Apple posted better-than-expected revenue yesterday on the back of a record iPhone launch that saw 39 million of the smartphones sold in the September quarter. Last week, the company introduced its new iPads. We already took at look at how the iPad Air matches up against its competition. Today we scale it down a bit to see how the iPad mini compares to its major competitors on the market.
Yesterday Apple introduced the iPad Air 2, a faster, slimmer version of its predecessor with other modest improvements. Today’s graphic compares the new iPad to four of its major competitors on the market.
From Westlaw Journal Antitrust: A class-action lawsuit accusing six high-tech companies of conspiring to fix and suppress employee wages and mobility should be analyzed as a per se, or inherently illegal, antitrust violation, a group of employees has argued in a new court filing.
A per se violation is afforded an irrebuttable presumption of anti-competitive effect from a defendant’s alleged conduct, while the other approach, the rule of reason, looks at whether the alleged conduct’s anti-competitive effects outweigh its pro-competitive justifications.
Microsoft’s Windows operating system still runs about 90% of PCs around the world, but widespread adoption of powerful phones and tablets means it now features on only 14% of computing devices. Today’s graphic shows the current market share by operating system, with projections for this year and next.
First-day pre-orders for the new iPhones, which went on sale in 10 countries, far surpassed the 2 million recorded for the iPhone 5 model two years ago. Today’s graphic takes a look at how different iPhone models have performed in the market.
Apple said that it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after two new models went on sale this past Friday. Today’s graphic shows the company’s share price performance one month prior to and a week after past product unveilings.
Apple’s embrace of wireless charging may be a defining moment for a technology that’s languished for years. Today’s graphic shows how wireless charging works.
The new Apple Watch can receive phone calls and messages, play music, serve as a digital wallet and monitor heart rates. The watches will come in three collections, including a sport edition and an upscale line coated in 18-karat gold. Today’s graphic compares the Apple Watch to seven competitors already on the market.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Today’s graphic compares the new iPhones to seven major smartphone competitors.
Last week, Reuters was first with the news that Apple Inc has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems. The application aims to make health data, such as blood pressure, pulse and weight, available for consumers and health providers to view in one place. The story, by Reuters correspondent Christina Farr, was covered widely by media outlets in the U.S. and abroad. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Christina offers an inside look at how she scored the scoop.
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