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iOS 14 pushes content to the front of the iPhone home-screenJune 29, 2020Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, as a purely online event this year. To kick off a week of developer access and platform announcements, Apple highlighted upcoming features of iOS 14. iOS 14 is the latest version of the platform driving iPhones and when the OS is released this fall. Apple is changing the interface dramatically with deeper widget support, the ability for users to arrange, sort and hide applications and with the ability to interact with apps that have not been downloaded on the device.Subscribers Only
2020 iPhone SE shakes up product lineup, lower barriers to entry into Apple ecosystemApril 16, 2020Apple’s now 12-year-old iPhone franchise has just been shaken up. Without much fanfare and in the mist of the COVID-19 global crisis, Apple released an updated SE model referred to as iPhone SE (2nd Gen).
Qorvo: Placing itself into the exclusive Ultra-Wide-Band chipset clubFebruary 05, 2020There is tremendous synergy among mobile, automotive, and IoT applications and much potential using UWB. Given Apple’s new U1 chip and other OEMs now looking to provide UWB solutions in their handsets, UWB solutions will become more mainstream. Qorvo has strategically placed itself in the forefront as now being one of the leading suppliers of UWB chipsets.Subscribers Only
Broadcom: Moving on from WirelessDecember 24, 2019Broadcom announced during its 2019 fourth quarter earnings announcement that it no longer regards wireless as its core business, but rather “stand-alone in nature due to their unique customers, technology and supply chain characteristics” as stated by CEO Hock Tran.Subscribers Only
Black Friday & Cyber Monday - Smartphones - US - 2019December 04, 2019This year, smartphone promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday were dominated by the search for the biggest attention grabbing discount number – all the way up to $950 off new Samsung Galaxy devices... .Subscribers Only
Smartphone Shipment Preliminary Results Report - 2019October 31, 2019The IHS Markit Mobile Handset Database - Country provides detailed data by country on mobile subscriptions, shipments, installed base, smartphone penetration and smartphone shipments by OEM for 70 markets across seven regions:Subscribers Only
Intel’s 5G modem exit renders AAPL vs. QCOM moot, resulting in a hard-fought victory for QualcommApril 17, 2019Apple and Qualcomm announced that they had settled in their long standing legal fight over FRANDS and royalty rates just as opening arguments were made at the second day of the court case between the two.Subscribers Only
Strong early iPhone X adoption positions Apple for market leadershipNovember 30, 2017In eight countries, the iPhone X already accounts for over 2 percent of the iPhone active installed base just three weeks after its first availability on November 3.
The state of India’s smartphone market: highly competitive with great potentialNovember 17, 2017India is seen as the next driver of smartphone growth. This report provides analysis on (1) recent regulatory changes in India's smartphone industry; (2) the impact of the aggressive entry of Reliance Jio; (3) the performance and strategies of major OEMs; (4) our view of the market outlook and some caveats for smartphone OEMs.Subscribers Only
Apple’s Ambition for iPhone X is Nothing Less Than to Regain Smartphone Design and Innovation LeadershipOctober 26, 2017It was the most highly anticipated smartphone announcement of the year when Apple revealed the iPhone X to the world at their special event in September celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone at their brand new campus in Cupertino, California. The edge-to-edge screen and button-less fascia design sets the iPhone X from any other iPhone released before it. Apple completely did away with their signature TouchID home button in favor of a more technologically secure bio-metric using facial recognition dubbed FaceID – an industry first. Coupled with new AI tuned application processor, Bionic A11, and dual camera design borrowed from the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X was intended to set the new standard of iPhone design going forward in the next decade.
Smartphone Model Market Tracker - Xiaomi returns to growthSeptember 22, 2017In the latest Smartphone Model Market Tracker report IHS Markit highlights the latest developments in the global smartphone industry.Subscribers Only
Apple and Qualcomm licensing dispute – to SEP or not to SEP?August 14, 2017On January 20, 2017 Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm at the Southern District Court of California. In the lawsuit, Apple accused Qualcomm of breach of contract, violation of unfair competition laws and requested judgement on royalty rate it must pay for Qualcomm’s standard essential patents. (SEPs) Since Apple’s initial legal lawsuit, both companies filed additional lawsuits in different jurisdictions and the dispute grew into a full scale patent licensing war. This article provides summary and analysis of the licensing dispute between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.Subscribers Only
Understand Apple’s future strategy based on WWDC 2017 launchesJune 06, 2017Apple has a reputation for being highly secret, but at WWDC Apple demonstrated this view is overstated. WWDC 2017 was a major set of product and developer launches. Apple showed several major new technologies which will shape Apple’s hardware and software portfolio for years to come. These announcements provide a guide to future Apple product plans.
The market implications for the refreshed Snapdragon 600 tierMay 08, 2017Qualcomm has announced a refresh of its high-tier smartphone platforms with the Snapdragon 630 and 660, an update to the 653 and 626, just announced last fall. These updates come in time to answer some of the products being...
Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q4 2016: Global market rebounded and Samsung shows resilience after the Note 7 recallMarch 07, 2017Handsets & smartphones market monitor report Q4 2016Subscribers Only
MediaTek announces mass production of X30, Helio moves to 10nmFebruary 27, 2017MediaTek has officially announced its newest and most premium focused SoC, the Helio X30. There are many enhancements with the X30 including but not limited to the semiconductor process technology, the CPU architecture...
Qualcomm Extends LTE-A Pro Leadership with Snapdragon X20 ModemFebruary 24, 2017On February 21 Qualcomm announced its second generation gigabit class modem in the form of the Snapdragon X20, a discrete (thin) modem solution capable of Cat 18 downlink speeds (1.2Gbps) and...
CES Show Report - 2017January 26, 2017The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw renewed activity in the smartphone space. Especially Chinese manufacturers used the global stage to present new products. ...Subscribers Only
In a Mobile SoC world, what’s left for thin modems?January 18, 2017The standalone cellular baseband or thin modem has been one of the most volatile sub-segments of the mobile handset IC market in the past several years. There has been only one major OEM which has consistently used...Subscribers Only
Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q3 2016: Market leaders Samsung and Apple face challengesDecember 21, 2016Handset & smartphones market monitor report Q3 2016Subscribers Only