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As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point News Opinion 

As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point

The photo enthusiast sites frequently bemoaning the continued decline in camera shipments from Japan. Citing CIPA stats, it’s clear the trend isn’t optimistic, as shown from the chart at right. The growth in mirrorless category hasn’t done much to offset the secular decline in the digital camera industry. We can all debate the merits of which is better – the... Read More
Apple improves camera, photo features in iOS 13 Events New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Apple improves camera, photo features in iOS 13

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Apple executives previewed iOS13 with updates to the photo and camera apps. Portrait lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app to virtually “move” the light closer or to “push” the light farther away. A new High-Key Mono effect creates a monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos. iOS13 also... Read More
Apple finally brings back cheese-grater style Mac Pro, plus new Pro Display Events New Products Press releases 

Apple finally brings back cheese-grater style Mac Pro, plus new Pro Display

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Apple executives released an updated Mac Pro, harkening back to classic “cheese grater” style desktop. The new Mac Pro is based on a 28-core Intel Xeon workstation processor 6 channels of ECC for up to 1TB of system memory, 8 PCIe slots, two 10Gb Ethernet ports, support for dual AMD GPUs and... Read More
Apple adds smart photo selection to new MacOS Catalina Events News Opinion Press releases 

Apple adds smart photo selection to new MacOS Catalina

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Apple announced the new MacOS update, MacOS Catalina, will include an iTunes replacement, Music, less-intrusive iPhone integration, a Podcast app with indexing for easy finding and Apple TV with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support. There’s a new app called Sidecar that lets you use the iPad as a second display. In... Read More
Gartner: Global smartphone 1Q sales declined 2.7% Market research Press releases 

Gartner: Global smartphone 1Q sales declined 2.7%

Huawei Secured No. 2 Spot Aided by Strong Performance in China EGHAM, U.K – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, May 29, 2019 –  Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 2.7% in the first quarter of 2019, totaling 373 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Despite its absence from the U.S., Huawei maintained its ranking as the No. 2 smartphone vendor worldwide... Read More
Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro New Products News Press releases 

Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro

Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever.1 These new processors, combined with powerful graphics, the... Read More
Apple services revenues reaches all-time high of $11.5 billion, but overall sales down 5% Earnings reports News Press releases 

Apple services revenues reaches all-time high of $11.5 billion, but overall sales down 5%

Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High of $11.5 Billion Cupertino, California — April 30, 2019 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter ended March 30, 2019. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.46, down 10 percent. International... Read More
Worldwide smartphone shipments down 6.6% year-over-year, according to IDC Market research News Press releases 

Worldwide smartphone shipments down 6.6% year-over-year, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 30, 2019 – Challenges within the smartphone market carried right into the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) with shipment volumes down 6.6% year over year, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 310.8 million units in 1Q19, which marked the sixth consecutive quarter of decline.... Read More
Pond5 to build ProRes RAW video marketplace Events Press releases 

Pond5 to build ProRes RAW video marketplace

NEW YORK (PRWEB) APRIL 04, 2019 – Global video marketplace Pond5 today announced a plan to create a new collection of royalty-free licensable video shot with Apple’s recently released ProRes RAW codec. Filmmakers working with cameras or gear that can capture ProRes RAW footage — such as Atomos monitor/recorders for selected large-sensor cameras and DJI’s X7 — are encouraged to apply... Read More
Apple updates iPad Air and iPad mini New Products Press releases 

Apple updates iPad Air and iPad mini

10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price 7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support, Advanced Retina Display and the A12 Bionic Chip to a Beloved Design Cupertino, California — Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil1 support and high-end performance at a breakthrough... Read More
IDC reports a slowdown of China’s smartphone market in Q4 2018 Market research Press releases 

IDC reports a slowdown of China’s smartphone market in Q4 2018

BEIJING, February 14th, 2019 – According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in the Chinese market were down 9.7% YoY to approximately 103 million units in Q4 2018. Among the top five smartphone vendors, Huawei was the biggest winner in Q4 on the back of blockbuster flagship models and a steadily rising brand reputation;... Read More
People on the Move: Apple, Pakor, JOANN News 

People on the Move: Apple, Pakor, JOANN

Personnel announcements from around the imaging industry Pakor Inc. has named Teri Ahlm its new National Sales Representative Ms. Ahlm brings an enthusiastic and pragmatic approach to managing accounts. She draws on 13 years of sales experience in the advertising industry. As Pakor’s National Sales Representative, her primary focus will be to work closely with new and existing national chain... Read More
Worldwide smartphone shipments down 4.9% Market research Press releases 

Worldwide smartphone shipments down 4.9%

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 30, 2019 – According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), down 4.9% year over year and the fifth consecutive quarter of decline. The challenging holiday quarter closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments... Read More
Emperor reveals lack of clothing: Apple revises guidance News Opinion 

Emperor reveals lack of clothing: Apple revises guidance

Apple Inc. is still recovering from the announcement by CEO Tim Cook that the company’s first-quarter revenues would be 9% below analyst expectations at $84 billion. (For your convenience, the full investor letter is reproduced below.) The business press described the announcement as a “bombshell,” as Apple confirmed what most industry watchers already instinctively knew: Demand for the iPhone is... Read More
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