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Apple unlikely to recover from falling iPhone sales in 2016

falling iPhone salesApple analyst from KGI Ming-Chi Kuo, who has definitely proven a trustworthy source of information and predictions, forecasts year-on-year iPhone shipments will continue to fall in 2016. The total iPhone shipments for the year will likely fall below 200 million units ending up missing market expectations.

Furthermore, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple won’t be able to recover from its peak iPhone times and as a result the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will see lower sales than its predecessors. The decline in sales for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is a result of the rise of replacement demand from emerging markets not being fast enough to cover the low demand from developed markets. (more…)

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iOS 9.3 beta 7 now available to developers and public beta testers

iPhone 6sApple has started seeding the iOS 9.3 beta 7 release for developers and public beta testers. This is the last beta release of the OS before its expected public release next week.

The iOS 9.3 beta 7 includes a new Night Shift mode that changes the display temperature at night for less eye strain. Another new feature is the Touch ID and password-protected items in the Notes app.

Finally, there are new CarPlay features and expanded 3D Touch options on apps, which now includes the Settings menu. (more…)

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Sprint lets you keep switching to the newest iPhone for $22 per month

iPhone_6_PLUS_hrToday Sprint has announced a new “revolution” intended for those who are big iPhone fans. The gist of the new iPhone Forever plan is this: you get the newest iPhone for free, then start paying $22 per month. And when a new iPhone launches, you can get it. Without any additional cost. You do however need to trade in your existing iPhone. That’s it.

Furthermore, for a limited time the $22 monthly fee is cut to just $15. To benefit from this, you need to join the iPhone Forever scheme before December 31 and either be an eligible Sprint customer or switch to the Now Network from any other carrier. You also have to trade in any smartphone when you do. The rate goes back up to $22 after you’ve received your first new iPhone in 2016. (more…)

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comScore US report says Android is still more popular than iOS

Samsung-vs-AppleComScore has finished tallying up the numbers for the first three months of 2015 and it has a few facts to share about the US mobile market. The data shows that over the said period 188.6 million people in the US were identified as owning a smartphone. This is a whopping 76.9% market penetration, which definitely gives a little perspective as to why tracking usage statistics is so important, especially in the fast-growing niche. (more…)

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Apple no longer sells iPhones with a two year AT&T contract

att_planMost people nowadays tend to go for carrier-subsidized deal on smartphones. It just seems logical since you are already paying for a subscription to a certain company and most people would prefer spacing out such a huge expense. This is definitely applicable for iPhones, especially in the US, which is why Apple has carrier plans listed as a first choice on its website. (more…)

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