Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Apple's iPhone 6 plus is bestseller for past three months

The king of the phablets! Apple's iPhone 6 plus is bestseller for past three months - even though it was only on sale for ONE of them
-iPhone 6 Plus captured 41% of sales for three months upto October
-Phablet sales now represent 10% of overall smartphone sales
Galaxy S5 remained the best-selling android handset

Many doubted how successful a large screen iPhone would be, claiming it was simply too big.
However, if the latest sales survey is to be believed, Apple's iPhone 6 plus has already been a monster hit in the US- and is outselling every other 'phablet' by a huge amount.
It has also sparked a huge rise in the sales of the large screen handsets with a display 5.5inches or larger.
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Apple's iPhone 6 plus is bestseller for past three months
Despite being on the market for just over a month of the three months ending with October 2014, the iPhone 6 Plus captured 41% of 'phablet' sales—sales of smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches and larger.

iPhone 6 best selling
Phablet sales represented 10% of overall smartphone sales, up from 2% for the same period in 2013.
Despite being on the market for just over a month of the three months ending with October 2014, the iPhone 6 Plus captured 41% of 'phablet' sales—sales of smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches and larger.
Phablet sales represented 10% of overall smartphone sales, up from 2% for the same period in 2013.

Apple's iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 6
At the point of sale, when asked what drove their choice of smartphones, the study by Kantar Worldpanel found 58% of those surveyed who bought an iPhone 6 Plus said screen size was the primary reason for choosing their device.
The ability to connect to a 4G/LTE network was the second most important reason cited by both buyer groups.
Although selling for just over a month, the iPhone 6, with 33% market share, became the best-selling model among iOS devices for the three months ending in October 2014.

The study by Kantar Worldpanel found 58% of those surveyed who bought an iPhone 6 Plus said screen size was the primary reason for choosing their device.
The iPhone 5s was the second best-selling iPhone model with 26%, and the iPhone 5c was third with 18%.
The iPhone 6 Plus captured 10% of iOS sales.
In the Android camp, the Galaxy S5 remained the best-selling model with 22% of sales while the Galaxy S4 continued to show its longevity, maintaining second place with a share of 12%.
Of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers, 85% were repeat iOS buyers and 9% churned from Android.
Also in the three months ending in October, smartphones sales reached 81% of overall phone sales and 59% of all phones in use in the US.

About ComTech

This information is based on the research extracted from the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech global consumer panel. ComTech is the largest continuous research consumer mobile phone tracking panel of its kind in the world, conducting over one million interviews per year in Europe alone.

ComTech tracks mobile phone behaviour, including purchasing of phones, mobile phone bills/airtime, source of purchase and phone usage and delivers beyond market share tracking to understand drivers of share changes, market dynamics through consumer insight - the data included in this release is excluding enterprise sales.

iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S5 Review: Apple Gatecrashes Samsung

iPhone vs Galaxy is arguably the smartphone sector’s biggest rivalry, but in 2014 it has been taken to a new level. Apple finally enlarged the iPhone to compete with the Galaxy range head on and it has been a technological bloodbath. My iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 review proved incredibly close and now it is time to pitch the two companies’ biggest sellers head-to-head.

Design – Style vs Practicality

In recent years Apple and Samsung have been criticised for doing little to overhaul the design of their ranges while the likes of HTC, LG and Motorola have significantly upped their game. 2014 was the year Apple finally made major changes while Samsung didn’t. So this should be an easy win – right? Not so fast.

While looks are always subjective, based purely on visuals, the iPhone 6 certainly easily has the edge. I’m not a big fan of the large top and bottom bezels that still reside on the iPhone 6, but its beautifully chamfered edges and matt aluminium unibody back and edges really stand out compared to the glossy metal edges on the Galaxy S5 and its controversial faux leather plastic back.

Galaxy S5 is not that much bigger than the iPhone 6
iPhone 6 – 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in) and 129 g (4.55 oz)
Galaxy S5 – 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) and 145 g (5.11 oz)
Read more – iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Review: Which Is Best?

But look more closely and it isn’t quite the cakewalk it might appear. The protruding camera on the back of the iPhone 6 clearly isn’t loved at Apple HQ as it was Photoshopped off official press shots and here the equally protruding, but centrally aligned Galaxy S5 camera looks more balanced.

