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Did Apple Do Enough?

*+-At Today’s Apple’s Event, I got a question over and over again. I thought I would share my thoughts on it. First off, the question, “Did Apple do enough?” is the wrong question. The correct … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 16th, 2014
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India and the Digital Age

*+-When it comes to the computing products I study — TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs — I tend to talk primarily about what is happening in China and the US/Europe. Mostly because, for most consumer tech … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 15th, 2014
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Video Analysis: Mac vs. PC With Some iPad Help

*+-Thanks for the feedback on my last Padcast on Xiaomi. This will likely be the last one I do for free for a while. I will do more of these for our subscribers on key … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 14th, 2014
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Video Analysis: Xiaomi in Focus

*+-I have the ability to record and broadcast presentations I give through my primary presentation tool Perspective. So I thought it would be interesting to try something different and create a quick analysis of some … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 10th, 2014
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Samsung’s Cautionary Tale

*+-Yesterday, Samsung issued a Q3 2014 guidance update stating they will miss expectations. The report says profit is down nearly 60%. For many of us, this was entirely expected. If this estimate holds up, Samsung’s … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 8th, 2014
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First Half 2014 Tablet Report

*+-The tablet market is easily the most fascinatingly diverse consumer electronics category I have ever studied. If you have read my commentary on tablets, it is the unique form and function of the product that...

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Ben Bajarin / October 6th, 2014
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Windows 10 and the PC’s Tablet Complex

*+-Yesterday, Microsoft showed the world the first glimpse of the new version of Windows. Oddly, Microsoft skipped a version number in the naming scheme. Rather than name it Windows 9, they choose the name Windows...

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Ben Bajarin / October 1st, 2014
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Profitable Niches

*+-As of late, I have been speaking with management of many different companies. Oftentimes I’m asked for my recommendations in these engagements and I have noticed a certain theme that remains constant in my answer....

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Ben Bajarin / September 30th, 2014
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The Future of Retail

*+-Physical retail and the world of technology have yet to combine in any meaningful way. I believe that is all about to change. Having spent more time speaking with retailers recently, it is clear they...

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Ben Bajarin / September 25th, 2014
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The Communication Possibilities of Digital Touch

*+-It is not hard to look back at technology innovation cycles and see how technology has advanced and impacted how we communicate. From the pencil, to the printing press, to computers, to the internet, and … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 24th, 2014
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2015: The Battle For Our Body Begins

*+-Much of the battleground of computing throughout tech history has been for our desks, our laps, and our pockets. In 2015, the battleground for our body will begin. It can be argued that battle had … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 17th, 2014
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Further Thoughts on the Apple Watch and Smart Watches in General

*+-After spending more time digesting the Apple Watch announcement and talking to dozens of journalists, doing several radio shows, reading many articles, and doing two podcasts, I have some updated thoughts. If you have read...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2014
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What Minecraft Means to Microsoft

*+-By all accounts, it appears Microsoft is about to purchase the maker of Minecraft – Mojang. This seems like a head scratcher of a deal, and, without knowing the details of the strategy, parts of...

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Ben Bajarin / September 13th, 2014
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Mobile Focused Podcast: Apple’s Doubling Down on the Ecosystem

*+-Ben Bajarin and Benedict Evans discuss the announcements around Apple’s big event. We discuss everything from iPhones taking share of premium from Android, to payments and Apple’s business model advantage, and some high level thoughts … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 12th, 2014

Global Implications of the iPhone Lineup on the Smartphone Market

*+-With the new iPhone lineup, Apple has addressed every major screen size base for smartphones. What they have not addressed is every price point — unnecessary given Apple’s strategy. My read is the impact of...

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Ben Bajarin / September 10th, 2014
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Apple Payments and Smart Watches: Just the Beginning

*+-Over the past few years, Apple has been building a loyal user base. Zero sum game analysis of market share is irrelevant to the market dynamics playing out in mobile. So when it relates to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 9th, 2014
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Unprecedented iPhone Demand

*+-As we lead up to this years “main event,” I wanted to share some initial points underscoring my read that there is unprecedented demand for Apple’s iPhone this holiday quarter and beyond. Major Upgrade Cycle:...

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Ben Bajarin / September 5th, 2014
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How to Turn Around Samsung

*+-In my continual analysis of Samsung for many in the industry, I have frequently pointed out the fundamental issues that have led to their current struggles. I had a friend remind me that, over two...

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Ben Bajarin / September 3rd, 2014
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If the World Was a Village – Tech Edition

*+-Bob’s column yesterday brought back into attention some of the things I discussed in this article called Computing’s S-Curve. We are on the path to connect the planet via a pocket computer. This is so … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / September 3rd, 2014

Mobile Payments: On the Cusp of A New Era

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Ben Bajarin / August 31st, 2014
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My Phablet Skepticism Thesis

*+-I have been publicly doubting the existence of the 5.5 inch iPhone for some time. I promised many on Twitter I would share my overall thesis on the category so here it is. Starting from … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 28th, 2014
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Tablet Report: The Next Frontier of Personal Computing

*+-I’m about to make some updates to a tablet report I publish through my firm Creative Strategies. Usually, this type of report is reserved for our clients only, or to purchase a-la-carte for $499. I...

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Ben Bajarin / August 23rd, 2014
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Dear Smartwatch, thanks for the notification, now what?

*+-Every now and then I try out a variety of smartwatches. The latest I am putting through its paces is one based on Google’s own Android Wear platform. I keep hoping I’ll crack the nut … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 22nd, 2014
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Analyzing the Surface Pro 3

*+-I’ve spent the past week with a Surface Pro 3. I’ve used every previous version of Surface and given what the promise of a 2-in-1 PC was supposed to be, the Surface Pro 3 is … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / August 20th, 2014
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iPhone and iOS Usage in China

*+-Every few months, I update some unique data I have access to that allows me to monitor the usage of device models actively being used in China. I have this for Android but will focus...

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Ben Bajarin / August 15th, 2014