Category Archives: mobile phone

Sony operating profits set to quadruple, aided by iPhone camera sensor orders

Based in large part on strong sales of camera sensors for products like Apple’s iPhone, Sony is forecasting that its operating profits will more than quadruple in the coming year, a report said on Thursday.  While the Japanese electronics company … Continue reading

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Apple wins Siri patent appeal in China

”Apple has won an appeal in China over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone’s ‘Siri,’ with a court overruling an earlier decision that had gone against the US technology giant,” AFP reports. “The legal battle begun … Continue reading

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Apple’s iPhone 6 beats Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 in gaming performance

”Our latest report, “Battle of the Sixes,” has just been published and it offers something pretty interesting: The first objective comparison of the Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 on the basis of real-world gaming performance,” GameBench reports. … Continue reading

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Apple makes ‘last-minute decision’ to use TSMC for 30% of ‘A9’ chip orders for next iPhone

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of “A9” chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.  Well-connected … Continue reading

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Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new financial reporting structure

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash — thanks in part to Apple’s domination of the smartphone and tablet markets — Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead … Continue reading

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Reviewers say Samsung’s Galaxy S6 tops Android heap, but S6 Edge is solution in search of problem

The early word is out on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, with many reviewers praising the company’s design efforts — even as they acknowledge its Apple-esque form — while questioning the S6 Edge’s raison d’être.  “After years of building the smartphone equivalents of … Continue reading

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After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky’s the limit for Apple Inc’s silicon design team

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel’s x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple’s silicon design team, each of which … Continue reading

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