iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple responds to NPD’s Android sales figures Tue, 11 May 2010 17:14:18 +0000 Read More]]> Apple responds to NPD’s Android sales figures

The Loop got word from an Apple spokesperson today in regards to sales figures released by NPD yesterday on US smart phone sales for the first quarter of 2010.

Natalie Harison had this to say to The Loop :

This is a very limited report on 150,000 US consumers responding to an online survey and does not account for the more than 85 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide.

IDC figures show that iPhone has 16.1 percent of the smartphone market and growing, far outselling Android on a worldwide basis. We had a record quarter with iPhone sales growing by 131 percent and with our new iPhone OS 4.0 software coming this summer, we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.

There is no direct reference to the US sales figures in this rebuttal. But then NPD’s report doesn’t actually cover several other pertinent details. So I’d say that is fair enough. Especially, as we noted yesterday, that this report may not be as accurate as it claims to be.

The Loop and Technologizer point out, on Apple’s behalf, that smart phones other than those made by Apple are being offered in deals such as buy-one-get-one-free, and even from Amazon for as little as 1 cent.

There is no doubt that one of the reasons US sales of Android are on the rise is because they are available on networks which are more popular than the only network the iPhone is available via. US consumers can only hope that Apple address this. But Android and RIM smartphones are also being offered at bargain bucket prices in the US, whilst the iPhone is not, and never has been. Apple obviously don’t feel the need.

And when you look at their market share globally it is easy to see why.

Do you think it is crucial for Apple to get the iPhone on another network (Verizon?) as well as AT&T? Sure we’d all love cheaper toys, but should they join battle with Android and RIM and slash their iPhone prices? Or are they doing just fine with their current pricing model? Let us know in the comments.

]]> 0 Android running on Apple’s First Generation iPhone Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:29:44 +0000 Read More]]> This is just one of those stories that makes you go. Dude? What?

Well programmer David Wong, who is also known as @planetbeing on Twitter, and is a member of that venerable group “iPhone Dev Team” has finally achieved an ambition he has had since 2008.

He has booted Android on an iPhone! And has posted a video on You Tube for all to see :

It is really quite an impressive hack. Something I would be awfully proud too if I had done myself. But David does need to get out more. Really. Bless him!

Are you excited to be perhaps be able to run Android on your iPhone? Let us know in the comments.

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