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  • calls_them_as_i_see_them calls_them_as_i_see_them May 11, 2013 9:13 PM Flag

    iPhone Shipments Slowest Ever

    From Forbes

    it’s not surprising that Google’s Android operating system led in smartphone shipments while Apple’s iOS was tops in the tablet market. But research firm Canalys, in its first-quarter review, found that Apple lost market share to Android for the third-quarter in a row. It also found that Apple’s smartphone shipment growth – of 6.7 percent – was the slowest growth posted since the iPhone made its debut in 2007. “The iPhone user interface is now six years old and badly in need of a refresh,” Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham said in the quarterly report, which you can find here. “Hardware-wise, the biggest dilemma that Apple faces is what it does with the size of the display on the next iPhone. It cannot afford to ignore the trend for larger displays in premium smart phones. We expect an increase on the iPhone 5’s 4″ display but are not anticipating a “Phablet”-style iPhone.’”

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    • Apple needs something new and exciting. I don't think anybody will be camping out in front of an apple store for an Iphone 5s. Siri sucks but at least it was a cool idea, and it made people excited. I'm like my AAPL put more everyday.

 
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