Makes sense for Apple to come out with a cheaper phone. Think about it, the most money earning part of all smartphones aren't the device itself, but the apps that they get commission from each sale. With more consumers using their device, they can earn more from app sales.
knowing Apple,there budget iphone will be £400. well Samsung have no worries nor Android. Samsung will still be the market leader.
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2013"Apple will continue to scale up their better engineered operating system." Really? ... moreWhere do you think Google and Smasung came from buddy? LMAO.. you heard of the court case? geez. some people are so silly
AnonD-1825, 25 Jul 2013"iPhone named 'Most Social Device,' leads mobile and desktop in Web content sharing
Ap... moreThat's because people buy iPhone's and Galaxy S4's with a set purpose in mind.
Most other low-end Androids are simply phones people use to make calls and send texts, since their hardware makes them unusable for anything else. They just use "Android" as a catch phrase, they could be running as a feature phone and no one would care.
That's what gives Android these low stats, and that's the problem with Android. The software is inconsistently applied, and only a few phones out there really make use of Android as a proper OS.
"By the way, Samsung is now more profitable than Apple."
What a throw-away comment. Samsung as a company is HUGE and highly diversified.
Samsung Electronics (a subsidiary) employs 200k people, Apple as a whole company 80k. Samsung Electronics' 2012 revenue was USD 180 billion, Apple's USD 150 billion. You gotta read things in context.
How many phones does Samsung Electronics release to the market each year vs. Apple?
You can't compare them based on revenue alone.
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2013"Apple will continue to scale up their better engineered operating system." Really? ... moreYes, really. Clearly you don't understand what
I wrote. You think having loads of customization options is what I meant by "scaling up" the OS. This is not about having toggles and lots of confusing buttons to push at a UI-level. This is about low-level code that, in Android, prohibits continued development of the OS into something responsive, hardware efficient, and easy to use.
In iOS and Windows, because they are better engineered at a lower-level (the API layers, memory management, and other stuff users can't see), Apple and MS have the opportunity to scale up a desktop-standard OS as hardware improves. Both iOS and WP employ native desktop standards, based on Darwin and NT respectively, using C++ and Objective C. In Android, given its reliance on Java (an ageing, high-level language used in smartphones ten years ago) and the failure of Project Butter last year to make the OS consistently smooth, OEMs are restricted to adding more cores, more RAM, and higher clock speeds in order to match the competition.
Think about it: there are old PCs out there today, with 2GB RAM and old dual core CPUs, that run better than Android phones with the same amount of RAM and ridiculous quad and octa core chips. Clearly something is wrong if a tiny smartphone requires that amount of hardware in order to achieve a fraction of the performance of an older PC.
Analysts and haters proven wrong... AGAIN!
The usual "Apple is doomed" headlines will make its way around in just a few days tho lol.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2013Android is a poorly coded piece of software originally intended for digital cameras, not phone... more"Apple will continue to scale up their better engineered operating system." Really? iOS 7 copies a million things from what android did 2 years ago. Enjoy your toggles...when you get them a few months from your "well-engineered " operating system. By the way, Samsung is now more profitable than Apple.
Very impressive! There is no company like Apple!
That's higher than all Android, WP, BB combine.
Other tech company should learn from this god tech.
Something tells me Q4 will be much much bigger with new iPhone ; 75 Million iPhone, 42 Million iPads and 18 Million Laptops.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2013More than millions of icrap users sleeping proudly with their boring I phones. Boring and rest... moreI have both an Android phone and an iPhone and for me the overall experience of using the iPhone is much better. When I grew out from widgets and customization I realized that the OS is often laggy, the selection of the apps is inferior to the iOS apps and it is more cluttered... The iOS in not perfect but it is very well designed to the minute detail. It simply breathes quality....and the hardware, too.
One word - impressive.
Just as they are about to launch budget end models. It also goes to show you early adopters/tech journo's and enthusiasts sometimes live in their own bubble at times.
I don't think their end of year results will be as good as all other major hardware oem's are feeling squeezed from Chinese handset makers.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2013More than millions of icrap users sleeping proudly with their boring I phones. Boring and rest... more"iPhone named 'Most Social Device,' leads mobile and desktop in Web content sharing
Apple's iPhone racked up the highest per-device stats with 12.4 percent of users more likely to share while on the device. Second and third place went to Android and BlackBerry, which showed 7.4 and 6.3 percent, respectively. As can be expected, most mobile sharing went through social media websites Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Facebook, for example, accounted for 60 percent of all mobile sharing. "
IPhone, device which people actually use, thats iPhone.
Always when these researches comes which measures device usage, apple always wins hansdown.
People tend to like to use their iOS devices a lot.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2013If this site had likes you'd have more than PSY's gangnam style :)This site actually have likes. But almost no-one use them
More than millions of icrap users sleeping proudly with their boring I phones. Boring and restricted basic mobile, but high cost , that is iphone.
yeah, 24 Jul 2013a smartphone isnt a portable PC. A smartphone is just a phone which has the capabilities of ru... moreAgree, people easy forget whats the real meaning of smartphone.
I don't see any time soon run Prototype or AutoCAD 3D on my Smartphone hehehe