US Apple stores make record sales Monday, 20th May 2013
A study by Asymco’s Horace Dediu shows that Apple’s US retail stores make money than any other store per square feet, as well as revenue per visitor. Approximately USD 13 million worth of revenue is accumulated per store, which roughly translates as USD 57.50 per visitor.
WH Smith voted worst store by consumers Friday, 17th May 2013
Consumer watchdog Which? has found that WH Smith is Britain’s worst store, according to a consumer poll of 100 high street brands. At the other end of the scale, Apple were crowned the best store knocking off last year’s winner Lush, who finished a respectable second, with the Disney Store coming in at third.
Samsung creeps in on Apple’s share of smartphone market Friday, 26th April 2013
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd managed to move in on rival Apple Inc.’s market share in the latest quarter, as sales of its phones rose to account for one third of the global market. Research from IDC found sales of the iPhone 5 helped Apple’s volumes grow 6.6 per cent to 37.4 million phones in the quarter from a year before, but it wasn’t enough to stop its share of the market falling to 17.3 per cent from 23 per cent.
Apple promises changes to consumer policies in China Tuesday, 2nd April 2013
Apple, which has faced widespread criticism for its consumer practice policies in China in recent weeks, has issued an official apology and has promised changes in the near future. Apple has been labelled as “arrogant” in China as a result of various issues with its consumer practices and poor communication with its customers in the Chinese market.
Fingerprint recognition technology may boost consumer confidence in m-commerce Friday, 22nd March 2013
Recent statistics show that the number of sales made through mobile devices in the U.S has been increasing rapidly over the last few years. It is speculated that the next iPhone model will be designed to further encourage this trend by using fingerprint recognition to ease security worries.
Samsung reveals the Galaxy S4 at conference in Manhattan Friday, 15th March 2013
Samsung revealed its latest smartphone model, the Galaxy S4 at a conference in Manhattan last night. The new phone is expected to be on sale before the end of April and will be sold in 155 countries. It is the fourth device to be developed as part of the Galaxy S brand which debuted in 2010. The exact release date of the device and its launch price were not announced at the event.
UK High Court dismisses Samsung's patent infringement claim against Apple Friday, 8th March 2013
The UK High Court has dismissed a claim from Samsung that Apple Inc infringed several of Samsung’s patents with its use of 3G networks, the latest of a long series of court battles between the two leading phone manufacturers. Although it was Samsung who filed this particular suit, it was Apple who began the first of the many court cases which the two companies have been involved in, after they accused Samsung of infringing on their intellectual property.
Apple considering partnership with Beats Electronics LLC Wednesday, 6th March 2013
Apple Inc is reportedly in negotiations with Beats Electronics LLC about the possibility of a partnership involving Beats' online music streaming service which the audio technology company intends to debut later this year. According to business news agency Reuters, several sources report that Tim Cook, Chief Executive of Apple and Jimmy Iovine, CEO of Beats Electronics LLC, attended a meeting in Los Angeles late last month to discuss Beats’ planned service and the possibilities of a partnership between the two companies.
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