With iOS 12 Release, iPhones Will Provide Callers’ Location Data to 911

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Later this year, iOS 12 will enable Apple iPhone users calling 911 to securely and automatically share their location data with first responders. The iOS 12 911 enhancements are expected to provide faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. According to...Learn More

Report: Apple iPhone X is World’s Best Selling Smartphone

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Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker report.Apple iPhone X was the world’s best-selling smartphone model, despite its high price compared to competitors, shipping 16 million units during the quarter, researchers...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Trade-in Values Rise, Approaching $500M

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U.S. consumers received more than $479 million from smartphone trade-ins during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-in and reuse. That was a rise in smartphone trade-in values...Learn More

Report: App Download Growth Leads to Best Quarter on Record, 27.5 Billion Apps Downloaded

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The “app economy” had its best quarter ever in both consumer spending and downloads in 1Q 2018, according to App Annie, a provider of app market data. Researchers measured app download growth at more than 10% year over year. Combined global downloads for iOS and...Learn More

TBR: Wireless Revenue Trends Up Slightly, Thanks to Higher Equipment Costs

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Wireless revenue trends are up 2% year-to-year for U.S. carriers covered in Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark report. Those revenues have reached an annual total of $62.7 billion, TBR said. According to the research firm, higher equipment revenue...Learn More

Report: Q4 2017 Smartphone Shipments Decline 9% From Q4 2016

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New research from Strategy Analytics shows that global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments dropped 9 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, marking the sharpest drop since the debut of the smartphone. Apple was the most popular smartphone provider, notching a 19% global market...Learn More

Mobile Device Trade-In Market Reaches Over $2 Billion, iPhones Lead the Pack

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U.S. consumers received 38% more for mobile device trade-ins in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to new research from HYLA Mobile, a company specializing in the U.S. mobile device trade-in market. HYLA researchers value that market at $2.156 billion. “Our review of 2017...Learn More

Xfinity Mobile Introduces Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at Xfinity Stores Nationwide

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January 18, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast announced today that Xfinity Internet customers can now bring their own device (BYOD) to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country. Select, unlocked iPhone models can be activated on the Xfinity Mobile network, and devices that don’t qualify...Learn More

Apple App Store Holiday Sales Approach $1 Billion, $300M on New Year’s Day Alone

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It was a happy New Year’s Day indeed for Apple as $300 million in purchases were made on the App Store. The week saw the most people ever use the online marketplace. Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day visitors spent more than $890 million...Learn More

Report: Total 3Q17 U.S. Smartphone Shipments Fall, but Motorola Up

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U.S. smartphone shipments fell 2 percent annually to reach 40 million units in the third quarter of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. In a press release announcing the results, Strategy Analytics said that Motorola had moved up to 5 percent market share in the third...Learn More

Report: iPhone Users Like Video More, Mobile Video Streaming Now Nearly 80% of Smartphone Data

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A new research report from The NPD Group shows that 57 percent of all smartphone users use an app at least once a month to access video content. Accessing that video app contributes to mobile video streaming as the dominant form of smartphone data NPD’s...Learn More

Sign of the Times: Xfinity Mobile iPhone Launch

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The launch of new iPhones, iPhone 8 and 8+ specifically, is a reminder of how the mobile industry, as mature as it is, continues to have new entrants. Comcast is trying to carve out a mobile play, and will open their stores early on September...Learn More

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