It’s a bad, horrible, disgusting word to use around a mobile tech junkie — “delayed.”
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid using that word whenever possible. However, it’s a word we must use to convey the latest speculation from Apple’s supply chain inside of Asia.
It looks like some of the hottest products in Apple’s pipeline may be… delayed.
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Earlier this week, as Apple reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2014, analysts were quick to pounce on the Cupertino, California-based tech giant in response to the slacking sales of the company’s once industry-dominating tablet, the iPad.
But amidst growing global competition from the likes of Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft, Apple’s market share has continued to dwindle, even though the iPad remains the leading tablet across the global landscape.
According to IDC, Apple’s Q2 iPad market share clocks in at 26.9% — down from 33% in the same quarter of 2013. In second place is Samsung, which has a 17.2% market share as of Q2 2014.
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The global tablet landscape may be more competitive than ever, but that doesn’t mean Apple has given up much ground in eCommerce.
New industry data shared with MMW on Tuesday morning reveals that most transactions on mobile originate from Apple devices, especially the iPad.
The freshly published E-commerce Pulse Report from Custora declares that “Apple’s mobile supremacy remains,” even though Apple “continues to be challenged, most notably by Samsung and more recently, Amazon.”
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China is the new Apple of Apple’s “i.” That is, iPhones, iPads, and iPods are about to be more plentiful than ever across the most populous mobile community on the planet.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is opening a multitude of new retail stores in China. The proof? Apple is hiring a full slate of new managers to staff these new facilities in the works.
For now, we’re told that at least six new Apple stores are planned.
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Apple is making a major move in mHealth as evidenced during the keynote for WWDC 2014 this week. On Monday, the venerable Mac maker showed off “HealthKit,” which mHealthWatch describes as a new app bundled with iOS 8 that focuses on fitness and tracking solutions while unlocking almost limitless potential for added convenience from today’s leading mobile health services.
This platform provides what Apple calls an easily accessible hub that enables iPhone users to monitor any health metrics they choose.
iOS 8 offers developers robust frameworks including HealthKit APIs that provide the ability for health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness. For example, your blood pressure app could share its data with a physician app, such as the Mayo Clinic app, so your doctor can provide high-quality guidance and care.
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In what comes as the best news for Apple in Japan since the nation’s largest carrier announced plans to cover the iPhone earlier this year, NTT DOCOMO announced yesterday that iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will be available on the DOCOMO network beginning on Tuesday, June 10.
“With the addition of iPad alongside iPhone, we now offer the complete lineup of Japan’s most popular mobile devices on the nation’s most reliable LTE network,” said Kaoru Kato, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC. “We know our customers will enjoy using iPad Air and iPad mini, and anticipate that new customers will look to experience these amazing devices on our high-quality network with our new billing plan.”
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The British are crazy about their tablets. In fact, when it comes to personal banking, British consumers and poised to turn to their tablets before their mobile phones within the next few years.
“More European consumers will bank on their tablets than on their mobile phones by as soon as 2016,” reads a report summary from Forrester‘s European digital banking forecast for 2014 to 2018.
While mobile banking use in Europe will grow fast — from 42 million users in 2013 to 99 million in 2018 — tablet banking will grow twice as fast — from 19 million users in 2013 to 115 million in 2018.
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