Apple’s iPhone 6 may be its best seller this year, but don’t discount the important role played by the device’s big brother — Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus model.
When Apple unveiled its answer to Android’s phablet phenomenon last September, iPhone 6 Plus proved the sorely needed catalyst for converting many Android users who simply never made the switch to iOS because they enjoy using larger mobile phones.
Today, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple’s iPhone 6 is beating iPhone 6 Plus sales in the U.S. by a margin of 3-to-1. But make no mistake about it. iPhone 6 Plus is not a sales dud. It’s winning some of Android’s market share for Apple.
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There are many markets across the globe where iOS reigns supreme, but Latin America is not one of them.
According to recent research performed by comScore, Android leads the pack by a landslide in terms of mobile Internet traffic.
The study focused on 7 major countries where Android beats iOS by sizable margins.
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Following a protracted period of turmoil on Wall Street for Apple that has loomed large over CEO Tim Cook’s tenure at the helm and in the shadow of Steve Jobs, Apple has finally retraced its losses to touch new all-time highs on Wall Street this week.
After a record close on Tuesday, shares of AAPL drifted higher again Wednesday, seemingly bolstered by the unrelenting momentum of last week’s powerful and inspiring earnings report.
Although it remains to be seen if AAPL will move any higher than $107 this week, a growing number of industry analysts and market watchers now believe the next stop for AAPL is $120.
Posted in Announcements, iOS, IPad, iPhone, News, Platforms, Resources
R&D spending at Apple has been accelerating faster than Apple’s share of the global smartphone market.
In the weeks that preceded Apple’s introduction of new iPhones, iPads, and the forthcoming Apple Watch, quarterly spending on research and development hit a new all-time high for Apple.
Revealed this week in the company’s 10-K filing with the SEC, Apple spent a staggering $1.7 billion on research & development last quarter.
Posted in iOS, IPad, iPhone, Mobile Devices, Platforms, Technology
Ask any sports fan and they’ll tell you the same thing. There’s nothing worse than losing at home.
What’s true in sports is also true in mobile technology. Just ask Samsung. These days, the South Korea-based tech giant is getting spanked by Apple… in South Korea.
According to freshly published industry data, iPhone 6 sales are demolishing sales of Samsung’s latest smartphone offering.
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On Monday afternoon, Apple reported record September earnings for its Q4 of 2014.
Largely obliterating analyst projections, Apple was firing on all cylinders last quarter — except when it came to its iPad.
Nonetheless, despite selling nearly one million fewer iPads in the same quarter one year ago (12.3 million sold in Q4 of 2014 vs. 13.1 million sold in Q4 of 2013), Apple is optimistic that its recently refreshed iPads will help accelerate its tablet sales in the months ahead.
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Apple announced this week that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are rolling out across the globe on schedule, which is excellent news considering the powerful demand and increasingly strained demand we’re hearing about.
Apple says its two new iPhone 6 models will arrive in 36 additional countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in a total of 69 countries and territories within two more weeks and are on track to be available in more than 115 countries by the end of the year.
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