated their MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 8th, 2013
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Our Services Destiny

Speculating about the future is not easy. Traditional wisdom looks to technology industry history as our guide. The lessons from this history often shed great insight into the future. However, using this history has its challenges and requires context. But …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 7th, 2013
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The Value of Software and the Evolution of Handheld Computing

We are witnessing an unprecedented event in the history of computing. The upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7 is on pace to become the fastest operating system transition in history.

As I reflect on this reality it brings to light …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 1st, 2013
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Apple’s 5C Invasion Strategy

All the speculation around the iPhone 5C was that it was designed to be Apple’s product to infiltrate the lower tiers of the market and begin to take share from Android. You may or may not know that in …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 30th, 2013
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Surface Thoughts

As I reflected on Microsoft’s Surface event earlier in the week, I was reminded again that in its current form at least, Microsoft is still not yet making a tablet. They are making a PC that kind of looks …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 27th, 2013
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Samsung’s Precarious Position

Samsung, I believe is in a precarious position. I’ve felt this way for quite some time despite their continued growth in mobile over the past few years. But my reasoning comes from understanding how Samsung got to the …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 26th, 2013
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The Cubed Podcast

I wanted to share with our readers that I have started a podcast called Cubed with several colleagues I genuinely enjoy chatting with. They are Ben Thompson of stratechery and Benedict Evans. Our goal is to have smart …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 26th, 2013
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Disrupting Disruption Theory

Let’s file this under the open for discussion category. I have been having discussions of late around disruption theory as it relates to many different parts of the market. There are a number of very important general rules …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 22nd, 2013
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The iPhone 5s- S is for Superior

I want to share my experience with the iPhone 5s. The whole package, from the new hardware features to the iOS 7, has provided me with an experience I did not expect. As I started using the 5s I was …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 17th, 2013
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The Role of the iPad for Apple’s Growth

Analyzing the pricing strategy of the iPhone 5c has led me down some interesting trails of thought. Brian wrote yesterday that Apple simply doesn’t have the DNA to go down market.

I disagree with Brian here. I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 17th, 2013
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What the A7 being 64-bit Means for The Competition

Samsung declared that it too will follow in Apple’s footsteps and embrace 64-bit processor designs in their products. I have no doubt that Qualcomm and Nvidia will catch up with equally impressive 64-bit designs. That being said, Qualcomm …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 16th, 2013
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The Apple A7 – A is for Ambition

A great deal of articles have come out trying to sour Apple’s A7 processor and the fact that they have moved their ARM architecture from 32-bit to 64-bit. The narrative claims that there are no tangible benefits to make …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 13th, 2013
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Understanding The iPhone Pricing and Segmentation

In my mind, the key to yesterday is to understand how the iPhone is segmenting and the role the pricing structure plays on the segmentation. Everyone, including myself, was convinced that Apple was going to be more aggressive with …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 11th, 2013
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Advancing the iPhone

Apple may have done more today to pave the way for the iPhone’s future than any past event. What was announced today was more than a set of new products but a new foundation for the future. First …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 10th, 2013
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Pondering Apple’s Big Day

As with all Apple events I have attended, which is every one going back to the launch of the iPod, there are many intriguing questions leading up to the event. Many have been speculating and analyzing every angle possible …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 9th, 2013
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Microsoft and Nokia: The Silver Lining

It is easy to look at the Microsoft and Nokia deal and be pessimistic. There are no shortage of challenges facing Microsoft going forward as they battle their position of limited relevance in consumer markets and mobility in particular. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 6th, 2013
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What Will Microsoft Do With Nokia’s Feature Phones?

There are many things curious about this deal. Particularly, the things Microsoft did get and the things they did not get. By not acquiring the totality of Nokia, Microsoft got a steep discount in order to acquire the parts they …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   September 4th, 2013
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Together At Last

News just broke that Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s handset and devices division. Here is the intro from the press release:

Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices & Services, accelerating the Windows ecosystem

Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 2nd, 2013
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We’ve Seen This Movie Before

One of the many aspects of the technology industry I have to study as an industry analyst is the macro-economic trends. With that in mind, I have been following with great interest media and financial analysts’ discussions about whether a …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 1st, 2013
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The Very Googley Motorola X

I’ve spent the last week with the Motorola (a Google Company) X. As many who read my columns will know, I prefer iOS to Android and I make that clear. However, when it comes to Android devices I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 30th, 2013
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The Myth of an iPhone Killer [Updated with added chart]

The resiliency of the iPhone in not just the US but global markets as well is truly a marvel. As we will see in some of the charts below, against all odds Apple’s iPhone market share remains steady. I’ve …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 27th, 2013
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Microsoft is at a Fork in the Road

Many of us have caught the news that Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer’s tenure is up. Over the next 12 month’s Ballmer will work to transition a replacement. This replacement will be faced with extremely hard decisions about Microsoft’s …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   August 23rd, 2013