iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iWatch and Apple Pay – Some points from the news

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Source: Apple.com)
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. Read More …

Samsung’s Wallet app for Android

Samsung mobile device (Credit: Samsung)

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. Read More …

Global mobile phone sales declined last year while the Q4 12 showed record sales of smartphones – Gartner report

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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. Read More …

Apple got 43 cents per dollar spent on cellphone in the world in the last quarter

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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.

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Apple is still leading the Tablet market with a good position in the world

iPad sale is still on top (Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Apple’s iPad (in all forms), although has lost some of the market share, but remained on top in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to IDC.

Apple showed 43.6% of market share for that quarter, shipping 22.9 million tablets. Although, it is a good percentage but still the company found the loss of 6.8% of market share in the case of iOS tablets. Samsung is on second position with the shipment of 7.9 million units of tablets, in all its forms, accounting for 15.1% of market share. Samsung found 263% of year-on-year growth.

Considering other companies; Amazon shipped 6 million tablets and got 11.5% of market share, ASUS got 5.8% of market share, Barnes and Noble got 1.9% of market share in the top five positions while 22.1% of total tablet sales are attributed to the other manufacturers including Microsoft’s Surface tablet.

You can see that even the combined market share of Samsung, Amazon, ASUS and Barnes & Noble is less than the Apple’s market share. Read More …

Samsung’s reported overall quarterly revenue reached a new record of $52.04 billion

Samsung has reported a remarkable fourth quarter (Q4) 2012 results. The company has posted 8.84 trillion won ($8.27 billion) in consolidated operating profit that is nearly twice of that reported by the company for the same period in 2011.

Overall revenue also increased by 18.5% from the same period last year showing the value of 56.06 trillion won ($52.04 billion).

People walk behind a glass window bearing the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's headquarters in Seoul (Credit: REUTERS/Choi Bu-Seok)

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100 million Galaxy S devices have been sold by Samsung

Samsung has achieved the milestone of sale of more than 100 million Galaxy S devices.

According to the company, 40 million Galaxy S III devices have been sold. It has been sold twice quickly during its first five months on the market, with 20 million channel sales compared to 10 million for the SII while the original Galaxy S reached the point of 24 million units’ sale since it was released in June, 2010. The company’s new products like Galaxy S III mini has also contributed to the huge number.

Samsung Galaxy S Series Sales (Credit: Samsung Tomorrow/Flickr)

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Leaked press release shot of Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung Galaxy S IV (Credit: sammobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy S IV image is supposed to be leaked online presenting only superficial changes to the Galaxy S III.

This image has been published by SamMobile.com and is showing two important changes i.e. absence of physical buttons from the front and a taller screen. The site reported that the image has been produced by an insider at Samsung. Read More …

Samsung is going to introduce world’s first Tizen based smartphones in 2013

SamsungSamsung would start selling the world’s first Tizen-based smartphone in 2013 according to a report from Japan’s Daily Yomiuri site. Tizen is an open sourced mobile operating system supported by Samsung, DoCoMo, Vodafone and others.

Yomuiri reported, “Samsung will probably begin selling the smartphones next year and they are likely to be released in Japan and other countries at around the same time, according to sources.” However, the report is not clear about the phone’s specifications and the specific launch date.

Samsung is making strong moves in the smartphone industry and this is showing their work. This launch is showing the company’s diversifying options although Android is the operating system of most of the phones of the company. The company is also reportedly going to launch Windows Phone devices too in the time. Read More …