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According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the long-awaited Apple Watch may see the record-breaking sales this year. In particular, its market share may be equal to enormous 54.8% with 15.4 million units shipped. The analysts believe Apple’s sales will beat the sales of its rivals from Samsung, LG and other vendors combined. While it is only a report based on the estimates and people’s opinion, I must admit it looks quite realistic. However, the only way to prove its objectivity is to wait for the release of the smartwatch and for the official announce of Apple’s financial results in 2015 at the very beginning of 2016.
According to a new report from a well-known and usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch won’t enter mass-production until November. Previously, it was believed that the manufacture of the smartwatch would start in September.
Looks like the development of the iWatch turned out to be more difficult than the guys from Cupertino expected. There are several reasons for that, namely, a new curved AMOLED screen, a sapphire cover etc.
Apple’s iPhone 6 may be equipped with an atmospheric pressure sensor. Such a sensor can be used not only to measure the atmospheric pressure, but also to forecast weather changes and provide the user with altitude data.
According to what Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty says, Apple's iPad sales won't grow this quarter. The reasons for such poor results are the absence of new products and the price, which is, compared to Android tablets, pretty high.
While Samsung claims it was Apple who started the severe rivalry a couple of years ago, it turns out it wasn't. Actually, quite on the contrary.
Back in 2012, the South Korean company issued an internal document, in which outlined "beating Apple" as the "#1 priority" for the year. Below you may take a look at the screenshot of the leaked document.
According to Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley analyst, Apple will reach $17.5 billion iWatch sales over the first year of release, showing a better performance than iPad with $12 billion in the launch year. Such optimistic forecast bases on the belief that iWatch will become an additional accessory for any iOS user rather than positioning itself as a completely new product.
According to research firm DisplaySearch, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a full HD display. Apart from that, analysts predict that the long-anticipated iWatch will feature either 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch display. Finally, they think Apple will release a larger iPad. But everything in its turn.
Apple is expected to release a 12-13-inch “hybrid” iPad this year and as noted by Patrick Wang of Evercore Partners, this device is sure to change the laptop market. According to analyst’s sources, the iPad with such a large screen is designed specifically for enterprise market.
Apple’s second-gen iPad mini with Retina display is expected to be an extremely popular device among customers. Some experts even claim that the new 7.9-inch tablet can easily outsell the full-sized iPad 5, which is likely to be released October 22.
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.
KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have 128GB of memory on board. Combined with the latest product parts leaks, his words seem to make sense:
We also forecast the new model will add a new look, a golden casing, and a new option for larger 128GB storage, to offer greater differentiation from iPhone 5.
Gene Munster, a famous analyst, has published a research note concerning his thoughts about the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.
According to Munster, the iPhone 5C will not boast Siri and it will replace iPhone 4S and will be selling for $300 off contract.
In terms of the phone itself, we expect the cheaper phone to have a plastic casing, 4" display, and lower end internal specs (processor, camera, memory, etc.) than the 5S/5 line up. Additionally, we believe that Apple may exclude some software features, such as Siri, which we note was not an option on the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 upon launch.
According to Reuters, Apple supplier Pegatron is likely to enjoy a 50 percent increase in Q3 revenue. The supplier reaches the figure despite the stable decline of its PC business continuing. The sector responsible for the revenue upsuge is the iPhone. The following announcement was made by Pegatron after the company did not live up o analyst's expectations concerning revenue in Q2.
“We expect revenue in the non-computing segment to grow by 40 to 50 percent in Q3 due to new consumer products. Q4 will also be higher,” said company CEO and President Jason Cheng in an investor conference.
Pegatron is most likely to be responsible for production of the low-budget iPhone 5C – the plastic iPhone. Moreover, Digitimes rumored that it may turn to be the second iPhone 5S supplier, although Foxconn is responsible for the major production. Both handsets are expected to be announced by Apple on 10th September.
Karsten Nohl claims that some SIM cards feature a flaw in the encryption technology, so that telephones with the cards can be spied on.
This flaw enables the hackers to send a spoof text message to the device. The latter will answer by revealing the 56-bit data encryption standard key (DES). Using the key, the attacker gains possibility to install dangerous software on the device and even listen in on your phone calls, access/send text messages and much more.
iOS products are used to being outnumbered by Android, although Apple manages to become a market leader in advertisement sector. According to a recent study, Apple controls 75% of mobile ads market.
The share of Android is diminishing, as Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are delivering hardly any impressions.
Ad firm Velti studied the mobile advertising market of Apple and Android, comparing figures of May 2013 to findings from 2012. The share ofCupertinocompany grew by 5%, from 59% to 64%. Whereas Android decreased its presence on the market by 5% to 36%, despite its domination of smartphone shipments. The figures of dynamics are the same, but Android loss cannot be referred to by Apple’s increase in share.