Monthly Archives: "December 2014"

Here’s How Apple Could Sell 200 Million iPhones In 2015 Writing for The Motley Fool, Adam Levy posits that Apple is in a great position to sell over 200 million iPhones in 2015. The Cupterino-based company sold 169 million iPhones in 2014, which represents a 13 percent increase in sales from 2013. A similar increase would take the company close to the  200 million mark. Here are some of the key trends Levy believes would push the iPhone sales to the 200 million in 2015: Most consumers upgrading to theRead More
Quartz (via China Daily) is reporting that Alibaba’s Alipay payments affiliate announced on Tuesday that users will be able to authenticate their accounts using Touch ID  instead of using passwords. This latest move indicates that the company is looking to strengthen their ties with Apple which could ultimately lead to Alipay, the biggest digital payment platform in the world, using Apple Pay. As highlighted by the report, the CEOs of both companies have already expressed an interest in working together in the future. Apple recently signed a deal with UnionPay, a state-own rivalRead More
According to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to October 2014, sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is on a tear and on course to break sales in the first quarter. The data shows that the launch of the iPhone 6 has sent Apple’s share of British smartphone sales up 10.4 percentage points. Apple now accounts for 39.5% of British sales, its highest ever level.” “Apple has experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanksRead More
According to a new report from Stabley Times (via Daily Mail), Apple is set to release two new iPhones in 2015, a departure from their once year upgrade cycle. The report pointed to new mobile plans such as the Verizon NEXT and AT&T EDGE, which allow customers to upgrade their smartphone early as one of the reasons Apple might move to this new strategy. Another reason proposed is that Apple wants to launch the iWatch with a brand new hardware: Personally, I can’t see this happening for reasons too numerous toRead More