IPad’s China Market Share Plunges as Domestic Tablet Makers Gain (Bloomberg)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s share of the Chinese tablet-computer market plunged in the second quarter as Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and dozens of local makers built on gains in smartphones to curb growth in iPad shipments. Apple accounted for 28 percent of tablet shipments during the period, down from 49 percent a year earlier, Dickie Chang, a Hong Kong-based analyst with researcher IDC, said in an e-mail today. Samsung surged to second with 11 percent, while half of shipments were generated by producers with 1 percent or less each in market share, he said.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Rebound by 28% Since End of Second Quarter (eFinanceHub)
According to Michael Amenta, research analyst at FactSet, shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has dropped by about 4%, the third continuous quarterly decline in the second quarter. But recent jump back in the company’s share price may not hold. In the second quarter, the ownership of company dropped by 3.5% amid institutional shareholders, with Fidelity Management & Research which is company’s largest holder. According to FactSet, the stake of Fidelity in Apple has dropped from 4.8% to 3.2% over the year. Over the second quarter, the shares of Apple have dropped by 10.4% to close at $396.50. Since the end of second quarter, the shares have rebound by 28%.
Apple supplier to ship two models of iPhones in September: report (FirstPost)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has asked supplier Hon Hai Precision better known as Foxconn to ship two models of the iPhone in early September reports Wall Street Journal quoting sources within the company. The report states that, the shipping plans suggest that two new iPhone models could be launched as soon as next month, pointing to a strategy shift as Apple attempts to regain its momentum in the smartphone market and says that suppliers in Asia has started mass production on the two products in June.
Samsung Losses to Apple Give IPhone Maker Edge in Patent Talks (SFGate)
Apple Inc.’s patent-infringement victory over Samsung Electronics Co. could go far in bolstering its claim of copying and providing an advantage in any settlement between the world’s two top smartphone manufacturers. The U.S. International Trade Commission on Aug. 9 said Samsung infringed two Apple patents and issued an order banning imports of products using the iPhone maker’s multitouch features and headphone jack detection. President Barack Obama’s administration could overturn the import ban on public policy grounds, as it did Aug. 3 in an order against older iPhones.
Stunning Gold Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone on its way soon & BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Market Shares Slips in India (eFinanceHub)
According to a report the rumors which started burbling up a couple weeks ago came true as a gold-colored iPhone is on its way next month. As mostly people did not believe it first it seemed a little awkward that a company like Apple, famous for its sleek products, designed a colorful iPhone in Gold which grabs the attention. In a new report by John Paczkowski of All Things D he says that Apple is working on a gold colored iphone which will be “elegant,” and “champagne, not ingot” instead of a gigantic piece of nothing but color. …On the other hand Samsung, Lenovo the Beijing-based personal computer maker step up enterprise pushes into the enterprise turf longing for a stronghold of the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) which is now under pressure with a falling market share and a shrinking client base to slip down further.