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Technology news reveals Apple is more loved than Samsung in emerging markets

This is the case, regardless of the fact that the more beloved devices are cost prohibitive in those regions.

According to a recent technology news report, the trend of people always wanting what they can’t have continues even in the mobile world, as research is showing that emerging markets still prefer iPhones over Samsung devices, despite the fact that they cannot afford them.

A recent study showed that Apple is the smartphone brand that is the most desirable among residents in emerging markets.

The research making this technology news was published in a report from Upstream based on a study conducted by the Ovum research firm. Within the study, which was conducted in 2014, it was revealed that Apple managed to edge out Samsung Electronics when it came to the appeal of their smartphone mobile devices. This was also interesting as another recent survey that was conducted by Upstream in 2013 showed that Samsung had been a solid leader.

Part of the explanation of this technology news was that Samsung saw a small drop in its favor among those consumers.

The brand’s appeal to consumers in the developing market fell from 32 percent to 29 percent between the last survey and the current one, said Upstream. While this isn’t a tremendous drop, when it is combined with the dramatic jump experienced by Apple in terms of its appeal in those regions, it made all the difference. Apple had previously been preferred only by 21 percent.Technology News - Apple

Some analysts are crediting Apple’s growth in appeal to the release of the iPhone 5C, which was designed specifically to be a lower cost device. This helped to make these mobile devices more accessible to consumers within emerging markets and allowed the brand to climb up to the front and center point in terms of draw within these marketplaces.

This technology news also suggests that the added marketing efforts that Apple has made in those countries in order to sell the iPhone 5C have had the desired impact. This, despite the fact that even that less expensive device remains too expensive for consumers in those countries.

Technology news made as device giants shield their profits

Apple and Samsung are not required to publically disclose their profit statements.

A Federal appeals panel has just released a ruling that is making technology news headlines and that has entitled tech giants Apple and Samsung to proceed without a requirement to reveal their profit information and many other confidential financial details.

The decision of this panel is a direct reversal of a previous ruling that had been made by a lower court.

The technology news from the previous ruling would have required both Apple and Samsung to publically disclosed highly protected sales and profit data. The First Amendment Coalition, an advocacy group that gave its arguments within the appeals court in favor of forcing the companies to disclose their financial data, has expressed its disappointment in the outcome by way of a statement from its executive director, Peter Scheer.

This specific technology news case involved a decision in which the panel felt protecting financial data did not impede transparency.

Technology News - Companies hide profitsThe Federal appeals panel felt that even by allowing Samsung and Apple to protect the confidential financial data of their companies, there would be no impediment to their level of necessary transparency. Within a technology news statement, the panel announced that “We recognize the importance of protecting the public’s interest in judicial proceedings and of facilitating its understanding of those proceedings.”

The technology news statement went on to say that “That interest, however, does not extend to mere curiosity about the parties’ confidential information where that information is not central to a decision on the merits.”

At the time of the writing of this article, no statements were available from either Samsung or Apple with regards to this technology news. It can only be assumed that this would be seen as a win on their behalf, as it means that they will be able to maintain the close guard that they enjoy on their sensitive financial data. These massive tech giant organizations are well known for making great efforts in order to try to protect the information regarding their sales and the profits that they make every quarter and each year.