Wednesday, January 16, 2008

4 million iPhone sold

At Macworld today, Steve Jobs announces that Apple has sold 4 million iPhones in 200 days from the day it was launched back in June 2007. Thats 20,000 of iPhones a day. Impressive coming from a company who had never made any phones before and majority of the sales are coming from the US and a few European countries. Apple has yet to nail any agreement in Asia but I m sure 2008 is a year where iPhone will be released in most countries. Of course, if you are interested in buying an iPhone, you will still be able to buy the cracked version from the gray market just like me.

In terms of the U.S. smartphone market share from Gartner, that means Apple is strong at 19.5 percent in its first quarter, compared to 39 percent for RIM. Palm has 9.8 percent. Motorola has 7.4 percent, Nokia is 3.1 percent and everyone else is 21.2 percent. Steve believes that the latest figures that is scheduled to be released will be even more promising.

The iPhone software development kit will be out in February. But there are new features: maps with location. You can find your current location in maps. You can take webclips of favorite site and put them on screen. You can customize the home screen, send a text message multiple people at once, put chapters and subtitles on video, and it supports lyrics now. There is still no GPS in the phone but I reckon it should come with the new iPhone scheduled to be released this year.

Apple isnt a company that will sit for a good product to come, they may not be a great inventor, but I m quite sure that you will agree with me they are definitely the world leading trendsetter.

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