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October 15, 2015

the real reason why iphones and ipads cannot be manufactured in US

r those of you using apple products . specially iphone and ipad would have noticed the following t? "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.". So why exactly does ipad and iphone cannot be made in US, is it the cost of production, the costs of labor in US that makes it  difficult to made iphones in US.. Why cant  apple 's  iPhones, iPads, and all the rest of Apple's magic gadgets be built in the States?

"'apple's iphone and ipad components that are outsourced"

The real story of why this cant be done ... will be a revelation .. and its also a sad  comment how America  have been loosing its " manufacturing base"  and we are no longer producing the kind of people " with the required skills "

 The New York Times asked that question, and after an extremely well-researched report involving interviews with both former and current executives at Apple, the answer the Times found is both simple and chilling: iPhones aren't made in America because they just can't be, not because of  manufacturing costs and other hyperbole . The infrastructure and labor force that apple needs to manufacture iphones and ipads  doesn't  exist at any levels  in US , which is necessary to support Apple's operations -- in fact its not even close to China...

  • The Chinese factory where most iPhones reach final assembly employs 230,000 workers. Compare this with US: how many cities in the US have a population higher than that, ( according to SIRI the answer was a mere 83 cities )-- and that's total population, not workforce. With an average labor force of around 65 percent of the population, only 50 US cities are large enough to provide that kind of labor pool... and even in the biggest US city of them all, New York, 230,000 people still amounts to almost three percent of the city's entire population. 
  •  One of apple's biggest supplier Foxconn  has  over  60,000 people living and working at the factory. Many of the people at "Foxconn City" work six days a week, twelve hours a day.. In US you just cannot do that .Apple employs 43,000 people in the United States, less than a fifth the number of contractor employees assembling iPhones at one Chinese factory
  • Even though the 200,000 assembly-line workers putting part A into slot B could potentially be classified as unskilled labor, the 8700 industrial engineers overseeing the process  are highly skilled -- and according to the nytimes Times, finding that many qualified engineers in the States would take 9 months . Chinese manufacturers found them all in 15 days..In US the demand and supply gap between engineers who  graduates every year is appalling .
 So the reason of iphone being manufactured  is not " a merely"  manufaturing cost issue,, Instead, it's about who can build manufacture  the greatest number of iPhones within the shortest period of time, all while remaining flexible and instantaneously adaptable to Apple's needs.

March 8, 2015

Apple's BlockBusters 3Ps : iPod vs iPhone vs iPad sales from 2007 to 2014

comparison chart of iPod sales vs Ipad sales vs IPad sales

Apple Product Portfolio by  Sales  : iPhone vs iPod vs iPad

iPod Sales Since the introduction of the  new iPod touch along with iPhone in June 2007, sales of the iPod have seen  decline from 10 million units per quarter on average to less than 3 million in  3rd quarter of 2014. That was bound to happen as  the new features of iPod  is integrated across iphone  and iPad models

iPhone Sales :Meanwhile there has been no bigger product that has been sold more across the world than Apple's iPhone.Globally  Apple has sold 150 million  iPhone's in 2013 . As of  the FY2014 ending  March  500 million iPhone units  have been sold   worldwide 

 iPad Sales :There have been five versions of the iPad to date and as of June 2014, there have been over 200 million iPads sold worldwide since its release. I

January 28, 2015

200million ipad sold since launch with revenue of 300billion

ipad sales brings 300 billion revenue
  • "The chart depicts the " No of Ipad sold after  Steve Jobs sold the first apple the 3rd  quarter of 2010 . Since the first Apple was launched their has been 6 iPad versions, with the latest two models announced in October 2014. 
  • As of June 2014, over 200 million iPads have been sold since it was first released 
  • In 2014 Q1  sales of  ipad tpeaked at over 26 million units  which was 3 times  as compared to 2011 the amount of sales than at the beginning of 2011.  

In 2014 Q1  sales of  ipad tpeaked at over 26 million units  which was 3 times  as compared to 2011 the amount of sales than at the beginning of 2011.  .

June 10, 2013

Leaks Show What Apple's iOS 7 look like

Leaks Show What Apple's iOS 7 Could Possibly Look Like – ReadWrite: "Apple is expected to announce what is new in iOS later today at the keynote to its World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple-focused blog 9to5Mac was shown a supposed early alpha version of iOS 7 of what the new operating system should look like. According to the blog’s source, iOS 7 showcases flat design (without shading or looking like real-life objects), has a “black and white” mode and changes the font featured across the operating system."

June 29, 2012

Google Nexus 7 undercuts iPad ,set to challenge Apple

Google Nexus 7 undercuts iPad by a huge margin - The Economic Times: "Google's pulled off a fantastic price for its first tablet - US$199 for a 7-inch, quad-core device manufactured by Asus. It's called the Nexus 7 and will be the first to ship with the latest Android 4.1 (Jellybean). At the price, it most surely is an impulse buy, unlike the iPad, which is most certainly a well-advised and researched purchase decision.

