COVID-19 hits smartphone market, record declines expected
The effects of the virus have eroded gains in the global smartphone market, according to research firm TrendForce.
Apple’s most affordable iPhone well-timed for SA’s fragile economy
The mid-range second-generation iPhone SE is a solid alternative for local consumers seeking a powerful phone on an affordable budget, say analysts.
Apple breaks records in Q1 fuelled by iPhone 11 demand
Apple posts solid quarterly results, spurred by its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones, but most South Africans still can’t afford these devices.
Analysts predict tough time for Google’s Pixel 4 in SA
For the new Google phone to succeed in a price-conscious market like SA, it would need to be top-notch in its specs and priced more aggressively.
Setbacks for Apple, Huawei as US-China trade war rages on
The smartphone makers suffered impediments in production volume due to the ongoing trade war between the world’s biggest economies.
Tough economy hurts Africa’s Q1 smartphone shipments
Macro-economic challenges caused a 7.1% decline in Africa's smartphone market in Q1, says IDC.
Huawei dislodges Apple as number two smartphone maker
The Chinese telecoms giant is now the number two smartphone maker; the first quarter since 2Q10 in which Apple has not been number one or two.