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Smartphone shipments in Malaysia had dropped by 5.9% in 2016 versus the previous year according to IDC Malaysia’s latest report. They reckon this was likely caused by negative economic factors which include our depreciating ringgit against the US dollar.
Despite the annual decline, smartphone shipments had picked up in the last quarter and the top 3 brands were still able to increase their respective market share.
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In the last three months of 2016, Apple had overtaken Samsung for the number 1 position in global smartphone shipments as reported by Strategy Analytics. They had shipped a total of 78.3 million iPhone units while controlling a market share of 17.8% in Q4 2016. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Apple had just reported their record-breaking sales for the last quarter.
I wasn’t impressed with the iPhone 7. In fact, we as a collective unit at SoyaCincau weren’t impressed with it either. When it came to breaking ground in the development of tech — something Apple was so good at — I honestly felt the iPhone 7 broke nothing.
But on the sales front, things were a little different. Apple just posted their financial report for last quarter (Q1 2017) and it turns out that they’ve sold more iPhones and generated more revenue than ever before, breaking multiple records along the way.
Apple‘s watchOS 3 proved to be a pretty significant upgrade for Apple Watch users. Not only did it make the most popular smartwatch in the world faster, it also packed familiarity plus a whole bunch of new features into Cupertino’s wearable.
Now, Apple’s adding a few more useful features with watchOS 3.2.
Today, the 9th of January 2017, marks 10 years since Apple introduced the first iPhone ever — though the actual device was put up for sale on the 29th of June 2007. In a press release commemorating this momentous occasion, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the “best is yet to come”.
We’ve seen plenty of reports about people suing Apple, but this may be the most surprising one yet. A couple from Texas is suing the tech giant on claims that FaceTime distracted a driver who crashed into their family car, killing the couple’s 5-year-old daughter.
If you lose one AirPod, it will cost as much as US$69 (RM309) and the battery replacement would cost you US$49 (RM219) for each side. Is it possible to repair it yourself? The folks at ifixit had dismantled a full set and it doesn’t look pretty.
The larger iPhone 7 Plus is finally available with Maxis Zerolution. This ownership program allows you to own an iPhone 7 Plus with monthly instalments and with zero deposit upfront. It also gives you the option to swap phones hassle-free each year.
After months of delay, the Apple AirPods are finally on sale just in time for the Christmas holidays. If you got an iPhone 7 and want to live courageously, this should be on top of your shopping list.