This Is The Biggest Threat To Apple’s iPhone

Posted in iPhone News by admin. Published April 11th, 2016

BTIG’s Apple  analyst, Walter Piecyk, cut his revenue and EPS estimates on the company last week due to concerns that the iPhone replacement cycle is lengthening. UBS ’ analyst, Steve Milunovich, brought up the same concern in a March 14 report but note that he kept his March quarter iPhone estimate the same at 52 million on March 22. I believe that an elongation of the iPhone replacement cycle is the biggest threat to the iPhone’s financial returns. 

Lower upgrade rates decrease iPhone sales by 10 million units in 2016 and 2017

Piecyk has a detailed analysis by US carrier (AT&T Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) and by pre and post-paid plans of upgrade rates and number of devices sold. The general results are that the upgrade rates of the post-paid smartphone install base declines from the low 30%’s to the mid-20%’s in 2016 and 2017. This means the units sold growth rate drops from a positive 5% to a negative 5% in 2016. The pre-paid upgrade rates also decreases but by a smaller amount and since post-paid is over 70% of units sold the changes to its upgrade rate has the biggest impact.

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iPhone-looking gun creator defends it against critics

Posted in iPhone News by admin. Published April 6th, 2016

Folded up it looks like an iPhone, but Kirk Kjellberg’s creation is designed to be a deadly weapon.

The gun his company, Ideal Conceal, is marketing to sell later this year has already drawn the attention of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who described it as “just a disaster waiting to happen.”

U.S. Sen Charles Schumer, (D-New York), stands beside two photographs of what appears to be a cell phone, but is actually a handgun, during a press conference in his office, Monday, April 4, 2016, in New York.

Kjellberg told “CBS This Morning” his gun’s design, which allows it to unfold from a “smart phone” shape to a fully functional weapon, would allow a responsible owner to carry it more freely.
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Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

Posted in iPhone News by admin. Published April 6th, 2016

I can’t really say I’ve ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

Propping up your iPhone 6s with your pinky is not recommended.

The iPhone 6s is a great phone for a lot of things. The curved edges feel fantastic. The display is gorgeous. It’s fast and it shoots great photos. It’s a wonderful two-handed phone.

But its luxuriously large 4.7-inch display comes at a cost: It’s a terrible phone to use with one hand. Even Apple knows this, which is why it ships with a feature called “Reachability,” allowing the top of the screen to be reached by tapping (but not pressing) your thumb against the home button twice.
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