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Last week, Slice Intelligence reported that Apple’s new wireless AirPods captured about 26% of market just month after official release. Looks like these estimates are not accurate. According to Ben Arnold, an executive director and industry analyst at NPD Group, the earbuds took 2% of market in unit sales and 3% of dollar sales, leaving Beats, Bose and other brands far ahead. The reason for a big difference between the figures of Slice Intelligence and NPD Group is that the latter one uses a much larger panel of shoppers that includes those who shop online and offline.
Apple has released several new AirPods and Apple Watch Series 2 commercials. All short ads are available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
The first commercial is dedicated to the Apple Watch and motivates people to be active and complete their fitness goals. It is entitled “Close Your Rings — Dance, Run, Rock”.
According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will unveil three iPad models in March. Both 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models will get some hardware improvements, apart from that, there will be one completely new version of the tablet.
Samsung has determined the reason for Galaxy Note 7 explosions. It will officially announce the results of the investigation of hardware components of the device later this month, says the report from Korean sources.
Apple may cut iPhone production by 10% in the first quarter of 2017. The reason for doing so is sales that are weaker than expected. Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with dual camera are still popular, but the demand is not as strong as it could be. The report that comes from Nikkei is based on data from suppliers, they seem to be a reputable source.
As it turns out, the demand for the iPhone 7 and older models is still strong. According to a research firm Flurry Analytics, most of the smartphones purchased and activated during the holidays were iPhones.
Apple has announced that it will hold the traditional New Year sale in Japan. On January 2nd, the company will be offering discounts on many products both online and at its retails stores across the country.
Last year, Apple organised a Lucky Bag promotion called Fukubukuro. For around $300, customers could purchase a mysterious sealed bag with Apple products and accessories inside. Sometimes their value exceeded the price. Typically, Apple put accessories and small devices in the bag, but some customers managed to find MacBooks and iPads as well.
This year, however, it appears that the company would simply offer discounts. No Fukubukuro promotion is scheduled for January.
Apple’s wireless AirPods may finally appear at the stores in December. According to the latest report from AppleInsider, retail sources claim that within few days a limited batch of headphones will become available for purchase.
According to the latest report found on Windows Blog, a record number of MacBook users have switched to Microsoft Surface devices over the last couple of months. The company believes that the main reasons for this are the “innovation of Surface” and people’s disappointment of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units.
Apple is losing its status of the best company to work for. In the annual “Best Places to Work” ranking the tech giant slipped to the 36th place. In 2015, Apple was on 25th place and the year before – on the 22nd. The ranking is based on the poll conducted among the employees by a research firm Glassdoor.
According to the latest report from IDC, the Apple Watch market share declined 71% in the third quarter of 2016. Complicated interface and aging lineup are among the reasons that contributed to the decline.
According to the latest report from the the Wall Street Journal, Apple may release an iPhone with a curved OLED screen next year. The company has asked its suppliers to submit prototypes of their displays for testing. The screens have higher resolution than those used by Samsung.
It is Sunday today, which means we should take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iOS 10 and macOS Sierra 10.12 as well as with the new AirPods and iPhones. Below you can find the list of the posts worth your attention.
According to the latest rumors, Apple will start selling the AirPods by the end of this month. The information comes from one of the employees of the authorized reseller, so it is quite reliable.