A few weeks ago we heard that Touch ID was likely headed to other Apple devices in addition to the iPhone, and a new report from Asia backs up that claim. Notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities claims (via Cult of Mac) that the feature will soon come standard in most new iOS devices, such as the iPhone 5, the second iPad Air, and the third-generation iPad mini.
Apple is projected sell 86.4 million iPhones by the end of this year, crushing former market leader Nokia. In 2010, Nokia sold over 100 million smartphones -- more than double Apple's 47.5 million sold -- to lead the market. This year, however, looks like a different story, with Apple expected to climb 82 percent and grab the top spot, and Nokia projected to drop to second place with 74.4 million units sold.
Samsung looks strong in third place, with the highest projected shipment growth in among the big five companies 2011; Lin expects Samsung to ship 67 million units, up 44 percent from last year.
A new report from Mike Walkley, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, seems to have caught Android users sneaking out the back door of iPad's house. Apparently, given the choice between an Android tablet or an iPad, Android smartphone users are crushing on the sexy iPad.
Is the iPad so enticing that it will seduce Android users to other iOS and OS X devices?
While one has to wonder if it might be "too little, too late," for the white iPhone 4, apparently one analyst thinks the "mystique" factor of the iPhone could still result in a lot of sales for Apple. A lot of sales, as in 1-1.5 million!
Once you get over the disappointment that we’re not likely to see a new iPhone this June, you’ll probably start looking to September and wondering what we might see from an iPhone 5. Thankfully, the analysts are too, and they’re sharing their thoughts with the rest of us.
It’s been relatively quiet on the Verizon iPhone 4 front regarding sales figures, but that isn’t stopping the analysts from chiming in with some thoughts of their own -- such as this one, claiming that Verizon’s fast new 4G HTC ThunderBolt is outselling the iPhone 4.
We’re still a couple of days from the release of Apple’s new iPad 2, but already analysts are speculating the refreshed tablet will be nothing but trouble for Cupertino’s rivals, who may go from playing catch-up to bursting the bubble on competition.
While Apple hasn’t released figures of their own on the MacBook Air’s first quarter of availability, an analyst who has kept close watch on the new, diminutive notebook claims that the company has already shipped 1.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2010, another successful product launch for Cupertino.
There was a great deal of hand-wringing in the tech community after Wednesday’s iPad 2 announcement over just how much memory the refreshed tablet contains in its diminutive frame. While many are speculating, a semiconductor analyst out of Korea claims to know for sure.
According to a recent study, over one quarter of all applications downloaded to smartphones are used once and then never touched again. This speaks volumes to the advice that moms have been giving their children for generations: You only get one chance at a first impression.