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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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...

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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 … Continue reading

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...

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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...

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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 … Continue reading

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...

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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...

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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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...

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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...

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Ben Bajarin / August 23rd, 2013
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How Apple Could Lead the Next Big Tech Trend–Security As A Service

Security is a hot topic in many countries at the moment. And it is going to be a hot topic for the foreseeable future, perhaps for reasons you may not even know yet. It is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 23rd, 2013
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The iPhone’s GOLDEN Opportunity in China

This is a free preview of a Tech.pinions Insider post. Learn more about the Tech.pinions Insider analysis service here. We are at the point in time with relation to Apple’s September 10th event that we … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 18th, 2013
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iOS App Store vs. Google Play: Key Stats and Important Observations

I’ve come across a few stats regarding the iOS App store and the Google Play store that are more than just a little interesting. If you follow the industry closely then you are aware of...

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Ben Bajarin / August 15th, 2013