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January 12, 2017

this is how apple is trying to safeguard its china market

"the state of  apple revenues in china"

The Chinese Wall Powered by Apple

In the fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple’s revenue in China grew to $12.51 billion from $6.29 billion in 2014, a growth off almost 100%. Apple's revenue in China again exceeded  that of Europe at $10.57 billion. The Greater China region remains Apple’s second largest market after the Americas, underscoring the critical importance of this area to Apple’s future growth.With its huge consumer base and growing middle class, China is seen as Apple's greatest chance at growth as the iPhone sales boom stagnates in more mature markets like the U.S

As per Kantar Media data based on November,2016 numbers,  show Apple's share in urban China slowing from 25.3% to 19.9% amidst defending  off against local Chinese homegrown firms  like  Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi. Huawei managed a 25%, though this was actually a decline of 3.1 percentage points from a previous three-month period ending in October. In the same span, Apple advanced 2.8 percentage points thanks to the iPhone 7.The device in fact became the best-selling Chinese smartphone during the November period, taking 6.6 percent of sales, relegating Oppo's R9 to second place at 4.7 percent. 

January 11, 2017

charting the course of iphone sales since 10 years of its launch

"the number of iphones sold during the last 10 years"

This chart shows the number of iphone sold each quarter during the last 10 years since the iPhone has been launched

This statistic shows Apple iPhone sales worldwide from the third quarter of 2007 to the company's most recent financial quarter ( Q4,2016).  The iPhone just completed a decade since Steve Jobs first annouced the iPhone launch on Jan7th,2007. Incidently Q1,2015 along with Q1,2016 saw iPhone sales reaching its all time high of  almost 75million sales.. which is the highest so far in iPhone sales history..Q2,15 was the next highest selling sales quarter for iPhone is it sold over 61 million smartphones globally

In the second quarter of 2011, 18.65 million iPhone's were sold worldwide as compared to 72 million iPhone sold in the entire 2011 fiscal year. Steve Jobs when he had announced the iPhone has mentioned about targeting 1% of global smartphone market.  Today its share of the high-end, high-profit smartphone market is huge, though, with Apple earning between 60% and 70% of the worldwide profit on smartphones in 2013.

Apple revealed during its last earnings call in 2016 that it has sold over a billion iPhone Smartphones.As of October,2016 Apple has sold 45.51 million iPhone in the three months ended Sept. 24, beating the average analysts' estimate of 44.8 million, according to research firm FactSet Street. However, it was the third quarter in a row of falling iPhone sales, and the company's revenue fell 9% to $46.85 billion, marking the third straight quarterly decline.

October 25, 2016

apple revenues declines,as it posts 3rd straight quarter of losses across china and us market

Apple Q4 Results Disappoints as it falls 2% with 3rd straight quarter of year-on-year revenue declines.Since releasing the iPhone 7 in September,2016 Apple share price has seen a 10%,rise posting its best performance in 2016 so far. But as Apples Q4, results came in, It showed Wall street that its optimism  was not founded on strong fundamentals and on how the iPhone 7 was selling.Apple beat analyst estimates of earnings per share ($1.67 vs. $1.66) and iPhone units sold (45.5 million vs. 45 million) but not revenue ($46.9 billion vs. $47 billion).World's thinnest Mac book pro launched today

 But across the board all numbers were down from the fourth quarter a year ago.Compared with a year ago, Apple revenues are up in Europe and Japan, while down in China and the Americas. China especially should be a worry for Apple. Sales there declined by 30% year over year. iPhone, iPad, and Mac unit sales all fell from last year, with “services” like the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay the only product segment going up.

September 10, 2016

iPhone 7 cost by country breakdown

" The iphone 7 costs around the world"

