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How Apple can Grow in India

India has gone from never being mentioned on Apple earnings calls to being a frequent topic of discussion both in Tim Cook’s prepared remarks and in the analyst Q&A that follows — there were ten … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 30th, 2016
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Are We about to Enter a New “Golden Era” in Technology?

At the recent Code Conference, Jeff Bezos made a rather provocative statement when he said that when we talk about technology we are on “the edge of a golden era”. When it comes to Artificial … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 29th, 2016
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Why Apple has not Entered the VR Scene Yet

Over the last few weeks, I have fielded a few media calls asking why Apple has not entered the VR space. Anyone who really knows Apple knows the answer to this question. Apple almost never...

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Tim Bajarin / June 29th, 2016
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Huawei’s Misguided Foray into Operating Systems

Huawei has been hugely successful as a smartphone vendor over the last five years, moving from seventh place to third in the global vendor rankings and pulling away from the other vendors in the process....

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Jan Dawson / June 28th, 2016
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Apple has A Reputation for Discarding Legacy Features before the Competition

Apple has a reputation for discarding legacy features on their products well before their competition and sometimes before their time. Each time it does so, it creates a firestorm of reaction. You might think Apple … Continue reading

Phil Baker / June 27th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, June 23rd, 2016

Instagram’s New User Numbers Demonstrate Continued Strong Growth, Engagement – by Jan Dawson Instagram released new user numbers this week including 500 million monthly active users and 300 million daily active users. Symbolically, the fact...

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Ben Bajarin / June 24th, 2016
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Network Neutrality: Wireless should Be Looked at Through a Different Lens

With the U.S. Federal Appeals Court ruling last week, it looks like Network Neutrality is here to stay, at least for now. Much ink has been spilled on both sides of this debate but I’d … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / June 24th, 2016
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The Threat of a Hollowed-Out Apple

Just over three years ago when I was an analyst at Ovum, I gave a presentation at the CTIA mobile industry conference about a possible threat to Apple’s business. The deck from that presentation is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 23rd, 2016
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Nobody puts Siri in a Corner: Why We might not See an Echo-like Device from Apple

The pressure is on for Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google and deliver a dedicated home device for Siri. Or at least, this is what the current narrative would like you to think … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / June 22nd, 2016
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IoT Faces Challenges with Scale

One of the core tenets of any business or technological initiative is, in order to achieve mainstream success and widespread adoption, the primary concept must be able to scale. Sure, it is a great proof-of-concept … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 21st, 2016
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Apple, Facebook, and Corporate Political Speech

This week saw two instances of what you might call “corporate speech” in the political realm. It highlighted very different approaches taken to the issue by two Silicon Valley companies: Apple and Facebook. Apple let...

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Jan Dawson / June 21st, 2016
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iOS: The Runtime System for Innovation

This post may ruffle some feathers. As I take as step back from Apple’s WWDC, I think a couple of observations are worth making. First, Apple is continuing their trend toward more openness with their … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 20th, 2016
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Differential Privacy. Bane or Boon?

Ben Thompson of Stratechery on Apple’s implementation of Differential Privacy: The broader challenge for Apple is this: in a fair fight the company would have a hard time matching Google or Facebook’s big data capabilities,...

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John Kirk / June 19th, 2016
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Unpacked for Friday, June 17th, 2016

Don’t Mistake the iPad Lack of Stage Time at WWDC as a Sign Apple is done with Tablets – Carolina Milanesi At the end of WWDC, I read a few articles by disappointed reporters regarding...

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Ben Bajarin / June 17th, 2016
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Lenovo’s Tango Phone: A Preview of AR for the Masses

At its recent TechWorld event in San Francisco, Lenovo announced three notable new smartphones products: The accessory-focused Moto Z and Z Force and the Google Tango-based PHAB2 Pro. The Moto-branded products are an attempt at … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / June 17th, 2016
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LINE: The First Major Messaging IPO is a Mixed Bag

Naver, the Korean parent company of messaging app LINE, is planning to list the company on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges for the first time. This represents the first IPO for a major...

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Jan Dawson / June 16th, 2016
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The Death of Apps has been Greatly Exaggerated

In recent months, there’s been a steady drumbeat of stories about the coming death of apps. The reasons for this claim are several and include slowing growth rates for the top 100 apps, the rise … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 16th, 2016
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The Future of Pocket Computing

In 1989, eight years into my career as a tech industry analyst and, after hundreds of thousands of miles traveling, I was tired of lugging around huge laptops. My first portable was a luggable Compaq … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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The New Power of Siri and Why It Matters

After the Apple WWDC keynote, I had a couple of reporters ask me if Apple’s new prowess with Siri was reactionary. They assume that, since Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have upped the intelligence of their...

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Tim Bajarin / June 14th, 2016
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Apple Drives Apps into Services

The keynote event at the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is usually about apps. This year, however, things were a bit different. Oh sure, Apple touted 2 million apps in the iOS app store, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 14th, 2016
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Apple and the Expectation Of Perfection

Last week, I turned on my computer and was greeted by an email message from Apple saying my account was locked and I needed to reset my password. While resetting was simple, I was greeted … Continue reading

Phil Baker / June 13th, 2016
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What a Real Wireless Loyalty Program Might Look Like

Over the past year, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have each launched rewards programs. The most recent entry is T-Mobile Tuesdays, an app where T-Mobile customers are given freebies every week, such as a Domino’s Pizza … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / June 10th, 2016
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Unpacked This Week

Motorola’s Bet on Modular Design may be the Future but not Today – Carolina Milanesi On Thursday at Lenovo’s Tech World, Motorola announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The two high-end devices sport...

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Ben Bajarin / June 10th, 2016
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Rebooting the App Store

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple announced yesterday a set of changes to the App Store just days before its developer conference next week. In some ways though, it’s not a complete surprise – as … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 9th, 2016
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Does Apple Need its Own External AI Device?

Amazon’s Echo device, with its AI voice assistant, has become the new sweetheart of the tech industry. Most of the big vendors were caught off guard when Amazon introduced the Echo, positioning it as a...

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Tim Bajarin / June 8th, 2016
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