Furthermore the Galaxy S5 remains the far more practical handset. Being smaller, the iPhone 6 doesn’t suffer from its slippery finish and lack of palm-friendly ergonomics as much as the iPhone 6 Plus but – despite being larger and thicker – the Galaxy S5’s grippy texture and more accentuated curves actually make it nicer and easier to hold.

iPhone 6 has the more premium finish
Then comes the Galaxy S5’s trump card: it is both water and dust resistant with IP67 certification. Most usefully this means the Galaxy S5 can be left in up to one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. An ugly plastic flap on the power port must be shut for this, but it remains a major feather in the cap for the S5. Not only is it great for protecting against water damage that would kill the iPhone 6, but it is remarkably liberating being able to answer a phone call or adjust your music in the shower!

Ultimately most people picking up both phones in a shop are likely to favour the iPhone 6, but when it comes to living with both long term it is an extremely close call.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

IPhone 6 vs 6 Plus vs 5s Comparison Chart

IPhone 6 vs 6 Plus vs 5s Comparison Chart

The iPhone 6 is the newest iteration on Apple's popular iPhone product series. Announced on September 9, 2014, the iPhone 6 and its larger cousin the 6 Plus are significantly taller and wider than the iPhone 5 and 5s.

Comparing the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6 Plus


Detailed Battery Comparison

How to avoid an annoying new glitch affecting the iPhone 6 Plus

There is an annoying new glitch affecting a handful of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, but this time around things are a bit different. While issues such as “Bendgate” and “Dyegate” are direct results of the design decisions Apple made during the development and production processes that yielded its next-generation iPhones, this new issue is easily avoidable and, more importantly, it’s not Apple’s fault.

DON’T MISS: Last-minute gift ideas: Gorgeous leather iPhone 6 cases you might want to keep for yourself

Beginning a few years ago, accessory makers started producing some nifty new smartphone attachments that found away around a big limitation found in all phones. Because these devices are so small, there is only so much that handset makers can do with camera lenses and other related components.

With these nifty new accessories, however, users are able to add interchangeable lenses that can quickly be attached and removed thanks to a smart system involving magnets.

iPhone 6 Plus
With earlier iPhone models, this has been a great solution to push the boundaries of mobile photography. With the iPhone 6 Plus, however, a problem was introduced: Apparently, these magnetic camera lens systems are interfering with the phone’s optical image stabilization (OIS) system.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple recently updated a support document on its website that addresses various common iPhone camera issues and proposes solutions. Now, Apple has added a note about magnetic camera accessories to the page.

In the section about possible issues that may arise and cause photos captured by the iPhone to be blurry, the document now includes the following note:

avoid an annoying new glitch affecting the iPhone 6 Plus
Make sure that there’s nothing blocking the camera lens. If you’re using a case, try removing it. With iPhone 6 Plus, a metallic case or magnetic lens could interfere with optical image stabilization. If you have a metallic case or magnetic lens attachment, try taking a picture without it. Then compare the quality.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fewer iPhone 6/6 Plus Buyers Shift From Android

Previous Phone of iPhone Buyers Within 30 Days of 2014 iPhone Launch
Android Owners Buy More Expensive iPhones

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), today released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) after the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on September 19, 2014.

CIRP finds that a smaller percentage of iPhone buyers came from the Google Android platform after the September 2014 launch, relative to the percentage coming from Android after the September 2013 launch. After the most recent launch, 12 percent of iPhone buyers reported having an Android phone, compared to 23 percent after the September 2013 launch.

The vast majority of new iPhone buyers were already iPhone owners. Current iPhone owners accounted for over 80 percent of buyers after this launch, compared to less than 65 percent after the iPhone 5S and 5C launch in September 2013. Android owners accounted for a much smaller share of buyers immediately after this year's iPhone launch, and with smartphones so prevalent in the US, we also saw a smaller percentage of iPhone buyers moving from basic phones.

Android owners did buy more expensive iPhones, relative to the previous launch. At the September 2014 launch, 85 percent of iPhone buyers that previously owned an Android phone bought the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. In contrast, at the September 2013 launch, 52 percent of iPhone buyers that previously owned an Android phone bought the then-new iPhone 5S.

iPhone Model Bought by Android Owners In 30 Days After iPhone Launch
Former Android owners were attracted to the iPhone flagship models in greater proportion than last year's launch. The addition of the flagship premium iPhone 6 Plus accentuated that improvement. If we look at the price points of the iPhones that Android owners bought, this year 59 percent of them bought the $649 unsubsidized price iPhone 6 compared to only 52 percent who bought the new similarly priced iPhone 5S in the same period last year. In addition, another 26 percent of former Android owners bought the $749 unsubsidized price iPhone 6 Plus.

Historically, former Android owners gravitated to the lower priced iPhone models. Following this year's iPhone launch, only 15 percent of former Android owners bought the legacy 5S and 5C, compared to 47 percent for the lower priced 5C and 4S following the 2013 launch.

