iPhone Shipments Down on Eve of 5S Announcement

It is now official that Apple’s big fall press event will be on September 10. On that day, Apple will reveal its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones. There is, as always, also still speculation surrounding other announcements Apple…

Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia

As the smartphone and tablet markets begin to become saturated in western countries, manufacturers are now looking to emerging markets such as China and Brazil for growth. However, with smaller tablets becoming more popular and larger smartphones taking off, market…

Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices

Touch panel makers are raking in ever more revenue from larger, higher-resolution top-tier smartphones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Even so, the saturation of the high-end smartphone market in the west means that manufacturers are now looking to…

Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales

Though the markets for high-end smartphones are beginning to saturate, millions of the devices are still being sold in the U.S. and Europe. This means that while smartphone manufacturers look to mid- and low- end smartphone markets in the developing…

Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research…

Smartphone Sales Have Now Overtaken Feature Phones

Though tablet sales slowed during the second quarter of 2013, smartphone sales are still going strong. One analyst’s new numbers have shown that smartphones are now selling more worldwide that feature phones. Analyst firm Gartner today released estimates showing that…

Low-Priced Smartphone Market to Accelerate

As demonstrated by mobile providers shifting their pricing schemes to attract the remaining few customers in the U.S., the high-end smartphone market is beginning to saturate. Industry watchers are now looking to the mid-range and low-cost smartphone markets as the…

Chinese Smartphone Vendors Are On The Rise

As has already been reported, smartphone shipments continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013. Canalys today released its estimates, showing that shipments grew 50% from the second quarter of 2012 to 238.1 million units. The analyst firm’s numbers…

Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst

Earlier this week, analyst firm TrendForce estimated that smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 were up 6.6% year-over-year. Today another analyst firm has chimed in with similar numbers and a stark look at how Samsung is beginning to…

Smartphone Shipments Up 6.6% in Second Quarter, Samsung Tops List by Wide Margin

The most recent quarterly financial results have now rolled in from most major tech companies, and it seems as if everyone is waiting for the big fall product launches. Looking back over the past quarter, TrendForce has now released its…