Tag: competition

EU to launch formal competition inquiry into Apple over Spotify’s complaints

In March, we covered Spotify’s It’s time to play fair campaign where the company laid out reasons it felt Apple wasn’t playing fair. Like most services, Apple obligates Spotify to… Read more »

Apple’s Chinese retail growth stalled by fraud & competition, forcing repositioning

Apple’s retail expansion in China is reportedly being stymied by a number of factors, putting it well short of ambitious goals the company had earlier this decade. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »

Apple reportedly ships 600k HomePods during Q1 as Amazon faces increasing competition

Strategy Analytics is today out with its latest report covering the smart speaker market during the first quarter of 2018. The data shows that Apple shipped just over half a… Read more »

Niantic offers ‘Pokemon Go’ players prizes in AR photography competition

Development studio Niantic are encouraging players of the popular mobile game ‘Pokemon Go’ to head outside with their iPhones this fall, by holding a photography competition where the best AR… Read more »

As other tech companies voice support for Apple, Qualcomm says iPhone import ban wouldn’t hurt competition

As the legal saga between the two continues, Qualcomm is firing back after a host of tech companies came out in support of Apple last week. The chip maker is… Read more »

Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films

Despite its increasing focuses on Services revenue, Apple is struggling to draw users to the iTunes Store for movie purchases and rentals. According to a new in-depth report from The… Read more »

Despite more powerful competition, iPhone SE tops new customer satisfaction survey

While not Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPhone SE has topped the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index data for May 2017. The data shows a customer satisfaction rating for the… Read more »

Apple, Google app store practices stymie competition, Japan trade report says

According to a recent report by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are… Read more »

Senator Elizabeth Warren Accuses Apple of Trying to ‘Snuff Out Competition,’ Spotify Agrees

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren today gave a speech where she accused Amazon, Apple, and Google of attempting to “snuff out competition” by locking out smaller companies, reports Recode. “Google, Apple… Read more »