NPD Group has put together a report of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) U.S. marketshare for 2013. It was reported that around 121 million smartphones were sold in the U.S. last year. The iPhone accounted for almost half of those at 45%. This makes Apple the largest smartphone marker in the U.S. Overall, smartphone sales are up 21% year-over-year.
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Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired a large supply of sapphire displays. This indicates that the next-generation iPhone would have sapphire displays. Shuttleworth reported the news during a Town Hall Hangout on Wednesday. Shuttleworth knew this because they were planning on using sapphire displays on the Ubuntu Edge smartphone (pictured above).
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk says acquisition is “unlikely,” confirms Apple Inc. (AAPL) talks
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk confirmed that there were conversations with (NASDAQ:AAPL). Earlier this week, there were rumors that Apple considered purchasing Tesla Motors. Musk confirmed that there were discussions in an interview with Bloomberg, but did not comment on whether the discussions revolved around an acquisition. However, he did say that an acquisition of Tesla Motors seems “very unlikely.”
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is seeing some major traction in Russia. Apple has seen sales in Russia double last year to 1.57 million units, bringing in around $1 billion, according to IDC. This is a big deal because at midyear, none of the three wireless carriers were selling Apple phones in Russia.
Samsung Electronics has launched a new ad campaign that pokes fun at Apple. Samsung used a clip of LeBron James dunking to point out how you should not be using “4 inches of non-HD. LeBron’s literally running away from this phone,” says the ad.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) increased a percentage point of market share and entered the top five smartphone manufacturers in China again, according to IDC. Apple’s share increased from 6% to 7% during Q4 of last year.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received a patent that describes a headphone system with sensors built-in that can detect heart rates, temperature, perspiration, and other details in regards to a user’s movements and activity. The patent was originally filed in 2008.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has hired Marcelo Lamego to join their fitness tech team. For eight years, Lamego was CTO of Cercacor, a medical device company that specializes in noninvasive medial monitoring technology. This is another major hire to Apple’s health and fitness team.
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