On September 1st, at their media event, Apple announced that they have sold 120 million iOS devices to date and among those 120 million the percentage of the iPod touch is 37.7 % according to asymco. The share of iPod touch has decreased since the launch of iPad but still Apple claims that the sales of iPod touch are better than other portable gaming devices.
asymco did some calculations with the numbers, subtracted the number of iPhone users which was 59.6 million in June. In last quarter, 3.2 million iPad were sold. asymco assumed the figure of 8 million iPhones and 4 million iPads sold in [...]
Ever wonder why — after years of secrecy — camera-ready iPod cases began rolling out? The answer could possibly be Apple supply manager Paul Shin Devine, who was just fingered by the FBI and IRS as a fraudulent, money laundering mole. Devine was arrested Friday for allegedly receiving kickbacks from six accessory suppliers in exchange for confidential information, which apparently gave them an edge in negotiating Apple contracts. “The alleged scheme used an elaborate chain of U.S. and foreign bank accounts and one front company to receive payments,” reports the San [...]
Some you win and some you lose. As it goes, Apple’s new iPad makes me feel like I’m first past the post.
Not because it’s going to change anyone’s life for the better, but simply because it confirms what I’ve been saying for longer than I care to remember about mobile internet devices, or MIDs.
Not to put too fine a point on it, MIDs are a bad idea. And make no mistake: the iPad is nothing more than a MID. I could, of course, count the ways in which the iPad fails. I might wax proselytical about the oversized screen and how it bloats the device’s proportions [...]