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Bigger are getting bigger, and small are sharing crumples, Apple and Samsung are getting even larger share of the smartphone US market.

 

Two top manufacturers are holding over 68% of the US smartphone market, as we can see in the recent study from NPD Group. Apple with it’s new iPhone 5S and 5C line recorded the largest rise and got 42% in the Q4, growth in more then 7%. Ant the Korean company market share rose to the 26% of the market share in the Q4.

If they won, someone have to lose, and one of the biggest losers in last year was, BlackBerry company, which lost two thirds of it’s US market share. Losing row is not finished with BlackBerry, Motorola and HTC were two other losers, with LG the only other top handset manufacturer to see some year-over-year gains.

 

iPhone 101 #0 – new to the Apple world – start here!

autor: admin 10.02.2013 Comments Off

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Apple probably most famous for it’s reinventing the smartphone, iPhone has changed the way we are looking and using smartphones. One of the key things that the Apple did is creating a whole universe around the devices, with iTunes, AppStore.

Apple universe is really a complex one, and that represents one of the main problems for a new user jumping on a iPhone/iPad/Apple band wagon.  In our iPhone 101 we will try to introduce you, newcomer to the Apple world to the all terms frequently used, some tips and tricks – and all other stuff related to your new iDevice.

In zer0 edition, we will try to cover just some basic terms about iDevices. This list will be updated as we go along deeper in the Apple universe.

Iphone/iPad/iPod Jailbreak

First that you should now about your new device, is about the jailbreak. Apple has a closed ecosystem for their devices, too closed some will say. Jailbreak will allow you to install unauthorized application to your iDevice. Or even cracked paying applications for free. Also jailbreaking sometimes is the first step in order to carrier unlock your device (if it’s possible - it depends from numerous factors).

For now, jailbreaking your new iPhone is not illegal – but Apple can refuse to service you device if it’s jailbroken. However, the US Copyright Office does say that this ruling does not apply to tablets, including the iPad. They say that the “category of tablets is difficult to define,” so they haven’t made any sort of over-arching statement about that product category yet.