Research house estimates Spotify added 2 million subscribers last quarter

The Swedish music streaming platform is perceived to be facing growth challenges, but patterns seen by one market research firm say otherwise.

The iPhone XR sold better than the iPhone X in its first month

New model iPhone sales also continue their creep down from their 2016 highs. Android switchers are on the rise, though. Find out more about this survey.

MediaTek survey on dual cameras: young folk are selfie fiends, carrier-agnostic

If you think that millennials and Gen Z are programmatic selfie-takers, this survey will confirm your suspicions. But there’s more to it than just that.

Survey says Samsung’s business out front, iPhone’s party at back in university

Occasionally, we come across these unscientific, weird surveys that characterize owners of certain brands of phones in certain ways.

iPhone users want better battery life, and they don’t really mind the notch

This is what really matters to iPhone users, according to the results of a survey. “A big battery” can apparently improve iPhone devices

How many iPhone users are planning to upgrade to a new model?

Apple may be in for huge sales success with the new iPhone 2018 models. Since surveys and other sources are certain of their potential

Survey gives reasons why people switch between iOS and Android

The battle between iOS and Android is probably going to last forever, and we probably won’t ever know which OS is better, but at least we know why people switch between OS
Galaxy Note9 benchmark

There is more excitement over the new iPhone models than for the Galaxy Note 9

Apple and Samsung are in for an interesting last quarter, specially when people are apparently more excited over the new iPhone models

More than a million people a month buy an Alexa speaker or Google Home

43 million adults in the US are now estimated to own at least one smart speaker. And people are using their smart speakers to buy more stuff.

Survey says snobby iPhone owners are dating snobby iPhone owners

More singles in America would prefer their partner to have an iPhone than an Android phone. Also, iPhone users tend to behave badly on dates. What a survey!

Piper Jaffray’s teen survey continues to favor iPhone heavily

Four out of five teenagers happen to like their iPhones, thank you very much, and even one out of five teens want an Apple Watch to go with.

Amazon Echo speakers take 66 percent of US smart speaker market

But with only just over a third of US households having a smart speaker, how does the market grow from here? Kantar Worldpanel has a few thoughts.

Android loyalty rates hit all-time high in the US, ‘slightly’ exceeding iOS customer retention

Android loyalty numbers are higher than ever in the US, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, although iOS customer retention is not too bad either.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS destroy the competition in J.D. Power satisfaction ratings

Customer satisfaction is at an all-time high for both T-Mobile and flagship prepaid sub-brand MetroPCS, according to the latest J.D. Power research.

Apple topped the Q4 2017 US smartphone activation charts, ahead of Samsung and LG

Apple is number one in CIRP’s Q4 2017 US smartphone activation rankings, surging from a 34 percent share during the final three months of 2016 to an impressive 39 percent.

27 million in US own an Alexa speaker, NPR and Edison Research say

Surveys conducted by Edison Research and NPR say that 36 million adults in the US own a smart speaker powered by assistants from Google or Amazon. Alexa, presumably because of its two-year head start, has a big lead here.

Customer satisfaction with T-Mobile ranks high in two surveys

It tops runner-up Verizon by a good bit in many metrics of customer satisfaction and references. And there’s plenty of room between it and AT&T and Sprint.

Barclays survey sets big expectations for iPhone X buys

The bank expects the very expensive iPhone X to drive up the average sales price of all iPhones this quarter to a whopping $823.

RBC survey says 28 percent of respondents want iPhone X

But will the survey hold out in front of reality, where people may get fed up with long queue times for iPhone X shipments?

Piper Jaffray runs survey to prognosticate on iPhone 8 upgrade rate in the US

Consumer sentiment surveys are abound and the investment firms are using them to gauge how they’ll play Apple stock ahead of the iPhone 8 launch.

Two in five iPhone owners may upgrade to iPhone 8, according to survey

The consumer poll, conducted by Fluent, backs up that claim with big loyalty numbers for Apple consumers that would make any Android OEM jealous.

Latest research ranks US LTE availability in the global top five, average speeds near the bottom of the chart

There’s good and bad news for US mobile users in OpenSignal’s latest “State of LTE” report. Basically, LTE speeds are horrible, but availability is great.

Apple predictably tops another customer satisfaction report, but the iPhone SE leads the device pack

As crazy as it sounds, iPhone SE owners stateside are more satisfied with their property than those rocking a 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 or S6 Edge+.

Piper Jaffray: teens want the iPhone now more than ever

Piper Jaffray continues its survey on teens’ preferences for mobile tech brands and it turns out that Apple is getting its best mindshare figures ever.

Research shows Apple is the world’s most intimate brand, Amazon ranked third, Samsung seventh

Apple is apparently number one in ‘brand intimacy’ alongside profitability and customer satisfaction. And this new list doesn’t just include tech brands.