Apple to boost output of next iPhone to 85-90M – report

Apple reportedly has asked its suppliers to expand output of its next iPhone, due out in September, by as much as 20 per cent. Suppliers will boost output from 70 to 80 million for the iPhone 6 models, a record …

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SmarTone and 3 Hong Kong launch WiFi calling for iPhones

Hong Kong’s second and fourth largest mobile operators have introduced WiFi calling on select 4G iPhone models. 3 Hong Kong, the territory’s second largest mobile player with a 25 per cent share of the market, has launched what it calls …

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Australia smartphone market jumps 29% in Q1

Strong demand for phablets and the continued popularity of the iPhone 6 in Australia helped fuel a 29.2 per cent jump in smartphone shipments in Q1. Apple’s market share leapt to almost 50 per cent as shipments surged 66 per …

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iPhone shipments to rise 20% this year to 230M units – TrendForce

The release of new iPhone models in Q3 will help drive total iPhone shipments up 20 per cent to more than 230 million units this year, according to Taipei-based TrendForce. The new models, which the firm said will be part …

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Australia tablet market falls 20% as smart bands emerge as popular gifts

Demand for tablets in Australia dropped 20 per cent last year as the saturated market was further impacted by the entry of larger-screen iPhone and Android smartphones as well as a range of wearable devices. Analyst firm Telsyte estimates that …

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How long can China help fuel Apple’s record profits?

NEW BLOG: Apple reported another staggering profit of $13.6 billion for its fiscal second quarter (January-March 2015), with iPhone sales surging 55 per cent to $40.3 billion as shipments increased 40 per cent. Much of that outstanding growth can be …

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Apple narrows smartphone gap with Xiaomi in China, market expands 17%

China’s smartphone shipments increased 17.3 per cent to 110 million units in Q1 compared to a year ago, with Xiaomi narrowly maintaining the top position over number two Apple. Xiaomi shipped 14 million units during the period, maintaining its market share …

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Hon Hai posts record Q1 sales, slower Q2 expected

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision continued to benefit from the huge popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, posting a 15 per cent increase in sales in Q1 – its highest ever for the January-March period. The company, also known …

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China continues to drive brisk demand for iPhone 6

Sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 in China in Q1 are expected to remain at the same high level as in Q4 – 15-20 million units – and account for a third of total global shipments of the smartphone. DigiTimes, citing …

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