According to a new study that was debuted on Thursday, usage rates of Apple’s iPhone in the U.S. are said to have a strong and positive connection to users’ ‘level’ of education and population density. It is said that northeastern states see a relatively higher congregation of iPhone owners than other states.
In a recent report which notes that shares of Apple stock took an unexpected slide on Thursday. This ‘slide’ also dragged the larger market down as a whole with it, after a high-profile Japanese bank downgraded their rating on the iPhone maker to “Neutral.”
Apple has plans to announce a $200 billion program to buy back shares and simply raise their dividend. This means that the company will heavily upgrade their current buyback program which was announced three years ago, analyst Kulbinder Garcha of Credit Suisse told CNBC.
UBS a research firm recently indicated that Apple has raised their previous iPhone sales, with a new record high, by selling 69 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014, which was boosted by the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus holiday sales. Other sources say that Apple sold 65.5 million, however research from the UBS Evidence Lab says that the California based company sold close to four million more.
In a report which was done by half of the surveyed buyers who plan to purchase a smartphone in the next few months are eyeing an iPhone, compared to 47% following the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus announcement in September. Investment bank Piper Jaffray made a survey of 1,004 consumers in the U.S. this month, and the results were brought to us by analyst Gene Munster in a note to investors.
Recently, Gartner had published a third quarter numbers showing some specs and growth in the smartphone market, and a strong quarter for Apple. Mobile devices overall saw as many as 456 million sold with smartphones taking a 301 million portion of the matter, which comes out to be 66% (up 20% from last year).
Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices across the world, and when Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from Pocket finds that users of Apple’s newest larger smartphones do spend more time using their saved content on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, even when they own and use an iPad.
The iPhone 6 may have gotten off to a bustling start in September, but over the span of the past three months, the mobile handset hasn’t fared quite as well as Apple may have hoped… in key territories, of course.
There was a recent report about the marketing and engagement of apps between young boys and girls when it comes to mobile device usage that caused a bit of a startle: Math and science apps are targeted toward boys three times more than girls. Well, one company is bucking that trend with their own line of edutainment apps.
A new study from Adjust was conducted to measure how apps are used and spread throughout the mobile market. The study rolled out some fascinating details, including how more math and science apps are geared toward boys three-times more than girls.