Apple iPhone X sells out quickly in South Korea

South Korea is home to a couple of Apple rivals in Samsung and LG. But the Apple iPhone X made a statement on Friday when Korean carrier SK Telecom sold out its stock in 3 minutes. That compares to the 20 minutes it took SK Telecom to sell out the Apple iPhone 7 last year. The carrier said that the silver colored version of the tenth anniversary model was the most popular of the two color options (Space Gray being the other choice), selling out in just one minute.

In South Korea, the 64GB Apple iPhone X is priced at the equivalent of $1,237 versus the $999 the phone costs in the states. …


AT&T sells only 10,000 Moto Z2 Force handsets since its launch; Motorola's U.S. share rises 91%

BayStreet Research is a company that tracks sales of specific products. One of the devices it tracked recently was the AT&T branded Moto Z2 Force. The data revealed that since the launch of the phone in August, the nation’s second largest carrier sold only 10,000 units through the end of October. AT&T rang up this paltry sales total even though buyers of the phone received a free Moto Insta-Share Projector valued at $300.

Last year, the Moto Z Force Droid was a Verizon exclusive and as such, it was part of the carrier’s historic Droid lineup. Not wanting to limit its sales to Verizon …

Apple sells 46.7 million iPhone units during its fiscal fourth quarter; shares hit new high

This afternoon, Apple released its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. During the three-month period, the company sold 46.7 million iPhone handsets. That was roughly in line with the 46 million units that Wall Street analysts had predicted. Revenue related to sales of its smartphone amounted to $28.85 billion. Last year during the same period, Apple sold 45.5 million iPhone units and grossed $28.16 billion.

During the three month quarter, Apple grew sales of its iPad tablet from 9.27 million slates last year, to 10.3 million this year. Revenue from sales of its tablet amounted to $4.83 …

LG V30+ is no longer exclusive to Sprint, U.S. Cellular sells it for $850

Sprint announced last month that the LG V30+ will be available exclusively through its online and retail stores, at least for some time. Well, it looks like the US carrier jumped the gun with the announcement since U.S. Cellular now offers the V30+ as well.

For those who don’t want to purchase the LG V30+ at Sprint, U.S. Cellular offers the chance to grab the flagship smartphone for no less than $850 on prepaid, or $30.20 per month for 30 months.

In addition, U.S. Cellular is selling the regular LG V30 model as well, and customers can buy it for $800 on prepaid …

Strategy Analytics: Xiaomi sells more wearables than Apple or Fitbit

For the calendar second quarter that started in April and ended in June, Xiaomi took over the top spot and now is the leading seller of wearable devices on a global basis. Over the last year, Fitbit’s top-ranked share of the global wearable market has plunged to 15.7% from 28.5%, a stunning 45% decline. Xiaomi now has 17.1% of the market putting it on top for the very first time. Last year at this time, Xiaomi had 15% of the wearable market.

While Fitbit is known for its fitness trackers, it is working on a smartwatch project and thus far, it has not been a success. Fitbit has had to lay …

Wozniak says the iPhone sells well despite its price because it is a safe bet

Steve Wozniak is a living legend. As co-founder of Apple, the Woz was there at the very beginning. His insight into Steve Jobs is a unique one, and despite his place in tech history, you won’t hear any bragging coming from him. Because Wozniak left Apple for good in 1985, well before the series of “iDevices” came out and changed the world, you don’t really hear his name mentioned in conjunction with the development of the iPhone. But Wozniak is a student of the smartphone market.

While in China earlier this week, the Woz pointed out how well Chinese smartphone manufacturers use intelligent …

Deal: Verizon sells the Pixel for $15/month and Pixel XL for $20/month, adds free Google Home

We’re just a few months away from Google’s big smartphone reveal, and the company’s current flagships are one sale at Verizon. Just like it did last week with the LG G6, the Big Red now offers customers who don’t mind committing to a long-term contract, the chance to get either of the two Pixel phones for a low price.

As some of you might already know, Verizon was selling the Pixel for $649.99 outright or $27.08 monthly for 24 months. Starting this week, the Pixel is available for purchase at Verizon for just $15 per month, which will save you $289.99 over the next …

Apple misses the mark, sells 50.8 million iPhone units in fiscal Q2 vs. expectations of 52 million

Apple reported its fiscal second quarter earnings this afternoon. The tech titan said that it fell short of Wall Street expectations pertaining to iPhone sales. With analysts expecting about 52 million iPhone handsets to have been rung up in the three months ended in March, Apple said that 50.8 million units were actually sold. CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that the company is noticing “a delay in purchasing behavior.” That could be due to the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone 8 that is expected to be released later this year with many new features, including an AMOLED screen. As Apple’s CEO points out, Consumers …

Xiaomi Mi 6 sells out its first flash sale this morning; next one takes place May 5th


The Xiaomi Mi 6 had its first flash sale in China earlier today, and as you might expect, the device sold out in seconds, Mind you, only the jet black version of the new flagship was available. The price of the Mi 6 with 64GB of native storage is the equivalent of $360 USD. The model with twice that amount of internal storage costs the equivalent of $420 USD. A third model, sporting a ceramic body and 128GB of native storage, is priced at the equivalent of $435 USD.

If you planned on participating in the flash sale, but missed out today for one reason or another, the next one will take …

China is the strange place where Microsoft sells Xiaomi phones instead of Windows Phones

When you go to Microsoft’s Chinese web store, you’d probably expect to see a lot of hànzì and the same stuff Microsoft sells in every other store across the globe. Hehe! Hold right there. At this point, MS is bitterly aware that it has a brighter future as an Android reseller than a Windows Phone maker. Which explains why it’s selling the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the USA, and the Xiaomi Mi 5s in China. There’s not a single Windows Phone smartphone in the Chinese store.

Believing in the power of added value to convince people that it’s not merely selling what it knows …