Android owners, many of whom already had experience with phones with larger screen phones, were drawn to the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus. 31 percent of former Android owners who bought an iPhone opted for the 6 Plus compared to only 25 percent of existing iPhone owners who chose the larger format flagship phone.

CIRP bases its findings on its survey of 300 US Apple customers, surveyed from October 18-November 4, 2014, that purchased an iPhone in the 30 days following the September 19, 2014 launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. For additional information, please contact CIRP.

Accessories with magnets/metal might interfere w/ iPhone 6 Plus optical image stabilization, NFC on new iPhones

Accessories with magnets/metal might interfere w/ iPhone 6 Plus
Some users have noticed issues with the iPhone 6 Plus camera and NFC on both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the cause of the problem— interference from magnets and metal components in accessories— isn’t well documented.

The cause of the issue has been noticed by a small number of users online, and Apple does briefly warn users to avoid accessories that use magnets or metal components in a support document quietly updated in the months following the launch of the new iPhones. But it’s not something most users are aware of when purchasing accessories that might end up causing problems for their new iPhone.

Behind the scenes Apple has started telling at least accessory makers in its MFi program to avoid using metal and magnets due to the issue with iPhone 6 Plus optical image stabilization, according to sources familiar with Apple’s MFi licensing program.

The magnetic interference can also cause problems with NFC performance on the new iPhones, and Apple has now started warning manufacturers in its MFi program with accessories supporting the devices to avoid magnets or metal. Apple previously had a warning for accessory makers about magnets or metal to avoid interference with the iPhone’s compass, a much less used feature than the camera or NFC features affected on the new phones.

Users first noticed the problem following the iPhone 6 Plus launch in September, as demonstrated in the video below, which shows an example of the camera issue with a magnetic iPhone lens accessory. At the time, however, users were unaware of the cause (below):

The best way to avoid the issue is to avoid accessories with magnets, and some companies even warn users of the potential for interference. Accessory maker Rokform, for example, now warns iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users that removing a magnetic component in its mountable case accessory might be necessary if interference occurs when utilizing NFC features.

Bottom line: Cases and camera accessories that don’t take Apple’s advice in avoiding magnets and metal might cause problems for both the iPhone 6 Plus camera and NFC features on both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Now you know.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Easy Use Guide to Delete Data from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S Permanently

As we all know that the personal information is a bit concern on iPhone as it plays an important role in our daily life, such as text messing, contacts, photos, social networking, payment and business. However,before selling the old iPhone device,we need to erase all data on iPhone permanently,eve no data recovery software can restore erased data back forever.If we erase iPhone data by restore factory setting,some data recovery software can get them back easily!However,how to delete data on iPhone permanently without recovery?

Method 1: Factory Reset Your iPhone (100% Recovery Rate)

This is the simplest and fastest way to remove content and settings on your iPhone and this method has been widely adopted for general users. This is fairly enough for users who haven’t leave any important data on the iPhone. Below are the steps on how to achieve that:

Step 1: Tap on Settings icon on iPhone homescreen.

Step 2: Scroll down from the list and choose General option

Step 3: Select Reset at the bottom of the list and choose Delete All Content and Settings.

Disadvantage : However, this method is not that secure in terms of high standards as the data can be recovered by utilizing this factory reset. If you really cared about your person information from being leaked, you should make sure that there is no chance to restore such content when you selling or handling the device to someone else. It is highly recommend to use the following method I am gonna to mention in the next section, as the data will be deleted permanently even the military forces can’t get them back.

Method 2: Erase All Data Stored on iPhone Permanently

Maybe most people still don’t know that actual contents of file are not really deleted when performing simple deletion operation on your iPhone or other devices. But they are just marked for deletion and not shown in the file system of your iOS device. The actual data are still physically present on your iPhone. For iOS system, the only way to completely erase the data is to overwrite the original contents.
Delete Data from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S Permanently
If you want to completely eliminate all traces of data on your iPhone, iPhone Data Eraser software could be a good choice, it provides four erasing options to ensure all deleted data were overwritten and erased without the possibility of recovery by any practical software or hardware methods.  In this post, we'll show you how to permanently erase all data from iPhone before selling.

Free download the iOS Data Eraser:

Download Windows Version  Download Mac Version

Step 1 Install iPhone Data Eraser

Download the .exe file or .dmg(for Mac) from below download link and double-click the file to begin installation process. There is a built-in wizard guiding you through the entire process. After that, the software will be opened automatically and a shortcut will display on computer desktop.

iOS Data Eraser software main interface
Step 2 Connect iPhone to a PC and Select Right Earsing Option

Plug the iPhone to computer via USB cable. The program will detect the device once it was well connected. Then you can proceed to the next step. However, if the program can’t detect the device, please make sure iPhone USB driver and iTunes are installed properly on the computer.

