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Kids debate: iPhone or Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been fierce competitors in the mobile space for some time with the flagship devices from both brands drawing constant comparisons. But which is better? In an effort to settle the debate once and for all, Business Insider took it upon themselves to ask the next-generation of smartphone owners which handset they’d prefer. The kids…

Samsung creating 200-strong team to make screens just for Apple products

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Samsung has set up an independent team of around 200 employees to work solely on screens for Apple products. The new team has been formed in order to “strengthen business ties” between the two tech giants who have battled it out in the courtroom on many occasions over the past few years. The relationship between…

Report: Samsung to produce A9 processors for next iPhone

Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple’s next-generation A9 processors for future iPhones, reports Bloomberg. Previously, Apple had moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the majority of its chips in an effort to reduce its reliance on Samsung components. Today’s report corroborates previous rumors that Samsung would take on…

Apple bested Samsung in smartphone sales for Q4 2014

Apple surpassed Samsung in terms of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 to become the number one smartphone vendor. Samsung had previously held the top spot since 2011. According to the numbers from Gartner, shown below, Apple narrowly edged Samsung out of first place with sales of 74.8 million to Samsung’s 73 million. Apple also claims a…

Samsung Pay hopes to shortchange Apple Pay

Yesterday, Samsung took wraps off its next flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. As part of the unveiling, Samsung debuted its new mobile payment service, Samsung Pay. Interesting naming aside1, Samsung Pay uses technology acquired through the company’s purchase of LoopPay to allow for payments via NFC or Magnetic Secure Transmission…

Samsung to buy Apple Pay competitor LoopPay

Samsung is buying LoopPay, an Apple Pay competitor, in order to bolster its own mobile payments plans, reports Business Insider. Unlike Apple Pay, LoopPay’s mobile payment system works using traditional magnetic credit card readers so could, theoretically, be available in more places than Apple Pay when Samsung launches its payment system based on the…

Apple shipping as many smartphones as Samsung (and maybe even more)

After reporting on its blockbuster quarter — in which it recorded record-smashing iPhone sales of 74.5 million — Apple has potentially clinched the title of world’s largest smartphone vendor. A number of analysts are pegging Apple even or ahead of Samsung, the industry’s previous leader in shipments, following Apple’s bumper performance during the…

iPhone 6 sees rising sales in Asia markets

According to a report coming out of The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s iPhone 6 has become a huge hit in Asia markets such as China, Japan, and South Korea. The iPhone is seeing increased market share in all three territories, with the situation in South Korea being most interesting. As you probably know, South Korea is the home of Samsung. Between the…

Samsung working on Apple Pay competitor

As far as mobile payments go, Apple Pay has been a success since its launch. Where others failed to gain traction, Apple’s offering has gone from strength to strength adding more retailers, banks and card issuers regularly. Now, it has come to light that Samsung is working on its own mobile payments service, according to a report by Re/code. The Korean…