Sep 252012

According to media reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the iPhone 5 sales has reached 5.0 million units. Cook also announced that it has 100 million iOS devices are running iOS 6, which means that in the 410 million iOS devices that have been sold, about 25% are running iOS. Apple just released the iOS 6 five days ago.

In the first 48 hours that IOS 6 released , partial developers said 25-35 percent iOS devices were running iOS 6, some other developers said 45%, even 49% iOS devices were running the iOS 6. The difference of iOS 6 penetration lies in the different number iOS devices, Cook said about 25% penetration rate was based on all iOS devices, including the no longer use and can not run iOS 6 iOS devices. Whichever method is used, the iOS 6 popularity speed is faster than the iOS 5, the iOS 5 penetration rate reached 21% after releasing 21 days.

For iOS application developers, it is very important, because it means that they are able to more rapidly support the iOS 6. Out of a variety of reasons, it will be increasingly difficult for the supporting the old version iOS. The new version iOS not only supports functions that the old version does not support, but also provides a lot of functions for developers, to enable them to more quickly improve and expand the applications support. The most attractive functions in the iOS 6 may be Attributed Strings and UICollectionView.

The Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android has been published nearly a year, but the penetration rate is only 20%.

Sep 252012

The report released this Monday by the U.S. time, Apple’s new iPhone 5 continues to break sales records since the release, but the new Lightning connector and the relevant adapters for the iPhone 5 gradual stockout makes Apple feel the pressure. Analyst said Lightning connector supplier shortage problem is caused by Apple suppliers replacement and productivity decline.

Apple’s new iPhone and iPod product line will use the the new Lightning connector, the new connector structure is very complex, which is 80% smaller than the previous, while it uses a new production process, thus the product yield is greatly reduced.

It is expected that the Foxlink Group is currently responsible for 60% of Apple’s Lightning connector, while the Foxconn is responsible for the remaining 40%. Although Foxconn is able to maintain steady shipments, the weakness of the former capacity has led to the emergence of the phenomenon of Lightning products in short supply. According to the data released by Apple suppliers, only when the Foxlink can maintain a high yield and be able to keep stable shipments, Apple Lightening shipments can keep stable, which means that the Lightning connector supply in the iPhone 5 initial listing will be difficult to meet the market demand.

Although there is still no specific data about the share of Apple’s suppliers, the industry generally believes that Apple’s data line orders transferred from Foxconn to Foxlink Group is the biggest reason that caused the shortage Lightning cable supply. The source revealed that Apple has asked Foxlink Group to hire more employees and increase the production line to guarantee the delivery of the Lightning data line. But all these Apple remedies still need time.

Sep 212012

According to media reports, the ad network Chitika’s analysis institution Chitika Insights said in a report on Thursday, the first 24 hours after releasing, the Apple iOS 6 mobile operating system is installed in more than 15% of the compatible devices.

Chitika Insights said, earlier today, the iOS popularizing rate has reached the highest point of 16%, and now it is currently hovering around 15%.

The data showed that since the Apple released iOS 6 to the public , the popularizing rate is of rapid growth. Before the sharp increase, the iOS 6 penetration rate is much lower than 1%, mainly the developers were using the beta version iOS.

iOS 5 popularizing rate reached 20% 5 days after the release. If the current trends is kept, the iOS 6 popularity rate will exceed the iOS 5′s.

Chitika Insights said in a similar report, the first two months after release, Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean popularizing rate is only 1.5%. The Jelly Bean is only compatible with some phones.

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Sep 202012

Several people in the legal profession said on Wednesday, Apple will require U.S. federal judge Lucy Koch to add Samsung’s infringement damages to $ 3.0 billion in a hearing on Friday.

Koch ruled last month that Samsung’s products infringe Apple patents and amounted to $ 1.05 billion in damages should be paid to Apple. The legal profession said the court thought that Samsung is “intentional infringement”, which is the basis that Apple’s claimed a compensation of $ 3.0 billion.

A legal insider said: “Because of this, Apple has decided to require Samsung to compensate of $ 3.0 billion at a hearing held on September 21 in San Jose, California.”

This Monday, Koch also dismissed Samsung requirements that to undo the ban of stopping selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computers in the United States. In June this year, the court issued a preliminary ban order on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Sep 202012

At local time on September 12, Apple launched the iPhone 5 in San Francisco. The phone has attracted many people and the general concerns of consumers in the industry from the research and development stage to the final announcement, the iPhone 5 supports 4G/LTE network, has a 4-inch screen, and equipped with a new version iOS operating system, and so on which are the most obvious features same distinction from the past iPhone products.

Some people, however, are very calm to the emergence of the iPhone 5, they seem to show not much interest whether to purchase the iPhone 5. I also listed the following descriptions that the consumer Look before you leap line:

1, 4G/LTE network technology

It has been reported that the iPhone can be used within the worldwide fastest wireless communication network, in Europe, Asia, the United States and other countries and regions the iPhone can be seen. Since the iPhone 5 supports 4G/LTE network, then you had better pray that the environment in which you live is with excellent performance 4G/LTE network.

2, the connection port

The iPhone 5 connected to the computer interface size is smaller than the previous iPhones’, which means that Apple has meant to no longer use the standard 30-pin phone connector.

3, the mobile phone subsidiary equipment

The smaller iPhone connection port maked the users have to replace all the ancillary equipment connected with the iPhone before upgrading. Apple is likely to launch a new adapter in order to achieve the purpose of the old and new iPhone connected devices compatible use, but it also means that consumers will pay for it.

