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The iPhone Post

There has been a great deal of noise around Apple and the iPhone. If you believe many of the sell-side analysts, the iPhone has peaked. Many of you have written in asking me my thoughts...

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Ben Bajarin / January 20th, 2016
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Minecraft for Education, WhatsApp’s New Business Model, Billionth iPhone in 2016

Minecraft For Education When Microsoft bought Minecraft, the underlying theme in their description of the fit for the product in the Microsoft family was “productivity.” Minecraft certainly fits this concept but does so within a...

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Ben Bajarin / January 19th, 2016
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Unpacked: Global Stats on Uber, Lyft, Didi Kuaidi, and Ola Cabs

Last week at CES in Vegas, we saw the good, the bad, and the ugly with regard to cabs vs. Uber and Lyft. While cabs still had their own designated lines right in front of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 15th, 2016
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GoPro Floundering, Apple’s iAD Strategy, The Great PC Rebalancing

The last few quarters, investors have been quite cautious around GoPro as the bear thesis rang loudly in their heads. Yesterday, it seems the bear thesis played out as they missed revenue estimates by nearly...

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Ben Bajarin / January 14th, 2016
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Amazon’s Delivery Service, Snapchat’s Video Power, Google Play in China

Amazon’s Delivery Service The Seattle Times headline on the news of Amazon buying the rest of French package-delivery company Colis Privé stated “Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business”. While it is...

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Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 2016
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The Post Smartphone Era

It is time to start looking beyond smartphone hardware. We are observing signs that the smartphone market is mature. Over 2 billion people have a smartphone and the market is moving to “replacement cycle innovation” … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 11th, 2016
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The Tech.pinions Podcast: CES 2016 Themes and Thoughts

This week Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss trends and themes they saw while attending CES 2016. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 9th, 2016
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Unpacked: Stats on Voice Search on Mobile

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the role of voice in the future of computing. Whether or not science fiction becomes self-fulfilling prophecies, the genre always assumes we will talk to computers...

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Ben Bajarin / January 8th, 2016

Netflix Global, Amazon and Semiconductors, New Android Dynamics

Yesterday at CES, Netflix “flipped the switch” on making the service available around the globe (except for China). Obviously, this is a good move. Netflix now can reach more customers and add new consumers in...

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Ben Bajarin / January 7th, 2016
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Twitter 10K, Fitbit Blaze, Huawei Growth, iPhone Concerns

As a part of some new content styles I’m looking into for subscribers, I’m testing the idea of a weekly post where I hit a number of hot topics in one post. Most subscribers know...

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Ben Bajarin / January 6th, 2016
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The Amazingly Tolerant and Practical Consumer

Spend any amount of time observing the mainstream consumer’s use of technology or directly helping them use or fix a technology and a clear truth stands out. Mainstream consumers are exceptionally tolerant of bad technology....

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Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 2016
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Unpacked: Smartwatch Purchase Intent

Smartwatches will be a strong consumer tech storyline in 2016. In a few weeks, I will publish a post on my candidates for products that could play a role in ushering in the next paradigm...

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Ben Bajarin / January 1st, 2016
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What Hoverboards Say about Our Hardware Future

There is a lot of talk about hoverboards in the media lately. There is also a great deal of misunderstanding about what is happening here. Sure, it is interesting hoverboards were talked about and gained...

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Ben Bajarin / December 31st, 2015
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Xiaomi’s Biggest Threat to Their Global Ambition

Part of why I keep an eye on Xiaomi is because, at a high level, I’m curious if their model represents the future of hardware business models for everyone but Apple. I do not encourage...

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Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2015
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Apple Pay in China a New Catalyst

China is quickly becoming Apple’s largest market and, in many respects, one of the most important to the Apple growth story in the next five years. This is why Apple Pay starting to roll out...

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Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2015
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What We Mean When We Say, “The Future of TV is Apps”

Even before Apple said they believe the future of TV is apps, many of us in the industry had been stating the same thing. It seemed relatively natural, given we live in an app-focused world....

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Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2015
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Podcast: The High end Shift, Apple Organization Changes, Tech in 2016

Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss how hardware competition is bifurcating and moving high-end and low-end, Apple’s recent organization changes and a look ahead to tech in 2016. Click here to subscribe in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 2015
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The Tech Lull of 2016

By this point in the year, I have a pretty good sense of what is in store for 2016 from a hardware standpoint. Smartphone sales will likely only be in single digit growth. Tablets will...

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Ben Bajarin / December 18th, 2015
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Facebook and China

A few days ago, Glenn Solomon, a friend of mine and a partner at VC firm GGV Capital, shared his predictions for 2016. One of them is of particular interest to me. Here is his...

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Ben Bajarin / December 17th, 2015
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Apple and Emerging Markets

One of the misconceptions about Apple’s iPhone run was that China was an emerging market. If anyone had been to China in the last four or five years, you would realize there are two China...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2015
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Enterprise and Choose Your Own Device

Several years ago, BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) was a buzzword. There were theories this would help the PC market rebound, or at least stabilize. Yet, our constant interactions with CIOs and IT managers revealed … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 14th, 2015
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Apple and a New, Smaller, Potentially Less Expensive iPhone

Recent rumors suggest Apple may be planning to release a new iPhone in 2016 with a return to the smaller 4″ form factor. Some reports suggest this iPhone may target the lower-end of the market,...

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Ben Bajarin / December 11th, 2015
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The Wearable Market Duopoly

The last few quarters, I’ve been talking about how the vast majority of quarterly wearable sales have been made up by two players–Apple and Fitbit. This was entirely predictable given the immaturity of the wearable...

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Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2015
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Deeper Dive on Siri Usage and the Big Picture for Voice

On Tuesday, Bob O’Donnell wrote an insightful, high-level look on voice-based smart assistants. I want to dive a little deeper with some specific research I did on how people are using Siri and other voice...

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Ben Bajarin / December 3rd, 2015
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Augmented vs. Virtual Reality

Over the course of 2016, you are likely going to hear a lot more on the subject of virtual reality and augmented reality. Samsung just released, in limited quantities, their Gear VR solution based on...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2015
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