While we generally try to stay out of the Android vs. iOS or Samsung vs. Apple debate, we have to laugh when people point out that Samsung's superior sales hurt Apple. The laughter is because Apple is cleaning up in just about every aspect, aside from having huge amounts of devices like Samsung does. Indeed, Apple's dominance in individual product sales and income has been highlighted again by a Bloomberg report that shows that Cupertino rakes in 90% of all the profit made by smartphones.
It seems as though some users of the newly launched iPhone 6s (and last year's iPhone 6) are experiencing issues with their new flagship smartphones from Apple. The problem appears to have started post update to iOS 9.0.2 and results in the handset getting all weird and even switching itself off randomly.
Since Apple launched the iPad Pro (Apple Pencil and all) at the start of last month, the trail has gone a bit cold for the tablet come laptop wannabe. Cupertino has not said when the device will launch, but a report out of Japan points to an early November launch for the iPad Pro, with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard landing at the same time.
Last year the iPhone 6 was a monster hit and swept all before it to breaking just about every smartphone sales record there is. Surely the only way was down for Apple and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus? Not quite as Apple has just officially revealed that it shipped a whopping 13 million units of the new iPhone 6s range over the first three days of release.
The pink (ahem, we mean rose gold) iPhone 6s is proving to be something of a hit among consumers with the device making up the majority of pre-order units. Much like the gold iPhone 5s launched two years ago, many people thought the color option simply wouldn't look good or appeal to consumers. However, Apple proved us all wrong twice is seems.
We are not exactly surprised to see that Verizon has created a program for upgrading the iPhone year after year. The company followed T-Mobile's path by doing away with subsidized contracts, which prompted Apple to create its iPhone Upgrade Program and for T-Mobile to follow suit. Verizon is now joining the party with its Device Payment option.
At the end of last week we showed how a third party researcher claimed Apple's iOS 9 adoption rates were at 18%, but said that this may be exaggerated. However, Apple has revealed today that the actual figures are well above anything predicted so far as iOS 9 has been downloaded to more than 50% of all devices running Apple's platform.
Apple is showing what a tight ship it runs once again as iOS 9 adoption rates are already approaching 20% just days after it launched. Of course, whether a tight ship is your particular thing or not is another matter, but it is impressive that Apple can get this kind of mass updating done efficiently.
Oh yeah, do you remember the Apple vs. Samsung court battle that has been rumbling on in the United States for what seems like centuries? Well, that's still happening. Apple has just grabbed a "win" of sorts as the court found that Samsung infringed on Apple's software with some of its older Galaxy products may result in them being banned, if Samsung does not remove the naughty software in question that is.
With carriers starting to decrease subsidized contracts it is easy to see how Apple could be one of the companies most affected by the change. With consumers having to pay full prices for smartphones, they are more likely to look for affordable device or those that offer bang for your buck. Apple's expensive iPhones may be out of the reach of many people, but Cupertino has a plan to solve that potential problem.