Posts Tagged ‘Apple iPhone 4S’
A recent study reveals that the resale value of the iPhone is higher than Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
According to AppleInsider, “The inaugural report shared with AppleInsider compared U.S. eBay auction prices for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II , a method that looks to determine the current consumer climate for Apple’s handset.
“According to analyst Gene Munster, the index is “a pulse on what consumers are willing to pay for unsubsidized phones in the US.”
Munster wrote, “The key takeaway from 8 weeks of data is that the iPhone is holding slightly more of its value compared to the top two Galaxy phones.”
AppleInsider adds, “Despite being 46 percent more expensive than the Galaxy S III, Apple’s latest iPhone 5 shed 11.2 percent of its value compared to 13.7 percent for the Samsung smartphone.
“Interestingly, the highest performing handset in the focused study was the iPhone 4S, which managed to lose only 7 percent of its value over the two month period. Coming in second was the iPhone 4, which lost 8.8 percent, followed by the iPhone 5. Median iPhone 4S pricing wen from $349 in March to $312 in May, while the iPhone 5 fell to $465 from $535 over the same period.
“Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II were the biggest losers, dropping 13.7 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Median pricing for the S III fell to $320 from $360 over the eight weeks, and the Note II moved from $550 ro $444.”
Munster adds, “We believe that the iPhone aftermarket price should continue to decrease as we approach an iPhone 5S launch which we expect at the end of the month of September.”
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Tim Cook, Apple CEO, apologises to the Chinese over its warranty policies of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in China, CNET reports.
The site reports, “Following weeks of scrutiny over its warranty policies in China, Apple now says it has improved services in the region.
“That message came from the top, in an apology note from Apple CEO Tim Cook, posted in Chinese on Apple’s Chinese site today.
“In it, Cook apologized for a lack of communication on the matter, and said that the company is implementing improvements in three areas of its warranty policy and related services.”
It adds, “The note comes after weeks of criticism of Apple’s warranty practices in the region, most of which came from state-run media outlets. Those issues initially came about during a TV segment on state-run network China Central Television Station last month, which claimed Apple repaired only broken or otherwise faulty parts within its products for customers in China, versus providing new replacements in other countries.
“In its initial online response to the matter, Apple said it highly respected China’s customers and fully complied with local laws and regulations. Though when the company refused to do interviews or speak further on the matter, it was viewed as arrogance by local media.
“The issue was also enough to pique the interest of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, which — according to local a report on China National Radio’s Web site — last week began urging local authorities to increase supervision of Apple’s policies.”
This is the second time Cook has issued an apology.
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Previously, when Siri on the iPhone 4s was asked, “What’s the best smartphone ever?”, it would answer the Lumia 900 (Nokia’s high-end Windows Phone). Now, if you ask S Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S3 the same question, it will also say that the best smartphone around is a Windows Phone, but this time it’s the HTC Trophy.
You must be wondering why the top smartphones around are saying that the best phones around are Windows Phone handsets. Apparently, Siri got its information from highest rated phones on Best Buy. During the time, the highest rated phone was the Lumia 900. S voice too gets its information from Best Buy. This time, the highest rated phone is the HTC Trophy.
It’s funny the top smartphones in the industry recognise Windows Phone handsets as the best smartphones around. Apple, however, has now updated Siri to answer sarcastically when the same question is asked. At least S Voice is honest.
What do you make of these responses by S voice and Siri? Give us your thoughts.