European countries citizens have to shell out the highest cost among all the countries when it comes to buying the iPhone 7 . Citizens of Hungary, Italy and Norway have to pay the highest amount in Europe to buy the latest iPhone 7 . Apple's latest iPhone will cost  256,058.64 Ft (£700) in Hungary, followed by Italy and Norway. European nations will have to pay almost 100 pounds more than the equivalent costs of the price of iPhone in the United States .
In the US, the same 32GB model starts at $649 (£487.75) and in Canada at $899 (£521.75).However taxation plays another big part in deciding the MRP to consumers
Apple's iPhone 7 prices for the UK and other nations in Europe includes  sales tax, but prices in the US and Canada don't include it due to state-by-state variations. In New York, for example the iphone 7 attracts a 8% sales tax  which makes the cost of iPhone  7 over $700 in NY. However in other states there is no sales tax.The iPhone 7 in  Germany costs Euro 583 , while costing Euro 699 in France. In Russia  Apple's latest piece of gizmo costs above 60,000 roubles in Russia . In Hong Kong consumers have to shell out  5,500 Hong Kong dollar to get the  iPhone 7. For Ireland and  Spanish consumers  their  iPhone 7 will come at a price of  Euro 650.
"iPhone 7 costs of smartphone in Europe"

However New Zealand and Australia will pay a similar price  of around  900 Aus and NewZ dollars . Japanese users have to shell out over 60,000 yen  to get their hand on their iPhone 7 The iPhone 7  would cost Rs 54,000 in India .

August 1, 2016

The advent of jesus phone and how it ended the domination of the people's phone

" the jesus phone and how it killed the blackberry"

The iphone had a cult following even before it was launched and even before a single piece of it was sold.In 2007 the year of Iraq invasion and Paris Hilton’s jail sentence , the jesus phone was launched. Soon after its announcement,The blog Gizmodo dubbed it the Jesus phone ,as Apple for the first time used spiritual overtones for its iPhone launch. Its print and TV ads screamed “ Touching is believing"  showing a finger reaching out in dark to touch the iphone. The visual impact of the sleek iPhone overshadowed its features. Journalists played along its tune, comparing Michael Angelo's Sistine chapel painting of God stretching to touch the finger of Adam. The iPhone’s retail debut was termed iday. The official day when iPhone opened for retail was June 29th 2007 , which was also the day of Roman holiday celebrating the feast of martyred apostles ,St Peter and St Paul.By the time the 'iPhone: finally made it to the market,it had already inspired 11000 in print articles and  generated 69 million of google search
Meanwhile to rivals such as RIM, Motorola, Nokia, the iPhone's  popularity was illogical. Its battery lasted less that 10 hours , it operated on an older slower and second generation network,the network carriers were stretched strained by music, movies and other downloads. This particularly hit RIM hard.After unprecedented success and blitzkrieg growth since 2003 , it faced an adversary it did not understand. According to David Yach .RIM’s chief technology officer ,going by conventional smartphone ecosystem at that time, iPhone should have been a disaster.However the iPhone's masterstroke flipped the raisan de etre of smartphone from something that was functional to a product that was beautiful.

 Meanwhile RIM faced trouble from the carriers front.The carriers would not allow RIM to include more than a simple browser as it would crash its networks. After the iPhone autopsy, Blackberry’s bosses of realised that the ground beneath their feet was shifting. If carriers continued to embrace iPhone inspite of its apps and mutimedia applications chocking their networks. Blackberry’s positioning of efficient and secure email and the long battery life was under threat. In reality Blackberry was actually competing with Mac and not a Nokia.However RIM core market of corporate customers was safe at that time as the iPhone could not match blackberry’s reliable keyboard and in house network delivery of secure emails.However the consumer mass market where Blackberry Pearl was competing, needed a full browser . Blackberry led the smartphone market at that time as it managed to put email in people’s pockets. Now the iPhone was putting the entire internet in its pocket.
Continuing and Compounding matters was the conflict between RIM and and the carriers . Up against AT & T and its exclusive multiyear deal to sell the iPhone, Verizon who was currently RIM’s network provider had little interest in Blackberry’s new plan to counter iPhone by launching a new keyboard with an innovative track pad to take on iPhones touch screen keyboard and by building a larger screen. However Verizon who was caught off guard with the ascendancy of iPhone had little patience with what Mike Lazaridis termed as “ Jesus phone killer’ and wanted blackberry to quickly respond to iphone with similar touch screen, something RIM was not willing to do

Meanwhile Verizon was still smarting from a a lost opportunity to tie up with iphone 2 years earlier as it rejected Steve Jobs offer to partner with Apple’s new phone. Verizon who was known for its stickler for bandwidth reliability clearly declined Apple’s offer as it did not want to relinquish control of its network to an un known and unseen smartphone which Apple wanted to design. Like Mike Lazaridis verizon’s core executives .According to “ Sean silcoff “author of the book “ “Loosing the signal” which chronicles the fall of blackberry had correctly predicted that the iPhone traffic would create a gridlock on AT and T’s network What it did not anticipate that consumers did not care. A multi billion dollar market in carrier revenue was about to open up and AT and T had the lock on the hottest device . RIM’s new blackberry Bold was simply no match for the jesus smartphone.

