Apple and Samsung’s domination of the smartphone world is being challenged like never before, with Chinese companies muscling in with cheaper and just as innovative devices.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which makes chips for the iPhone and other devices, is recovering from a debilitating computer virus but warned of delayed shipments and reduced revenue because of the impact on its factories.
In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the week’s biggest tech news, including Apple’s $1-trillion milestone and Liquid Telecom’s spectrum plans in South Africa.
Huawei Technologies, which just edged past Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone maker, wants to be top of the heap before the end of 2019.
Apple may not have surpassed US$1-trillion in market value in the wake of this week’s solid results, but it remains the world’s biggest company – for now.
Huawei has pulled ahead of Apple to claim the number-two position in global smartphone shipments in the second quarter just behind Samsung Electronics, solidifying the rise of Chinese competitors.
Apple shares jumped 4% in extended trading after the company projected sales suggesting consumers are continuing to snap up the company’s high-end iPhones even as updated models are on the horizon.