iPhone Dominance and Pricing Over the Years

Yes, iPhones are a big deal, which we discussed last week when the 10th anniversary models were unveiled. Since introduction, the iPhone has represented a HUGE percentage of Apple’s total revenues. As the following chart from Statista shows: “Since 2007, Apple’s iPhone sales have consistently increased. It has gone from 40 million units sold in […]

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As We Celebrate 10 Years of the iPhone, What Can We Learn from Apple?

Last month, we discussed that Apple — the world’s most valuable company — is once again rolling (after a grief hiccup). Soon, the company will begin selling the 10-year anniversary models of the iPhone. Today is announcement day for the new iPhone! [Please be sure to read both parts of this post and look at […]

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iPhone 7 2017 Prices Around the Globe

To paraphrase our 2016 iPhone pricing post:  Do you — or someone you know — own an iPhone 7? If yes, what price did you pay? We know that in the USA, service providers are not providing heavily discounted smartphones the way they used to with the formerly standard two-year contract. Nonetheless, smartphone prices still […]

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A Post for iPhone Loyalists

Over the years, Apple has revolutionized the smartphone industry — sometimes, with great advances from model to model; and other times, with more modest changes. According to Statista: “Since its introduction in 2007, Apple’s iPhone sales have consistently increased, going from around 40 million units sold in 2010 to more than 230 million iPhones sold […]

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What Is the Price of an iPhone 6s Around the World?

Do you — or someone you know — own an iPhone 6s? If yes, what was the price? We know that in the USA, service providers are not providing heavily discounted smartphones the way they used to with the formerly standard two-year contract. Nonetheless, smartphone prices still vary by provider and by deal. With the […]

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Apple: A Bump in the Road Or a Crater?

After a historic run as the innovation, value-added (in terms of market capitalization), and image leader, Apple has now hit a bump in the road — or is it a crater? What do YOU think is next for Apple? Will Apple be able to recapture its recent glory or will it become more “ordinary” in […]

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Apple’s New iPhones

For months, there was speculation about what Apple was planning for its new iPhones. In particular, analysts asked two questions: (1) Would Apple introduce two new models of the iPhone at the same time? (It has never done this before.) (2) Would Apple introduce a lower-priced model? (a strategy that the late Steve Jobs probably […]

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Does Apple NEED a New iPhone?

Apple has had a lot of good news lately, including its position as the most valuable company in the world. Nonetheless, Erik Roberts, writing for CBS MarketWatch, says: “Even though Apple’s iPhones have been indisputably popular, especially in the U.S., Google’s Android has become the dominant platform worldwide. With all the vendors piling on, there […]

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Google’s iPhone Tracking: Privacy for None?

As Julia and Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-Devries report in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked. The […]

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