In many ways, the Nexus 7 is the result of Google taking charge of things, because existing Android tablets have failed to make any significant dent in the iPad's popularity.

At the Google I/O developer conference, where the Nexus 7 was showcased, some startling statistics on Android were shared. There are currently 400 million Android devices in the world, and Google is activating more at the rate of 1 million devices (both phones and tablets) per day.

Countries like India, Thailand and Brazil have seen 400% increase in activations on a year-on-year basis. There are now over 6,00,000 apps on the Google Play store and apps have been collectively downloaded over 20 billion times. "

'via Blog this'

October 11, 2011

iPads Driving 97.2 percent of all tablet traffic in the U.S.

comScore has determined that the iPad now accounts for more US internet traffic than the iPhone for the first time. 46.8 percent of iOS device traffic now comes from iPads, while 42.6 percent comes from iPhones.

If you look at all iOS devices versus all Android devices, Apple's position in the market looks far less "precarious" than various reports might lead you to believe. iOS devices account for 43.1 percent of the US installed base for mobile devices, with Android accounting for only 34.1 percent. The gap is even wider when you look at how much people actually use their mobile devices; iOS accounts for 58.5 percent of mobile traffic compared to 31.9 percent for Android.

Source: comScore MobiLens, U.S., 3 Month Ave. Ending July 2011
*An index of 100 represents the national average.
Key findings highlighted in the report include:
  • Mobile phones drive digital traffic around the world, while tablets are gaining steam.

    The share of non-computer traffic for the U.S. stood at 6.8 percent in August 2011, with approximately two-thirds of that traffic coming from mobile phones, and tablets accounting for much of the remainder.
  • Increased WiFi availability and mobile broadband adoption in the U.S. are helping drive connectivity.
    In August 2011, more than one third (37.2 percent) of U.S. digital traffic coming from mobile phones occurred via a WiFi connection. This percentage grew nearly 3 points in just the past three months. On the other hand, tablets, which traditionally required a WiFi connection to access the Internet, are increasingly driving traffic using mobile broadband access. In August, nearly 10 percent of traffic from tablets occurred via a mobile network connection.
  • Today, half of the total U.S. mobile population uses mobile media. The mobile media user population (those who browse the mobile web, access applications, or download content) grew 19 percent in the past year to more than 116 million people at the end of August 2011.

  • iPads dominate among tablets in driving digital traffic. In August 2011, iPads delivered 97.2 percent of all tablet traffic in the U.S. iPads have also begun to account for a higher share of Internet traffic than iPhones (46.8 percent vs. 42.6 percent of all iOS device traffic).

  • In the U.S., tablet users display the characteristics of early technology adopters: The Ipad consumers are typically young males in upper income brackets. In August, 54.7 percent of all tablet owners were male and nearly 30 percent were age 25-34. Nearly half (45.9 percent) of tablet owners belonged to households earning $100K and more.

  • Nearly half of tablet owners made or completed a purchase on their tablet. Tablet owners exhibited significant use of their tablets s throughout the entire online shopping process –including, searching  and researching the  product making price comparisons, to finally transacting. In the past month, more than half of tablet owners looked up product or price information for a specific store (56 percent) and read customer ratings and reviews while on a tablet (54 percent).

  • Nearly 3 out of 5 tablet owners consume news on their tablets. 58 percent of tablet owners consumed world, national or local news on their devices, with 1 in 4 consuming this content on a near-daily basis on their tablets.
 source : Comscore

March 31, 2011

Popular Science Sells 10,000 iPad Subscriptions in First 5 Weeks

           Popular Science magazine has garnered more than 10,000 subscriptions for its iPad app, Bonnier Technology Group publisher Gregg Hano confirmed to Mashable Wednesday.

That might be only a sliver of the 1.2 million print subscriptions Popular Science has maintained to date, but it’s a promising start.

Since its launch in April 2010, the magazine has been selling an average of 10,000 to 12,000 single issues per month at $4.99 apiece, the same as its basic newsstand cover price. Although the app itself has received largely positive reviews from press and consumers, the latter were frustrated by the price.

“The problem was that readers could subscribe to the print version of Popular Science and get a discount, but they couldn’t on tablets,” Hano explains. “When Apple decided to offer up a subscription model, we [finally] found a way to give consumers what they want,” he adds.

Popular Science began offering subscriptions on February 16, just one day after Apple enabled publishers to do so. Subscriptions are priced at $14.99 per year, $2.00 more than the price of an annual print subscription. (Not incidentally, the extra $2.00 covers about half of Apple’s standard 30% cut.) Single copy iPad sales have since declined to a steady 2,500 per month, a spokesperson say