iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Source: Apple.com)
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. Continue reading
LG Electronics Inc. has introduced the curved smartphone, LG G Flex, on Monday in order to remain pioneer smartphone technology. Previously, Samsung introduced a variant of popular Galaxy Note earlier this month as the world’s first smartphone with a slightly curved side to side. Continue reading
Samsung has introduced the Apple’s Passbook-style ticket and coupon management app called as Samsung Wallet, during the Developer Day at the Mobile World Congress.
Apple’s Passbook app gives the ability to the users to store things like event tickets, boarding passes, store cards, and coupons at one place. Moreover, it also gives push notifications to inform the users about the offers and updates and the users can show barcodes to scan at payment desks. Continue reading
Worldwide mobile phone sales have been declined by 1.7% from 2011 to 2012. However, there was a record sale of smartphones in the Q4 2012, i.e. the sale of 207.7 million units, which is up 38.3% from the same period in the same quarter last year.
“The last time the worldwide mobile phone market declined was in 2009,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences and intense market competition weakened the worldwide mobile phone market this year.”
About 52% of the worldwide smartphone market is in the hands of Apple and Samsung. It is up from 46.4% from Q3 2012. Overall, Samsung is at No. 1 position in the global smartphone sales and the overall mobile phone sales. Continue reading
Apple got 72% of all global handset profits in the last quarter while Samsung got 29% of the profits. Check the bite of Apple and don’t worry about the percentages, these are rounded figures. Moreover, these figures are so compact (or more) to the 100% that the profit of other companies such as Nokia, Blackberry, and HTC cannot fit into that percentage.
Considering the report, Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt noted that 29% of the Samsung’s profits came 28.9% of unit sales. Nearly 43 cents of every dollar spent on cellphone in the world in the last quarter went to Apple, Samsung got 36 cents, Nokia got 7 cents and the rest of the companies got less than 5.