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According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.
It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.
The key figures of the report:
● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)
Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.
KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, a popular analyst who made a number of accurate Apple forecasts, has published a few predictions concerning Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone 5C.
According to recent information, the iPhone 5C will coast around $400 - $500. In August it will get more than 700 million subscribers through China Mobile. It will eat into iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 share of the market, taking 25 and 35% correspondingly.
Joshua Michael Stern’s "Jobs" movie made $6.7 million this weekend, which is less than the $8-9 millions its official distributor - Open Road Films - expected to earn,
TechCrunch has recently confirmed that the gold iPhone 5S is not just a rumor, but a real device, which will be released this fall. This means that on September 10th we may see not only the traditional black and white Apple smartphones, but also a new one with gold, or as they say, “champagne” rear shell.
Apple has reportedly hired Jay Blahnik, a popoular fitness expert and consultant, was employed by Apple to take part of the iWatch project.
Blahnik is famous for his work on Nike+ Running launch. He also took part in developing the Nike Training Club app and in-gym program. What's more, he was a key expert and consultant for Nike+ FuelBand and Nike+ Kinect Training.
On 14 August Blahnik confirmed his new post on Twitter. Unfortunately, later the tweet was removed as well as all contact information and details about Blahnik's career in Apple.
According to information provided by 9to5Mac, Apple is starting a replacement program for the graphics card used in some mid-2011 iMacs.
Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.
In order to get the graphic card replaced the serial number of your iMac should finish with one of the following groups (for example, xxxxxxxxDHJQ):
● DHJQ, DHJW, DL8Q, DNGH, DNJ9, or DMW8
● DPM1, DPM2, DPNV, DNY0, DRVP, DY6F, F610
The video below describes the graphics issue. If you own one of the Macs models mentioned above, the AMD graphics card will be replaced for free for three years from the computer's purchase date. If the card is already replaced at your expense, you may get refund.
Negotiations between China Mobile and Apple seem to be successful,
According to the latest news, Apple’s looking for hardware engineers in Taipei, Taiwan. This week the company has posted several job postings on its official website. What is the reason for such a strong demand for new people? Here’s what
Apple's USB Power Adapter Takeback Program has been expanded to 30 countries and the prices of the adapters for each region have been revealed.
According to recent report, some unofficial adapters do not correspond to the safety requirements due to improper design. As not all such adapters have an issue, Apple has decided to launch a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program so that customers could buy official adapters.
Apple is customer-oriented company, the safety of its users being the priority issue. This is the reason for severe testing our products are subject to. So the items, including the USB power adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod are certified to correspond to safety standards around the world.
Apple has reportedly asked the developers that are working on the applications for children under 11 years of age to classify their products in one of three age ranges: ages 5 and under, ages 6-8 and ages 9-11. Such classification will surely help parents to choose the appropriate content for their children after the special "Kids" category appears on App Store this fall.
Apple is currently in search of workers in China, reports the WSJ. The company needs something about 200 specialists for senior roles as well as many lower-rank employees. The highest position a candidate can currently apply for is environmental affairs program manager.
According to venture capitalist and former TechCrunch reporter MG Siegler, Apple is likely to be planning a television product for launch in November. He made the following comments on John Gruber's podcast, "Mule Radio".
Not to go into rumor central here but the latest things like I've heard are some sort of television product — not necessarily a television screen but something — could be coming as soon as this November. And I think there's some surprises there about what it could actually be and I don't for sure what it could actually be but there's been whispers about, so I'm not going to write anything about it, but there's whispers out there that the interaction with it could be the interesting thing. People have talked about voice, but I think that's out the window and there might be some new way to interact with whatever this thing is.
The ‘Jobs’ movie release is just around the corner and since the big event is said to take place this very week, lots of new details about the movie itself, about the actors, about the plot and whatever else leak online. Some of these details - if not most - are simply rumors and nothing more, so if you want to be aware of what we’ll actually see on August 16th - watch the video below. This is the interview with a ‘Jobs’ director Joshua Michael Stern and he talks about the making of the film.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, widely recognized as Foxconn, has experienced an abrupt upsurge of 41% of the second quarter profits. Foxconn is Apple's leading iPhone and iPad assembler, and the increase in revenue is accounte to by high iPhone sales rates.
The report notes that 40% of Foxconn's profits come from Apple. In the second quarter of 2013 the figure of net profit of Hon Hai Precision Industry reached the top point of NT$16.98 billion (USD $566.7 Million) as compared NT$12.06 billion (USD $402 million) from the same period in 2012.
According to the latest Bloomberg report, Apple will release its new iPad and iPad mini in the final three months of this year. What that means is that at the media event, which is to take place on September 10th, we shall see only the next generation iPhone.