Apple's iPhone 6 devastates Samsungs premium Galaxy sales

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is a huge success. So huge that plenty of companies had much lower profits than expected. Samsung had more than 60% lower profits than expected, mainly from their premium high end phones like the Galaxy Note and S5. And also Qualcomm has to lower their expectations for their Snapdragon chip profits thanks to the iPhone 6.

And as I said even before the iPhone 6 were released, when the larger iPhone was still just a rumor: “Android users will switch in droves”. And they sure did!

Samsung Electronics reported overall Q4 operating profits of 5.29 trillion won ($4.9 billion)—a 36 percent year-over-year drop—but its Mobile division suffered a 64.2 percent drop in profits, falling from $5 billion in the year ago quarter to $1.8 billion in the December quarter.

Via: Samsung's mobile profits plunge 64.2% after Apple's iPhone 6 devastates premium Galaxy sales

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday revised its revenue forecast downward for 2015, lopping nearly $1 billion off of its high-end estimate and seemingly blaming the change in part on Apple's annexation of market share with the iPhone 6.

Via: Qualcomm lowers revenue forecasts as Apple squeezes its best customers

Following on the heels of a record-breaking quarter for Apple, Strategy Analytics has crunched the numbers and crowned Apple the king of the smartphone vendors for Q4 2014—or rather, one of the kings. It seems the Cupertino company managed to tie rival Samsung for the title.

Via: Apple ties for title of world’s largest smartphone vendor in Q4 2014 | 9to5Mac

I have a feeling that Apple will have a great 2015 too | Svartlingcast 008

Here is my latest episode in my video show called svartlingcast. It has been an exciting week with a lot of cool stuff. Below you can see what I'm talking about in this episode.

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  • About the evolution of the iPhone - The iPhone has evolved and changed quite much during its 8 years life. To me the iPhone 3G/3GS had one of the best designs ever. And the iPhone 6 has gone back to that a bit with it's rounded edges and smooth feeling. Via | Source
  • About the new Google Calendar design - Personally I can't see how this is better than for example the Sunrise calendar for iOS. Or if you have the money, buy the Fantastical calendar app. Both are much better and supports more calendars and features. Via
  • About the iOS 8 adoption rate - The iOS 8 adoption rate is still very low at only 69%. Personally I think one reason for that is that so many users still on have an iPhone 4/4s. And the iPhone 4 can't be updated and the the iPhone 4s gets very slow and iOS 8 drains the battery a lot on it. Via
  • About my huge Apple Community - It's the biggest on Google+ and I like the engagement and interaction there. It's very well moderated, so please join if you are an Apple user.
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  • About why the next iPhone need 2GB RAM - I think one of the reasons why the next iPhone needs to get 2GB RAM is because the limited RAM that is available for third-party keyboards. Great keyboards like Nintype can't be used in full with that limitation. Third-party keyboards crashes thanks to this limitation. Via
  • About Google+ - Google+ doesn't have so much engagement / interaction anymore. Why is that? Doesn't people use it anymore? From having hundreds of comments on my posts there, I have about 10 now. Is it dying? Have people stop using it?
  • About Apple becoming more independent - I think that's a natural thing to do. Trying to get rid of so many companies and supply change as possible so that Apple can be as independent as possible. The user experience will be even better that way. If Apple can control both hardware and software even more, it will only benefit the user more. Via
  • About the new BitTorrent app for iPhone/iPad - Once again, Apple has accepted a BitTorrent client for iOS! With the app ProPopulo you can download public domain ebooks from different libraries that the app supports. But I show you a nifty trick on how you can use the app for any BitTorrent link you want. App Store link
  • About the 12-inch MacBook Air - Some new leaked images of a potential 12-inch MacBook Air display has leaked out. It has thin black bezels, an Apple logo designed as it is on the iPad, and it is as small as the 11-inch MacBook Air. Via | Source
  • About why I prefer touch keyboards over physical keyboards - As you may know, the iPad has replaced computers for me, and I work a lot on my iPad. But what many don't know is how I can be without an external keyboard for the iPad. Touch keyboards simply has so many useful features built-in that makes me type both easier and faster than with a physical keyboard.

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