Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Making a little Applesauce...

It's been a few weeks since I've complained about Apple so here goes....

"According to the Q2 update global smart phone update, Apple saw a -4.0% sequential change in market share growth, while HTC was the big winner at +63.1%. From iSuppli: "In a sign of the growing momentum behind Google Corp.’s Android, makers of handsets utilizing the operating system represented the majority of the fastest-growing firms among the Top 10 smart phone brands in the second quarter, according to the mobile and wireless research firm iSuppli Corp."

I think Android faces an uphill climb because their Apps aren't as robust and the developers can't get paid the same rate as they do on an iphone, but there are some definite cracks in the iphone armor. Remember Apple is the stock market so it's worth watching what happens here. Speaking of cracks in the armor....

"Warranty firm SqaureTrade claims that the iPhone 4 screen is 82% more likely to break than the screen on an iPhone 3GS.

"SquareTrade said in its analysis that it examined 20,000 iPhone 4 models covered under its SquareTrade Care Plans.

Among the conclusions of the study were:

iPhone 4 owners reported 82% more damaged screens in the first 4 months compared to iPhone 3gs owners.

Overall, the reported accident rate for iPhone 4s was 68% higher than for the iPhone 3gs.

An estimated 15.5% of iPhone 4 owners will have an accident within a year of buying their phone."

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Intel has sent global stock markets up in Asia overnight as it beat it's lowered expectations. In August, Intel lowered their guidance and said there was weaker consumer demand. Today, they announced results that cleared this lowered bar and it's RALLY ON!!!

Cheers!

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