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September 1, 2012

Steve Jobs Turnaround at Apple Depicted in Charts

Dan Dummer has charted out a great  Post showing Apple Financial performance under Steve Jobs  at  Splatf goes without saying that Steve Jobs’ effect on Apple was profound. You don’t call a guy the best corporate leader in history for nothing. But just how dramatically did Steve turn Apple around in the 14 years after Gil Amelio got the boot?  The chart shows exactly that 
Based on this comparison of Apple’s 10-Q report from the June quarter of 1997 — right before Jobs started to increase his role at Apple — and Apple’s most recent quarterly results, it’s pretty amazing

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July 13, 2012

4 Reasons Why Amazon's Smartphone Business will Fail

Amazon has ordered 2 million redesigned Kindle Fires for an early August release, says the China Times, via Staska at Unwired.

The new Kindle Fire is said to have a metal frame with a plastic chassis. ) The original Kindle Fire was a clunky piece of hardware that was reportedly picked off a shelf. It looked exactly like the BlackBerry Playbook.

The argument for the Kindle Fire is that Amazon wanted to create a great media consumption device that could also spur sales of content like books and music.
However not everyone is convinced  about the viability and business potential for " Amazon  Smartphone"  and  Would an Amazon phone do that? Maybe, but reading books and magazines on a phone is just not that good.
According to recent post in  Businessinsider  Launching a smartphone powered by a Amazon would have to compete with Apple, Google, and Microsoft. All three of those companies are very good at producing mobile software. Amazon's Kindle Fire software is not very good. It will improve, but it will not be anywhere near as good as Apple or Google, or even Microsoft.
Building a smartphone operating system is hard. Just ask RIM, which is struggling to release its next generation of mobile software. And it's in the smartphone business, unlike Amazon.
Then there's hardware.Kindle e-readers are nothing special to look at either. But somehow Amazon is going to build beautiful hardware to compete with Apple, Samsung, and Nokia? The only way for Amazon  to make its smartphone business a success, is to build a device better that iPhone .. !

July 12, 2012

250million iPhones sold in 5 Years , 50% Sold in last 18 Months

n less than 5 years, the iPhone has become Apple’s most important product: in the 2011 fiscal year, iPhone revenue amounted to 47 billion U.S. dollars, representing more than 40 percent of Apple's total revenue. In the third quarter of 2011, 15 percent of all smartphones sold to end users were phones with the iOS operating system

The Above data published by Asymco shows Apple's Employment chart during the  5 Years of iPhone production.Apple created a total of 35,852 retail jobs

Apple Has Shipped 250 Million iPhones In The Past Five Years - Business Insider: "Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones worldwide since the product launched back in 2007, according to new data from Strategy Analytics, a global research firm.

While the first five years have been good for the iPhone, Strategy Analytics suggests the next five could prove to be more challenging as carriers rethink the cost of subsidizing the phone and Apple faces greater competition from companies like Samsung."

 Apple is looking to expand into new markets abroad, perhaps most notably by partnering with China Mobile, a wireless carrier with more than 650 million subscribers. And Apple is expanding into new markets at home by finally making the iPhone available on the prepaid market.

In terms of  contribution to American Economy In the five years since the iPhone launched, Apple created a total of 35,852 retail jobs.Some of those jobs came from new store openings. The total store count went from 172 to 361, more than doubling. But the growth in employment was faster: from about 6400 to 42,200, more than quintupling. This is reflected in the total number of employees per store which increased from 37 in Q1 2007 to 117 in Q1 2012.

February 15, 2012

Tablet Shipments To Outpace PC by 2015, reach 500 million

Tablet sales will hit nearly 500 million units a year by 2015, according to a new report by BI Intelligence.

Tablet sales in 2015 will exceed the number of PCs currently sold per year (~360 million) and make tablets a $100+ billion market. The forecast, which includes e-readers, predicts that tablet sales will grow at better than a 50% compound annual growth rate over the next few years.The growth will be driven by falling prices combined with tablet penetration in the enterprise and education markets, as well as emerging markets.