Consumer Electronics

Apple Hurt in China as Overall Market Falls

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook repeatedly has said China is critical to the company's success. It is the largest smartphone market in the world. New research shows Apple ...
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Apple’s iPhone X March Quarter Sales Slipped

In the fourth calendar quarter of 2017, sales of the iPhone X accounted for 20% of all U.S. iPhone sales. In the first calendar quarter of 2018, the Apple Inc. ...
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Is Investors’ Love Affair with Apple Over?

The worst-performing stock among the Dow 30 on Friday was Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The shares dropped 4.1% on the day and more than 5% for the week. Only IBM ...
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ZTE Claims US Threatens Its Survival

China's ZTE consumer electronics company says the fact that the United States blocks exports of key components for its smartphones could bring it to its knees. It is an outrageous ...
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AT&T Still Selling iPhone 8 for $23.34 a Month

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) began taking orders for its new iPhone 8 on September 15 last year and began shipping to customers one week later. The new device was not ...
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Why GoPro’s Stock Run-Up Is a Trap

GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPO) shares ran up almost 7% last week to $5.26. The rise was based on a rumor that China consumer electronics firm Xiaomi might buy it. There ...
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Apple Shares Fail to Outperform Market This Year

Through three and a half months of market activity so far in 2018, Apple's stock price situation is unusual. After being one of the top performing mega-cap stocks for years, it ...
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Global PC Growth to Be Flat in 2018, Ruled by HP

Makers of traditional PCs, which have been buffeted by smartphones and tablets, face flat sales worldwide in 2018. One company will best the major competitors in the industry. HP Inc. ...
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An $80 Android Smartphone Now for Sale in the US

Last December, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Google launched a stripped down version of the Android OS called Android Go. The first phone to hit the U.S. market using the ...
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Can Apple Win Back the Education Market? Should It Even Try?

It seems hard to imagine that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) might have lost much share in any market it has dominated, but Apple is introducing a lower-cost iPad targeted at ...
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New Apple iPad Not Expected to Turn Market Around

Later Tuesday in Chicago, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is expected to announce a new, less expensive 9.7-inch iPad aimed at the education market. The Cupertino-based giant is hoping to lure ...
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FitBit Short Interest Falls as It Launches Smartwatches

FitBit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) shares have posted an ugly streak, based on earnings and the perception it has mediocre products. Prospects for the company are looking up, at least based on ...
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Smartwatch 5-Year Forecast Says Sales to Double

The global market for wearable devices grew by more than 10% in 2017 and is on track to rise by another 13.2% in 2018 to a total of 132.9 million ...
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Will New Fitbit Trackers Rejuvenate the Company?

Wearables maker Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) introduced two new products Tuesday. The Fitbit Ace is a device for children over the age of 8 and the Fitbit Versa, a new ...
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Is Loyalty to Apple’s iPhone Declining?

One of the reasons that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) can sell millions of high-priced iPhones is the loyalty iPhone customers have for the brand. Another reason, of course, is that ...
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