Oct 182012

According to media reports, online advertising network Chitika said various models iPhone accounted for nearly half of the smartphone Web traffic, the iPhone 5 accounted for 3% and the other models iPhone accounted for about 43%.

In contrast, Samsung’s products accounted for 17% of the smartphone Web traffic, among which the Galaxy S3 accounted for 2%.

Chitika said earlier this month, the Web traffic iPhone 5 generated has exceeded the Galaxy S3.

Chitika today’s data shows that the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 Web traffic has exceeded all BlackBerry phones, the BlackBerry smartphone accounted for 2% in all smartphone Web traffic. Windows Phone accounted for 1% in all smartphone Web traffic.

Apple and Samsung basically control the smart phone market, the two companies are in fierce competition and try to expand their own advantage, RIM, Microsoft and other Android handset makers are just competing for the third place.

Chitika’s data also shows that other Android phone except Samsung accounted for 34% in the smartphone Web traffic.

Oct 172012

As we all know Google is developing new version Google Maps for the iOS 6, iOS has been pre-installed Google Maps since the first generation iPhone was released in 2007, until iOS 6 release, Apple replace Google Map with its own map.

Now through the developer benguid we got the first screenshot of the iOS 6 version Google Maps, and benguid said due to using vector-based map design, iOS version Google Maps is very smooth.

The iOS 6 version Google Maps supports two-finger rotation, the map can be rotated to any angle, and it can be perfectly adapted with the 4-inch big-screen on the iPhone 5. The above screenshot is shot from the early alpha version.

At present we do not know when Google will releas this Google Maps specially developed for iOS 6, but we will be the first time to follow up when obtain accurate news.

Oct 092012

According to media reports, the Apple iPhone 5 demand has been quite strong. Three days after iPhone 5 release on the September 21 the shipment has been over 5 million units, Apple said.

But Apple’s component suppliers in Asia indicate that Apple fans may need to wait a longer time before buying the iPhone 5.

The Foxconn labor disputes upgraded last weekend. The Wall Street Journal reported that Foxconn factory producing iPhone in China has labor disputes, but Foxconn denies employees stopping work due to this. Labor rights protection organization China Labor Watch said, in a Foxconn factory producing iPhone 5, as many as 4,000 employees stopped working, resulting in a day downtime of iPhone 5 production line. This is not the first time for Foxconn suffering labor disputes. Labor disputes may affect the production schedule of Foxconn, before the eve of the Christmas sales season, Foxconn is on full capacity to meet Apple’s needs.

Some analysts said the NAND flash memory chips in short supply may cause iPhone 5 out-of-stock. According to China Taiwan area network chip market DRAMeXchange, due to strong demand of consumer electronics manufacturers, in the past few weeks, the NAND flash memory chip prices rose sharply by 11%. Apple purchased NAND flash memory chips from several chip makers, including Samsung, Hynix and other manufactures. However, if it’s in a serious shortage, Apple will be forced to seek other suppliers. Apple has been part of the iPhone 5 memory chip orders transferred from Samsung to other chip manufacturers in Asia. Samsung market share is approximately 40% in NAND flash memory chip, Samsung smartphones and tablet PCs also uses its own flash memory chips.

iPhone 5 display uses a display technology called “in-cell”, which can reduce the thickness of the display. But Asia “in-cell” display suppliers are mainly LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display, who said that the “in-cell” display is more difficult to manufacture than traditional display. For example, Sharp began delivery of iPhone 5 screen from last month. Samsung uses a technology called “AMOLED” (active matrix organic light-emitting diode panel), therefore the “in-cell” display suppliers are relatively less.

Sep 272012

According to media reports, technology news site examiner quoted analyst Paul Mueller reporter and said that Apple may be developing a screen aspect ratio of 16:9 iPad prototype.

Muller said he had communicated with three independent sources close to Apple, these three individuals agreed that Apple is developing widescreen iPad, and it will not be the rumored iPad mini, but a full-size next-generation iPad. Mueller also said within the next few weeks he will disclose more news about the widescreen iPad.

In view that the iPhone 5 has already been configured with widescreen display, it will be reasonable for Apple to use widescreen display in the iPad, but this idea is also problematic. The Tech blog site Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz pointed out that, due to close to the paper, the 4:3 screen aspect ratio is more suitable for most tasks. The 16:9 screen aspect ratio is more suitable for video, but the video is not the most common use for iPad. However, since Apple launched the Airplay Mirroring, if the iPad screen aspect ratio is consistent with the user’s television, there will be a better performance.

The screen aspect ratio changes also face technical challenges, as it will affect the end-user experience. To increase the iPad size is unlike to increase iPhone size which is attractive, because its screen size has reached 10 inches, continuing to increase the size does not match most people’s expectations. Because the Lightning interface required space is less than the 30-pin connector, the feasibility to produce Widescreen is higher, but widescreen display means that the available display area decreases, the user experience will be affected.

Examiner reported that its sources said there is possibility that the Apple is developing the widescreen iPad, but the news can not be confirmed. It is worth noticing that Muller and Diaz have made mistakes in predicting the products of Apple and other companies.

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 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


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 172012

The Korea Times reported on Sunday, Samsung plans to release the next-generation flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 on “Mobile World Congress” (MWC) in February next year.

The report quoted the Samsung senior officials saying that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S4 in the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona next year and latest in March it will be listed in the world.

In May of this year, Samsung just released the Galaxy S3. Samsung IT and mobile business unit director Shin Jong-kyun said last Wednesday that the Galaxy S3 will be sold more than 30 million this year, Earlier this month, Galaxy S3 sales reached 20 million units.

The senior official also said Samsung Galaxy S4 release is only nine months time from Galaxy S3, therefore it is sufficient to inhibit the Apple iPhone. Last week, Apple just released a new generation of product iPhone 5, this Friday it will be the first listing in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

The senior official said, in the hardware specifications and software features, Galaxy S4 will be a most powerful smart phone of Samsung. Galaxy S4 will support LTE network, uses Samsung’s Exynos brand application processor and quad-core chip. Currently, based on different sales countries, Galaxy S3 sseperately uses the Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Galaxy S4 adopts the OLED screen, the screen size will become 5 inches from Galaxy S3 4.8-inch. It still uses Google Android system. The senior official said: “Samsung plans to upgrade once a year, Galaxy S4 is the first product implementing the strategy.”

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.