Jan 28

The iPhone this week and there are so many rumors: wireless charging close _ _ tengxun net technology

tencent technology editor’s note 】 【 Forbes website on Saturday released this week’s “Apple” (Apple Loop), it reviews the week’s news for Apple. Content covers the flexible display technology, the newest iPhone 8 news, iOS 10.2.1 details, thinking about Apple’s lack of competition, Apple smart Watch Watch at the end of last year’s holiday shopping season success and so on.
apple circle, the purpose of the release, in order to make users master the key events of the past seven days apple.
the iPhone or using the flexible screen

the iPhone will appear after eight? There is no doubt that with other smartphone makers, apple has tried to look. From the Wall Street journal reported that Japan’s display, have the deep relationship with apple, the Japanese company built for the iPhone display. Japan has announced that they will begin to produce ductile screen display company. Samsung and LG have invested a lot of effort on the science and technology, now apple’s component suppliers also confirmed in this game, so new iPhone adopt surface toughness display is not impossible.
last yearIn November, apple for the iPhone patent application for the folding of exposure. That is to say apple is also think about going into the army in the field, plus Japan display company will begin to produce ductile display, so the iPhone the possibility of using the material of the panel is great. It is worth mentioning that toughness has a slightly different screens and folding screen, ordinary users still need to wait for a period of time to usher in folding equipment.
if the technology used in the upcoming iPhone, provides a flexible panel reduces the likelihood of display impact damage. Considering the iPhone sales than a yearOver 100 million units, this technology can reduce the iPhone warranty repairs. It can provide new design options for apple watches, make the shape of the screen to adopt more wearable device. Or it could be used for virtual reality helmet, better use of the surrounding screen which satisfy the user’s visual experience.
wireless charging and iPhone
8 8 will be how to charge the iPhone? Have been stories in the past few months, according to apple iPhone this year for the first time on 8 equipped with wireless charging function, and today a new report from the suppliers once again confirms the claim. According to theCommercial age magazine reported that Taiwanese component manufacturers from China lite-on semiconductor company has become the iPhone 8 large a new member of the supply chain, and component is provided by lite-on the rectifier used for wireless charging component. Lite-on is a 42 years old consumer electronic components manufacturers, products include LED, display and CD/DVD drive.
believe that relies on an apple iPhone enormous influence, this time the new add wireless charging function, will make the whole wireless charging industry disruptive change. Based on earlier rumors, apple has been working with Energous company to develop a kind of can within 15 feet (4.5 meters) distance can be wireless charging technology, which for the current need for equipment against the base of the wireless charging technology, is undoubtedly a great progress.
a market Research firm Copperfield Research in recently published Research report, this paper expounds the apple plans to use in future product independent development of inductive charging technology. Copperfield Research thought, apple since 2013 to apply for inductive charging more than 10 patents are a clear sign that the company plans to use in future product development of inductive charging technology. The current widely used inductive charging technology, rely on the power transmission electromagnetic coil instead of radio waves.
many patents shows that over the past few years apple’s progress in this field. Patents, according to a variety of devices can act as the “power” in wireless charging solutions, for example, the built-in charging coil table, desktop charging base, and even a desktop or laptop, they can be used to recharge the iPhone or ipod. Between devicesMay even be able to charge each other, such as a full charge of the device for charging the iPhone, and vice versa. The advantages and disadvantages of
iOS 10.2.1
apple iOS 10.2.1 update, released this week to repair the vulnerability may disclose personal information, the new version can defend itself against a series of possible “devastating”. IOS 10.2.1 version described in a number of security holes, 11 of them are on Safari, app store and a large number of browser engine. When users click on a malicious link, the hackers gained access to the forbidden area. In addition, can also cause safety defectsThe application to the kernel permission to execute arbitrary code, directly to take over the equipment.
but which disappointed many 6/6 s iPhone users, iOS 10.2.1 did not repair the battery problem. This means that the user even upgrade to the latest version of the iOS 10.2.1, old models, including the iPhone 6 s, there is still a 30% “bugs” problem.
apple did publish the battery replacement program, but the equipment is limited to the iPhone 6 s involved, and in the process of change is often in a state of out of stock. There are still 30% BUG is refers to the equipmentUnder the condition of sufficient electricity, the iPhone will automatically power off. As Forbes website points out, iOS 10.2 30% in many cases contributed to the BUG, and iOS 10.2.1 did not bring any solution.
where is the competition?
in the latest issue of “Customer Loyalty Index” (Customer Loyalty Engagement Index) to identify, well-known apple blogger John Gruber (John Gruber) when it comes to apple needs strong market competition, let meThe company continues to remain cautious.
gruber pointed out that “today’s worries about the state of apple, is worried about whether the company’s leading edge in all areas may lead to complacency. I pointed out in the article 9 years ago, if apple face more competition in areas such as design, innovation, which is the better results. Today, I do think so. That is why I think the tesla is one of the rival apple needs to be taken seriously, even the company except with apple for the excellent talents, never directly compete directly with the company.”
Apple Watch shine
Market research company Kantar, reported that Apple Watch in the fourth quarter of last year accounted for 50% of the world’s smart Watch market share. Both Pebble, and the main Android Wear manufacturer, did not bring greater threat to apple.
Kantar stressed that Apple released last year by the September Watch promoted Apple Series 2 Watch overall sales. Apple Watch Series 2 has waterproof design and function of the global positioning system (GPS), and the phase Lesson WeChat Lucky Money shock to booking, WeChat zhikulive search attention, for the first time to snap up!

