Apple ignores the 16GB model for the next iPhone 7

The American company will come up with new versions of its flagship device, according to “The Wall Street Journal”

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Continued interest in knowing the possible details and characteristics of the next model of iPhone, presumably called iPhone 7 if the trend continues. No official confirmation from Apple, new leaks suggest that the American company has decided to throw away the version of 16 GB of internal memory.

Instead, as revealed by the “The Wall Street Journal”, the American company will start with an entry model of 32 GB as a result of the strong demand for more capacity in the mobile phones and after the controversy over the latest iPhone 16GB whose users have complained numerous times of habitual lack of space. Moreover, it has been rumoured that the most expensive version will reach 256 GB of memory, a significant jump compared to its rivals.

This 32GB will eb the first product on the catalogue after Apple’s decision to remove the current version of the iPhone, the iPhone 6S. Maintaining the 16GB version as entry model has sparked a debate among users of the brand, which many of them consider Apple’s strategy for higher income in exchange for more space. Regarding the possible iPhone 7, the technology giant could incorporate a dual camera or could come without the 3.5 mm jack for headphones.

Another aspect that most are speculating is related to their internal characteristics. There has been some talks in recent weeks that the next iPhone 7, which will be presented in September if the forecasts are met, will double its RAM from the current 2 GB, but this is a fact that Apple does not usually communicate during product presentations anyway.

Apple Pay finally available in the UK!

Apple-Pay-phoneasylumThe payment option for Apple phones has tarted migrating outside the boundaries of North America, landing in the UK.

Apple Pay can officially be used by consumers in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and so far there are more than 250,000 businesses accepting this service, these can be found in detail by clicking here.

In this way the evolution of the cellphone payment crossed the pond and allow payment cards like VISA, Master Card, American Express and others belonging to HSBC, NatWest, First Direct, Bank of Scotland, among others.

Finally, it is believed that the following countries to accept payments on Apple Pay will be Canada and China in late 2015.

Apple gain 50% activation in the US in the final quarter!

We all know Apple are the biggest mobile phone manufacturer on the market at the moment but just how big are they?

Bigger than you may have thought that’s for sure.

According to new data released on the 23rd of January by Customer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple made record breaking iPhone sales in the last quarter of 2014 (October – December). 50% of phone sales were Apple products, while only 26% were Samsung with Blackberry at an dissapointing 0%.

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Throughout June-September Apples sales were at 28% but due to the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, their sales boosted over almost half the amount. This survey included 500 phone users, meaning there is a huge gap for uncertainty, well over 500 people have phones. 86% of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus buyers were previous Apple device customers, looking for an upgrade.

Samsung lost 25% of their customers to Apple, whilst LG lost 18%. 451 Research’s ChangeWave December Survey showed that more than 50% of early adopters plan on buying an iPhone within the next 3 months or so. In the mean time, 60% of future buyers plan to buy a smartphone with a 5 inch + screen.

Apple sold a record breaking 10 million units within their first week, they will be releasing exact data of their final quarter of 2014 within the next few days.

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Is Apple getting bigger in Samsung’s home turf?

Counterpoint Research have released a report claiming that Apple have had an amazing record-breaking 33% share of the South Korean market. According to the report, this is the first time that a foreign company has ever earned over a 20%  market share in South Korea but of course with the popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus it was bound to happen sometime!

Apple seems to be on the up and doesn’t seem to be coming down anytime soon. Samsung is also still very successful with a 46% market share in their homeland as is expected but for how long can they hold onto that share with Apple getting more popular and a lot of users migrating from Android/Samsung and onto Apple. It looks as though the Samsung Galaxy S6 is going to have to pull something good out of the bag otherwise Apple could continue on the up and Samsung may continue going down!

 

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Apple’s sales exceed expectations

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Apple are soon to be releasing their quarterly earnings but UBS seems to have an idea of how much the tech giant has taken in this quarter expecting Apple to report $68 billion, an impressive increase of more than $10 billion in comparison to last year’s $57.6 billion. Now this is an extremely impressive taking for any company in any industry and begs the question of how many iPhone’s Apple have sold over the Christmas period.
Spectators have claimed that the company have sold 69.3 million units of the 4 iPhone generations combined. This tops Wall Streets consensus of 65.5 million units in a three months period.
This would mean a 36% increase year over year for Apple because if these figures are true this means that Apple would have sold 18.3 million more iPhone’s than last Christmas quarter when 51 million iPhone’s were shipped to consumers.
So it’s looking like it could be a record breaking year for Apple. Who knows?

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Source: BGR