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Apple’s efforts to conquer  the US  education market has jsut received a huge boast. According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times,  the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses. In doing so, the board has adopted the proposal of schools Supt. John Deasy rather than following the advice of an oversight panel that had recommended purchasing less devices, the report said. “Board members approved a $115-million proposal that removed entirely a cap on how many iPads the district could buy for standardized testing scheduled for the spring,” HowardRead More

Posted On December 14, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Will Apple Be Crushed If Smartphone Subsidies Go Away?

Motley Fool’s Sam Mattera has come up with another “click bait” classic. According to Mattera, Apple will be crushed if smartphone subsidies go away. Here are the key points Sam Mattera use to support his theory: The iPhone doesn’t sell like a premium product – As a company, Apple positions itself to sell premium products at premium prices, pocketing a healthy margin in the process. The iPhone is no exception — at $649, it’s an expensive smartphone, and it earns Apple billions (by some estimates, about two-thirds of Apple’s profits). But the iPhone isRead More
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The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to October 2013, provided some interesting insights into the performance of Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Europe and US. According to the report,  Android remains the number one OS with 70.9% share in Europe with Apple holding 15.8%. Windows continues to achieve rapid growth and now accounts for 10.2% of European smartphone sales. Image Credit: TechCrunch Dominic Sunnebo, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, comments: “In almost all markets, the iPhone 5S and 5C releasesRead More
In What Year Apple WIll Have One Billion iOS Devices In Use? Horace Dedui answered the above question in his usual “illustrative” style using graphs. Horace Dedui: When I looked at the penetration of iPhones in the US (as a part of smartphones in total) the surprising pattern was that it followed a logistic curve (while other platforms didn’t.) If this is indicative of a particular learning process to be observed in the market, then can we extend the logistic growth pattern to iOS overall? I tried it with the assumption that at 500Read More
According to a new report from Foss Patent, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit court has overruled part of Judge Lucy Koh‘s denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung‘s Android devices from the US. The reason given by Judge Koh at the time was that Apple failed to establish a “causal nexus” between the infringing features on Samsung‘s smartphones and consumers’ demand for these features.  Here’s part of the ruling (via FossPatent): “We find no reason to dislodge the district court’s conclusion that Apple failed to demonstrate irreparable harm fromRead More
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Posted On November 11, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple’s Move To Dump Google Map Is Paying Off

When Apple launched their maps app in iOS 6, the company received lots of flak. Many of the criticisms were justifiable, which led to an apology from Tim Cook. However, former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée believed the company had done the right thing. Jean-Louis Gassée on Apple maps: Q: Then why did Apple kick Google Maps off the iOS platform? Wouldn’t Apple have been better off offering Google Maps even while it was building its own map app? Shouldn’t Apple have waited? A: Waited for what? For Google to strengthen its chokehold on a keyRead More
Apple Clarify Their Position On Government  Information Requests Apple has joined many of the top tech companies in asking the US government for more transparency on requests for users’ data. However, the company was quick to point out that unlike other companies such as Google, they are not in the business of collecting information. As a result, requests are more related to lost and stolen devices. According to Apple: Like many companies, Apple receives requests from law enforcement agencies to provide customer information. As we have explained, any government agency demandingRead More

Posted On October 18, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Horace Dediu: The iPhone Company

Dediu doing what he does best. [quote cite=”Horace Dediu” url=””]I show the stages of adoption overlaid with the derivative of the Logistic Function and Apple’s enterprise value. The derivative of the Logistic Function shows the speed of adoption, peaking at the inflection point when adoption ceases to accelerate and begins to decelerate. The peak in Apple’s enterprise value happens to fall at the exact point of inflection in the adoption curve and hence maximum growth. It could suggest that the market perceives the value of Apple to be entirely reflectiveRead More
After calculating the saturation point of smartphone in the US, Horace Dediu takes on the top five countries in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). Horace Dediu: As with the previous analysis, the graph identifies the following dates: The Innovators’ period ended in the EU5 approximately in September 2006. (The equivalent period ended in the US in February 2007.) The Early Adoption period ended in the EU5 in August 2009. (US: December 2009). The Early Majority period ended in the EU5 in August 2012. (US: September 2012) Late Majority will endRead More
Today we reported that investment firms Canaccord Genuity (analyst – T. Michael Walkley) and Raymond James (analysts – Tavis C. McCourt and Daniel Toomey) highlighting that Apple is taking the US smartphone market by storm. Apple critics would point out that it wouldn’t be long before the US smartphone market saturates, resulting in Apple demise. However,  a new report from Horace Dediu suggest that the US smartphone market is unlikely to become saturated before late 2020. If true, this is great news for current and potential Apple investors. Asymco By using Rogers’ Diffusion ofRead More

Posted On October 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Canaccord: iPhone 5S/5C Are Selling Well In The US

In a note to investors, Canaccord Genuity’s T. Michael Walkley said (via Tech.Fortune.cnn) that Apple’s latest handsets have seen very strong initial sales at the four top U.S. carriers and worldwide. “Our September surveys indicated very strong initial sales and back orders for the iPhone 5s and strong iPhone 5c sales at the four tier-1 U.S. carriers and also in international markets.” However, Samsung’s S4 continues to hold its own against the iPhone 5c at two of the top carriers – Verison and T-Mobile. This prevented Apple’s iPhone 5s/5c from having a clean sweep ofRead More
According to a new report from The Nation, a Thailand based news outlet, a local company – Cable Thai Holding (CTH), has sued US-based Apple Inc and its local office for allegedly violating the Thai cable-TV operator’s rights, and is seeking Bt100 million (US$3 Million) in damages. Cable Thai Holding (CTH) – the exclusive holder of English Premier League (EPL) football broadcasting rights in Thailand, has accused Apple of violating intellectual property rights for commercial purposes and counterfeiting or altering a registered trademark. This is in relations to Apple making an app called “Sport Channel” available onRead More