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February 28, 2015

Apple iwatch set for April 2015, start from $349

The #Apple Watch, to be branded as #iwatch,  is all set to distrupt the wearables market as the launch date is  about to be announced very soon, and if reports from techcrunch suggests that April is going to see the Apple iWatch make its debut in the US market . Recent leaks have suggested that the iwatch is to be sold at  $349,

As with Apple and Ipad.. the  supply chain has been working non stop 24/7 to meet the explosive demand that Apple products generate .Apple has ordered between five and six million devices to be produced in preparation for the kick-off of sales, according to WSJ today, a figure which matches the  original and first iPad  launch of  initial order of 5 million 

 Industryt watches and Apples own forecasts reveals   that anticipated sales would outstrip  far above the estimated 720,000 devices across all Android wearable manufacturers the occurred during the entirety of 2014. 

January 28, 2015

200million ipad sold since launch with revenue of 300billion

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ipad sales brings 300 billion revenue
  • "The chart depicts the " No of Ipad sold after  Steve Jobs sold the first apple iphone.in 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.  .

October 16, 2014

iOS 8 vs iOS 7 : Whyi OS is late in driving more adoption

Infographic:  iOS 8 Still Powers Less Than 50% of iDevices | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

According to data from Mixpanel, iOS 8 is spreading slowly, particularly when compared with its predecessors. While iOS7 powered nearly 60 percent of iPhones, iPads and iPods a mere seven days on from its release, Apple’s latest operating system is installed on less than 50 percent of devices 28 days on from its release.

August 13, 2014

Why Apple is Keen to replicate its Japanese success story globally, Only Country with over 55% marketshare

Apple's smartphone market share in Japan “reached an incredible 55 percent” last quarter. Source: kantarworldpanel.com

The Mobile OS in Japan led by IOS

Japan is one country where Apple  has been consistently doing well.. From  a 34% marketshare in October 2013 (Q3)  according to counterpoint ,Japan, Apple’s iphone share jumped to a record  36.5% during  Q1,2004 the first quarter of 2014 amid surging sales on the country's largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo,where Apple still accounts for more than 40% of sales on the network.

In addition , latest mobile OS  sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to March 2014, shows Apple performing strongly in the first quarter of the year, with  iOS sales bouncing back in Europe, Japan and Australia. This data includes all iOS products including  iPhone+ iPad along with iPods.Among other reasons the success of Apple in Japan is also due to the fact that the demand for  iPhone is also filtering through to the iPad, with almost a quarter of Japanese iPhone owners also owning an iPad and the markets are yet to saturate unlike US and Europe.

According to CEO Tim Cook, Apple's smartphone market share in Japan “reached an incredible 55 percent” last quarter. Source: kantarworldpanel.com

November 1, 2013

iPhone sales grow 26% , while iPad Sales Flounder

iPhone sales grow 26 per cent but the desire for iPads dries up | Mobile content industry news | Mobile Entertainment: "Apple announced that it had sold 33.8 million iPhones breaking September quarterly records, compared to the 26.9 million sold the same time last year.

However iPads have not experienced the same success, as limp from 14 million in 2012 to 14.1 million in Q4.

This could be an indication that the iPad has become too expensive in such a competitive market, filled with cheaper options that do pretty much the same thing."
Although overall quarterly revenue hit $37.5 billion with a net profit of $7.5 billion, compared to last years revenue, which came in at $36 billion, with 60 per cent of this year revenue coming from international sales.


Apple sold 5.4 million fewer iPads last quarter,than it did in the same three months a year ago. That’s despite having introduced a whole new iPad, the Mini, in the intervening year. The drop in iPad sales, from 17 million to 14.6 million, is all the more surprising because iPhone sales continued to grow, from 26 million to 31.2 million.

August 3, 2013

iPhones Outsells iPad in Q3,2013 ,as iPads reach saturation Point


Apple iPad: share of the global tablet market Q2 2010-Q1 2013







Apple sold 31.2m iPhones and 14.6m iPads in Q3 2013, up 20% and down 14.1% year-over-year respectively According to those figures, the company’s iPhone sales were up 20 percent year-over-year while its iPad sales were down 14.1 percent year-over-year.

Last quarter, Apple sold 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads, but the only worthy comparison is year-over-year. In Q3 2012, Apple sold fewer phones but more tablets than this quarter: 26 million iPhones and 17 million iPads.

June 11, 2013

App Store Downloads Crosses 50billion, more than $10billion paid to developers


Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today, and as usual, the keynote began with a bunch of Apple stats.
Before showing a video of the company’s latest retail store opening in Berlin, CEO Tim Cook revealed that a million people went to Apple’s retail stores per day last year. They now have 47 stores around the world in 14 countries. This particular store was opened in a hundred-year-old building.
On the digital side of things, Cook announced that people have downloaded 50 billion apps from the App Store. There are currently 900,000 apps in the store, and 93% of them, he said, are downloaded every month.
 Here are Some interesting App Store Numbers and Data that reveals " How Apple managed to change the Mobile Content Ecosystem


  • There are now 900,000 apps in the app store, with 375,000 of those  optimized for the iPad. 
  • Out of those 900,000 apps, 93% are downloaded every month. That's up from 700,000 apps announced at the September 2012 iPhone 5 event
  • Apple Crossed the 50 billion apps downloaded from the store, in May 2013
  • So far Apple has paid out $10 billion to developers, with $5 billion paid out in the last year alone.
  •  Apple claims that this makes up 74 percent of total app download revenue across all mobile 

March 6, 2013

iPhone 5S to Launch in August ,Will Apple Dump iPhone 6




source : Asymco


iPhone 5S release date, news and rumours | News | TechRadar: The iPhone 5 may only be a few months old, but we're already hearing information about a successor, which may be known as the iPhone 5S in keeping with Apple's naming convention.

