First annual gain since 2011
While the Tame Apple Press has been patting Apple on the head for killing off the PC and replacing it with the iPhone, it is starting to look like the death of the PC has been greatly exaggerated.
Chatting to investment banks
Wearable device maker Fitbit has been in discussions with an investment bank about the possibility of exploring a deal.
Credit Suisse says iPhone sales will drop 12 percent
Beancounters at Credit Suisse have predicted an even darker year for the fruity cargo-cult Apple with iPhone sales expected to decline 12.4 percent this year after last year's 3.2 percent drop.
Top department store snubs Job’s Mob
Australia's largest department store Myer has announced that it will stop selling Apple products because they are unprofitable.
Things are going to get worse.
Shipments of l9-inch and above TFT LCD panels appear to be in free fall, according to beancounters at Digitimes Research.
Trump's trade war and Intel's CPU shortages blamed
Beancounters at Gartner and IDC have both reported falls in PC sales during 2018. They both blame Intel's processor shortages and the trade war with China as the reason shipments declined during the last quarter and across the whole of 2018.
Went from 103M in three years
Huawei managed to sell 200 million smartphones in 2018 - a massive increase from 103 million in 2015 or just three million in 2010. As of the first half of this year, Huawei is the world’s second biggest smartphone manufacturer overtaking Apple and leaving Samsung in the prime position.
The market is no longer flat
New statistics suggest that smartphone use is not just flat, but is in total decline.
Worth $129.8 billion
Beancounters at IHS Markit have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that the global semiconductor industry revenue grew 7.4 percent sequentially in the third quarter of 2018, reaching a record $129.8 billion.
Who would have thought an overpriced phone would be such a loser?
Fruity cargo cult Apple's share price has fallen after its suppliers warned that their bottom lines would be taking a caning due to poor sales of the iPhone.