After six years of trying to gain market share with an end-to-end mobile advertising solution, Apple will reportedly stop directly selling units of its iAd business.
As pressure from investors builds around putting up HBO's parent company Time Warner for sale, rumors are emerging that Apple is eyeing the company's sizable programming assets, as a way to make its entry into the SVOD market easier.
Samsung is unlikely to close the gap on Apple in the smart watch market until use of the devices becomes more standardised, Juniper Research predicted.
LAS VEGAS-- "We're not in the market to compete with Apple," explained Ian Chapman-Banks, global president for Japan-based smartphone maker Freetel. The company last week announced its plans to enter the U.S. smartphone market in the first quarter with a range of new Android and Windows 10 smartphones priced between $50 and $300. "Nobody owns that space yet," Chapman-Banks explained of the sub-$300 smartphone market in the United States.
The Apple Watch claimed 52 percent of worldwide smartwatch shipments last year despite only launching near the end of April, according to estimates from Juniper Research. But just how much potential exists in the smartwatch market is still far from clear.
Qualcomm is hoping to force some major tech companies including Apple and Samsung to surrender documents that were supplied to South Korean antitrust regulators investing the San Diego-based chip maker.
Apple is on the brink of releasing software that simplifies the switch from its iOS operating system to Google's Android platform following pressure from European mobile operators.
Shares of Apple dipped in pre-market trading Wednesday morning following multiple reports that the company has decreased orders of the iPhone during the past few months.
Huawei said it shipped 108 million smartphones during 2015 to become the first Chinese manufacturer to ship more than 100 million smartphones annually.
Samsung's top executive predicted the Korean technology conglomerate will face weaker global economic conditions as it enters 2016, as well as intensifying competition in key markets including smartphones and chipsets. "The territories of industries are collapsing," said Kwon Oh Hyun, Samsung's vice chairman and co-CEO, in a speech distributed to media and cited by Bloomberg. "We have to compete in a new way that we've never experienced in the past."