Steve Jobs who founded the famous Apple Corporation has been known to bring very innovative computer and information technology related products to consumers worldwide.
The well-known iPhone, iPad and Apple Laptop's have gained immense fame and popularity due to the beautifully crafted design and usability that simply enthrals and excites users like no other computer product ever has.
These devices use the equally famous operating system called the iOS which has been the bedrock of all the enigmatically crafted computer products that the Apple Corporation has produced till date.
Apple's competitor Google also created the equally compelling Android OS which has been giving iOS a run for its money every now and then
1. What An iOS Device Knows
Most of the personal information like Contacts, Bank Account details, passwords, personal addresses, browsing history, location, photo albums and email accounts are contained in one’s smart phones. Most of this information is extremely vulnerable to Public wi-fi hotspots and there is 69% chance of one falling prey to cybercrime in one’s lifetime – this translates to almost three out of every four people becoming victims globally. The most, 32% of hacking at hotspots pertains to stealing information, while tracking users, sending content and reconfiguring device are some of the other cybercrime activities carried out.
2. Planet Of The Apps
Apps have more or less become a part of one’s day to day lives. Android Apps have seen stellar growth from 2500 in Mar 2000 to 500,000 in Mar 2012 while the Apple Apps have started out at 25000 and reached 645000 during the same period. While 89% of Android Apps are free, the number is 73% for Apple and 80% for Blackberry. The USA alone accounts for 57% of all Apps downloaded, China sees 12%, Taiwan 4% and rest of world at 27%.
The Global availability of App Store is 79% and 66% for Google Play. Facebook activities account for 10% of all mobile data transactions on the iPhone. Angry Birds – the world famous game has seen 1 billion downloads. The year 2014 could see a turning point in the history of smart phones, with mobile internet use taking over internet usage on desktops.
3. Approved Apps In The iTunes App Store
The iTunes App store has 500k+ approved apps and the number is growing every day. These have been contributed by 85,569 unique App developers. While 37% of all Apps are free, $3.64 is the average price for paid Apps. Angry Birds has been the number one App for 275 days followed by The Moron Test which stayed at number one for 38 days. The Moto Chaser, Flight Control, iShoot, Skee-Ball, Tiny Wings, Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey is the others which have also been at the number one spot for many days. The combined value of all Apps currently available is estimated at $891, 982.24.
4. App Optimization For iOS7
If one is looking to enjoy most of the new features in Apple’s latest devices and want to incorporate the latest flat design and updated colour schemes then one need to optimize oness Apps for the latest iOS7. Apart from the ability to integrate APIs for AirDrop, multitasking, games and camera & several other APIs, the optimization also helps one redefine app interfaces with increased clarity, translucency and depth.
For these and several other reasons, 200 million users of iOS have already upgraded to iOS7. The reason is that once one have iOS 7 on ones smart device one can get automatic App updates and one can find out what all popular places to visit or eat are there around ones location. Not to mention the new Kids Category, the wish list and the increased mobile download limit – all of which make ones iOS App experience a never forgettable one.
5. How Android And iOS Became Smartphone Superpowers
The first ever iPhone was launched in June 2007 with the first version of iOS 1.1.1 seeing light of the day in September 2007. October 2008 the android market was made available for the users and April 2009 Android cupcakes was launched. In June 2009 the iOS 3 was launched along with the iPhone 3GS.
6. Android Vs iOS
iOS and Android are fighting a war of supremacy and a minute change in technology can also make a world of difference in the market. The total number of apps available with Android is 77,316 whereas the total number of apps available with iOS is 62,093. Average rating for Android is 3.8 where as for iOS the average rating is 3.6 and the average price for Android is 1.32 as compare to the average price of iOS which is 3.92. In the price range Android and iOS stand apart where the maximum price for Android is $200 and the maximum price for iOS is $1000. User happiness by arcade is 3.59 for android and 3.63 for iOS. In terms of educational apps the user satisfaction rating for Android is 3.79 and for iOS it is 3.84.
7. Apple: Success By The Numbers
Apple has been doing lot of great things about themselves and as a device it has seen some astonishing sales levels for iOS. Till date more than 200 million iOS devices have been sold in the market and 108 millions of them are iPhones. By August 2011 the market share captured by iOS is 19.7%. Out of total mobile installed base the share of iOS is 44% and 90% of the tablet market share is iPads. 25 million iPads have been sold by June 2011.
8. Android vs. iOS Users
At times the users are disengaged by the crashing mobile apps that actually start irritating the users. Now the big question comes that out of Android or iOS users which one will first leave their apps due to frequent crashing. The users of iOS are most demanding since they are the highest payers in the market for the technology and apps. iOS users cannot tolerate many crashes due to the streamline experiences. In the free apps category 25% Android users will remove the apps after crashing where as 11% of iOS users will remove their apps after it gets crashed in the free apps category.
9. iOS And Android Design Guidelines
In Apple the basic status bar consists of time/ battery charge/ network connection and in Android the status bar contains almost the similar features. In Android users can enjoy the main action bar where as the iOS has a navigation bar for its users.
10. A Visual Guide To iOS
Just to read everything available on iOS app one may need almost a week’s time. If we spread out, all the sold iPhones and iPads then it can spread all over the world. 75% of the parents share their apps enabled devices with their kids.