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iPhone 4 No. 1, iPad No. 3 on Top 10 Obsessions of 2010





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Yahoo! has placed the iPhone 4 on the top of obsessions of 2010 and the iPad is the number 3. Facebook came in at number 6. Though, the numbers are not a huge surprise. What is surprising is that the iPhone 4 became the first number after early controversy of the lost/stolen prototype and rumored “Antennagate”. Despite of all doubts the iPhone 4 is the most popular smartphones of the year in terms of sales and reviews.




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Android Approaches iOS In Overall Smartphone Subscribers



Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Jul-10 Oct-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 39.3% 35.8% -3.5
Apple 23.8% 24.6% 0.8
Google 17.0% 23.5% 6.5
Microsoft 11.8% 9.7% -2.1
Palm 4.9% 3.9% -1.0

Today comScore released its monthly smartphone mobile report, which shows again that the Android OS gains more and more points at the smartphone market, while RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iOS continue to lose its positions. The report is based on the smartphone usage over a period between July and October of 2010, and shows that there 60.7 million people with smartphones in the USA, which is 14% more than three months before. According to comScore, every fourth mobile subscriber uses smartphone.

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iPhone 5 May Have Live TV And Pico Projector



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Ticondegora Securities analyst Brian White and his team are touring Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and China this week. In Taipei he met with a few suppliers and heard from them that miniature embedded pico projectors and mobile digital TV will presumably become major selling features in the next-gen smartphones.

Though iPhone were not mentioned among these smartphones, in his note to investors White assures such features would be interesting for Apple to implement in "iPhone 5", which is expected to be released traditionally in June of the next year.

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iPad will drive 50% of Apple's growth in 2011



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Caris & Company analyst Robert Cihra today published a note to investors where he appraises Apple's growth as "stunning" and says that iPad will cause approximately 50% of all growth for the company in 2011.

He explains that Apple's success was reached by effective approach through innovation, while the company's competitors are lost "in a sea of otherwise commoditized hardware".

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 19:49

New Michael Jackson Song Was Exclusively Released On Ping



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To promote its new musical social networking service Ping Apple landed an exclusive track from Michael Jackson called "Much Too Soon".

The song is included in the pop star's forthcoming album "Michael" and can be streamed within iTunes if you access Ping and navigate to the official account of Michael Jackson. This is a new way Apple successfully promotes its social network, as over a million users had listened to the song within first 48 hours after its release.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. 20:30

Women more prefer iPhone than men



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Today Nielsen released another research that aimed to study mobile phone users and their plans on the next possible smartphone to buy. Here are some interesting facts that were revealed:

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. 5:03

PingDom: Android is the leading OS only in South Korea



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As you may know, today's StatCounter published its fresh report based on web analytics about mobile users. Unfortunately, StatCounter can monitor only web traffic, but not the way the smartphones are being used. However, the results of such research can offer many different data that can be organized in different ways.

For example, a vendor of network server monitoring tools Pingdom also took the Statcounter's results but analyzed only mobile OS usage, including the stats for iPod touch (iPad wasn't included). It was found that though the sales of Android-based smartphones have overtaken the sales of the iPhone in the US, such a statement does not take into account the fact that iPod touch is the most popular portable media player, and it is also based on iOS, which makes the latter the most popular mobile OS in the country.

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Apple Stores Sold 8.8 iPads/hour on Black Friday



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Piper Jaffray reports that iPads were walking out of the stores at a rate — 8.8 units per hour during the Black Friday. That translates into 25,000 iPads sold nationwide. There are no other Black Friday iPad sales to compare with. The iPad is expanding Apple’s market and that is significant, even though the per-hour number cited looks small by comparison to those when the iPad debuted in April. Macs were leaving the stores at 8.2 units per hour per store, down from 8.3 last year and 13 two years ago.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010. 14:43

Beatles iTunes sales: 2 Million songs, 450,000 albums



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Apple announced that 2 million songs have been sold since The Beatles recent iTunes launch. Additionally, 450,000 whole albums were downloaded by customers on iTunes.  The Beatles' best selling album on iTunes in the US was 1969's "Abbey Road," while the top selling song was that album's track, "Here Comes the Sun."




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. 22:41

Apple hires people from RIM's enterprise sales team



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According to the recent Wall Street Journal report, at least 5 RIM's former employees made a switch to Apple in the last year and a half and thus updated information in their resumes. Here are their names:


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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. 19:36

Real White iPhone 4 Handsets Appear On Chinese Market?



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GizChina reports that the genuine white iPhone 4s are being sold by unofficial resells, that means it is being sold on the Chinese gray market. As you can see from the above image, the handsets appear to be real, though it hasn’t yet been confirmed. The boxes, in which the device comes in, are marked with a label warning the phone should be used for internal company use only and not for sale. Currently, the handsets are selling for around $899. This price, obviously, is well above the official retail price of the regular black iPhone 4 in China.




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European carriers threaten Apple over embedded SIM option



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As reported, Apple is developing a built-in SIM card for the Phone. Such embedded SIM card allows users to activate their devices with a broad array of carriers. Moreover, with such card, customers could insist on shorter-term contracts, using the ability to easily switch between carriers as leverage. So, some European carriers (Vodafone in the UK, France Telecom and Telefónica in Spain) are threatening Apple to withhold their iPhone subsidies if the company deploys the technology on the iPhone. Apple was accused in gain control of carriers’ relationship with their mobile customers. This technology allows customers to sign up for mobile service directly on Apple's website. It could allow customers to switch more easily from one to another and even lead to a "war" between operators and Apple. As estimated, Apple’s global iPhone sales could take a 12 percent hit if European carriers carried out their threats.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, November 21st, 2010. 14:31

iTunes Connect Mobile App Updated with iPad Support, Retina Graphics, iBookstore Stats



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Apple updated their iTunes Connect Mobile application which allows iOS developers to check their Apple developer account and see detailed information about the apps which are currently on sale in the App Store. The latest 1.1 update includes support for the iPad, graphics for the iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod touch Retina display and support for the viewing of iBookstore statistics for your books. This is the same application which Mac App Store developers will use to track their apps. The app is free.

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Original Apple 1 on sale for $160K



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The Apple I personal computer, the first Apple’s product, will go on sale in Christie's auctions on November 23. The computer was sold out in Jobs’ parents’ garage in 1976. Estimated price range is $160,000-$240,000. In 1999, an Apple I reportedly sold for $50,000. Now the computer will sell for over 60 times its original cost $666.66 apiece. Only 200 of these machines were produced and only 30 to 50 are still in existence. The Apple I will be on sale in its original shipping box that shows that the unit shipped from Jobs' parents' house and with the Apple I cassette interface, as well as a signed letter from Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 12th, 2010. 10:34

iPad launched in Russia today with very limited stock



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Yesterday, 9th November, the iPad was officially launched in Russia. Six models of the device are now available in three retail chains: M.Video, Bely Veter and re:Store. The iPad will be on sale only in five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, and Kazan. There are only 3,000 to 4,000 iPads available in the country on launch. But by the end of the year Apple plans to ship forty to fifty thousand units to Russia. Prices range from 19,990 rubles (US$650) for the 16GB WiFi model to 32,990 rubles (US$1,075) for the 64GB WiFi+3G model. However, it seems that those Russians, who wanted to get the iPad in Russia, had already bought the one abroad or in the grey market, where price for the device reached 100,000 rubles, or US$3,256.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010. 13:10