Apple's iPhone 7 will not be a huge hit in China

It is getting harder for Apple and other smartphone vendors in general to be innovative and to stand out with groundbreaking new features with every new iteration - especially with something that caters to a niche market like China.

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Ericsson manages Wi-Fi connectivity for high-speed trains in Germany
Since July 2016, Icomera and Ericsson have been implementing and supporting a mobile Internet connectivity solution onboard 386 of Deutsche Bahn's high-speed ICE trains in Germany ...read more

Worldwide Smartwatch Market Will See Modest Growth in 2016
A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. ...read more

iPhone 7 Materials Costs Higher than Previous Versions, Teardown Reveals
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Worldwide WLAN Market Sees Robust Growth Across Regions in Q2
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 6.7% year over year in 2Q16, and increased 6.7% on a sequential basis. ...read more

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Mobile Internet Users in Latin America to Grow by 50 Per Cent by 2020
The number of people across Latin America using their mobile devices to access the internet is set to grow by 50 per cent by the end of the decade, according to a new GSMA study. ...read more

Apple Still Leads in Smartwatch Sales; Sector Growth Slow
As of July 2016, 15.2% of US consumers own either a smartwatch or fitness band, with the EU4 following behind at 8.1% penetration. ...read more

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Vodafone delivers its first iPhone 7 by drone
This morning Vodafone made one of its first iPhone 7 customer deliveries by drone - the first iPhone delivery of its kind anywhere in the world. ...read more

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5G seen as an innovation engine by executives in key industries
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Russia's mobile phone market volume returns to pre-crisis level
Smartphone imports totaled nearly seven million units, against less than five million in the same quarter a year ago. ...read more

Ericsson to support Asia-Pacific Telecom's 4G expansion in Taiwan
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Basic Wearables Soar and Smart Wearables Stall as Market Climbs 26.1%
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Vodafone fined for false price representations
Vodafone New Zealand has been fined $165,000 in the Auckland District Court after pleading guilty to making false price representations in breach of the Fair Trading Act. ...read more

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Telstra triples uplink speeds and hits gigabit downlink speeds in live network demonstration
Ericsson has announced the achievement of another commercial milestone in the delivery of high speed mobile broadband data, ...read more

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Qualcomm and AT&T to Test 4G Controlled Drones
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Vodafone Greece Sees 4-Fold Jump in Mobile Data Traffic
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Vodafone Buys Lebara Mobile's Australian MVNO
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Telia Sells its stake in Tajik operator Tcell
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Apple's iPhone 7 will not be a huge hit in China
The earbuds will only last for five hours without charging - a short time given many consumers in China take long train rides to travel to the different parts of the country. IDC expects this will not be a huge hit in China for now. ...read more


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