M2M Traffic Forecast: Cars to Generate 95% Through 2021

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Growing demand for mobile data from new, in-vehicle entertainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate lots of new cellular M2M data traffic, according to a new M2M traffic forecast from Juniper Research. In fact, in-vehicle entertainment services will account for as...Learn More

iPhone 7 Audio and Camera Capabilities Are Its Chief Innovations

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The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, announced today and available this month, have a range of new capabilities. But the most impressive capabilities are not related to the products’ role as communications devices but instead pertain to the iPhone 7 audio and camera...Learn More

MSI Finds Increased Interest in iPhone Among Samsung Users

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Smartphone buyers are presenting Apple with an opportunity to gain market share at the expense of arch rival Samsung, according to Market Strategies International. Responses to an MSI survey conducted for the research firm’s ¨iPhone 7 Market Landscaper¨ revealed strong interest in iPhone offerings on...Learn More

Wearable Device Shipments: A Tale of Two Markets – IDC

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Wearable device shipments rose and reached 22.5 million units in 2Q’16 despite a drop in shipments for one of the market’s largest vendors, according to the latest market data from IDC. Overall, 2Q’16 wearable device shipments came in 26.1% higher than they did a year...Learn More

Research: Tablet Pricing Trends Higher Even as Sales Decline

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Global tablet pricing trends and sales trends moved in opposite directions in 2Q 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Tablet shipments dropped 8 percent year-over-year (YoY) to total 46.7 million units in 2Q while average selling prices (ASPs) rose 9 percent, according the latest market data...Learn More

IDC: Smartwatch Sales Decline, But Not for Long

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Vendors shipped just 3.5 million smartwatches in 2Q 2016, a precedent-setting 32% year-over-year smartwatch sales decline, according to preliminary market data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Vendors shipped 5.1 million units in 2Q’15. Apple shipped 1.6 million smartwatches in 2Q, tops for...Learn More

Wireless Mobile Phone Charging Survey Finds Four in 10 Have Used It

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More than eight in 10 consumers have heard of wireless charging on mobile phones and one in four have used it, according to a wireless mobile phone charging survey from IHS Markit. Awareness has continued to rise over the past 12 months in the U.S.,...Learn More

Report Finds Roku with Biggest OTT Video Set Top Box Market Share

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Set-top boxes from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku are the fourth-most popular means of streaming OTT video in homes, according to OTT video set top box market share research from comScore. The OTT STBs ranked behind the ¨Big 3¨ – desktops, smartphones and...Learn More

Sling TV Launches on Apple TV

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June 13, 2016  — SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Sling TV announced the debut of its live and on-demand Internet TV service on Apple TV. The over-the-top provider’s suite of services, including its single-stream, beta multi-stream, Sling Latino and Sling...Learn More

IDC Forecasts Declining Smartphone Growth Rate

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A revised forecast from IDC calls for a declining smartphone growth rate. Global smartphone shipments will increase only 3.1% year-over-year (YoY) in 2016, markedly slower than the 10.5% rate originally forecast, according to IDC. Global smartphone shipments will total 1.48 billion this year and increase...Learn More

IHS: Apple TV Shipments Hit 10 Million in 2015

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Apple TV shipments hit 10 million worldwide last year, propelling Apple into the top five set-top box (STB) manufacturers worldwide, according to IHS. Apple ranked fifth in terms of manufacturing volume trailing Arris, Technicolor, Skyworth and ZTE, according to new market research from IHS. Steve...Learn More

DISH Smartphone Repair Highlights Need for Revenue Diversification Strategies

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Both the telecom and pay-TV industries have seen their share of disruption, forcing providers to adopt revenue diversification strategies to replace lost revenue from legacy services. In the latest example, satellite pay-TV provider DISH is getting into the smartphone repair business with an interesting model....Learn More