4, iPhone applications

One of the reasons why the past iPhones use the 3.5-inch screen is part of the iPhone softwares were originally designed in accordance with the 3.5-inch proportion screen. The iPhone 5 with a 4-inch screen will indeed bring consumers usual feeling when play movies, but some popular software applications may not be able to be normally operated on the iPhone 5.

5, Nano SIM card

The iPhone 5 requires to use the the Nano SIM cards, which means that the old version macro SIM card can not be directly used on the iPhone 5.

Sep 192012


In fact, so far Apple iPad mini is still just a legend. However, in the past period of time, we got the news from some seniors, which makes its presence more and more real. Now, message from two Chinese companies said the 7.85-inch iPad mini tablet is in mass production stage, this news is getting iPad mini closer and closer to us.

The Heshuo factory is now also responsible for the production of iPad mini, Foxconn is not Apple’s only dependent foundries. It is said, Heshuo got 50% to 60% of the total orders from Apple , while the remaining part will be given to Foxconn.

So far we know that the news iPad mini will be announced by the official in October, and will be in the store at the end of the year, to meet the holiday spending period.

Same with iPhone 4S listing on market, we have seen countless rumors, computer renderings and the real models. Now, a new real model appears and tells us what the Apple 7.85-inch tablet looks like. It seems that the new screen frame is finer, but because this is only a model, we can not determine the difference with the actual machine.

Sep 192012


According to reports, with the iPhone 5 release on Friday, analysts indicate on how many iPhones Apple can sell. Latest news from the U.S. investment bank Piper analyst Gene Munster, Apple this week’s iPhone sales is expected to reach 8-10 million units at the best case, worst case it will also sell 6 million units.


Munster said, “We still believe that Apple’s iPhone sales this week will reach 800 million units and the figure is likely to achieve, we believe that 2 million units in the reservation form this week, even in the worst case, its sales is also likely to reach 6 million units. ” According to this view inferences,¬† when Apple released its first iPhone in 2007, within the first 30 hours of its release it reached a sales of 270,000 units. Last year, Apple sold 4 million iPhones within a week. Apple said that within 24 hours after the release of the iPhone 5, its online pre-sales reached 2 million units, which is twice compared with the iPhone 4S reservation form last year. Of course, these two online sales events are plagued by some of the original technical problems, which lead to the ultimate sales will be more memorable.


Since some iPhone 4S reservation form technical problems were solved last year, Munster believes that last week’s iPhone 5 reservation form, coupled with last week’s iPhone 5 release week¬† Apple retail store sold 3 million units iPhone 4S, its total sales reached 4 million units (including the reservation form).


Munster said, “As iPhone 5 reservation form reaches 200 million units, it is possible that the total sales in retail stores can reach 4 million units, or an increase of 33% compared to the previous year. We think that Apple has been able to create an increase of 33% over the previous year’s growth rate, because of the release of Apple iPhone 5, so this week the sales of 6million units of the iPhone is Apple’s worst-case scenario. ”


Sep 142012

Apple confirmed on Thursday that the iPhone 3GS has stopped production and the iPhone 4 will replace it to become the free contract phone.

Insiders had previously expected Apple iPhone 3GS will be sold in developing countries as a non-contract product, but Apple has confirmed that they do not intend to do so.

Last year with the release of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS became Apple first free mobile phone with a two-year contract on its core markets in the United States, which is to take Apple to break into the low-end market they had never considered competing.

However, with the iPhone 5 launch on Wednesday, iPhone 4S was transferred to the $99 price, but the iPhone 4 just released in 2010 has become Apple’s new free phone.

In fact, there has been rumors last week that the 2009 debut iPhone 3GS will be retired with the latest iPhone 5 release.

Sep 132012

According to media reports, although Apple put a number of new technologies into the iPhone 5, the company did not choose the wireless charging technology that Nokia Lumia 920 has, nor with the NFC chip which comes with the Galaxy S III.

Although some people think that Apple’s Passbook function is the NFC’s perfect partner, Apple iPhone5 does not contain the technology. The Passbook is used to store membership cards, gift cards, and a boarding pass and a baseball game tickets and other information. In an interview, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said, Passbook can complete the majority of customers required services alone without using the existing merchant payment system.

Schiller said, it is not clear if NFC can become the solutions to solve any current problems, “Passbook can do various things customers currently need.”

As for wireless charging, Schiller said the wireless charging system still need access to a wall plug base, so therefore it’s unclear how much additional convenience it can bring. At the same time, the widely applicable USB charging interface, is not only able to plug into a plug base on the wall, but also can be used on the plane or the computer. He said: “We must develop another equipment that connects to plug base on the wall, in most cases it’s actual more complex.”

As for why the company changed the connector which almost all iPhone and iPod devices released since 2003 have, Schiller said, just because if the interface is not changed, then they can not develop products as thin as the new iPhone and iPod. Therefore, the new “Lightning” connector is launched.

Nevertheless, Schiller said that Apple did not change the connector. He said: “The new connector will appear many years later.”

Sep 122012

Apple’s next generation iPhone is coming soon, not only the operators in the United States are busy, but also the FedEx. Apple’s long-term logistics partner FedEx recently announced a company-level memo that there is an “unknown” major event on the 21st and staff leaving and travel are restricted between September 21 to 24.

Apple often schedules the date of new products listing on Friday next week, On Tuesday, October 4 last year, Apple released the iPhone 4S, and the Listing Date was Friday, October 14, so it is widely speculated that Apple iPhone 5 launched on Wednesday 12th Listing Date is Friday, September 21.