May 29, 2016

top 5 best lessons from Apple for entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you’ll hear a lot of people tell you that you need to reach out and figure out what people want, which means listening to your critics, often times more patiently than you’d like. Apple decides to flip the script and instead focus on building what they want to build, no matter the perceived cost. When Steve Jobs debuted the iPad, the critics stood in line, throwing every insult they could muster. The critics said that the iPad would fail. The numbers say otherwise

Stick to you conviction

.Each and every time Apple decided to innovate, they were laughed at. They prevailed anyway. “Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

 2. Turn the Ordinary into Something Beautiful For quite some time, PC fans enjoyed the work of buying their own parts and building their own tower systems. At the same time, PC makers were building standard hardware for standard applications. Apple would have none of that. They’ve been pioneering not only the features of standard operating systems and computer systems, but simultaneously reinventing the design standards as well. As a result, we have the gorgeous iMac, the beautiful new Macbook Air, and who could forget, the amazing iPhone 4. Where others focus on one aspect of the equation, Apple focuses on the entire product, and it shows.

Justify Your Price :We’re in a time when pricing strategies are all over the place. People don’t know what to charge, and in many cases, prefer to race to the bottom instead of pricing strategically to a market that can bear the cost.
 Once more, Apple ignores the standard by not only pricing their technology more than 2x what their competitors charge, but doing so without blinking. How can they get away with it?
The truth of the answer is twofold: 1. They build beautiful products for an audience that loves them passionately. 2. They justify their price with features and benefits that can’t be matched.

Lets look at the 4 reasons why Apple can get away with its premium pricing

  1.  No other computer can match the display of a 27” iMac…it simply can’t be done. 
  2.  No other software can match what iTunes brings to the table. 
  3.  No laptop is as thin as the Macbook Air. 
  4.  No software is more intuitive, no product more valuable than the Apple product. 
  5. Any other smartphone looks like it was developed by rookies when compared to an iPhone
    You simply cannot compare the two. " 

  6. Build a tribe :It’s no secret that Apple has built one of the most hardcore fan bases of any product and of any time. There’s a reason they’re called “fanboys.”
    But who cares, right? Most of the chatter is out of jealousy more than anything, but Apple doesn’t really care. They know that they serve an elite audience, and rather than back away from that fact, they embrace i

January 16, 2016

5 most frequently used mobile handsets across europe and north america

 "5 most frequently used mobile  handsets across  europe and  north america"

 mobile handset usage by mobile talk time  across Europe and North America

Smartphones from Apple, Samsung and Blackberry are among the most frequently used  mobile handsets in Europe and north Africa. The above chart shows the " mobile phone" usage  by time( hourly users ) across north America and  Europe.
Apple's iPhone 5,iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 topped  total mobile hourly usage, followed by Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S4.

RIM's Blackberry handset models led by BlackBerry 9900  ranked no 3 as the most frequently mobile handset OEM's

January 13, 2016

apple stock decline cost investors more than $100 billion

"apple stock falls below $100 for the first time in 15 months"

The Fall of  Apple Stock Value 

China  stock market has not only spooked global stock market, but also apple and its stock value .Apple Inc. shares closed below $100 for the first time in 15 months amidst  panic reaction across global  stock markets including NASDAQ . As reported by WSJ,Apple's  sharp  falls in its stock value comes in a indication signalling   slowing growth in the two pillars of the company’s recent success: the iPhone and China.

December 14, 2015

comparing click to open email by devices :mobile vs desktop vs PC

"email click to open rates by mobile vs desktop"
While mobile click-to-open (CTO) rates dipped slightly  in Q3 (to 13.7%), they remained up from the year-earlier period (12.1%) and continue to close the gap with desktop CTO rates, per Yesmail’s latest quarterly report.  mobile email  revenues also grew 2015 by 9.9% year-over-year, with smartphones accounting for 56.6% of mobile revenue, up from 41.6% a year earlier

Apple devices continue to dominate revenues derived from mobile email, accounting for 77% share this past quarter. The iPhone comprised 34% share of orders (up from 23% during Q3 2014), taking share from the iPad, which accounted for 43% of orders (down from 58% during the year-earlier period).

