iOS share of smartphone purchasing in Australia has seen a decline of 2.9% from 46% in the three months ending December 2017 to 43.1% in the three months ending December 2018, according to the latest global report of OS shares of smartphone purchasing from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Apple’s share of global smartphone sales leapt significantly in the three months to the end of September, with the iPhone X remaining the top selling device for the quarter and reaching its highest share yet of 9.1%.
Apple spends just US$443 (A$610) on the components for its iPhone XS Max (256GB) and sells it for US$1249 (A$1721) in the United States, according to a teardown by the Canadian firm TechInsights.
If you have a new iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Apple Watch Series 4 or are planning to pick up the iPhone XR in October, then Belkin's newly enhanced wireless charging dock will let you charge two devices wirelessly with a third via USB cable.
Anyone who knows me understands that I am not a moronic cult member who eagerly lines up to spend his (or his parents) hard-earned money each time Apple makes a new product announcement. That said, one feature mentioned in today’s announcement of the new iPhone XS and XR phones has made me seriously consider upgrading.
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, for the first time ever, has surpassed Apple to secure the number two vendor ranking in worldwide smartphone sales, according to a newly published report.
Telstra has made its iPhone X, 8 and Cellular iPad plans more competitive, presumably in response to market competition, with Telstra's still superior network the ace up its sleeve.
Smartphone shipments fell by 6.3% on an annual basis in parts of Europe in the first quarter of 2018, the biggest drop in a single quarter, according to figures from the global technology market analyst firm Canalys.
Before Apple's earnings report last week, analysts were falling over themselves to declare the iPhone X as a failure with poor sales, but not only did Apple smash the naysayers with excellent results, Strategy Analytics says iPhone X is No.1 worldwide.
Optus has upped the ante in the battle for customers in the hotly contested mobile market, launching new double data offers on selected My Plan Plus handset plans and selected mobile broadband plans.
Production of the iPhone X will be cut by half from the 40 million units planned for the first three months of 2018, a report claims.
Apple's iPhone has done extremely well in some countries, with Kantar stating Apple "is now back on form", but while it still reports "mixed performance" in some areas, too, Chinese Android users are switching to iPhone.
Noting the lack of an iPhone X model in October hurting iOS market share on nearly a global basis, Kantar also points to "Chinese challengers" being "squeezed out in home market".
Stores in India which sell the iPhone X have complained about the reduction in retail margins by Apple from 6.5% to 4.5%.
Taiwan company Foxconn Technology has recorded a 39% drop in profit for the quarter ending September compared to the corresponding period a year ago, a fall that appears to be attributable in part to production difficulties with the iPhone.
Apple's free and fun Clips 2.0 app for iOS, which makes creating and sharing fun videos on iPhone or iPad, has just received a very cool update for all compatible devices, plus some special iPhone X exclusive features.
Apple's iPhone 6 launch was massive, and with Apple already breaking earnings records set during that time more than once since, iPhone X's Apple Store queues were "off the charts" long and thus far, a huge success.
With so much happening last Friday 27 October, I forgot to note Virgin Mobile is also offering iPhone X on pre-order, and will have at least some stock in store for 3 November.
Vodafone, Telstra and Optus customers have sparked a wave of iPhone X telco pre-orders in Australia, with Spark sparking its own sales in NZ, as the world now waits for 3 November.
Augmented reality apps for iPhone models SE, 6s and up, as well as iPad Pros and the 2017 iPad are about to start flooding the App Store from Wednesday in Australia as iOS 11 launches, with Redbubble popping itself with excitement over its AR shopping art app.
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