Apple smartphone market share increases in Q4

Apple smartphone market shareApple increased their market share in the smartphone market during the fourth quarter of 2013, mainly in thanks to the release of their iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c handsets. It was the first time that Apple had launched parallel handsets and is something that industry insiders had been calling for for several years if Apple wanted to make faster gains in the market. Surely it was common sense that by launching their usual top end model the 5s along with a brighter, more varied and slightly cheaper model, they would maintain their existing fan base and also add extra customers who perhaps didn’t need or couldn’t afford the business like 5s. Continue reading

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What’s new in iOS7?


What's new in iOS7?iOS7 is here, just about, as the Apple servers seemed to struggle with the record numbers of users trying to download the spanking new operating system. So…. What’s new in iOS7?

It may not be to everyone’s taste and iOS6 still looked pretty stylish but from our point of view here at SMCP headquarters, we like it. We gave Apple a few hours for their servers to settle down before we downloaded and it downloaded and installed pretty fast for us, certainly much faster than iOS6. Continue reading

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iPhone 5s Features


iPhone 5s featuresIt’s here! It’s finally here! As with any iPhone release, it has been anticipated, speculated and there have been rumours abound, but the iPhone 5s is finally here. Here is a lowdown on the iPhone 5s features after Apple finally launched it at their September 10th media event in Cupertino.

There’s no doubting that it’s a very sexy looking phone, that’s because it’s almost identical to the very sexy looking iPhone 5, same height (123mm), width (58mm), depth (7.6mm) and weight (112 grams). Apple have also confirmed that the iPhone 5 is now defunct, they will not be making any more and you can no longer purchase it from the Apple website, only the 4s, 5s and 5c are available directly. Continue reading

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iPhone 5S release date



Apple media event invitation

With Apple confirming a scheduled event for the 10th September 2013, it is highly anticipated that this will be when they introduce the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C to the Worlds media. Although, in the usual Top Secret Apple fashion, no further information is currently available on what products are set to be launched, their media invitations simply carry the cryptic message “”This should brighten everyone’s day.”

There have been so many leaked rumours and photos over the past few weeks that it is almost inevitable that a new high-end iPhone 5S model will be launched as well as the rumoured $99 pay-as-you-go targeted plastic iPhone 5C, along with the revamped iOS7 operating system. Continue reading

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