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Greg Joswiak, Apple VP of iPad, iPhone and iPod Marketing, in a short interview to TV Tokyo revealed that iPhone market share in Japan is close to 70%. When asked about the next-gen iPhone 6, Joswiak avoided answering the question. Well, this is what Apple employees usually do after they hear questions about the upcoming products.
The company from Cupertino remains U.S. top smartphone manufacturer with Samsung and LG coming in the second and the third place respectively. Moreover, Apple’s market share continues to grow, comScore reports. However, Google’s Android is still the top smartphone platform as nearly 52% of devices on market have Android on board.
Like every Sunday, I’ve come up with a list of most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Without wasting time, let’s take a look at these posts.
According to Forbes, Apple has sold about 500 million iPhones. It took the company from Cupertino nearly 7 years to accomplish this task. The figure includes all models and all versions of the smartphone released after 2007.
Although Apple admitted that iPhone 5c sales are lower than expected, this device is still way more popular than any Blackberry, Windows Phone or Android flagship. Yep, this mid-tier smartphone managed to outsell even Galaxy S4 in the winter quarter.
Apple is currently thinking about launching an iTunes Store app for Android, Billboard reports. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a new subscription-based music streaming service. The main reason for such radical actions is quite obvious: U.S. digital album sales have recently started to fall.
According to Wall Street Journal, the number of iPhone users has increased one million last month thanks to the launch of the smartphones on China Mobile network in mid-January. The mobile operator has declared that the annual sales of the company are falling for the first time over the last ten years due to tough competition.
According to a normally reliable analyst Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley, iPhone sales can be stronger than expected this quarter and there’re several possible reasons for that. Let’s take a brief look at these reasons.
Apple on Tuesday released a cheaper iPhone 5c model with 8GB of memory on board. The UK carrier O2 was the first to offer the updated handset via its online store. The prices for iPhone 5c, as you may see at the link above, range from free to £409.99 (this is about $680).
A large number of existing iPhone users may upgrade to iPhone 6 because of its larger display, claims analyst Brian Marshall of ISI Group. Apart from that, Apple’s next-generation handset may lure new users - those people who previously used Android devices.
The analyst believes that the company from Cupertino will release two iPhone 6 models, one with 4.7-inch display and one with 5.5-inch display. Apple is expected to unveil both smartphones in the second half of 2014.
Russia’s second largest carrier, Megafon, has signed a deal with Apple to sell iPhones in Russia,
According to information of the Commercial Times via DigiTimes, Foxconn is likely to receive an order from Apple for 90 million units of the iPhone 6.
Buoyed by shipments of iPhone 6, Apple's smartphone shipments are expected to rise 23% in 2014 compared to 13% growth posted a year earlier, the paper quoted Wei Chen, an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets, as saying. However, the growth rate of global smartphone shipments is expected to slow to 28% in 2014 compared to 40% in 2013, while sales of smartphones in mature markets are likely to edge up only 4%, down from 5% a year ago, Chen added.
'Shop Accessories' is a new section to be found in the online Apple Store.
You can purchase different accessories in the new section, such as Bags, Shells & Sleeves, Cables and Docks, Headphones, Speakers, and more. The icon for the Accessories section is located at the top right of the navigation bar.
Apple TV also boasts its own section of the Online Store. This is believed to boost sales the increase product awareness.
The United States House of Representatives has recently passed a bill that makes phone unlocking completely legal on the whole territory of the USA. However, it’s too early to celebrate - the document is yet to be approved by the Senate. And this is very unlikely to happen, reliable sources say. Apart from that, the unlocking is likely to remain illegal for those who plan to resell the unlocked devices.
The NPD Group's Mobile Phone Track reported that Apple occupied 45% of the U.S. smartphone market in 2013. Over the year 2013 the market increased by 21%, with the total figure of 121 million smartphones sold. In Q4 the growth slowed down and were only 10% higher than those of the previous year.