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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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Can’t wait to get iOS 7 running on your iPhone 5 or iPad 4G? sadly, we have bad news for you. According to a report, Jony Ive is risking delaying the launch of iOS 7 due to overhauling the software.
According to Bloomberg, “Jonathan Ive, six months into an expanded role as Apple Inc (AAPL).’s top product visionary, has embarked on a sweeping software overhaul that leaves the company at risk of falling behind on a new version of the operating system that runs iPhones and iPads, people with knowledge of the matter said.”
It adds, “Ive, 46, has begun revamping iPhone and iPad applications, shunning realistic images, such as wood bookshelves for the Newsstand feature, and he’s exploring more dramatic changes to the e-mail and calendar tools, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private.
“Ive is also methodically reviewing new designs, seeking to avoid a repeat of last year’s release of map tools that were widely panned, and he’s encouraging collaboration between the software and hardware divisions, which operated in silos under co-founder Steve Jobs, people said.
“The introduction of new features, along with an emphasis on cooperation and deliberation, comes at a cost for Cupertino, California-based Apple. Engineers are racing to finish iOS 7, the next version of the mobile software, in time for a June preview at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
“While the company still expects to release iOS 7 on time as soon as September, internal deadlines for submitting features for testing are being set later than past releases, people said.”
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Apple new patent allows the iPhone to determine if a call or text is best.
AppleInsider reports, “Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,433,805 for a “Method and system for facilitating contacting people using electronic devices,” describes a technique in which an inititing user can be automatically informed of the most appropriate way to contact another person. In the various embodiments that follow, a “contactee” can also manually select which method of communication is best for a given time, for example via email when in a business meeting.
“The patent aims to solve the problem of missed connections due to circumstances where another mode of communication would have been preferable. As an example, a “contactor” wants to communicate with another user, but the contactee may not answer a phone call because they are driving. In this situation, a text message or email would have been preferable. Apple’s patent looks to automatically, and dynamically, notify a contactor of which communications method is most appropriate.”
So does this mean your wife can’t call you when you’re busy? The site explains, “Priorities can also be assigned. Groups can be placed in a number of tiers, each of which carries special contact rules. A user’s boss and spouse may be in Tier 1, while friends are in Tier 2, and co-workers in Tier 3.”
Sadly, it wasn’t mentioned when this new feature will make to iPhones or if it will ever see the light of day.
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