While exact numbers are almost impossible to nail down, industry women are pointing to an increase in the number of women in developing and the opportunities offered to them, thanks in large part to women-oriented programs at a growing list of major companies, including AT&T, Intel and Apple. Special report
Research firm IDC said smartphone sales growth in 2015 will be slower than it had expected as sales in China slow down and the market there starts to become more saturated – and more like mature Western markets.
Markets all over the world are coping with sympathy pain following the steep decline of China's stock exchange, but Apple CEO Tim Cook said he's not worried about his company's long-term business prospects in China.
Samsung Electronics ran out of Galaxy devices it had set aside for iPhone customers to "test drive" for a month on the first day of the promotion, which Samsung attributed to strong demand.
Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated that he has confidence in the company's business in China, especially its iPhone sales, despite investors' fears about slowing economic growth in the world's largest smartphone market that have sent stock markets around the globe spiraling downward.
Samsung Electronics is hoping to entice Apple iPhone users to switch over to its latest Android-based high-end phones with a free 30-day trial. The promotion is kicking off just as sales at U.S. carriers are getting under way.
Samsung lost 4.3 percentage points in market share year-on-year and declined 5.3 percent in unit sales in the second quarter of 2015.
Smartphone sales growth was its weakest in the second quarter since 2013, according to research firm Gartner. That's mainly due to the first-ever slowdown in the Chinese market, the world's largest for smartphones, and while Apple had a strong quarter in China, OEMs that rely on Google's Android software saw their fortunes slide, and Android overall recorded its weakest growth ever in the quarter, Gartner said.
Apple will reportedly debut a new version of its Apple TV streaming device during its Sept. 9 media event. Codenamed "J34," the device will have a full iOS 9 core for the first time, optimized for TV screens.
Sprint is going after T-Mobile US with its own special program for customers who want to upgrade to the latest Apple iPhones. Sprint is aiming to match T-Mobile with a promotional offer that will let customers get new iPhones for $15 in monthly device costs.