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September 19, 2012

September 12, 2012

Why iPhone 5 Blows away Competition by miles

The most awaited consumer electronics device this  year unfolded today as Apple launched their much hyped much anticipated iPhone 5 and by the initial reports, iPhone 5 has blown past all expectations and  the latest model is  expected to  cross sales numbers which may be 25% to 40% higher than what the market  had expected. 

Apple's newly unveiled iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone on the market and the lightest iPhone yet, all while packing in a taller 4-inch Retina display and high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. It launches first on Sept. 21. 

The new iPhone and iPods are re-formed from the gutsto the skin: Faster processors, faster connection speeds, better cameras, more microphones, new connectors, taller displays, and they’re thinner and lighter to boot. 

The iPhone 5 new screen has 44 percent better color saturation, with full sRGB rendering. Another major feature of the new iPhone is 4G LTE connectivity, which allows for the fastest mobile connections available. The iPhone 5 also sports a dynamic antenna that switches between connections seamlessly. Image capture is said to be 40 percent faster, while a new image processor in the A6 promises to reduce noise and accomplish better color matching. The rear camera will record 1080p high-definition video and has improved video stabilization. The forward-facing FaceTime HD camera also records 720p video, and has backside illumination.

October 4, 2011

iPhone 5 Launch Day Sales Expected at 1.7 Million

Iphone  Sales  per Quarter
Apple's reported decision to release a new iPhone in the fall, as opposed to the summer, will deliver massive sales, writes RBC analyst Mike Abramsky in a note.

RBC surveyed 2,200 consumers and found "unprecedented demand," with 31% of consumers very/somewhat likely to buy an iPhone 5, which is stronger than the 25% of consumers that were very/somewhat likely to buy an iPhone 4, when RBC did the same sort of survey before it launched.

 Sources in the Industry says that Apple's delay could cause a bigger upgrade from existing iPhone owners, since the iPhone 4 is 15 months old. He says 66% of existing iPhone owners are very/somewhat likely to buy a new iPhone.

If Apple  manages to sell 110 million iPhones, it will generates $140 billion in sales overall, and earns $34.50 per share for fiscal 2012. Apple reported $12.3 billion in iPhone sales last quarter, half of its overall revenue, and up 126% year-over-year.

Wall Street analysts are already predicting record first day sales for Apple’s iPhone 5.
Demand and anticipation for a new iPhone is always high, but thanks to a 16-month gap between the release of the iPhone 4 and its successor, customers are more excited about the iPhone 5 than ever.

In 2010, the iPhone 4 moved 1.7 million units in its first three days of release and was Apple’s most successful product launch ever. Apple's iPhone has gone from zero to half of Apple's revenue in less than 4 years.

The real story for Apple continues to be the iPhone which did $13.3 billion in sales for the quarter. The iPhone and iPad are now 66% of Apple's sales, impressive considering how relatively new the products are.

41% of Mobile Users To Buy Apple iPhone 5

The iPhone 5  invitation is made up of icons from Apple iOS operating system that powers the iPhone. It includes a Calendar icon with the date of Tuesday, Oct. 4, a Clock displaying the time as 10:00, the Maps icon pinpointed on the company's Cupertino headquarters, and a Phone displaying one missed call. "Let's talk iPhone," it reads.

Some pictures of iPhone 5 Leaked images show the  front and back cover of iPhone 5

Two new studies have revealed rising interest in Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5 from North American and UK mobile users at the expense of rival mobile platforms from Google and Research in Motion.

One study conducted by mobile ad network InMobi reveals that 41% of mobile phone users in U.S., Mexico and Canada want to buy the iPhone 5 in the future. Of those interested in the device, 50% would purchase it in the first six months after launch.

The same survey suggests that customer interest will be significantly lower in case Apple announces a softer iPhone update, “akin to the 3GS version of the iPhone that Apple released in 2009.” In this instance fewer than 15% of mobile users would buy such a device.

Analyzing customer retention and new users, InMobi says its data indicates that 51% of current iPhone owners would switch to the iPhone 5 but that only 11% of them would choose a so-called iPhone 4S.

As for current BlackBerry & Android users, 52% and 27%, respectively, said they would choose the iPhone 5. In the event Apple announces only an iPhone 4S model, fewer BlackBerry and Android device owners would be likely to make the switch to iOS – 28% and 11%, respectively.

In a second study covering the UK, research firm InMobi found similar responses.

For instance, 39% of mobile users in that study said they want to buy an iPhone 5 with 48% of them committed to purchasing the device in the first six months from launch. Only 12% of them said they'd buy an iPhone 4S.

At the same time, 62% of UK iPad users said they plan to purchase a iPhone 5, while 45% of BlackBerry users and 24% of Android device owners said they would purchase the upcoming handset. Interest in an iPhone 4S was also significantly lower in the UK market, at 25%, 7% and 18%, respectively.

When asked what potential features of a new iPhone they'd find most appealing, survey respondents said they'd want “improved battery life, increased processing speed, higher-quality screen resolution and stronger phone service.”

