Apple Posts Revenue Growth Despite ‘Cocktail of Headwinds’

Apple reported a record June quarter with “better than expected” revenue, up 2% YoY at $83 billion. Supply chain constraints, foreign exchange (FX)…

US Smartphone Inventory at Manageable Levels; Resilient Demand Despite Inflationary Pressures

There have been worries about high global smartphone inventory and weak demand due to high inflation levels. While this might be the story in other…

Software & Services Will Drive Smartphone Industry Revenues Through the Next Decade

The global smartphone market generated $530 billion of revenues in hardware and apps & services. Hardware accounted for more than 85% of these…

Apple’s Hardware Subscription Plan a Game Changer

Apple is reportedly working on a subscription model for iPhone and other hardware products. The news made headlines across the tech world. Apple’s…

US White-label Smartphone Opportunity Continues to Grow

US carriers sold over 1.5 million white-label devices in Q3 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s US Monthly Smartphone Channel Share Tracker.…

T-Mobile Looks to Shake up Wireless Competition in National Retail

Aiming to more than double its footprint in US national retail channels, T‑Mobile will soon start selling its wireless plans at 2,300 Walmart store…

Voice – A Multi-billion Dollar Opportunity for Social Media

If you have not heard about audio-based social media platforms like Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces and Facebook Live Audio, you are probably living under…

Counterpoint Research - Rogers Looks to Strengthen 5G Position with Acquisition of Shaw

Rogers Looks to Strengthen 5G Position with Acquisition of Canada’s Fourth Largest Carrier, Shaw Communications

Rogers Communications is to acquire Shaw Communications in a transaction valued at $20.8 billion. The 5G opportunity is the key focus of the merger.…

5G Picks up Pace in Canada in Q3; Smartphone Installed Base Crosses Half Million in Oct

Toronto, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – November 24, 2020 Smartphone sales in Canada inclined 13% YoY in…

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Google Looks to Capture Mid-range 5G Device Market With New Pixel 4a and Pixel 5

On September 30, Google launched two Pixel devices — Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. This follows the August 3 launch of the Pixel 4a (a non-5G version),…

One in Two Smartphones Sold in Canada During Q2 2020 Was an Apple iPhone

Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – August 10, 2020 Smartphone sales in Canada declined 36%…

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The Real Reason Why Apple Launched an iPhone SE on the Cusp of the 5G Era

The next-generation iPhone SE has been launched after many rumors and leaks over the last three years. The device is a successor of the previous…

Counterpoint Canada Decision on Huawei

Canada’s Decision on Huawei, a Defining Moment in Relationship with China

Canada is caught in the middle of the raging trade war between the US and China. The re-elected government under the leadership of Justin Trudeau…

Triple Camera Penetration Among Smartphones To Cross 50% by 2021

The smartphone industry is highly dynamic. In 2018, more than half of the smartphones sold globally had two or more cameras. Counterpoint identified…

Top 5 Indian Metros Account More Than Half of the OTT Video Content Platform User Base

Young Indians are driving the OTT Video Content market, with 89% of the users within the 16-35 years age group. Male users account for over 79% of…

Google I/O 2019 – AI Prowess & Hardware Ambition Expands

The annual Google developer conference, Google I/O 2019, just concluded in Mountain View, California. Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted that the…

6.8 Million Connected Heavy Construction Machines to be Shipped till 2025

Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, JCB and Volvo to account for 65% of the total connected heavy construction machines that will be shipped during…

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Smartphone Market in the Philippines Grew 4% YoY in 2018

Huawei and Xiaomi were the fastest growing brands during 2018 even as the likes of Samsung, Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Apple registered a decline in…