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According to the latest rumors, one of the Russia’s largest carriers, MegaFon, has signed a three-year contract with Apple. What that means is that MegaFon will soon start selling iPhones in its retail stores all over the country making the handsets available for as many as 143 million people.
It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.
Apple’s iPad Air has taken a top tablet spot in December in the USA. More than 40% of all Apple tablets sold during the holiday season were iPad Airs, reports research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Anyway, these are only the estimates.
According to Fortune’s recent report, Apple sold as many as 55.3 million iPhone units during the Q4 of 2013. It should be noted, however, that these are only the estimates made by a group of professional and amateur financial experts, not the actual results.
As usual, the predictions made by professionals and young analysts differ.
Although the PC market both in the United States and all over the world is slowly but surely declining, Mac sales continue to grow. At least in America. According to the latest estimates from Gartner, Apple’s market share in the USA in the last quarter of 2013 increased to 13.7%.
The company from Cupertino will soon announce its Q1 2014 earnings. This means Apple executives will officially unveil the results of the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini sales during the first quarter of their availability, apart from that, they will talk about iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales during the holiday season.
For the first time since iTunes Store launch in 2003, digital music sales have decreased in 2013. Industry analysts say that the reason for such drop in sales is closely connected with streaming music services - Pandora, iTunes Radio and the others. People prefer listening to their favourite tracks and albums online rather than purchasing and downloading them to their devices.
The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.
According to the latest estimates, most online Christmas orders from mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - were placed by iPhone and iPad users. What that means is that iOS still remains the most popular mobile platform in the USA. Android is, naturally, the second.
Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.
The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.
Apple will kick off its traditional ‘Lucky Bag’ one-day sale in Japan. This will happen on January 2nd. For those who don’t know, ‘Lucky Bag’ is a bag with discounted Apple products inside. It is sealed, so the customers can’t see what’s inside - and this is the point of all that stuff. Also known as Fukubukuro, the Lucky Bag promotion is a kind of Japanese local New Year’s Day custom.
Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via
Apple and China Mobile finally signed a partnership contract. Both companies confirmed the deal on Sunday and that means that iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be soon available on Chinese carrier’s network. Moreover, there’s even the exact date for this to happen - January 17th. Preorders for Apple’s new gadgets will start on December 25th.
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may market as many as 15 to 20 million iPhone units in China in 2014 if signs a deal with China Mobile. Moreover, in 2015 the company from Cupertino may increase the number of devices sold to 20 or even 30 million units. However, the success depends on Apple’s iPhone 5c merchandising strategy, Kuo says.
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