Apple iPhone 7 Sales Boom Thanks To Galaxy Note 7 Failure
Apple's 4th quarter sales were completely bolstered by booming demands for the iPhone 7, which helped improve the slow-pacing sales slump for the Cupertino-based tech company. After releasing the much-anticipated iPhone 7 in September, Apple has been reported to have sold 45 million in the most recent fiscal quarter. It seems like Apple truly benefited from its earlier-than-usual product launch, which gave the company an earlier advantage to market the device. And of course, they also massively benefited from the Note 7 failure, which has seen a lot of Samsung users transitioning to the iPhone 7.
The Storm before the rainbow
The iPhone 7 was launched a week earlier than usual compared to prior models, which is likely intended to boost fourth-quarter sales. Since its official release, Apple has been struggling to meet demands for the iPhone 7, which has then been boosted after the problems met by its competitor Samsung Electronics, which ultimately changed their course in terms of sales, which was reported to help Apple improve its sales in the crucial holiday quarter.
Luck was in Apple's favor this year
Apple CEO Tim Cook may be relieved to see the growing success that the iPhone 7 is currently enjoying, which was a whole lot different when the device was first released, having a rather slower sales rate compared to previous iPhone iterations. It seems like with the help of some good marketing strategy, as well as Samsung's untimely downfall, the company has fully endured its first sales revenue decline in 15 years as global smartphone demands dropped significantly, until the whole Note 7 issue.
Great year, Apple!
The South Korean-based company has recently discontinued the production of its recent flagship, the Galaxy Note 7 after some devices had caught fire. When Apple announces its sales results for the 4th quarter on Tuesday, it will also feature a sales forecast for the final two months of 2016. Analysts are currently anticipating that sales are about $75.3 billion for that period. Let's just say 2016 was Apple's year.
The Secret iPhone 7 Keyboard Revealed
Steve Troughton-Smith, a renowned Apple hacker, and a developer has discovered a secret one-handed keyboard mode for the iPhone 7. He discovered it while hacking the iOS Simulator. This feature has reportedly been presenting ever since iOS 8, and have just recently been found. This "secret" feature promoted one-handed use for the iPhone. With this mode on, people are able to control their iPhones using one hand, which they normally can't since the width of the phone proves to be too wide for the thumb. It is still unclear why Apple kept it from the public, but one thing's for sure, people are happy that someone has finally found that it does exist.
Why 32GB iPhone 7 Are Slower Than Other Variants?
The iPhone 7 has three different storage variants, and while most people believe that these storage differences doesn't affect the phone's speed and performance overall, the truth is, it does. If you have a 32 GB model, chances are it will be a lot slower in terms of overall performance when you compare it to a 128 GB model. Tests have been made proving that storage capacity does really matter when you talk about an iPhone 7's overall performance, most specifically real-world tasks like typing, copying photos, or even restoring your phone from a backup
Apple iPhone 7 Sale Skyrockets Thanks To Galaxy Note 7 Recalls
With the tragic downfall of the faulty Note 7, it seems that it has already been predicted that a lot of smartphone companies would be thriving in terms of their overall sales. But among them, no company has had a better sales increase, courtesy of Samsung's discontinuity of the Note 7, than Apple's iPhone 7. Ever since its release last month, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has seen a significant jump in sales ever since Samsung decided to completely ditch its Note 7 line. With a lot of disappointed Note 7 buyers opting towards iPhone 7s instead, this was not much of a surprise.
Apple Gives iPhone 8 A New Interesting Name; Specs, Release Date And More Unveiled
The iPhone 7 might be out and are available for purchase, but a lot of people have already made their own personal takes and opinions regarding the upcoming iPhone 8. A lot of reports have been swirling about the iPhone 8, which intensified the rumors a lot more. Aside from the fact that the iPhone 8 would definitely have yet another line of upgrades and enhancements, rumors have also been spreading that Apple is considering the idea of renaming the iPhone 8, in order to commemorate the iPhone's 10-year tenure with the company, which is going to be next year, 2018, the same year the iPhone 8 is projected to be released.
Why Android Phones Are Better Than iPhones?
"iOS vs. Android" is a fairly common debate nowadays. People have their own take towards which is better. Whether it be the iPhone or the Android phones, it's largely based on personal preference. But to be practical, it is no doubt that Android phones are far better than iPhones and for so many reasons. Every point that makes Android phones way, way better than the iPhones are discussed in this article.
Apple iPhone 7: Success Or Failure?
Almost a month in since the iPhone 7s big release and analysts and Apple enthusiasts are already in heated debates regarding the overall sales performance of the infamous smartphone. Although it is still early to make such conclusions, there are already numerous contradicting online reports regarding the iPhone 7's sales. Some claimed that the iPhone 7 is also suffering from the declining sales of iPhones overall, while other posts say that the release of the iPhone 7 has been the saving grace for the declining trend.
Unlocked 'iPhone 7' And 'iPhone 7 Plus' Are Now Sold By Apple
Before Apple iPhones are always sold along with a locked carrier. It would always be inconvenient for some Apple fans as some would opt to go for jailbreaks to be able to fully use their iPhones without having any restrictions with one particular network carrier. Apple has been looking towards this problem and has now given us a solution to this problem. You can now purchase an unlocked, Sim-free version of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Just keep in mind that it will only be available online and on selected Apple stores across the U.S.
Samsung Desperate As It Offers Galaxy Note 7 Discounts
Despite the efforts that Samsung has put on towards reviving the reputation of the company, as well as they faulty Galaxy Note 7, it seems as if their efforts are not enough. Reports are now circulating that a lot of loyal fans are now abandoning even future Samsung devices. Whether this is true or not, Samsung is making yet, another effort to bring back and establish their once-solid fan base yet again. This time, they are offering full discounts for Note 7 users on the upcoming Samsung S8, S8 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 8 (whether they will still continue on with the Note series).
Why Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Banned From Air Flight?
Samsung can't seem to catch a break. After making strides on reviving their dwindling reputation, its seems as if people have already fixed their minds towards relating Samsung towards explosions and fire. Even though the Korean tech company has already made some huge efforts like issuing global recalls, offering discounts to Note 7 users, to even refunding their money, issues still keep on coming, the latest one being the banning of the Note 7s on aircraft, as announced by the FFA.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Recalls Help Increase Huawei And Lenovo Sales
With the Samsung Note 7's reputations doing down the drain, small-market tech companies like Chinese powerhouse Huawei is taking advantage of it as it has seen a significant increase in sales, particularly on its Mate 9 smartphones. With the Mate 9's high-end specs, it is suspected that most users are now opting for a cheaper yet more durable phone, which is the reason for Huawei's increased sales.
Samsung Knows Its Galaxy Note 7 Is Doomed From The Beginning
As a result of the explosions of the first release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company has recalled the smartphones and released a replacement that according to Samsung will be better. This has proved to be wrong as incidents of replacements catching fire have surfaced.
Galaxy Note 7 Poses 3 Tough Choices To Samsung
With the unending battery problems that the Galaxy Note 7 experiences, Samsung is faced with three top decisions that it can do to handle the horrid situation that it is in.
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