New data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that global smartphone shipments were strong once again last quarter.
With vendors shipping 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), that represents an 11.6% bounce from the 302.1 million units shipped in 2Q14.
“The overall growth of the smartphone market was not only driven by the success of premium flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, and others, but more importantly by the abundance of affordable handsets that continue to drive shipments in many key markets,” says Anthony Scarsella, Research Manager with IDC’s Mobile Phone team.
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A new report is out from comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital media analytics.
Data from comScore research arms MobiLens and Mobile Metrix just documented the key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for May, 2015.
So, what do we know? First of all, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.5 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the number one smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share.
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New estimates from Morgan Stanley indicate that Apple is having yet another strong quarter for iPhone sales, showing no signs of an early summer sales slowdown.
Equally auspicious, sales of Apple Watch are believed to be red hot. In fact, projections suggest that Apple Watch demand is even stronger today than demand observed for the first-gen iPhone Apple released more than seven years ago.
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Think China is the only global market with which Apple is obsessed? Think again.
Apple is focused heavily on India today. And that focus is growing more intense over time.
“Apple is planning more than a twofold expansion of its retail reach in India to double iPhone sales in each of the next three years to achieve fresh targets set by the company’s US parent amid stiff competition in the premium smartphone segment from a reinvigorated Samsung,” The Times of India reported Monday.
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According to the latest rumors out of Asia, Foxconn — one of Apple’s most important strategic production and manufacturing partners — could shift some of its iPhone production work to India.
Taiwan-based Foxconn reportedly sees such a move as an opportunity to augment its output ahead of the anticipated unprecedented demand Apple will likely place on the company before the next-gen iPhone rolls out.
Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple’s iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world’s No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players.
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Apple wowed Wall Street on Monday in its fiscal Q2 earnings report.
Beating analyst expectations by sizable margins, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion — $2.33 per diluted share.
Just how much did Apple’s growth expand year-over-year in the same quarter?
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Comparable to recent estimates put forward by the likes of Barclays and others, Morgan Stanley is out with a new projection for iPhone sales during the March quarter.
Although sales will not come close to those logged over the record-breaking blockbuster holiday quarter (in which Apple sold nearly 75 million units), don’t think the first three months of 2015 will be unkind to Apple.
According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple can still barely keep up with demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Consequently, the analyst expects Apple to post sales of 54 million iPhones in the March quarter (Apple’s fiscal Q2 of 2015).
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