It might sound a little unintuitive, but according to a poll of 16,000 consumers conducted by the Yankee Group last month, iPhone ownership in the United States will surpass that of Android devices by 2015 through customer loyalty alone.
When Tim Cook took over as Apple’s CEO in 2011, many pundits predicted the end of the company. Without Steve Jobs, they said, Apple was doomed. Since then Apple has become even more successful. Apple fans say that’s because Tim Cook is the right man for the job, the keeper of Steve Jobs’s flame, but critics say he just hasn’t had enough time to mess things up yet.
Of course, we at Mac|Life know full well that the iPad is in a class by itself, but after two years and three revisions, we figured at least one of its competitors would have stepped up to challenge its throne by now. So after reading the umpteenth report of market domination by Apple's mighty tablet, we got to thinking: What it is that the iPad's biggest competitors can't seem to get right?
Granted, there aren't too many criticisms about the new iPad; but then again, there aren't many complaints about the iPhone, either, and Apple's been fighting off formidable Android challengers for years. Among the dozens of failed attempts, there are five major things that each would-be iPad killer has gotten critically wrong (and that's with giving them all a pass on the retina screen).
Apple users know what it’s like to buy a product for its potential rather than its current value. New Mac owners waited nearly a year to see a significant number of products make use of the speedy Thunderbolt ports built into their hardware. Now the waiting game has begun with next-generation wireless networking.
With the the continuous popularity of the iPad and iPod touch, the iPhone's upcoming availability on two American networks and the Mac's growing market share, Analysts are predicting that by 2012 there will be 200 million FaceTime capable devices in the hands of consumers. Consequentially, we predict that by 2012, approximately 200 million people will be fixing their checking for goop between their teeth every time they think about answering the phone.
iPad users are using Apple's newest device to surf the web so much that
it accounted for over five percent of mobile web traffic on its launch
day. At least, that's what Quantcast Corporation, a web analytics outfit based in
San Francisco and New York, said in a blog post last week.