According to Telegraph   Apple  is said to be looking 'to release iPhone 5S in August'

Apple plans to release the iPhone 5S in August and could release new iPads as soon as next month,

Japanese blog Macotakara reports (via AppleInsider) that Foxconn is ready to ramp up production on iPhone 5S and that it would be built on the same production lines that currently build the iPhone 5. 


Sources familiar with the company's plans told the tech site, iMore that the iPhone 5S will feature the same basic design as its predecessor, but will sport a more advanced processor and improved camera.Apple  is also also rumored to have a fingerprint sensor on the home button and improved flash for the rear camera. 


According to  ibntimes canada Apple may launch the next generation of iPads in April and the successor of iPhone 5 in August, according to a report by iMore.


Nevertheless, it's more likely that the iPhone 5S will hit stores in the latter part of 2013, following the trend set by the iPhone 5 and 4S. It's even possible that Apple will skip the iPhone 5S and hop right on to the iPhone 6.

March 5, 2013

China set to Replace US as the Biggest Apple Market, continues to grow above 200%



source : outsider trading

China is Apple's Fastest Growing Market Today with Growth rates in China growing in astronomical proportions.Cut back to 2011 Microsoft’s CEO  Steve Ballmer bemoaned that revenue in China was about 5% of what it obtained in the US  .

Today in 2013 Apple  is  already the number 2 market in the world for  Apple after US. But that is very soon going to change with China overtaking the US  ( source: Techstorm ) )

Apple  notched up 250% growth in 2010 and 350% in 2011. In 2012 the growth slowed to 83% but that is still almost twice the US or the global average. 


China and the US have a roughly equal number of PCs but the mobile users in China exceed the US by a factor of three to one.

According to  Horace Dideu of Asymco 

The contrast is even more stark when one considers the time and effort each company has made in China. Microsoft has been investing and promoting itself in China for decades while Apple barely had any presence 3 years ago.


Apple’s China net sales in fiscal 2009 were only 769 million. In 2012 they were $22.8 billion. That is a figure greater than US sales three years earlier. Put another way, China sales grew in three years as much as they did in the US in 33.

According to Powerstream , Chinese  brands spent merely a total of 500mn Yuan (about $81mn) on mobile advertising in 2012, 0.2%of the total ad spending in China, or 1.3% of online ad advertising. ( source : http://technode.com/2012/11/24/how-smallbig-is-chinese-mobile-advertising-market/)

March 2, 2013

Case Study : Why PepsiCo provided iPhones to 4,500 hourly employees


PepsiCo took a chance and gave iPhones to 4,500 hourly employees -- and it's paying off | CITEworld: Last year, PepsiCo handed out more than 4,500 iPhones to its army of hourly employees who drive around to stores making sure products are placed correctly

Companies often give smartphones and tablets to managers and mobile salespeople. But the merchandisers who work for PepsiCo are not your typical information workers.

"These merchandisers are young, many work out of their home, and they're hourly employees," explained Mark Uppaluri, the Director of PepsiCo's go to market systems, who led the initiative. Their job is to follow closely behind Pepsi's delivery drivers, and arrange the products on shelves in a very specific order. They have to be fast  if the product sits too long on a stockroom floor, retailers will call to complain.

In the old process the . Merchandisers would come in for a weekly meeting and get a stack of paperwork with their assigned route  and they had to place frequent calls to their managers to check in.
So Pepsi created an iPhone app that automated the process.

 infographic source : Mashable

February 28, 2013

How Itunes U might Replace Academic Books in Classrom



Apple 's entry into the Higher Education Space was an Interesting one , and might  pave the way for Digital eLearning  and enure immense reach.In the last academic year, students spent more than $5 billion on textbooks. The iPad is a substitute for textbooks. And as more and more of those pricey textbooks are available on the iPad – for much less money than the paper version – students will see a huge reduction in the amount of money they have to spend on those textbooks.
While the iTunes U app provides access to the content that’s available in the iTunes U section of the iTunes Store, it also offers a means for teacher and student interaction. The opening interface looks a lot like Apple’s iBooks app, with a bookshelf that hosts icons representing your courses. Tap on a course, and you’ll see a list of topics on the left, such as Overview, Instructor, and OutlineTeachers can post a syllabus, notes, and assignments to the class, and students receive notifications when new posts are available.
. More than 600 universities, plus other cultural institutions like the New York Public Library, MoMA, and PBS stations are on iTunes U. Teachers can distribute course materials through iTunes U as well, using ePub and PDF file formats.


iTunes U Hits a Milestone As International Use Grows






iTunes U Hits a Milestone As International Use Grows: The popularity of Apple's online educational catalog, iTunes U, has tripled over the past two-and-a-half years according to Apple .

