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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…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 8.2, WatchKit, Ollie Giveaway, and more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Samsung to supply 80% of next-gen iPhone processors [Rumor]

A new report this morning coming out of Korea Times claims Samsung has landed a deal with Apple to supply the majority of the chips in next year’s iPhones and iPads. Samsung will reportedly supply 80% of the chips, with TSMC providing the remaining 20%. According to the report, Samsung will begin manufacturing the A9 chip next year at its facilities in…

Apple surpasses Samsung to become top mobile brand in China

Apple has replaced rival smartphone maker Samsung to become the number one mobile brand in China, reports CNET. The Cupertino company outranked Samsung in the country in terms of brand awareness and customer loyalty, according to the China Brand Research Center’s 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report released on Tuesday. The Research Center…

Samsung reportedly producing Apple’s next-generation A9 chip

Samsung’s semiconductor business head has reportedly confirmed that the company will begin producing processors for Apple (as well as Qualcomm and AMD), using its 14-nanometer process by the end of 2014, according to ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). Kim Ki-nam, president of the Korean electronic giant’s semiconductor business and head of System LSI business,…