IDC: Tablet Shipments Forecast to Top Total PC Shipments in the 4Q2013 and Annually by 2015 The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, the worldwide smart connected device market, comprised of PCs, tablets, and smartphones, is forecast to grow 27.8% year over year in 2013, slightly lower than the 30.3% growth in 2012. The growth will be driven by tablet and smartphone shipments, while the PC outlook has been lowered by 10% in 2013. “As a result, expects tablet shipments to surpass total PC shipments (desktop plusRead More
According to the latest report from IDC’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the mobile phone market in Western Europe grew in the second quarter of 2013. However, there was a declined from the first quarter of 2013. Total shipments increased 2.6% year on year to 43.3 million units, the report states. The report also highlights that the feature phone market continued to shrink as shipments fell 27% year on year to 10.7 million units. While the smartphone market increased 19% year on year to 32.6 million units in the quarter toRead More
IDC: Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Forecast to Grow 7.3% in 2013 Driven by 1 Billion Smartphone Shipments According to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3% year over year in 2013. This growth is driven by strong demand for smartphones across all geographies will drive much of this growth as worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according the report states. The report points to a stronger-than-expectedRead More
IDC: Middle East & Africa Tablet Market Surpasses Portable PC Market for First Time According to a new report from IDC, the tablet market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has surpassed the portable PC market  in the region for the first time since the second quarter of 2013. The report highlights that the tablet shipments for the quarter were up an incredible 208% year on year, reaching a total of 2.79 million units. Google’s Android operating system was reported to the biggest beneficiary of this growth with 2 million tablet devicesRead More
An IDC report shows that China’s mobile phone shipments reached 97 million units in the 1Q2013, up 15% compared with the same period in 2012. In addition, China’s smartphone shipments totaled 78 million units in 1Q2013, a growth of 117% compared with the same period in 2012. According to the report the large growth in smartphone market is attributed largely to increase in China Mobile’s subscriptions. According to the IDC report (via Digitimes): Shipments of TDMA-based (Time Division Multiple Access) smartphones reached 28 million units in the first quarter of 2013, withRead More
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, predicts that the global shipments of smart connected devices (PCs, tablets, and smartphones) are expected to surpass 1.7 billion units by 2014 with roughly one billion units delivered to emerging markets. The report suggest that emerging markets (BRIC countries) such as China, India, Brazil, and Russia – are expected to generate shipments of 662 million units with a shipment value of more than US$206 billion. More than 650 million units are forecast to be shipped to developed markets, with the US, UK, andRead More
IDC – Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker predicts smartphone shipments to grow 32.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 958.8 million units, up from 722.5 million units last year. The company also expects smartphone shipments to surpass those of feature phones, with smartphones expected to account for 52.2% of all mobile phone shipments worldwide in 2013. According to the report: This trend will continue for years to come as demand for mobile data and handheld computing spreads across both developed and emerging markets. Emerging markets will account for 64.8% of all smartphones shipped duringRead More
Microsoft Surface vs Apple
Microsoft Plans to Launch a 7-inch Surface Tablet this Year to compete with the likes of Google and Apple in the small – medium size tablet market. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is hoping to continue their presence in the  tablet market by launching a 7-inch Surface Tablet this year. “One person familiar with Microsoft’s product plans said the 7-inch tablets weren’t part of the company’s strategy last year, but Microsoft executives realized they needed a response to the rapidly growing popularity of smaller tablets like Google Inc.’s 7-inchRead More
According to  a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), lackluster PC shipment in the fourth quart of 2012 has least to 6.4 percent decline compare to a year ago quarter (Q4 2011). IDC had anticipated a decline of around 4.4 percent. The IDC report puts worldwide PC shipments at 89.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12). In what appears to be bad news for Microsoft, IDC study shows that the launch of Windows 8 failed to reverse recent sluggish demand for PC. According to the report, theRead More
  According to new research data from IDC, it appears other tablet vendors are gaining on Apple’s iPad lead. The Cupertino-based company has seen its tablet marketshare cut to 50.4 percent in the third quarter of 2012. The research data showed that Samsung has gained the most in the third quarter with a 325 percent year over year growth in the tablet segement. Ryan Reith, program manager of  IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers stated: [quote] Samsung took advantage of an opportunity in the second quarter. The company offers a wide range of tablet offerings acrossRead More
Image Credit: Apple After selling 17 millions iPad in the last quarter, Apple’s iPad dominated the market last quarter with 68% marketshare. IDC has released preliminary data for total worldwide tablet shipments for the second quarter of 2012 (2Q12). It is estimated that 25 million units were shipped, up from 18.7 in the first quarter of 2012. This represents a quarter-over-quarter increase of 33.6% and a year-over-year growth of 66.2%. Tom Mainelli, research director, Mobile Connected Devices had this to say; Apple built upon its strong March iPad launch andRead More

Posted On July 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple: An Analysis of Q3 sales over the last 3 years

Apple has released their financial earnings  for fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012 on 24 July. The earning result missed Analysts’ estimate, but was well within Apple’s guidances for the quarter. Of course, Apple missing analysts’ estimate was big news since the Cupertino company has been comfortably outperforming these estimates recently. The company blamed the result on people holding out for the new iPhone expected later this year and a slow down of the European economy. These are all valid points, however what if these high-end smartphones (Galaxy S3,Read More