Posts Tagged ‘Rages’
There ’ s been no shortage of tantalizing information coming out of Apple and Samsung ’ s huge legal spat in San Jose, and that trend shows no indication of reducing.
Case in point: Samsung ’ s legal group filed a paper (very first discovered by AllThingsD) the additional day that dropped some new light on the two business ’ smartphone and tablet sales over the years. The information was created by the Invotex Group (who also worked up this helpful PDF chart describing exactly what Apple thinks it deserves in loss), and it appears they ’ ve left no stone unturned.
Take an appearance at this little guy, for example.
Yeah, there ’ s a great deal of stuff going on there — 24 of Samsung ’ s smartphone designs are under fire in this situation, and there ’ s sales data right here for each of them. In instance you don ’ t very feel like poring over the whole thing, right here it is in a nutshell: Samsung offered a total of 21.2 million of those indicted smartphone models between June 2010 and June 2012 which works out to $ 7.5 billion in sales revenue over the 2 years.
Amazingly, the leading selling Samsung smartphone is the prepaid Galaxy Prevail, with 2.25 million offered throughout the timeframe in question. Increase Mobile should be mighty delighted.
Apple ’ s numbers on the additional hand are a fair bit more enforcing — the Cupertino company has actually offered over 85 million iPhones because the device made its very first back in 2007 (netting Apple a cool $ 50.7 billion in revenue), however that ’ s hardly a fair contrast to Samsung ’ s figure due to the fact that of the timeframe included.
Apple ’ s economic calendar doesn ’ t match up terribly well right here, however from Q3 (July) 2010 to Q2 (April) 2012, Apple sold over 60 million iPhones. This still isn ’ t the most precise number — the offered sales numbers don ’ t account for each one of Samsung ’ s smartphones — however it ’ s still a substantial difference between the two. Samsung ’ s Android devices may be taking over the rest of the globe, but it ’ s still got a hell of a battle in front of it right here in the states.
Things get even more fascinating when we turn to consider tablet performance. Apple has sold a total of 34 million iOS tablets since 2010, raking in $ 19 billion in income as a result. Meanwhile Samsung ’ s Galaxy Tab sales haven ’ t been quite as amazing — the Korean electronics gigantic delivered a total of 1.4 million Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy Tab 10.1 s, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTEs between October of 2010 and March of this year.
Once more, it ’ s worth noting that the portrait this data paints is missing some important pieces, like the handful of tablets that Samsung has actually discharged since March. There ’ s a small silver lining to be discovered here though — as Zach Epstein over at BGR points out, Samsung ’ s typical profits per tablet throughout that duration was simply shy of $ 450, compared with approximately $ 353 in income for each implicated smartphone it offered.
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With his use of Red cameras, 3ality rigs, and high frame rate 3D technology, no one can accuse Peter Jackson of being stuck in the past. Need more evidence of his anti-luddism? He just gave the first projection of footage from his 3D opus “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in its full 48 fps glory at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas. With the public having endured 80 years of 24 fps film-watching, Jackson appealed to viewers to allow their eyes to adjust to the doubled rate during the ten minute screening. But the reaction showed that public acceptance might take a while. One projectionist compared it to made-for-TV fare, and others referenced Mexican soap-operas and TruMotion. The reply to these criticisms by Jackson (and James Cameron) has always been that 3D is better suited to faster frame rates than 2D — making it more immersive, reducing headaches and improving stereoscopy. We’ll have to wait for the film’s release this December to find out whether he’s right, or if this attempt at high frame speeds will go the way of Showscan.
Another day, another take on Amazon and Apple duking it out in the tablet market. The data comes from NPD’s DisplaySearch wing, and the results don’t come as much of a shock. By their count, Apple is still sitting at the top of the heap, accounting for 59.1 percent of the tablets shipped in Q4 2011 while Amazon is sitting pretty in second place with 16.7 percent of tablet shipments under their belt.
At first glance, the results seem very similar to those announced by iSuppli this time last week — the only major shift is that iSuppli has book retailer Barnes & Noble slightly ahead of Asus.
NPD DisplaySearch brings up an interesting point though — while Apple’s shipments grew in all of their markets, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and BN’s Nook Tablet are currently only available in the United States. Though they occupied third and fourth place respectively in NPD’s rankings, both Samsung and Asus were bolstered by solid results from the EMEA markets (that’s Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to you and me).
Amazon and BN have the potential to pick up even more steam in the tablet space — and potentially throw their competitors into a tizzy — if they can cultivate an international presence. Amazon may have a tougher time than their rivals, as the inclusion of their Silk web browser may run afoul of European data protection laws.
It seemed for a long time that if a true iPad competitor would appear, a big name like Samsung or Asus would have been behind it. With Amazon firmly ensconced in second place though, they’re quickly becoming an obstacle that these other manufacturers have to surmount before they can claim the silver medal.
Take Barnes & Noble for instance – though they’re not out to own the tablet market like Apple has, they’ve recently taken steps to compete with Amazon on their own price-conscious turf. This by itself may not have Amazon quaking in their boots, but the fact that companies like Samsung and Asus are hard on work on more robust, less expensive tablets certainly should.
With the iPad 3 expected to launch sooner rather than later, Apple will likely hang onto its crown for a long time to come. Still, there’s plenty of room for the rest of the tablet pack to fight for a strong second place finish, and if recent announcements are any indication, it’s going to be one hell of a fight.
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I know I said no more Christmas posts, but I’m also a notorious liar. Just ask any my friends. “One time I used my only phone call from jail to call him and he said he’d be right there to bail me out. He never came.” Haha! Yeah, I went right back to sleep. This is a video of a kid getting an iPod Touch for Christmas and then raging his screamy little face off. It…reminds me why I don’t want to have kids. So much so I just nuked my balls in the microwave for like two minutes. “I thought it smelled like burnt pube and Hot Pocket in here!” Bite?
Hit the jump for the video and remember to WRAP THAT DANGLE UP.
UPDATE: So I just watched the video again because I hate myself that bad and please, don’t even bother. You’ll seriously regret it.