NetMarketShare from Net Applications has been following and reporting the huge success enjoyed by Apple’s iPhone since its introduction in 2007.Â And, Apple is continuing the trend of new iPhone releases in late June each year.Â This new release, the iPhone 4, appears to be the largest leap in technology since the original iPhone.Â 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.Â 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.Â So exciting!
NetMarketShare recently reported:Â 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.Â 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.