Based on the sales numbers from previous Quarter it appears that iPhone is losing its momentum. Over the last few years, there hasn’t been a new innovation in terms of phones. When iPhone burst into fame, it was the multi touch UI and Appstore. But over the last few years almost every phone has all these features and competition is only on the Speed and Megapixels etc.
Android market has also matured well and several low end Android offering does what iphone does reasonably well. And In high end space Samsung is churning out several exciting offerings which have for past year bettered iPhone in all departments.
Going by Apple’s release cycle for iPhones, we should expect an iPhone 5S shortly, and with a 5S Apple will try to match the same form and look and feel. But considering that iphone 5 didnt evoke excitement in the Smartphone market, will 5S make any ?
If Apple wants to catch Samsung in this game, they need to think different and come up with something innovative or more exciting, guess would be a totally refreshed iPhone 6 instead of iPhone 5S.
But if Apple still believes in maintaining a tight schedule, most likely in 2 years time, Samsung will overtake Apple even in its home turf in US.
I was one of the early adopters of iPhone 5, got it through pre-order on day 1. I badly wanted to get back to ios after some difficult time with Galaxy S2 on ATT (Part of it was battery drain in the Samsung ATT custom build of Android).
It has been a smooth ride with iPhone 5, some new after features and a better camera etc. But once in a while my mails would stop arriving, I have 2 exchange and Gmail configured. When I’m out with my family, I will suddenly realize that I’m not receiving mails anymore. On closer look iPhone would have lost the data connection, and it wouldn’t pick up LTE, till I restart the phone.(Restart & Apple no way right 🙂 ).
On the other hand none with Galaxy S3 had the same issues, and once few other of my colleagues got the new iPhone 5 did we find that it common to all iPhones, Local ATT suggested switching off LTE. The phone is now doing fine on 4G, but with LTE the device couldnt stay connected.
So anyone else from other cities facing the same problem??
There was a lot of disappointment for fans and media outlets alike, There were moments of brilliance during Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook’s keynote but overall the event fizzed out in the hardware segment.
For starters there is no iphone 5 yet, just a beefed up iphone 4S with A5 dual core processor and 8MP camera. Both these improvements were on expected lines to keep up with the competition.
The iphone 4S will be available in three variants of 16GB , 32GB and 64GB. They will be available in both black and white from October 14 and preorders open on October 7. The pricing for the iPhone 4S 16GB is $199 , 32GB – $299 and 64GB – $399. All with a two year contract.
Apple iphone 4 will have only 8GB and will be available for $99. And there will be no 16GB iphone 4 avialble in market. Meanwhile iphone 3GS will continue to be available and will be free with a 2 year contract.
All the above devices will run iOS 5, which brings some exciting features like Siri Voice control which was the highlight of the event.