FROM OSX DAILY comes this report:
“Growth of iOS, the mobile operating system that powers iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, and Apple TV, is exploding. … The most staggering observation? Apple sold 156 million iOS devices last year alone, that is over 30 million more units shipped than all 28 years of the Macs existence, where it has sold 122 million computers. Overall, the iOS platform totals over 316 million devices sold in a few short years.”
Well, I wonder what a “short year” is. 360 days? 350?
Regardless, the sales figure is significant and it means those of us who have been Apple fans all these years need not longer feel like members of a cult. The iPad, perhaps more than any other device, has propelled iOS into the mainstream. If you fly United or American, your pilots are using iPads to get you where you are going, no longer having to lug around those huge black briefcases full of printed books and manuals and airport information.
Says the report: “The Mac and PC are ultimately over-engineered and too powerful for the average users technical needs, this helps to explain Apple’s OS X strategy and Microsofts Windows 8 concepts, the power and underlying complexity is still there, but the experience is becoming simpler.”
Interesting observations. It’ll be exciting to see what the future holds.
STILL THINK THAT FLIP PHONE you bought five years ago is all you need? Wrong!
My father-in-law had a saying I loved: “You standin’ still, you backin’ up.”
And if you haven’t got a smartphone? You. Are. Backin’. Up!
Now comes this study that claims that the world now buys more smartphones than computers.
That’s right: more smartphones than computers.
Maybe it’s time to trade Ol’ Flip in for a newer model.
AAHHHH…IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME! Let’s just have some fun…with this video. Using all iPads and iPhones, folks from North Point Ministries (dunno where that is!), put together this brief “Christmas Concert.” It’s toooo cool not to share it with you.
Try doin’ this on your Kindle or Nook!
Some other Christmas goodies yet to come your way!
I’M A BIG MAC FAN. I think Apple makes incredible products that are really great. Some are remarkable. It’s a wonderful company that does a super job. It’s just awesome!
And if that doesn’t convince you, perhaps this video—from the most recent Apple Keynote in September—will do the job.
OK, perhaps it is a bit overstated. But I’m sure the same superlatives are part of similar presentations from Microsoft, Dell, IBM and all the other guys.
Oh. Yes…I’m still a big Mac fan.
AIN’T TECHNOLOGY GRAND? Jorge Colombo has recently created some covers for The New Yorker magazine using…an iPhone.
The link takes you to a page on The New Yorker’s site where you can see time-lapse drawings of four of Colombo’s drawings. Cool stuff!