Apple supplier Sony takes hit in December quarter on lower image sensor sales

Article Image Although PlayStation sales and cost-cutting measures helped Sony’s operating profits rise 11 percent overall in the December quarter, it suffered setbacks in image sensor production, which could reflect lower orders from Apple for the iPhone.

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Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016

Article Image In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world’s global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales,, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room. How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016?

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The search for Apple's next big thing

Article Image For years, Apple’s detractors have predicted that the company’s industry-leading profits from Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads would erode away as cheaper products from high volume competitors–and more innovative disruptors–emerged to knock it from its profitable perch, forcing the company to constantly invent new product categories just to stay alive. But that hasn’t happened. Instead, Apple keeps increasing its profitability while also expanding into new market segments.

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Apple now inhaling 94 percent of global smartphone profits, selling just 14.5 percent of total volumes

Article Image Apple’s share of total smartphone industry profits grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago.

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Intel profits drop in Q3 on weak PC market, alleviated by higher chip prices, server & IoT markets

Article Image Intel profits dropped 6.3 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, impacted by a diminished market for desktop and laptop PCs — though the company was buoyed somewhat by things like higher selling prices for chips, and rising sales in the server market.

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Samsung profits bounce back after 2-year slide, boosted by chips instead of phones

Article Image Samsung Electronics on Wednesday called for its operating profits to rise in the third quarter, putting an end to an almost two-year decline — though the recovery is reportedly based mostly on chip sales.

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Apple Scarfs Up Nearly All the Smartphone Profits


Ninety-two percent of worldwide profits from smartphones go to Apple, according to Cannacord Genuity. Samsung is a distant second with 15 percent of the profits. The numbers add up to more than 100 percent, due to companies in the mix that break even or lose money on their smartphone business. Apple’s profit numbers are even more astonishing, considering that it commands just 20 percent of the sales in the market. Since the company started peddling smartphones eight years ago, its profit picture has brightened continuously.

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iPhone 6 orders boost Pegatron's 2014 net profits to $466.8 million

Pegatron saw annual net profits rise 53.4 percent to $466.8 million U.S. in 2014, according to a quarterly results announcement made on Monday, boosted by a growing share of the Apple’s supply chain including the hugely popular iPhone 6.



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Samsung's mobile profits plunge 64.2% after Apple's iPhone 6 devastates premium Galaxy sales

Samsung Electronics reported overall Q4 operating profits of 5.29 trillion won ($4.9 billion)–a 36 percent year-over-year drop–but its Mobile division suffered a 64.2 percent drop in profits, falling from $5 billion in the year ago quarter to $1.8 billion in the December quarter.



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Samsung beats Apple in customer satisfaction for handsets

With its smartphone-related profits coming under increasing pressure, and a disappointing consumer response to its flagship Galaxy S5 handset following lukewarm reviews for the device, it’s been something of a difficult year for the South Korean tech behemoth.

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Samsung warns of massive 60% decline in profits for Q3, cites stiff smartphone competition

Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday warned investors of an upcoming slide in quarterly profits that could amount to a 60 percent decline from the same time last year, blaming the slump on a squeeze in both high and low ends of the mobile phone sector.



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Intel’s mobile division has lost an astonishing $2 billion so far this year

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Intel’s Q2 results are excellent and the company’s profits much improved — but its mobile divisions continue bleeding money. When it called this contra-revenue, it wasn’t kidding.

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Samsung reports second quarterly drop in profits, blames premium phone sales

Samsung Electronics reported quarterly operating profits of 8.5 trillion South Korean won ($8.2 billion), a -3.3 percent change from the year ago quarter and its second quarterly loss in a row. The drop was blamed on slowing high-end smartphone and flat screen sales.



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