Apple sold it’s one billionth iphone roughly after 9 years after they introduced their most successful products. It is an great achievement by any technology company in 21st century. However Apple’s crossed this milestone while their sales are declining. According to latest reports iphone sales are down by 15%, while Apple’s nearest rival Samsung is still growing.
According to the research data published by garter in february, 2016 Samsung is now the number 1 brand in the over sales of mobile phones followed by Apple Inc and Huawei. With other Chinese phone manufacturers trying to capture more market share, Apple really need to up their game with better design and unique features to keep the iphone sales high.
The last is yet to be heard about the ongoing controversy concerning location tracking by apple iphone products. The manufacturers of the iphone apple have made available the updated iphone operating system which seeks to provide further insight into the location tracking controversy.
The iOS 4.3.3 software is available in GSM iphone4 iphones through iTunes, it is also available in iphone 3GS, iPad products and in the fourth generation of the Ipod touch.
According to the notes that was released the iOS 4.3.3 minimizes the databases sizes and eliminates cache functionality when the device is connected to the computer; the entire cache is deleted when the location functionality of the device is off. It is possible that apple may have addressed the other bugs that are connected to the controversy.
It will be recalled that there was a controversy few weeks ago about location tracking capacity of iphone products by apple. The controversy was raised by two researchers who raised alarm that the 3 G facility in iphones can track down user’s location. The location tracker had never been an issue with iphone products until the release of one of the latest models of apple products which is iOS 4 some months ago which made some revelations about their locations.
Apple has tried to exonerate itself of any blame on the location tracking issue saying that the products do not track the users and transmit back to apple.
Google Inc’s business may be affected as Verizon Wireless begins selling Apple Inc’s iPhone, given the customers a fresh option to smart phones operating on the Android Operating System.
Verizon Wireless is all set to make an announcement regarding the inclusion of iPhone to its network in New York on Tuesday, according to a familiar source. Dan Hays, partner at management consultant firm PRTM, said that Verizon is expected to replace 2 million Android iPhone shipments order in a year.
Thousand of Verizon customers will prefer to go for iPhone over Android phones, and even its own Android users may switch over, said Gene Munster, an analyst in Minneapolis.
Apple Inc is expected to ship around 9 million iPhones in 2011 in collaboration with Verizon; apart from 11 million units through AT&T, the analyst said.
Android has emerged as a top-seller in the United States and accounts for 26 percent of the smartphone market as compared to 25 percent of the iPhone. RIM’s Blackberry is leading the race with 33 percent of the market.
In the first half of the year, several Android-based LTE-compatible phones are expected to be launched in the market. However, an iPhone with LTE network will take some time to be available, according to analysts.
Analysts view that Apple may perform better than Google as far as attracting Verizon users toward smartphones for the first time.
Reports from internet indicates that personal iTunes accounts of numerous individuals were hacked.
All this started when some of iPhone application developers noticed that the App store was hacked by one particular app developer. The app developer hacked iTunes users accounts and purchased their own apps using those hacked accounts to get his apps on top of the iTunes charts.
As this report is being published more than 40 out of 50 apps by the app developer, Thuat Nguyen. According Engadget reports, Thuat Nguyen’s website link is leading to a parked page on home.com
The new Apple iPhone 4 was released in the market in June 2010. As always people made advanced booking and lined up long queue to get the new iPhone 4. News papers, magazines, website and blogs were talking about the latest gadget even before the phone hit the market.
Within hours after the phone hit the market the Apple product made another big because of flaw in the phone called, the iPhone 4 Death Grip. There are even rumors that the entire iPhone 4 shipment might be recalled.
What is iPhone 4 Death Grip?
The iPhone 4 Death Grip is the tendency of iPhone to lose signal strength when you hold the phone in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band. This happens because the iPhone antenna is located around this area.
Is iPhone Death Grip a big problem?
Though there is hysterical online reaction about the iPhone 4 death grip problem the issue is very subtle and shouldn’t be a problem for most users.
Apple’s Statement on iPhone 4 Death Grip Problem:
On its statement Apple siad that, “”Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every mobile phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available iPhone cases.”