December 12, 2015

with 1.43 billion smartphone shipments in 2015 IDC predicts slowdown across global markets

Global smartphone market is set to slow down,with china smartphone sales cooling off . However growth will come from the Middle East and Africa, with gains of nearly 50 percent, overtaking other emerging economies such as India and Indonesia

IDC: Smartphone Vendor Market Share 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 Chart Global smartphone sales growth will cool to single digits for the first time ever amid a slowdown in China, a new market forecast said Thursday. According to  IDCworldwide smartphone shipments to grow 9.8 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units. The forecast  expects slower growth in many Asian markets, Latin America and western Europe

IDC  also predicts that  Android is likely to remain dominant this year with a market share of 81.2%  while Apple captures 15.8 percent of the market. It expects Windows Phone to hold just 2.2 percent of the market and other operating systems 0.8 percent. The cooling is expected to continue through 2019, IDC said.

November 4, 2015

Revenues of iPhone now greater than the GDP of 105 countries combined

Iphone is now richer than these 105 nations nominations

  For the 8th quarter in succession Apple has delivered stunning results exceeding expectations with  $11.1 billion in profits, alongside 31% growth in profits compared to the year ago quarter.

In context of this achievement,iphone's revenue is bigger than the GDP of 100 countries combined
Industry experts forecast Apple's revenue is expected to exceed $180bn in 2015

 iPhone’s quarterly revenues now surpass the GDP of over half of the world’s countries — and this comes during Q4, Apple’s second-weakest quarter, historically. The following 105 countries produce less domestic product in a year than the iPhone alone did in three months:

November 2, 2015

Thinnest Smartphone Manufacturers : 10 slimmest mobile phones

For Apple and specially for late Steve Jobs, having the slimmest smartphone was an obsession, and Apple it has continued his dream of  the  iPhone"being the slimmest mobile device handset in the market and it makes it right at the top as the slimmest smartphone with a  mere 7.09 mm.

The 10 slimmest mobile handsets in the market  from thinnest to thickest today are iPhone,Huawei, Samsung, Sony,Meizu,HTC ,BQ,ZTE,Blackberry,OnePlus,Xiaomi, Nokia,LG and Motorola

10  Thinnest  Smartphones Manufacturers: 

While iPhone is the undisputed no 1 being the slimmest mobile device,it  does have a lot of competitors racing in to take that coveted spot . Closely following Apple's flagship iPhone is Huawei which  is  7.69 mm thin, while Samsung with 7.89 mm takes the  3rd rank

Meanwhile at 9.62 mm LG ranks at the bottom of the list .On the thicker side,feather-light manufacturer Motorola—counter-intuitively—also makes the thickest device

This is likely yet another consequence of releasing more small-screen phones, on average, than competitors. A smaller display often means less room to squeeze in a battery, and as a result, the need for thicker internals.

October 29, 2015

Apple's shrinking Ipad business vs stunning Iphone success

The study of 2 contrasting products from Apple stable : iphone vs iPad

Apple's growth comparison: iPhone vs iPad "

" iPad vs iPhone  sales"
The Ipad continues to bleed as the IPhone continue to ride on unprecedented growth. From a peak of 25 million Ipads  in December 2014.

Ipad shipments  has slumped to 9.9 million last quarter, down 20% year-over-year. However it still managed to do about $4.3 billion this quarter , but whats disappointing, is that this was the first time  that Apple shipped fewer than 10 million iPad's in a quarter since the June 2011 quarter.

 In contrast the story of iPhone is something remarkable.The very fact that iPhone manages to sell upgraded versions year after year, without a  radical change in its product is remarkable. This quarter iPhone made up 63% of  overall Apple revenue ,selling more than 48 million  iPhone's a 22% YoY growth

The biggest growth for Apple came from China, as sales grew  99% year-over-year,mainly due to the early launch of the iPhone there this year.

