AWT News Update: December 18, 2017

AWT News Update: December 18, 2017

iPhone X availability rises, iPhone 6s devices with old batteries might be slowing down, and Apple raises iPhone prices in India in return for the country raising import taxes:

  • The iPhone X is now available same day at most US Apple retail stores, and production is going so well that global supply equilibrium is expected in the next month
  • Apple may be reducing the performance of iPhone 6s devices with degraded batteries to prevent shutdowns
  • India raised consumer electronics import taxes; Apple raises iPhone prices 
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Another survey: iPhone X demand will be exceptional

Another survey: iPhone X demand will be exceptional

While a survey by the Bernstein broker firm has found that demand for the iPhone X will be “substantial, but not exceptional,” another survey — by the UBS investment firm (as noted by AppleInsider — finds that the next gen smartphone — as well as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — is generating considerable buying buzz, with 69% of North American consumers planning to buy a new iPhone within the next three months.

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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the best selling smartphones in 2016

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the best selling smartphones in 2016

Looking at the fourth quarter of 2017 alone, the iPhone 7 was the 2016 best-selling iPhone, followed by the iPhone 7 Plus, based on research from the IHS Markit Smartphone Shipment Database, which tracks quarterly shipment data for more than 350 smartphone models. Apple is in the second spot among smartphone makers, shipping 50.8 million phones, down 0.8% from a year ago.

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The ‘iPhone 8’ will have to displace the iPhone 6S to become the world's most used smartphone

The ‘iPhone 8’ will have to displace the iPhone 6S to become the world's most used smartphone

According to ScientiaMobile, the upcoming “iPhone 8” will have to displace the iPhone 6s to become the world’s most used smartphone. The research group’s “Mobile Overview Report (MOVR)” notes that the iPhone 6S was the most used smartphone model in the world despite the iPhone 7 launch in September 2016.

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iPhone sales down in China, but Apple App Store revenues are up

iPhone sales down in China, but Apple App Store revenues are up

In the three-month period ending February 2017, iOS accounted for 13.2% of smartphone sales in urban China, a decline of 8.9 percentage points from 22.1% a year earlier. This marks iOS’ lowest share since the three-month period ending July 2014, reports Kantar Worldpanel.

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AWT News Update: November 8, 2016

AWT News Update: November 8, 2016

Have you voted? Well, it's probably too late for some of you to get to the polls if you haven't made it there yet, but for those on the West Coast and in Alaska and Hawaii, there's still time. While you're standing in line to make your choice for the lesser of two evils, listen to the AWT News Update and get some news about everyone's favorite tech company -- Apple.

  • Apple has begun selling refurbished iPhones at a nice 15% discount and with a full one-year warranty
  • A new Apple Support app has been released in The Netherlands, and may soon be available around the world
  • Apple's new MacBook Pro is a speedster, and it turns out that part of the company's engineering of the new models portends even higher speeds in the future
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Strategy Analytics: the iPhone 6s was the world’s top selling smartphone in the second quarter

Strategy Analytics: the iPhone 6s was the world’s top selling smartphone in the second quarter

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Apple’s iPhone 6s was the world’s top-selling smartphone model in the second quarter of 2016. Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide, according to the research group.

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