Jan 24

Apple can copy the “Chinese” growth in India? Difficult! _ _ tengxun net of science and technology

BI have reported on October 26,
it is difficult to put the apple falling from the India of the momentum.
on Tuesday, apple released its 2016 fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, earnings, according to apple’s fiscal fourth quarter was $46.852 billion, $51.501 billion over the same period last year fell 9%. Net income was $9.014 billion, $11.124 billion over the same period last year fell 19%. Apple’s fiscal 2016 revenue of $217 billion, on revenue of $233.7 billion last year, fell 9%, this is apple recently for the first time in 15 yearsThe condition of the decline in annual revenue.
after the earnings conference call, apple’s chief executive Tim Cook (Tim Cook) of the company has a positive attitude in India market development prospect. India is the world’s second largest smartphone market, in the eyes of the cook, the Indian market to apple’s future prospects are better.
cook said, “the 2016 fiscal year, our iPhone sales in India market by more than 50% increase over the previous fiscal year, we believe that we just started knocking on the corner of the vast market in the future we will increase in the marketLong opportunity. ”
however, we should clearly recognize that the Indian market does not change the fate of apple’s revenue quickly.

India is not the next China apple did not release the Indian market. The specific sales data but, according to market research firm Counterpoint think apple’s fiscal 2016 iPhone shipments below 2.5 million units in India market, but still greatly exceeded 2015 in fiscal 1.6 million, which grew by 55% year on year, however, that compared with apple’s global sales, market sales of the iPhone in India is a piece of cake. Want to knowWay, only in the fourth quarter, apple iPhone’s global sales reached 45.5 million units.
all in all, so far, apple’s iPhone sales have three consecutive quarter year-on-year decline, while India markets may not be able to save apple look this weakness.
Counterpoint Neil Shah, director of the company’s research (Neil Shah) to BI said that India is a huge market, the country’s mobile phone sales of 250 million units a year — but only 125 million are smart phones, and the average price of mobile phones is only $125. The