Apple wows wall street, delivers a stunning 22% growth and 51billion USD in revenue

Apple earnings call :Video charts showing the top 5 takeaways


 Apple Wows wall street

s Apple surpassed al expectations and investors grew richer, as its 2014, q4 expectations was the best in the last 11 quarters notching a record $51.5 billion in revenue,representing 22% year-over-year growth,selling 48million iphones.However amidst spectacular increase in the number of iphones sold ,The iPad remains a question mark for Apple. Shipments declined to 9.9 million last quarter, edown 20% year-over-year These 5 charts summarise Apple's earning season

Apple's iphone juggernaut rolls on, contributing 63% of its $234 billion revenue

Apple delivers Yet another Blockbuster Quarter
1)Apple stunned Wall street as it continued to show robust earnings quarter after quarter as it exceeded expectations in Q4, as its net income totaled $11.12 billion, up from $8.47 billion in the year-ago period with profits rising 31%. Not only that Apple also managed to increase

2)It also managed to increase the  iPhone’s average selling price during the quarter to $670, compared with $662 last quarter, at a time when smartphone prices  have seen crashing over the last 6 months.

3)Apple's gross margin was 39% compared to 38% in the year-ago quarter.Gross margin is a closely watched measure of profitability. It sold 48.04 million iPhones in its fiscal fourth quarter. Once again the iPhone was instrumental in Apples success which accounted 63% of revenue in this quarter

4)Fiscal 2015 was Apple’s most successful year ever, with revenue growing 28% to nearly $234 billion.In 2014, during the  quarter Apple sold a record 74.46 million iPhones.

5)The biggest news was that Apple was growing at the expense of Google's android.Apple's CEO announced that 30% of consumers who bought an iPhone replaced a smartphone running Google Inc.'s Android operating system during the quarter. He said this is the highest rate of Android "switchers" that Apple has ever measured. This is the first time " Android has seen" such a switch to iOS OS according to Apple

6)International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple said its quarterly profit rose 31%, sparked by strong demand for iPhones in China.Sales to Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, rose 99% to $12.5 billion.

You would also like to read :Why iphone and ipads cannot be manufactured in US

August 27, 2015

Apple's 9th september event rumored to unveil 4 inch iphone and apple TV

Get ready to welcome back Apple's keynote come september Apple’s upcoming iPhone event is taking place on September 9, and the press blitz is coming fast. Howrever for those apple fanatics who felt apple will be unveiling its next  hand watch or iweight accessories, a new icar or a new iTV is set for disappointment.

However as it goes with tradition, There would be a launch however as according to Appleinsider while Apple will announce two new iPhone 6 models on stage, there won’t be a 4-inch "iPhone 6c". According to 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple is retiring the smaller iPhone c product line due to an "aging feature set." The site adds that Apple is working on a new 4-inch phone product, but that it will not be released this year.
Meanwhile new reports from buzzfeed suggests Apple would make some kind of announcement of the new Apple TV. This was originally pegged for a launch in June 2015 during WWDC but was scrapped at the last minute the announcement then.

July 13, 2015

iPhone shipments vs iphone revenue:2007 onwards

Annual smartphone shipmengs : apple vs others"

" iphone  revenue chart "

Apple iPhone Shipments vs Revenue : 

The iPhone revenues have been growing consistently since 2007 onwards and has been the best selling Apple products with 400% growth .Similarly iPhone shipments have hit the roof in the last 3 years with a huge uptake and  in volumes  almost touching 1.25billion

May 31, 2015

Here is the chart showing how how many apple watches got sold

"list of apple watches sold"

" which apple watch was the most bought"

So how many apple watches was finally sold ?data from slice Intelligence estimates that 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple  on the 1st day it went for sale, 
On an  average  around  1.3 watches were ordered with spends of  $503.83 per watch. Those ordering an Apple Watch Sport spent $382.83 per watch and those ordering the Apple Watch spent $707.04.

Interestingly  those who bough the apple watch  72% purchased an Apple product in the past two years (iPhone, Mac or iPad), and 21% pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus mere months ago

62%  purchased the less-expensive Sport model. However, many Apple Watch buyers invested in the pricier case but the cheapest band, with more than one third adding a black or white Sport band

May 25, 2015

nations with highest number of twitter app installed in their iPhones

"nations with highest number of twitter  app installed  in their  iPhones"

“90% of active Twitters users use official Twitter apps on a monthly basis.” Twitter defines “official” as applications it owns and operates for the Mac, iPad, Android and Windows Phone
Among the most popular apps are Echofon Tweetcaster, Hootsuite,covertchirp,Tweetbot and Twitterrific 5

May 22, 2015