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Apple and Samsung predicted to dominate holiday sales

IDC has released its quarterly Worldwide Connected Smart Device report today, with the clear field leaders being Samsung and Apple (surprised?). The report took into account sales of desktop PCs, portable PCs, tablets and smartphones to arrive at the final results for the third quarter of this year, with smartphones dominating the market. From this, IDC…

Apple drops to 6th in China smartphone market share according to IDC

Apple’s low availability of the iPhone 5, and late launch of December 14th, may be showing in China. According to IDC estimates, Apple has fallen to 6th in smartphone market share. Many things could be to blame for this, including the usual lower sales before a new iPhone launch. The iPhone 5 was launched in September and won’t get to China until…

IDC predicts 50% of tablet shipments will be iPads in 2016

Since 2010, Apple’s iPad has dominated the tablet field in terms of sales. However, IDC predicts that the iPad’s market share will shrink to 50% by 2016. Come 2016, Microsoft’s Surface (and/or other tablets Microsoft may release) is expected to alter the iPad’s status, with Windows tablets projected to occupy over double the market share predicted for…