the Indian mobile phone market is not mature, high-end smartphones in the market every year sales may only 8 million units to 10 million units, compared with neighboring China market, this of course is dwarfed. Data show that apple mobile phone sales in the Chinese market each year up to 60 million units.
however, apple’s latest iPhone income has been declining in the Chinese market. Shah said that all people want to “lay eggs” in different basket, so have expressed strong interest in India market, but you know, India’s market environment is not yet mature.
shah said, “if you haveFrom $80 to $80 portfolio of products, so for you, India will be a very good market. If you are the apple, and your flagship phone fare is $600, that the market for sure doesn’t suit you. ”
India users to buy the iPhone, but just want to buy cheap version
the Indian market is under development, so the apple may welcome some opportunity, as long as the play of the brand.
shah is expected, by 2018, India will be close to 400 million the number of smartphone users, some users might frequently upgrade their smart phones. WithoutFor several years, these users for apple, will be a good opportunity. Shah said that “apple can’t ignore the Indian market, potential customers may ‘to’ Google Android ecosystem (weibo), and not willing to change the platform.”
however, by 2018, India’s high-end smartphone market size should be expanded significantly – annual sales could reach 40 million units to 50 million units. If apple can account for 60% of the market, it means that apple’s annual iPhone sales in India market will reach 20 million units to 30000000 units, compared with the company at the current size of the market in India, but compared with the Chinese market, is still less than half.
shah believes that for apple, the most sensible measures is the introduction of beauty a money and cheap affordable mobile phones, specifically for markets such as India. If apple could produce more cheap iPhone in emerging markets, then it will be able to pursue scale effect, and then through the company’s services to drive revenue growth, after all, the service is also increasingly focus on the areas of apple. Shah said, “the apple must find ways to launch better product mix, and formulate a reasonable price. ”
what’s interesting is that apple’s sales of equipment is not necessarily a particularly modern products. Shah said that apple’s iPhone in 45% of India’s market sales is the iPhone 5 s or lower configuration of the iPhone, in the Indian market, users want to buy the iPhone, but only willing to buy cheap iPhone.
smartphones potential in India will not be too big
the cook had admitted, although has certain potential India market, but if you want to reach high level like China or other markets, there are still some way to go. In April this year, the cook had said,” the Indian market salesSmartphone is given priority to with low-end products, this is mainly because the network and the economic environment is not mature, so also is not very large market potential. “He said.” I think the Indian mobile phone market is likely to be China’s seven to ten years ago, as a result, from this perspective, the Indian market does have a certain potential. ”
as apple’s fiscal 2016 revenue decline for the first time appeared in recent 15 years, some investors and analysts are beginning to question apple’s future growth will come from where. Apple clearly see the potential of the Indian market, and want to maximize the tap into this potential.
but anyway, India market is still unable to be apple’s next in the Chinese market, cannot replace the status of the Chinese market in apple’s strategy.
the following is a cook in today’s earnings call opening a passage about the Indian market, he said, “look to the future, we will see some exciting India market development prospect. India’s largest 4 g operator Reliance Jio in India market will launch the first of the whole IP network services, and will put the 4 g services cover the whole 18000 cities and 18000 villages in India. They will be to buy the new iPhone smartphone users with a free of chargeYears of service, we will work with them, to ensure that the iPhone has excellent performance in their network. In fiscal year 2016, our iPhone sales in India market grew 50% above than last fiscal year, we believe that in this huge market, we did not touch the tip of the iceberg, the future market opportunities will increase. ”
this is cook and citigroup global markets LTD analyst James d. Suva (James d. Suva) a question-and-answer dialogue between. Suva questioning,” Tim, Peng you mentioned just now about the Indian market, we have beenDo a lot of work, discusses the issue of India’s market opportunities. We talked about the India residents’ disposable income and a lot of similar problems, however, India’s large population, you can have your comments? You’d think India someday can be more like the Chinese market opportunities? At first glance, the legal system seems to have stopped you to enter the Indian market to a great extent, but seemed to have changed it seems now. Can you tell us about the company in the Indian market more clear strategy? ”
the cook said,” for India market, I think it is essential that not only to see itPer capita income, but also to see the country in the next 10 years will go into the middle class population, as well as the population ages. If you look at India, you will find that about half of the people are under the age of 25, so you will get a very large group of young users.
overall, India’s smartphone sales market is relatively general, however, one of the most important reason is that the infrastructure has not developed to the degree of maturity. But this year, there will be a lot of investment into the field of 4 g, we will feel more happy, because it will produce a high quality network, so that get the iPhone usersChang Haode experience. So, I see a lot of factors are moving in the right direction. I also think that the government will pay more attention to the infrastructure and create jobs, this is very attractive, because you do need such infrastructure and technology to achieve these goals.
as for the Indian market can develop China as large size, I think that India’s population will be over the next decade or so more than China’s, or with China. India’s GDP, I believe, if you want to go beyond China, it also need more time, but it will not be harmful to our success in the Indian market. In fact, there will be a large number of users and a large number of the middle stage of users really need a smart phone, I think, we can gain some competitive advantage. In our opinion, the Indian market for the company, there are still plenty of room for growth, so we will try to seize these opportunities. “(compile/Jin Quan)
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