A new report out of China, a Chinese man went all out to win  girlfriend hand in marriage by proposing in the middle of a heart made from 99 iPhone 6s on Singles’ Day in China. One would be excused for thinking this would have done the job. Unfortunately, the girlfriend wasn’t impressed and promptly turned him down, leaving the guy with 99 problems. The iPhone haul is estimated to cost over 500,000 yuan ($94,400). The Nafang: SourceRead More
Writing for Fast Company, Chris Gayomali pointed out that Apple is on to a winner if they somehow managed to team up with Alibaba to launch Apple Pay in China: Gayomali piece was in response to a new report from the Wall Street Journal in which a senior Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. executive told the publication that a payment with Apple Inc would focus on the Chinese and the two parties are currently discussing specifics of a possible partnership. Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai told the Wall Street Journal: IRead More
Apple Pay is off to a great start despite Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX) best efforts to reduce the impact of the mobile payment service. According to a new report from Business Insider, Apple Pay may be less than a month old, but the service is already making a mark on one of the country’s biggest grocery chains. Apple Pay is responsible for around 1.6% of the transaction at US Whole Foods Market Stores in the 17 days, according to Mike Dudas. Mike Dudas, former mobile commerce, lead at Google, PayPal, and Braintree/Venmo,Read More
According to the latest Forbes’ survey, Apple has seen off the likes of Google and Microsoft to be crowned the most valuable brand in the world. Companies are valued based on their earnings over the past three years and the relevance of the brands in their industry and must have some presence in the US, according to the report. “A valuable brand delivers a return for the company on two dimensions,” says David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “Either it allows the company to chargeRead More
Apple iPhone
When Jony Ive was recently asked to give his take on Chinese smartphone maker – Xiaomi taking a lot of inspiration from the design of Apple products, he had this to say: Now Lenovo, another Chinese company, has taken this copying to a new level with their latest S90 “Sisley” smartphone. Lenovo’s phone is so remarkably similar to the iPhone 6 it beggars believe that such a so-call top company would stoop so low. There are numerous words you can use to describe Lenovo’s designers with theft and lazy readily coming mind.   Lenovo S90 iPhoneRead More
According to Business Insider, the time on Apple devices in printed and TV commercials use to be 09:42 since it was exactly at this time Steve Jobs unleashed the revolutionary iPhone to the world in 2007 and changed everything. It is precisely at this time, Jobs said:”Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” This time can be verified by Engadget’s live blog of the event, according to the report. Fast forward three years and the time changed to 09:41, to reflect the time the iPad was unveiled in 2010.Read More
Tim Cook
While Android fans are quick to point out Apple lagging smartphone market share in terms of volume shipped, Apple CEO Tim Cook is laughing all the way to the bank with a humongous 86 percent of the profit share in the handset induct according to one analyst. In a research note to investors, Analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity posits that the Cupertino-based tech giant is walking away with an estimated 86 percent share of industry’s total profits, which is simply “remarkable.” Key points from the report (via AppleInsider) are as follows:Read More
iPhone 6 Plus
While Apple’s arch-enemy Samsung is reporting their worst earning in years, sales of the Cupertino-based company latest smartphone  has been so successful, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is reporting that the iPhone 6 contributed to a rise in electrical and electronic goods retailing to a record 9.2% growth. This is quite amazing that a single product could have such an effect on one of the world’s biggest economy. It also proves that the Aussies really love the iPhone. According Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): “This figure was influenced by the releaseRead More
According to Horace Dediu, analysts trying to predict the market opportunity of the Apple Watch is going about wrong. Dediu believes that the market for Apple Watch is not the Swiss, or Chineses market but the number of wrist in the world. Horace Dediu: SourceRead More
A few years ago I predicted that Samsung will overwhelm Apple in the smartphone business in the same way they destroy Sony in Television market. I was wrong. The alarming decline in Samsung’s profit in the smartphone industry proves that Apple’s strategy of sticking to the high-end section of the industry is the right decision. Moreover, calls for the company to sell cheap iPhones show a deep misunderstanding of Apple is all about. You just have to look at their Mac  business to see this is a company that knowsRead More