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Walmart offering $100 trade-in on iPhone upgrades

Walmart has just launched a $100 upgrade incentive for customers buying new smartphones, including the iPhone 5s and 5c. Customers who trade in a working smartphone will receive at least $100 if they upgrade to a two-year agreement with either AT&T or Verizon. The deal includes the 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Mega and…

76% of smartphone sales in Japan for October were iPhone 5s/5c

It’s no secret that Japan loves the iPhone, with different reports all pointing towards iOS having a larger share than Android in the country it shouldn’t a surprise that Apple’s newest set of iPhones reportedly accounted for 76% of all smartphones sold in the month of October. With these types of numbers, Japan could be considered Apple’s second largest…

iPhone 5C could help Apple catch up in low end smartphone sales

By now we all know that low end smartphones are not Apple’s current area of expertise. The company is known to produce high end smartphones that compete for the title of best smartphone of the year. The company has yet to release a low end smartphone, continuing to focus on one major device per year. However, that is all expected to change next Tuesday when…

Apple moves back to number 5 in China’s smartphone market

Last year in Q3 and Q4, Apple slipped into the number 6 spot in China’s smartphone market. However, with the launch of the iPhone 5 and different pricing models for previous iPhone versions, Apple was able to bounce back to the number 5 spot where it had been before. China is and has been one of, if not the largest market for mobile devices. Samsung, one of…

Samsung to pass Apple in mobile device profits?

Court battle after court battle, and Samsung and Apple are finally taking it on the field – or the handset market, I should say. The New York Times is reporting that Samsung may be in the position to actually surpass Apple in terms of profits this next coming quarter. Analysts are saying that because of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, and Apple’s waning iPhone…

Slow iPhone growth result of cooling smartphone industry

Wells Fargo Securities analyst Maynard Um has today suggested that the current slowdown of iPhone sales may not be confined to Apple, arguing that it is instead a trend visible in the smartphone market as a whole. Recent Verizon figures show that its iPhone activations were up 25 percent year on year, whilst its other device were only up by 3…