To USB or Not to USB

 

AppleOS only on USB

Apple announced the MacBook Air and the only way to install programs is either via the Internet or USB.  Of course, if the OS fails, and you have no internet, you have to use USB.

So Apple ships a USB Flash Drive that re-installs your software to factory condition.

How does Apple get away with no Optical Drive (no DVD, no Blu-Rays)

1) Apple set the standard with iTunes and downloadable Apps. – The only way to install this software to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod is over the internet.�
2) Apple saves power – No optical drive, no spinning/moving parts.
3) Apple saves space – Obvious, I know.
4) Apple saves cost – No optical drive.

At the system level, Apple save enough to include a flash drive, instead of a cheaper DVD disc because Apple doesn’t have to pay for or deal with cost/problems of adding an optical drive.

Buyers can (of course) buy a separate USB DVD or BluRay drive, or reuse an old one. So it actually lowers their overall cost of ownership over the long term.  They can share or reuse these components.

Apple enters top 5 Handset makers

This is significant because it means that more and more people buy SmartPhone which are more expense, provide more functions, and provide a platform for everyone to sell more stuff. 

IDC Q3 data

Top five mobile phone vendors, shipments, and market share (units in millions)
Vendor   Q310 unit shipments   Q310 market share   Q309 unit shipments   Q309 market share   Year-over-year change
Nokia   110.4   32.4%   108.5   36.5%   1.8%
Samsung   71.4   21%   60.2   20.3%   18.6%
LG Electronics   28.4   8.3%   31.6   10.6%   -10.1%
Apple   14.1   4.1%   7.4   2.5%   90.5%
RIM   12.4   3.6%   8.5   2.9%   45.9%
Others   103.8   30.5%   80.9   27.2%   28.3%
Total   340.5   100%   297.1   100%   14.6%

 

Strategy Analytics Q3 data

Global handset vendor shipments and market share  (units in millions)
                     
    Vendor     Q309   Q210   Q310  
    Nokia     108.5   111.1   110.4  
    Samsung     60.2   63.8   71.4  
    LG     31.6   30.6   28.4  
    Apple     7.4   8.4   14.1  
    RIM     8.5   11.2   12.4  
    Others     74.4   85.4   90.3  
    Total     290.6   310.5   327  
                     
    Global handset vendor market share       Q309   Q210   Q310  
    Nokia     37.3%   35.8%   33.8%  
    Samsung     20.7%   20.5%   21.8%  
    LG     10.9%   9.9%   8.7%  
    Apple     2.5%   2.7%   4.3%  
    RIM     2.9%   3.6%   3.8%  
    Others     25.6%   27.5%   27.6%  
    Total     100%   100%   100%  
                     
    Total growth year-over-year     -4.3%   13.7%   12.5%  

The data above is from my source is at at EDN, here 

Send this URL onto your friend. and tell them to
Subscribe to this Blog, one option to subscribe is as follows:

I’ m using a new Blog Editor so I hope this Blog Entry looked okay.

Share and Enjoy:
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Print
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS