NetMarketShare from Net Applications has been following and reporting the huge success enjoyed by Apple’s iPhone since its introduction in 2007. And, Apple is continuing the trend of new iPhone releases in late June each year. This new release, the iPhone 4, appears to be the largest leap in technology since the original iPhone. I had a personal wish list of new features:
- Longer battery life
- Better microphone and speaker for speakerphone conversations with noise cancellation
- Bluetooth keyboard support
- Better camera for pictures, HD video and video conferencing – including a flash!
- Faster processor
- A ’select all’ button for email
- Folders for grouping similar Apps
- A book reader with notes and search capabilities
- iWork Apps for iPhone
The most glaring weakness of previous iPhones has been battery life. And, it looks like Apple has addressed this with a faster and lower power A4 chip for the iPhone 4 as well as a much larger battery.
I haven’t seen any information released about getting iWork on the new iPhone, but it seems every other item on my wish list has been added. So exciting!
NetMarketShare recently reported: Android on the Rise, But iPhone Still Dominates
There is growing competition in the mobile market, with Android already out and a major new threat from Windows Phone 7 coming this year. But, it appears Apple is staying ahead of the technology curve, enhancing its market leading apps store, and is poised to continue its dominance in this space.
/*On May 13th, 2010, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has shared some new information suggesting that online ad revenues in the U.S. hit $5.9 billion for the first quarter of 2010. That’s the highest first-quarter revenue of all time. 7.5% Year-Over-Year Increase a Bright Spot in Marketing & Advertising Media
The year-over-year growth we are seeing reflects marketers’ confidence [...]
/*Google Chrome’s growth is showing some of the consistency we saw in Firefox until Chrome’s arrival. As far as the reasons for the growth, I don’t know if people are using Chrome because of a noticeable difference in technology from IE, Firefox or Safari. But, I do notice that Google has been advertising Chrome heavily [...]
/*Apple announced today they have now sold over 1 million iPads, over 12 million iPad apps and 1.5 million e-books. And, the iPad 3G is now available, allowing the device to become truly mobile. I am curious if we will all start seeing iPad tapping on the streets, in coffee shops and at airports soon [...]
/*Based on our market share data, Google is the dominant search engine being used on the iPad, having over 97% of search volume.
/*Google’s leaving China has had some ripple effects in Search Usage Market Share. As reported earlier: Google’s Hong Kong Site Jumps to 3% Global Usage Share After China Redirect.
The most noticeable effect beyond google.cn and googl.com.hk can be seen on Baidu. Not surprisingly, Baidu saw a surge in usage share in March, and will [...]
/*Acknowledging the fear of internet disruptions, Google has provided a page to monitor which services are still available in China.
We will be maintaining a live report (below) on Google Hong Kong global usage share. If Google Hong Kong’s share drop back to near zero, it is an indication that the Chinese government has blocked access [...]
/*Although Microsoft is aggressively seeking and creating significant agreements to place Bing as the default search provider on mobile phones, Google is still by far the leader in the space.
This chart was created using our market share data that can be found at
/*You do have some choices when it comes to your online advertising dollars. It may seem at times that Google is the only field of play in search engine marketing, and they do hold the lion’s share of search:
With NetMarketShare reporting Google having 86% of the global search market as of February 2010, it would [...]