Tech Report: Apple eclipses Samsung as top smartphone

Tech Report
February 23, 2021

  • Apple eclipses Samsung as a top smartphone vendor for the first time in four years

  • T-Mobile has just announced a new monthly phone plan called Magenta Max that the company says is designed for the era of 5G.

  • Spotify plans to offer a new subscription level later this year.

  • The GameStop story isn’t over yet. 


Apple eclipses Samsung as a top smartphone vendor for the first time in four years.

Gartner says Apple had a 20.8% share of the smartphone market in the holiday quarter, compared with Samsung’s 16.2% share.

Overall smartphone sales in the fourth quarter dipped 5.4 percent. 

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T-Mobile has just announced a new monthly phone plan called Magenta Max that the company says is designed for the era of 5G.

T-Mobile claims Magenta Max is “the first and only 5G consumer smartphone plan that can’t slow you down based on how much data you use.

So no throttling. 

T-Mobile says pricing is “$57 per line per month for three lines.

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Spotify is going hi-fi. USA Today says the popular music streaming service plans to offer a new Spotify HiFi subscription level later this year.

Spotify promised more details soon about which select markets will get Spotify HiFi later this year.

But it’s likely the price of a Spotify HiFi subscription would be more than the current $9.99 Spotify premium monthly cost. 

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The GameStop story isn’t over yet. 

The stock surged Monday as the Reddit leader known as “Roaring Kitty” said he’s buying more. 

The stock rose 13 percent.

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