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June 24, 2011

Apple TV to Become Reality By 2012 Christmas

The longstanding rumor that Apple intends to jump into the business of selling televisions could be coming closer to reality thanks to iCloud, which  Apple's recently-announced.Last February,The New York Post  had reported that Apple had invested nearly $4 billion in long-term contracts and LCD-manufacturing facilities overseas in preparation for the launch, according to the Wall Street firm Piper Jaffray.

Apple is reported to be teaming up with a major electronics firm to launch Apple branded televisions..At first the only media iCloud will store is music and pictures, but  industry sources believe Apple may add movies and TV shows purchased or rented in iTunes to the iCloud service, which could be viewed on a TV."

This is not to be confused with the existing Apple TV product, a small, hockey puck-style device the company sells for $99 to let users stream Netflix and other content via their existing TV sets. It is believed that Apple will bring an $1,800 TV set to market near the end of next year, with it replacing the Apple TV set-top box, which Apple currently sells for $99.



The Apple TV is more akin to Google TV, the Android-based Web TV product that blends a Chrome Web browser and search capabilities with consumers' existing TV services.The revolutionary aspect of an Apple TV would be that it could work independently of cable or over-the-air stations and offer viewers TV shows -- for a fee -- from the iTunes library or from apps created by outside suppliers.

The  iCloud infrastructure  is one of the " small steps" Apple is probably taking to make the " Apple TV" a grand success.Apple's iCloud service for media storage makes it simpler to own multiple Apple devices and share content among them.

Apple is developing a television that will succeed its current Apple TV set-top-box, likely in late [calendar year] 2012,” Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, wrote in a June 23 research note. “As recently as May 11 the US Patent & Trademark Office has published Apple patents relating to television-specific technology,” including one for “advanced TV broadcast menus.

With its focus on consumer products via the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod, an Apple branded iTV looks like a  the perfect  product that will make Apple a  complete Consumer Electronics Corporation.

June 22, 2011

43% Smartphones,48billion Mobile App Downloads in 2015:





The mobile applications market has had strong growth over the past several years, as a result of the addition of new products, players, and business models.  According to recent In Stats Research report The smartphone growth will continue to  show rapid growth , driven mainly by increased smartphone penetration, as well as growth in consumer mobile application libraries.  As a result, In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) expects mobile application downloads to reach nearly 48 billion in 2015.
 

In  December 2010, the number of applications in the Apple App Store reached 3,50,000 while Android market reached 80,000. The research  results show that Apple and Android users are significantly more likely than BlackBerry users to have downloaded mobile applications. Smartphone applications are not only about 3G. Almost half of survey respondents report downloading applications over Wi-Fi.

According to an Olswang report in early 2011, smartphones are experiencing accelerating rates of adoption: 22% of UK consumers already have a smartphone, with this percentage rising to 31% amongst 24–35 year olds

Top 5 Insights on the smartphone ecosystem  includes:
  • Touchscreens will account for nearly 90% of smartphones shipped in 2011, and will increase to nearly 100% in the next several years.
  • Smartphones are expected to increase from 23% of total phone shipments in 2010 to 45% in 2015.
  • In December 2010, the number of applications in the Apple App Store reached 350,000 while Android Market reached 80,000.
  • Survey results show that Apple and Android users are significantly more likely than BlackBerry users to have downloaded mobile applications.
  • Smartphone applications are not only about 3G.  Almost half of survey respondents report downloading applications over Wi-Fi.
As of the end of 2010, eMarketer estimates 30% of smartphone users in the US had a BlackBerry and 28% had an iPhone, the top two operating systems. But Android’s share of the market is rising quickly. Nielsen tracking surveys found Android pulling ahead among recent smartphone purchasers, and eMarketer predicts that by 2012 Android will be the No. 1 mobile OS in the country.