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One of the original signature features in Android phones is all but dead - Business Insider

A picture that supposedly shows the LG G6 was leaked to Business Insider on Thursday, and it seemingly reinforces the rumors that LG will ditch the removable battery as a feature. Removable batteries were a signature feature on Android smartphones that ...and more »

Here's what iPhone sales have been each year since the first model came out - Business Insider

The iPhone 7, all told, is an incremental upgrade. After a year of fading sales, the common wisdom going into Apple's earnings report this week was that the company hadn't done enough to trigger a turnaround. It was something of a surprise, then, when ...and more »

Across the globe, a golden year for China's smartphone brands - Tech in Asia

China's smartphone makers had a bumper 2016, luring in more buyers around the world than ever before. In the ultra-competitive global smartphone market, three Chinese brands made up the top five, collectively shipping 316 million devices amid a global ...and more »

iPhone 7 sales helped Apple reclaim the top spot in the global smartphone market - TechCrunch

iPhone 7 sales put Apple back on top as the world's top smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, which attributed at least some of the growth to Apple's ability to capitalize on Samsung's recent missteps.and more »

Here's Apple's challenge in India - Chicago Tribune

In India, for the price of the latest iPhone, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year, and still have a bit of cash to spare. Needless to say, at about 70,000 rupees ($1,030) for a mid-range model, the iPhone 7 is a luxury item in ...and more »

Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data. Apple's 78.3 million iPhones gave it a ...and more »

What to expect with Apple's 2017 iPhone 'X' - Fox News

With Apple's next iPhone seeing even more fevered speculation this week, a long-time display expert offers his predictions. Call it the “iPhone 8,” or “10th anniversary iPhone” or what some analysts on Wall Street refer to as the “iPhone X” -- with "X ...and more »

This is the iPhone 8 of your dreams - BGR

According to a growing number of credible sources, Apple's flagship 2017 iPhone will feature an edgeless display anchored by a curved OLED panel. With such a radical redesign in the works, it's not a stretch to say that Apple's next-gen smartphone, a ...and more »

IDC: Smartphone shipments up 6.9% in Q4 2016, Apple overtakes Samsung for first place - VentureBeat

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 428.5 million smartphones worldwide last quarter. This figure is up 6.9 percent from the 400.7 million units in Q4 2016. Last year consisted of two flat quarters in a row, followed by one quarter of slight growth ...and more »

Apple and Samsung see smartphone declines in full year 2016 - Computerworld

Apple iPhones beat out Samsung smartphones both globally and in the U.S. in the final quarter of 2016, even though both vendors saw declines in shipments for the entire 2016 calendar year, research firm IDC reported Wednesday. It was the first full ...and more »