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China Approves Sale of Apple 3G Device

Written on May 31, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center approves sale of unnamed Apple 3 device

The New iPad may finally hit the Chinese shores soon. China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has approved a license to sell an unknown Apple 3G device.

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New iPad, To Launch in Additional 30 Countries This Weekend

Written on May 09, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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New iPad awaits certificaton before arriving in China, Honduras, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Paraguay and the Philippines.

Apple is set to launch the New iPad in additional 30 countries on May 11 and May 12.

In May 11th the New iPad will arrive in Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Morocco, Peru, Taiwan, Tunisia and Vietnam. While on May 12th it goes on sale in the following Middle eastern countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

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iPhone 4s, Still In Demand Six Months After Launch

Written on April 13, 2012 by Lulu

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According to a survey, the demand for Apple's iPhone 4s is still high, six month after its release

A recent survey conducted by ChangeWave shows that Apple’s latest handset, the iPhone 4s is still very much in demand, six months after it was launched.

The firm conducted the survey to over 4,413 consumers and 56% said that they intend to buy an iPhone 4s in the future. The demand for the latest iPhone is up by 2% compared to last December’s survey, amidst the growing competition and rumors of the upcoming release of the iPhone 5.

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Apple’s U.S. Mac Sales Up 20% in Current Quarter

Written on September 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The Apple company is seeing outstanding sales rates this quarter with its U.S Mac sales up to 22 percent.

New NPD Group figures disclosed that Mac sales in US have increased to 22% in July and August, Piper Jaffray analyst – Gene Munster – reported.

Gene Munster pointed out that this achievement was attained when the company introduces the OS X Lion operating system last July, and updates the MacBook Air and Mac Mini models. And since the sales rush would be seeing a decrease in September, he speculated that Apple might be able to sell 4.4 million to 4.6 million Mac units before the current quarter ends.

“We believe that Mac sales in the month of August benefited from new Mac products,” Gene Munster affirmed in a research note. “On July 20th Apple released OS X Lion, a $29 download also included in all Mac sales on or after 7/20. Since the Lion release timing was known, Apple likely benefited from pent-up demand for Macs, which also explains soft NPD data in the month of June (+7% y/y). The company also released updated versions of the MacBook Air and the Mac mini on 7/20, which provided a tailwind for Mac sales in the month of Aug.”

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Apple and Samsung: Reigning the Smartphone Market

Written on August 01, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Strategy Analytics revealed last Sunday that Apple and Samsung takes the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the global smartphone market share respectively.

As reported by Strategy Analytics last Sunday, Apple and Samsung Electronics out pointed Nokia in the global smartphone market for the Q2 of 2011. Apple claimed an 18.5% share in the market, with sales of up to 20.3 million iPhones. Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics dominates the number two spot with 17.5% of market share. The company sold 19.2 million units.

On the other hand, Nokia’s sales went down to 16.7 million units in second quarter of the year. Last year, the Finnish mobile phone company rolled out 23.8 million handsets, claiming 38.1% of the global smartphone market share.

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Apple, to Ship 1.5 Million MacBook Air Systems in Summer

Written on July 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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With the MacBook Air adding up the latest generation Sandy Bridge processors, Apple might be planning to build orders of over 1.5 million products by summer.

Late yesterday, some sources claimed that Apple is planning to ship a number of 1.5 million MacBook Air systems by summer. Previous statements said that the company already produced 400,000 to 500,000 Core i5 models last June, and was still persisting to have this huge number through the months of July and August.

According to Digitimes’ current rate record, Apple will be having 1.2 million – 1.5 million MacBook Airs to be shipped in summer. Apple also estimated that if the shipping becomes successful, they will be able to attain 13 million to 14 million of shipped MacBook products before the year ends. And if they would perform well on this plan, they might hit 15 million.

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Apple’s iPad Sales, Beating Down PCs

Written on July 20, 2011 by Lulu

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Apple declared that there's an equilibrium on supply and demand in the iPad market, as its sales are beating out the new PCs' sales.

Apple declared on their third quarter result call that almost all of the region – where they ship their iPad – are finally achieving a “balance” between the supply and demand in the market. The company sold as many tablets as it could be throughout the quarter, due to the shrinking of US shipping times to one to three days.

Apple currently has almost three weeks of iPad shipping schedule in their inventory. The company emphasized that the third quarter iPad sales were so high, it would beat out sales of new PCs. The said company also added that enterprise adoption has taken off in defiance of usual conservatism with new products. That said, 86% of the Fortune 500 and 47% of the Global 500 are occupied to be testing or deploying iPads. Even several major clients are rolling out custom apps including GE, Boston Scientific, Cedar Sinai Hospital, Standard Charter and Salesforce. Alaska Airlines and American Airlines also use iPads in cockpits. This performance has carried out to the educational realm as well, where Apple says it sold more iPad to K-12 schools than Macs in just a period of five quarters.

Apple mentioned that the production of iPad is still on-going. The production increased by 4.5 million units in the third quarter of this year alone, and a large boost is predicted to come in the near future.

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Surprise! DVD Sales Sink, Digital Sales Rise in US

Written on May 05, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Soon to appear in your local museum of digital history: DVDs.

Well, viewers can’t say they didn’t see it coming. With the advent of digital content, it’s only a matter of time until DVDs become obsolete. A recent sales report from the Digital Entertainment Group in Los Angeles raised the curtains to reveal that DVD sales in the US sank by as much as 20% over the past 12 months. Digital sales however show a significant improvement, banking 9% increase over the same time frame.

According to the DEG report, sales of DVD and Blu-ray packaged goods fell from $2.6 to $2.1 billion. While total US home entertainment spending fell drastically from $4.6 to $4.2 billion. Digital sales however tells another story, as subscription-based rental and streaming boosted a total of 33% from $523 to $696 million.

So to whom should people put the blame on the DVD’s impending doom other than the obvious “digital is way better so everyone’s jumping there?” DEG notes that it was due to four “tentpoles”, which totaled in $1 billion in Blu-ray and DVD sales in Q1 of 2010. Plus, the 2010 Easter holiday season which fell outside the sales period.

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Panasonic Confirmed: 3D TV Sales Surpassed HD TV

Written on February 27, 2011 by Adam Eve

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The sales on 3D TV surpassed the HD TV market adoption? How true could that be?

In an attempt to recover the big investments made in 3D technology, the industry has been in survival mode for quite a while. But this time, Panasonic CTO, Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, claims that the masses have finally warmed to the 3D TV platform. According to the CTO, “Within North America, the industry shipped some 2 million Full HD 3D enabled televisions after just nine months on the market.”

While people can say that Eisuke Tsuyuzaki has a point regarding the market’s quick adoption of 3D TVs, the statement needs to contextualize. Panasonic and its competitors committed just a part of the budget to get HD TV in the market compared to 3D. In addition to this, the 3D TV platform also had a showcase film – the Avatar – to reveal what it’s really capable of, but the sales were still slow out of the gate.

Maybe 3D TV viewing can become a big business. But suggesting that the industry is where they hoped it would be is a lie.

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