Latest iPhones by Apple Inc. got long lines of people, who are eager to buy this new device. According to the company, new iPhones have surpassed the sale of 10 million units in the first three days of the start of sale. Interestingly, consumers are going for iPhone 6, 7 times more than the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the second time that the company has sold two new iPhones at the same time. Last year, Apple sold nine million units of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the same time of start of sale. Read More …
Apple Inc. has just released its new gadgets; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. iPhones will be available to customers in the month of September and iWatch will be available next year. Apple Inc. has also introduced a mobile payment system, named Apple Pay.
ABC News has recently posted some important points related to new iPhones.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can easily be differentiated from one another due to their different sizes. Previous iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5S was of 4 inches, but iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches and iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inches of size diagonally. This size would give a good level of competition to Samsung that has a huge share in giant phone market. Read More …
The New York Times has reported that the company’s watch will run on the same iOS platform as that of iPhone and the device will be made of the curved glass. About the curved glass patent of the company, Bruce Tognazzini, who worked for Apple and designed Apple’s first human interface, told in his blog.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the company has talked with its chief manufacturing partner, Foxconn, about the production of such device and the device would be able to perform the same functions as that of smartphone.
“We believe technology could progress to a point where consumers have a tablet plus wearable computers, like watches or glasses, that enable simple things like voice calls, texting, quick searches, navigation,” Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, said in a report last month. “These devices are likely to be cheaper than an iPhone and could ultimately be Apple’s best answer to addressing emerging markets.”
Smartphones can be used for psychological tests and can give as reliable results as those of the controlled laboratory tests.
This research published in the journal Frontiers of Psychology.
About two years ago, researcher Josef Bless, a PhD in psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway, was listening to music on his phone when he suddenly got an idea. “I noticed that the sounds of the different instruments were distributed differently between the ears, and it struck me that this was very similar to the tests we routinely use in our laboratory to measure brain function. In dichotic listening, each ear is presented with a different syllable at the same time (one to the left and one to the right ear) and the listener has to say which syllable seems clearest. The test indicates which side of the brain is most active during language processing,” Bless explained. Read More …
Apple has recently released the financial results for the first quarter (Q1) 2013 representing about $54.5 billion in revenues and a quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion or $13.81 per diluted share.
This $54.5 billion is on the top of the “Largest Corporate Annual Earnings of All Time” while $13.1 billion in earnings this quarter has been referred to as the 4th largest of all time. Apple has taken the top spot from ExxonMobil, who held the top three spots until this quarter.
Apple’s smartphone market share would increase this year to 22% but would remain the same for the next five years as reported by ABI research.
Moreover, the firm said that the smartphone shipments will be 50% of all handset shipments by 2014 and will finally account for 69% of phones, i.e. nearly 2.4 billion handset shipments, by 2018. On the other hand, by 2018, LTE handsets will account for 35% of all mobile device shipments and 50% of smartphone shipments. Read More …
Two days back, reports of “Weaker-than-expected-demand” of the components of iPhone 5 start circulating on internet that resulted in reduction of Apple’s stock market.
However, recently Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu wrote in a research note to the investors that the demands of the iPhone 5 didn’t go down and the Apple’s reported lowered demands of the components is due to “much improved yields meaning lower component builds and supplier shifts.” Read More …
Apple Inc. has reduced the order of LCD displays for iPhone 5 to about the half in the current quarter of January to March that may be due to the weak demand as reported by Nikkei on Monday. One reported cited that the order decrease expands beyond screens.
Apple has asked the suppliers including Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korean company LG Display Co Ltd, to cut supply that has been decreased from an initial plan to order about 65 million units in the quarter as reported by the Japanese daily.
According to financial daily, Japan Display’s plant in Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, is expected to decrease the output by 70% to 80% compared to the October to December quarter. On the other hand, Sharp’s devoted facility for iPhone 5 LCD panels in Mie Prefecture is expected to decrease the production in January and February by about 40% from the October to December quarter.
It is also to be considered that the decreased demand of iPhone 5 could not only be the reason for cutting the order as it is also possible that Apple is preparing for the new models as some reports showed that the company has started making trials of new iPhone or it could be switching to the other suppliers.
iPhone 5 users are the top most data consumers in Europe utilizing on average more than four times the amount of a person still using iPhone 3G, according to the mobile data analysis firm Arieso. The firm examined more than 1 million smartphone users on European 3G networks over a 24 hour period to calculate the data demand.
According to the report, newer generation of smartphones, tablets and the medium devices known as phablets, are increasingly putting a pressure on 3G mobile networks with smartphones outpacing tablets in data consumption.
Phil Schiller, Marketing chief for Apple Inc., gave an interview to Chinese newspaper Shanghai Evening News in which he talked about the rumors of the cheaper iPhone, saying that this will ‘never be the future of Apple products’.
According to the interview, although Apple has just 20% of the smartphone market but it has a whoping 75% of the profit and the company will not take such step of developing cheaper smartphones just to expand market share. Read More …