September 27, 2011

The Cost Of An iPhone 5 Upgrade: Infographics

The iPhone 5 is on the way, and millions of people are asking themselves, is it time to upgrade? This infographic will point you in the right direction.
This infographic  take a look at the current state of the iPhone 4 and its predecessors, how many apps users have installed, how much they’re using the iPhone and what new features they’d like to see in the next one. That should give us a good idea about whether we should upgrade, and why.

This elaborate infographic is part 1 of a three-part series that will lead us up to the launch of the iPhone 5, which is likely to be announced on Oct. 4. Developed by AYTM (Ask Your Target Market) and research firm PaidViewpointalong with Mashable, the survey asked 1,000 U.S. iPhone owners aged 18 years and older an extensive series of questions.

September 14, 2011

iphone 5 Available From October 5th

For those anxiously awaiting the launch of iPhone 5, be prepared to wait slightly longer. According to the well connected AllThingsD, a branch of the Wall Street Journal, iPhone 5 will launch in October, and not September as some prior rumors suggested

Meanwhile reports suggest  that ChinaTelecom  has instructed some of its provincial branches to begin preparations for the sales of the iPhone 5, including conducting staff training, and the operator will accept orders for the phone at the earliest at end September, reports Southern Metropolis Daily, citing a company insider.

According to the report, a LED screen at the Changan Road branch of China Telecom had started advertising the forthcoming debut of the iPhone 5.

Meanwhile the " iPhone 5" Gype before the launch has  been unprecedented  as consumers wait for Apple to launch iPhone 5. A survey of 2,200 consumers taken in August by ChangeWave for RBC Capital Markets shows 31 percent of respondents very or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 5 — significantly more than the 25 percent who said they were very or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 4 ahead of its launch. And that percentage is quite a bit higher among current iPhone owners; 66 percent of existing iPhone users say they are very or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 5.

In other words, we could see a very large iPhone upgrade cycle, come October — large enough that RBC has raised its estimate for fiscal 2012 iPhone sales to 110 million, up from 105 million.

August 23, 2011

The Making of iPhone 5 : Evolution and Timeline Of iPhones

This Infographic is courtesy Dusan Belic from IntoMobile and you can see the full infographic below this story.  This data shows the iPhone evolution from the first iPhone back in January 2007 and Beyond. Starting then with the original iPhone,iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the as yet unreleased iPhone 5.

The infographic shows various categories for all the iPhone models including the processor, display, connectivity, camera, apps and more and it shows how far Apple has progressed with the iPhone in a relatively short space of time. For example the processor of the first iPhone was a 412MHz ARM 11 and by the iPhone 4 that had evolved to a 1GHz A4 processor. The iPhone 5 expected processor is shown as a 1GHz A5 dual-core processor.

The camera  has moved up, from a 2-megapixel fixed-focus shooter on the original iPhone, moving to an auto-focus 3.2-megapixel on the iPhone 3GS and what is predicted to be an 8-megapixel auto-focus for the iPhone 5. When the initial iPhone was first announced back in 2007 there were no apps However,  post the iPhone 3GS in 2009 there were 50,000 apps available and by October 2011, when we expect to see the iPhone 5 launched, there will be a staggering 500,000+ apps available.

July 5, 2011

"15 Million iPhone 5s " To be Available by Sept

iPhone 5 Features : Speculation and Rumors
Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share;
This Interactive  chart  from stats counter shows the Global marketshare " Across the Globe"  for the last 18 months.Note how " the iOS  market peaked during January,2011 with approx 25% marketshare and seems to be plateauing in May-June . Note on the Other Hand"  Android's peaking marketshare from 3%  during May,2010 to almost 18% in May 2011, which is a growth of " 15% in the last twelve months.

Apple has placed an order for 15 million iPhone 5s to ship in September to netbook-maker Pegatron Technologies, a supplier, according to DigiTimes sources.

Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed orders for 15 million iPhone 5s (iPhone 4S) from Apple and is set to start shipping in September of 2011, according to sources from upstream component makers. In response, Pegatron declined to comment about its cooperation with clients.

Due to its cooperation with Apple for iPhone 4, Pegatron, in 2010, significantly expanded its plants, human power and equipment aiming satisfy the orders for 10 million CDMA iPhone 4s; however, since the Apple's CDMA iPhone 4 sales were lower than expected in the first quarter of 2011, Pegatron shipped less than four million CDMA iPhone 4s, causing the company's utilization rate to drop to only 50% with its gross margin also drop to 1.8% in the quarter.

The sources also said that the iPhone 5 isn't very different from the iPhone 4. Pegatron is a big Apple supplier, and worked with them on the iPhone 4, which allowed them to expand their plants. Businessinsider has a very interesting take on  about how Apple uses its cash to help its suppliers expand plant and equipment, and get exclusivity and discounts on components in exchange

"When new component technologies (touchscreens, chips, LED displays) first come out, they are very expensive to produce, and building a factory that can produce them in mass quantities is even more expensive. Oftentimes, the upfront capital expenditure can be so huge and the margins are small enough (and shrink over time as the component is rapidly commoditized) that the companies who would build these factories cannot raise sufficient investment capital to cover the costs."

What Apple does is use its cash hoard to pay for the construction cost (or a significant fraction of it) of the factory in exchange for exclusive rights to the output production of the factory for a set period of time (maybe 6 - 36 months),