Apple announced Thursday that more than 1 billion items have been downloaded from the catalog, up from 300,000 in August 2010. The service was launched in mid-2007 and got a dedicated app at the beginning of last year.


Tunes U allows verified teachers to upload and distribute educational content — in the form of videos, audio and PDF files — privately to their own students, or the Internet at large, for free. They can create courses on their desktops or on their iPads. As with podcasts, users can download materials and subscribe to courses to be notified of future updates.
According to Apple, approximately 1,200 universities — including elite institutions like Yale, MIT and Oxford — and 1,200 K-12 schools host more than 2,500 public courses between them. International growth has been greatest: iTunes U is available in 30 countries, and 60% of iTunes U downloads take place outside the U.S, says Apple.

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February 24, 2013

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 8.0, to take on iPad Mini









Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 8.0: Almost two days before the official Mobile World Congress   starts, Samsung gave journalists a glimpse of the Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch tablet with a decent set of specs and support for Samsung's stylus, which the company calls the S Pen.



With the Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung is revisiting a space it helped pioneer with its original Galaxy Tab back in late 2010: the mid-sized tablet.At 338 grams (11.9 ounces), the Note 8.0's not much heavier than the iPad mini and as it's made to be held one-handed,

Besides the 8-inch 1280x800-pixel screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 sports a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel back camera (plus a 1.3-megapixel one on the front for video calls), 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage that's further expandable via microSD cards.
The Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)-based device also supports Wi-Fi, A-GPS and comes with a 4,600mAh battery. International versions of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will support HSPA+ or LTE (depending on market) and will be capable of making phone calls.
On the software side, the smaller Note supports multi-window mode, the new generation of Samsung's S Note tools, and comes pre-loaded with software such as Flipboard and Awesome Note. Awesome Note is premiering on Android with the Galaxy Note 8.0, and Samsung will retain exclusive rights to the Android version of the app for at least a year.
Although the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a larger screen than Samsung's older 7-inch tablets — including the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Tab Plus — its body and design is more streamlined. Its design takes cues from the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1.

January 9, 2013

Apple App Store Downloads surpass 40billion,grow by 200% last Year






Apple announced yesterday that downloads in the App Store had topped 40 billion. (Apple gave no specific date for when the milestone had been reached.)
iPhone and iPod touch customers in 77 countries all around the world have access to the App Store with a range of apps in 20 different categories. The App Store crossed the two billion download mark just over three months ago and the ascent continues.

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As of 8th January 2013, Apple's  App Store has now surpassed 40 billion downloads, with nearly 20 billion of those taking place in 2012. The Cupertino, Calif., technology company said December set a record of two billion downloads. "It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community," said Apple executive Eddy Cue. "Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world.

In any case, that's up from 35 billion in October and 30 billion last June. Overall, App Store downloads doubled in the past year alone.

As of October 2012  it was predicted that that downloads would hit 40 billion by the end of 2012. If they maintain their current growth trajectory, downloads will top 55 billion by by mid-2013.(businessinsider)
App download growth is a product of many variables.


iOS device sales obviously drive app downloads. On the other hand, there are signs of increasing app fatigue, which could eventually drag on downloads (the average U.S. consumer already has 41 apps on their phones). With 775,000 available apps, choice has never been greater, but the variety creates problems too: navigating the app store has never been more difficult.




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January 2, 2013

Fortune 100 Brands iPad Adoption by sector:








- Apple CEO Tim Cook announces 92% of Fortune 500 are trying out the iPad.

Financial service firms are the most likely to adopt the iPad – 36.8% of its customers iPad deployments are in financial services companies.Technology clocks in at 11.4%, and the healthcare industry lands at 10.5%.



December 14, 2012

Windows 8 to Command 11% Media Tablet sales by 2016






IDC is projecting a  6% market share for Windows 8 in 2013, totalling less than 10 million tablets .Windows tablets  includes (Windows 7 and Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets) shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012) are expected to grow from about 1% of the market in 2011 to 4% in 2012, on their way to 11% of the market by 2016. 
Meanwhile according to a  new report from BI Intelligence. Global tablet sales will exceed 450 million units by 2016, 
Global tablet sales in 2016 will exceed the number of PCs currently sold per year (~350 million) and make tablets a $130+ billion market.

December 1, 2012

93% of Online Retail Websites Not Optimized for Tablet Viewing


Digital Impact of Tablet Visitors on Retail Websites (Adobe Digital Marketing Insights) 


A new study has claimed that just 7% of retailer websites have been optimized to run on tablets.
This finding comes from eCommerce tool vendor Skava, which on surveying a plethora of the top retail websites in the U.S., discovered that most retail companies wrongly assume their desktop websites will render sufficiently well on tabletsIn contrast to the tablet, the study pinpointed that 95% of retail eCommerce websites are optimized for smartphones