<h1 class="entry-title">Tag: Apple</h1>
22 Jul

Where Is Apple’s Ecosystem Strongest?

Simon BakerProgram Director, Mobile Phones, EMEARead full bio Apple used the Mac to launch the iPhone 12 years ago, but the iPhone grew into a far bigger product. Globally the company shipped 209 million iPhones in 2018 according to IDC data, against 18 million Macs. Apple then leveraged the global position of the iPhone to […]

17 May

“World Island” Sees Competition in the Smartphone Business Toughen First

Simon BakerProgram Director, Mobile Phones, EMEARead full bio The Chinese focus on the “World Island” is protecting the Americas — at least for the moment — as consolidation bites in the Android business. Recent quarters have seen a big squeeze in the Android smartphone business as Huawei grows, but mainly at the expense of smaller […]

04 Apr

Apple is Planning a Big Push Into Services – So How Big and Where is its User Base?

Simon BakerProgram Director, Mobile Phones, EMEARead full bio Apple has announced a major push into news services and digital payments as it ramps up its position in services faced with plateauing or declining sales of iPhones in a maturing smartphone market.IDC researches and publishes installed base data linked to its device trackers, and this blog […]