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LG Outs Its Next Phablet, The Slender LG Stylus 2

LG-Stylus-2-B1 There’s less than a week to go until LG’s pre-MWC press conference, where the company is expected to lift the veil on a new flagship smartphone, the LG G5. But the South Korean mobile maker has another handset to show off in Barcelona — which it’s just announced today. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 16th

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LG Outs Its Next Phablet, The Slender LG Stylus 2

LG-Stylus-2-B1 There’s less than a week to go until LG’s pre-MWC press conference, where the company is expected to lift the veil on a new flagship smartphone, the LG G5. But the South Korean mobile maker has another handset to show off in Barcelona — which it’s just announced today. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 16th

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Apple Almost Forgets To Mention The New iPad Mini 4

new iPads Behold, oh tablet lovers, Apple’s latest gift to you — a new mini iPad: the iPad Mini 4! You can just see it, fourth from the right, in the new iPad line-up, pictured above, on a slide from its ongoing ‘Hey Siri’ fall event today. Cupertino has broken with its own release traditions in announcing a new mini a little earlier than previous refreshes. The iPad Mini 3… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

September 9th

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Report: Phablet market quadrupled in Q1 with iPhone 6 Plus grabbing 44% of the market

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So-called phablets just about quadrupled their marketshare during Q1 of this year thanks largely due to Apple’s first product in the category, the iPhone 6 Plus.

The data comes from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech and shows the phablet market grew to 21% in the first quarter this year, up from just 6% last year. The growth is mostly due to the iPhone 6 Plus, which grabbed 44% of the market during Q1.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus took 44% of this segment. Screen size was cited as the main reason for buying a particular phone by both iOS and Android buyers at 43% and 47%, respectively.

Kantar adds that during the quarter, its data shows that around 11.4% of users switched from Android (vs 14.6% last year). That compares to only 5.9% switching from iOS to Android, down from 9.8% in the year ago quarter. As for smartphone sales in general: “Apple’s overall sales dominated AT&T, Verizon and Sprint where iPhone represented 59%, 43% and 50% of smartphone sales, while Samsung dominated smartphone sales at T-Mobile with a share of 42%.”

Kantar also provided stats today on the growth of iOS during Q1, noting Android switchers drove iPhone growth across EU in Q1 as Apple grew to 26% share in urban China.


Filed under: iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: 44%, Android, iphone 6 plus, Kantar, Market share, Phablet, Q1 2015, screen size, switchers, worldpanel

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Jordan Kahn

May 6th

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Apple to start selling SIM-free iPhone 6 & 6 Plus in the U.S. tomorrow

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Apple will start selling fully unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the United States beginning tomorrow, January 6th, according to several sources. The unlocked iPhones will be available both via Apple’s physical retail stores and online store…

Currently, Apple sells the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S. either via a carrier contract or unlocked on T-Mobile. Tomorrow’s change means that Apple will sell the latest iPhone models with no SIM-card so that customers can use the phone anywhere in the world on any supported carrier by bringing along their own SIM-card.

The pricing will be the same as an unlocked T-Mobile iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, starting at $649 and going all the way up to $949 depending on screen size and choice of storage space. Apple started selling unlocked iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s models approximately two months following the initial launches in 2012 and 2013, so Apple is running a little behind the pattern this year.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple Inc, Business Insider, Display size, Inch, iOS, iPhone, iPhone 5, Knight Rider (1982 TV series), Phablet, Santa Claus

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Mark Gurman

January 5th

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The Galaxy Note Edge Is A True Cutting-Edge Phablet

IMG_4831 Samsung either plays it entirely safe – see most of the Galaxy Tab line – or entirely gonzo. Whether it’s the chimerical Galaxy K Zoom or their curved TV, it’s as if the company has one floor dedicated to making vanilla ice cream an another dedicated to making unicorn-tear-flavored gelato. And it’s on that latter floor that the Galaxy Note Edge was born. First… Read More

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John Biggs

November 13th

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Google’s Nexus 6 Superphone Is Here, and It’s a Monster

Google's Nexus 6 Superphone Is Here, and It's a Monster

The long-awaited (and long-rumored ) Nexus 6, the 5.9-inch monster phablet, is finally, officially here. The Nexus 6, like its predecessors before it, will be the first device in the world to ship with Android's new operating system. It's the purest vision of what an Android phone should be. Apparently Android phones should be huge.

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Darren Orf

October 15th

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What are your purchase plans for the iPhone 6? (Poll)

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Last time we asked you, back in April, we’d seen only reports and alleged molds for the two different sizes of iPhone 6. At that stage, 60 percent of you planned to buy the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, with just under a third eyeing-up the 5.5-inch model. A further 8 percent were planning to stick with existing models, and two percent expecting to get a Droid.

Since then we’ve of course seen a huge number of leaked parts, and even what appear to be working versions of the 4.7-inch model. Both models are now expected to go on sale on 19th September, so we thought it would be interesting to see if and how your plans have changed

Choose your storage options and colour below:

 

Flurry data suggests phablets (defined by the company as having screens in the 5-6.9″ range) currently make up 6 percent of active users of smartphones and tablets.

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Phablets are most popular for heavy users of social networking, TV & movie viewing and ebook reading – with business use also a significant factor.

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Take part in our updated poll to show us your intentions, and let us know the reasons behind your choice in the comments.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, Inch, International Data Corporation, iPhone, iPhone 6, Personal computer, Phablet, Smartphone

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Ben Lovejoy

September 9th

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BlackBerry Explains The Passport, Its Square Tablet… Phone Thing

blackberry-passport-spreadsheet-productivity BlackBerry previously gave us a sneak peek at a device that’s as category-busting as the revolutionary Padfone, called the Passport. I expressed my …uncertainty regarding the wisdom of the design decisions made in creating this 4.5-inch square thing with a hardware keyboard then. But now it’s BlackBerry’s turn to articulate some of its reasoning behind the Passport, with… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

July 7th

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First comparison photos of black and white 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen glass [Gallery]

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Photos of physical mockups and various parts for the upcoming iPhone 6 have been leaking out an almost weekly basis over the course of the past several weeks. However, actual parts for the display cover for the larger phone have yet to leak out. Today, Sonny Dickson sent us several photos of purported display glass covers in both black and white variations for the 4.7-inch iPhone. Apple is also working on an even larger 5.5-inch “phablet” model, but we do not have photos of the screen covers for that model…

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The above photo shows a comparison of the size between the 4.7-inch display and the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5s/5c/5. We previously posted images of 5.5-inch iPhone screen backlighting components. The images do not indicate any breakthrough new features for the next-generation iPhone, but the availability of these parts indicates that the new iPhone is nearing mass-production ahead of a launch this fall. A new hole appears to the left of the ear speaker, but it is unclear if this is a re-located FaceTime front camera or a proximity sensor. The variation in port location from part-to-part could be due to production of parts still being in early stages. It is possible some pieces were produced earlier or later than others. The edges also appear to be slightly curved.

In addition to a bigger screen, the new iPhones will include a thiner and rounder metal case, new sensors, improved cameras, and a more efficient A8 processor. A sapphire crystal display cover has also been rumored for the larger-screened version.

Below is a massive gallery of more black vs. white iPhone 6 4.7-inch display cover photos (Click images for larger):

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Mark Gurman

June 30th

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