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About 50% of people buying iPhone 5c’s are those who previously owned an Android device, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports. Apart from that, the research group has published some other facts and figures connected with plastic iPhone sales. Take a look at them below.
Apple’s iPhone has always been extremely popular in Japan. But nobody expected that iPhone 5s and 5c could make more than 75% of sales in this country. Well, if to believe the latest data, as many as 76% of all the devices sold in Japan in October were iPhones.
Lucy Koh, U.S. District Judge, has recently dismissed a lawsuit against the company from Cupertino. According to the latest Reuters report, the lawsuit claimed that Apple was collecting users’ location data even when the geo-location feature on their iPhones or iPads was turned off.
Apple suppliers have finally produced enough iPhone 5s units to catch up with the demand, latest survey claims. Well, almost - currently about 90% of the flagship models are available for purchase at the company’s retail stores. And it’s a very substantial increase, I must admit. iPhone 5s supply grew from 31% on November 11th to what we have now.
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology that will improve Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri. A patent filing published on Thursday shows that the company from Cupertino is planning to use crowd-sourced information to find answers to the toughest user queries.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently filed a patent for "Network access using short-range connectability". The company from Cupertino suggests a new technology that makes it possible to connect two devices using low-power communications, such as Bluetooth, for instance.
Apple’s new iPad Air is about 13% or $42 cheaper to build than the last-year iPad - the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model cost is $274. Although some components, namely, the 9.7-inch Retina display, are a bit more expensive than earlier, in general the device now costs less.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office posted on Thursday another patent application. And again it was Apple that filed a patent for "Power management systems for accepting adapter and solar power in electronic devices," or, in other words, for a solar power converter.
According to the Localytics report, iPhone 5s currently represents nearly 4% of the global iPhone share. iPhone 5c still remains less demanded - it accounts for only about 2%. However, latest estimates show that Apple’s plastic handset is gaining popularity, especially in the U.S.A.
C Spire Wireless and Bluegrass Cellular - U.S. biggest regional wireless carriers - announced that Apple’s new iPad Air will become available on their networks very soon. These two companies were, by the way, among the first regional wireless providers to carry the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c earlier in October.