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iPhone ownership hits 40% in US Teens

iPhone ownership hits 40% in US Teens

It's time for Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster to break the news on Apple's dominance of the market once again, this time showing a report of 7,700 teenagers in the USA working with the iPhone in massive amounts. The survey showed that this most recent period of study showed iPhone use up 6% over the last time it was conducted, that being 6 months ago. At the moment, it appears that a whopping 40% of teens in the USA own at least one iPhone.

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NPD: Apple tech service key to repeat customers

NPD: Apple tech service key to repeat customers

Analyzing the way Apple customers work with their products and their store or choice this week was the NDP Group, this study revealing that 60 percent of Apple customers surveyed were more likely to come again after positive tech service. This study comes right alongside (incidentally) a supposedly "leaked" document for Apple Genius training earlier this morning that make it clear that Apple's Genius Bar is trained to make the customer happy - and of course to fix their devices, too. The NPD Group's "Tech Service Study" took on a collection of Apple product owners and found that the tech service piece of the Apple puzzle had a massive effect on their overall perception of the company.

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iPhone 5 rumors trigger highest Apple stock price ever

iPhone 5 rumors trigger highest Apple stock price ever

It appears that more than just the tip-addicted iOS fans out there are getting their fair share of iPhone 5 madness as Apple stock this week hits an all-time high. This is a big change compared to the week surrounding Apple's recent quarterly earnings call where their slightly less-than-projected device sales numbers had investors "disappointed." Now that we're edging ever closer to what several independent sources have tipped as the announcement date for the new iPhone, investors are prepping for the biggest launch the company has ever seen with ever-increasing prices on Apple's public offering.

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iPhone gains where Android loses in Q2 Strategy Analytics report

iPhone gains where Android loses in Q2 Strategy Analytics report

This week the folks at the analysis group Strategy Analytics have released a report on Wireless Smartphone Strategies which let it be known that while Android still dominates the domestic market, it's certainly slipped over the past year. And where Android has slipped, Apple's own iOS mobile operating system has grown rather rapidly. While Android currently (in the second quarter of 2012) shows a market share of 56.3% of the Smartphone Operating System market in the USA, it had a significantly larger 60.6% share of the market in the second quarter of 2011.

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iOS developer interest pulls ahead of Android by 16% says IDC

iOS developer interest pulls ahead of Android by 16% says IDC

This week a May survey done by Appcelerator and IDC on developer interest for both iOS and Android has been released showing a significant lead being gained by Apple's mobile OS over Google's equivalent. Developer interest in iOS for the enterprise grew to 50% while Android grew 37% over the month of May here in 2012. This is a boost from last year's survey done in the third quarter which showed both platforms to be tied up for developer interest at 44%.

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Next iPhone sees “unprecedented demand” in advance of reveal

Next iPhone sees “unprecedented demand” in advance of reveal

For a device that's not even been formally confirmed to exist by its manufacturer, Apple's next iPhone is certainly making a splash in ChangeWave's most recent report. Asking 4,042 citizens of "mostly" North America this June, ChangeWave found that 14 percent were "very likely" to purchase whatever phone Apple released next for themselves or for someone else. This device is referred to as the iPhone 5 in the study and has already trumped demand for the iPhone 4S according to studies the group did in advance of that device.

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Windows Phone grabs a whopping 4 percent smartphone share in USA

Windows Phone grabs a whopping 4 percent smartphone share in USA

According to the analytical firm Strategy Analytics, there will be more than 123 million smartphones sold across the USA this year, 4 percent of these running Microsoft's mobile operating system. Windows Phone 7 (soon to be 8) is being shown as gaining just one percent market share over their 2011 market share in 2011, running now here in 2012 on 5 million smartphones in the USA. Last year the same firm showed Windows Phone to be running on 3.5 million phones in the USA, this a relatively big bump for the still fledgeling smartphone OS.

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Apple decimates market by operating system says Nielsen

Apple decimates market by operating system says Nielsen

This week the folks at Nielsen have released their quarterly report on smart devices, this one covering Q2 of 2012 and showing Apple to have more than double the market share of its nearest competitor in terms of smartphone manufacturer share by operating system. This chart shows also that Android of course comes in first as far as operating system market share as a whole goes, but that because this category is comprised of several manufacturers, Apple remains in the lead by a long shot because it owns its entire OS share.

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PC to Mac sales ratio plummets

PC to Mac sales ratio plummets

This week its been calculated by the analysts at Asymco that in the world of recorded sales for PCs vs Apple's Mac computers, the ratio of the former's sales to the latter is at its lowest since 1997. What we're to understand from this situation is that there are around 16 PC computers sold- that's every other kind of computer you can think of for the home or business, essentially - for every one Mac sold. Those are current day numbers. Compare that to 2004 when that number was closer to 50 to 1 and you'll see the big difference right away - did you see this coming?

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Apple’s future trillion dollar value touted by analyst

Apple’s future trillion dollar value touted by analyst

If there's a contest out there for which analyst has the most confidence in a single company, Brian White would win it for how much potential he believes Apple has. Of course his bullish attitude toward Apple isn't unfounded, with Apple headed toward a possible explosion in sales when the iPhone 5 is revealed later this year (or so we suspect). White's projections do certainly take that idea to a new level though with a mind to call Apple's stock price so great that it will double in value over the next year.

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