Connect iPhone to a PC and start to scan your iPhone
Note: The program offers 4 erasing option for your different demands: "EXPRESS CLEANUP", "ERASE PRIVATE Data", "ERASE DELETED FILES" and "ERASE ALL DATA". You can select the appropriate option and give it a try. As we want to erase everything stored on the iPhone, so the first method is preferred in this case. Select Erase All Data from the sidebar, which leads to the next step.

Step 3 Start Analyzing and Scanning the Data on Your iPhone.

In this step, it will automatically analyze and scan all your deleted files in your iPhone device; generally it takes few minutes to complete the process depending on the file. After scanning – select the deleted data to view detailed information on the file.

Analyzing and Scanning the Data on Your iPhone
Step 4 Privew and Erase Data on your iPhone

After scanning, all deleted data will be scanned out and presented as details, by default, all files will be selected. Unselect the files you wish to keep.

Privew and Erase Data on your iPhone
Step 5 Start Erasing Everything on iPhone

Input 'delete ' and click Start Button to confirm that you are going to erase all the data on the iPhone. Then the program starts erasing apps, music, videos, photo, contacts, SMS and other files stored on the device. It only takes a few minutes to complete the task.

Download Windows Version  Download Mac Version

It will ask you for confirmation before it starts erasing so make sure you are certain you want to continue as this is your last chance to prevent data from being accidentally erased. You should be no longer worries about your privacy being leaked by using the fancy program. Let’s being said, even the most sophisticated data recovery software isn’t able to get any information from the given device. It’s definitely worth the money you spent on it. And there is no additional fee if you use the program on multiple devices in future.

Tips: If you want to backup some useful data to computer before erase iPhone data with this ios data eraser,you can use this iPhone data transfer tool,which can help you transfer contacts, sms, photos, videos,ect from iPhone to computer directly.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Erase all data before selling or giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Rember to Erase Your iPhone's Data Security Before You Sell your old iPhone,you need to use a thrid-part data eraser tool for ios.

erase iphone data
iPhone Data Eraser can help you Erase Data on your iPhone Safely, Protect Personal Privacy.YOu can use this iOS Data Eraser,which is an outstanding tool for you to write over your private data,and wipe/delete/remove all data on iPhone permanently, this iPhone data eraser tool should Totally Erase Anything You Don't Want from iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Download Windows Version  Download Mac Version

The iOS Data Eraser writes random data over the old ones so as to delete iPhone data permanently. It can help you Erase iPhone Contacts, Facetime, SMS Text Messages, Message Attachments, Call History, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmark, Safari History, Safari Cookies, Safari Caches, Photos, Emails, Voicemail, Videos, Apple ID, iCloud ID, iTunes DB, App (and generated data), System setting, Keyboard Cache, Passbook, Game Center, Apple Maps, Weather, Stocks, Newsstand, etc.

The kinds of iDevice that it supports include iPhone 6/5s/5c/5, iPad, iPod touch 5 and so forth. You can erase up to 28 types of files-messages, call history, contacts, to name a few.Let’s teach you how to deleted files on your iPhone permanenlty.

How to wipe all data on iPhone permanently?

Step 1. Plug iPhone in and Launch iPhone Data Eraser

Install and open the software first. The first time you connect the phone to PC, "Trust" on the iPhone screen should be tapped. You should now choose "Erase Private Data" on the left.

Delete iPhone Data Permanently

Step 2. Scan the to-be-erased Data and Choose Them

Click "Start Scan". Wait until it is finished. It should not be long. And then you will see this interface which has all the detected items in the list. Tick the one that you want.

Note: Every kinds of file can be previewed.

Step 3. Erase iPhone by One Click

Click "Erase Now" to begin this step and tap "Done" to end it. The process cost you around 20 minutes.

Free download the ios data eraser tool:

Download Windows Version  Download Mac Version

Erase iPhone Data Permanently: Speed Up Your iDevices
The new version of iPhone Data Eraser allows you to clean up the garbage content so as to make your device working as quickly as a new one. We all know that an iPhone or an iPad gets bogged down when it is used for a long time. What we can do is to delete cache data such as log files, photos, videos, iTunes syncing files, downloaded documents and junks that are generated by apps. All these can be done with iOS Data Eraser. Besides, it only cost you less than one minute. Imagine how much time efficient software can save you!