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Data on China: Apple’s Biggest iPhone Market

We have always known China was going to be a key market for Apple. The only question was when. Our research has continually turned up evidence China was a booming iPhone market. iPhones were coming through the secondary market or …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   March 17th, 2014
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Big Questions about the Big iPhone

I have stated publicly I believed Apple would launch a larger screen iPhone than the current 4″ model this year. The market is simply at the point of its maturity where options are necessary. As markets mature, consumers become more …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   March 12th, 2014
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Why China is More Strategic to Apple Than India

There has been a good discussion recently on our site about Apple and India. I try to maintain as global a perspective as possible. I study in depth markets like China, India, Latin America, and more. I look for data …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   March 10th, 2014
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Milk: Samsung Shows its Software Chops

Samsung is introducing a new Internet Radio service called Milk. I had the opportunity to get some hands on time with the service and speak with Samsung executives about the new product and strategy. There are a number of important …

by Ben Bajarin   |   March 7th, 2014
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In iCloud I Trust

Given the beating Apple’s cloud services often take, I am sure you will be surprised at what I am about to say. I like iCloud. I rely on it quite a bit. What’s more, I trust iCloud. My expectations for …

by Ben Bajarin   |   March 7th, 2014
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Chart: Android Install Base

Google recently released their latest platform numbers for each version of Android. This chart shows what percent of each platform is still in use on an Android device in the market. A couple of things are worth pointing out regarding …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   March 5th, 2014
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Report: Smart Devices and E-Commerce

E-commerce has been a buzzword in the industry for more than a decade. I have come across some interesting data points that paint a new picture of the e-commerce marketplace than one that has previously existed. Not surprisingly, this shift …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   March 3rd, 2014
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A Technological Worldview

Webster’s dictionary defines a worldview as the way someone thinks about the world. Everyone has a worldview whether they know it or not. This word came up often during many of my sociology and psychology classes. It came up even …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 26th, 2014
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Why Nokia is Better Positioned Than Samsung

I wrote today about why Nokia’s move to support Android is bold, risky, but also filled with potential. As I watched Samsung’s press conference, the stark contrast between the big news items of both companies was evident. Samsung chose to …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 24th, 2014
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Nokia’s Bold Move Supporting Android

Today at Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced a new family of affordable smartphones called the Nokia X. What is notable is that these devices are not coming from Nokia’s Smart Devices group which creates the Lumia and ships Windows Phone …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 24th, 2014
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Samsung and their Fragile Relationship with Google

For Insiders I wrote a while back about Samsung’s precarious position in the market place. Samsung finds themselves between a rock and a hard place. It is not surprising that a bit of news surfaced stating that the next version …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 20th, 2014
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Facebook, WhatsApp, and the New Era of Platforms

What is happening with messaging apps is a big deal. In fact it is probably the biggest thing that is happening that is underestimated and has implications on many. Facebook just announced that they have acquired WhatsApp for what …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 19th, 2014
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Google, Android, AOSP, iOS and the Global Smartphone Market

Hopefully you have read several posts I have posted this week. This one on Microsoft and Android and this one on Google vs. Android. These posts are building blocks for a foundation I am laying to help our readers …...

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by Ben Bajarin   |   February 13th, 2014
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Google vs. Android

One of the more interesting narratives that is starting to become mainstream is the knowledge that there are versions of Google’s Android operating system which compete directly with Google’s Android operating system. Google offers to the world a clean, and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 12th, 2014
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Microsoft and Android

According to this report Microsoft is pulling in healthy revenue from Android. We knew that Microsoft was holding on to patents which many Android OEMs are using and now paying Microsoft a fee. Microsoft may very well be making nearly …

by Ben Bajarin   |   February 11th, 2014
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Attention Tech.pinions Insiders: We Have Some New Features

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