January 27, 2021 Apple CEO Tim Cook told about the new record of the company. There are now more than one billion active iPhones registered worldwide, an increase of 100 million from 2019, he said. The total number of various active Apple devices at the beginning of 2021 is 1.65 billion, in 2019 this figure was 1.5 billion.
Apple Representative reported that the company considers a user’s device to be active if it has interacted with Apple services within the last 90 days. In 2016, Apple sold its first billion iPhones since its inception. The company noted that most of these smartphones continue to be actively used by their owners.
Also Wednesday Apple announced about the record financial results that the company received in the last quarter of 2020. Apple’s revenue was $ 111.4 billion, up 21% over the same period in 2019.
Apple in financial report disclosed that in the last quarter, the company’s revenue from iPhone sales grew by 17% to $ 65.6 billion, and Mac and iPad sales also grew by 21% and 41%, respectively, compared to the previous year. It is noteworthy that 64% of the devices sold were sold through the international sales network.
Apple stressed that the release of the iPhone 12 line was a record for the number of users who upgraded from old devices to new ones, according to internal company statistics.
By information analytical agency IDC, Apple was not only able to increase sales of almost all of its line of devices, but also firmly entrenched in the smartphone market in the first place. Now the main manufacturers of smartphones in the world are Apple (23.4%), Samsung (19.1%), Xiaomi (11.2%), OPPO (8.8%) and Huawei (8.4%). Moreover, IDC experts in their report reflected that Huawei lost the most last year. Due to the new US sanctions, sales of smartphones of this company fell by 43%.
$170 ZTE Blade V40 spotted in Bangladesh
The ZTE V40 family of smartphones will soon be replenished with the Blade V40 model – it has already lit up in Bangladesh, and immediately with a price: a version with 4 GB of RAM (expandable by 2 GB) and 128 GB of flash memory is estimated at the equivalent of $ 170.
The Blade V40 hardware platform is based on a 12nm Unisoc Tiger T616 single-chip system with 2 Cortex-A75 cores and 6 Cortex-A55 cores. OS – Android 12 with MyOS 12 interface.
The configuration of the device is a triple main camera (with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels), a 6.6-inch IPS screen and a 4500 mAh battery. A full premiere of the device is expected in early February.
Why overpay for smartphones with 5G? On the example of the Samsung Galaxy A14, you can see that we are talking about a huge difference in performance.
The Samsung Galaxy A14 5G smartphone was introduced at the beginning of the month, but the company is preparing a more affordable version with 4G support. And today we have all the main characteristics of this model and images.
The design of the younger version will be the same, except that instead of brown it will be silver. Many characteristics will also not change, although there will still be differences.
The main thing, of course, is the platform. Instead of the latest Exynos 1330, MediaTek Helio G80 is used. Compared to the Exynos 850 in the Galaxy A13 4G, this is certainly a very significant improvement. For comparison, the Exynos 850 scores about 145,000 points in AnTuTu 9, while the Helio G80 scores 230,000 points. True, the same Exynos 1330 is gaining more than 410,000 points, so the difference between the A14 4G and 5G versions in performance is enormous.
The screen of the Galaxy A14 4G will retain the size of 6.6 inches, Full HD + resolution, but there will be no increased frame rate, like the A14 5G. The battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, the main 50-megapixel camera, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of flash memory will also remain, but charging will be only 10-watt. But the smartphone will receive stereo speakers.
The novelty will be released at the end of March. In Eastern Europe, they will ask for 200 euros for it.
Apple for the first time took second place in the Chinese smartphone market and is actively catching up with the leader
Apple for the first time ranked second in China’s smartphone market.
Counterpoint analysts assessed the Chinese market based on the results of the last quarter and the entire 2022. In the fourth quarter, Apple was the undisputed leader, as well as in the global market, thanks to the new iPhones. The company occupied 23.7% of the market against 17.2% of the nearest competitor. At the same time, Apple’s sales, like almost everyone else’s, sank. Only Huawei stands out here, having managed to increase supplies by 15%.
At the end of the year, Apple overtook Oppo and took second place with an 18% share. The leader represented by Vivo occupies 19.2%, that is, the gap is small. At the same time, Apple’s share has grown from 16% in 2021, while Vivo’s share has fallen from 21.5%. If the trend continues, Apple may well take the lead this year.
It can also be noted that the share of Oppo has also decreased, as well as the share of Xiaomi and Huawei. But Honor grew from 10.4% to 16.7%, that is, very significantly.
Overall, the Chinese market sank 14%, marking the fifth year in a row that smartphone sales have declined in the country.
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