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2009.05.01 16:51 모발꼼

애플을 이기지는 못하고 있군요.

Giggs를 제외한 일반인들에게 애플의 아이폰은 여전히 매력적인 신제품입니다.

Giggs들은 곧 나올 것이라 예측되는 신형 아이폰을 손꼽아 기다리면서

이전 제품에 대한 불만과 애정을 동시에 쏟아냅니다.


하지만 일반인들, 특히 아이폰을 약정 맺어서 2년 유지하는 이들에게는

지금의 아이폰도 훌륭하고 만족스런 제품이죠.

물론 배터리에 대한 불만은 있지만,

배터리 때문에 안 쓸 정도의 불만은 절대 아니네요.


[출처 : J.D Power and Associates]


많은 경쟁사들이 지난 2년 간 아이폰을 이겨 보겠다고 무수히 많은 제품을 내었고,

나올 때마다 신문과 언론들은 아이폰을 이길 수 있을 것 같다고 말했습니다.


하지만 2년이 지나도록 그런 폰과 그런 회사는 보이지 않고 있군요.

올해 하반기가 되어서야 Palm Pre, 신규 안드로이드폰 들이 제대로 경쟁을 하겠죠.

물론.. 아이폰 신형은 그들을 느긋하게 기다리고 있을 겁니다.


신규 칩을 통해서 소비 전력을 줄이고,

그래픽 칩을 개선해서 real 3D game을 위한 노력을 보여 주겠죠.

그리고 OLED를 통해서 야외 시인성, NTSC 등도 더욱 향상 시킬 겁니다.

음성 컨트롤도 지원되고,

게다가 더 많은 컨텐츠도 AppStore를 통해서 선보이겠죠.



내년, 그리고 내후년에도 J.D Power and Associates 의 결과는 다르지 않을 것 같단

생각은 저만의 기우일까요?

하지만 전 그럴 것이라고 확신합니다.. 흠..


p.s 삼성은 이제 LG에게 밀리는 형국입니다.
      기능, 디자인, 사업자 요구 사항 충족 등에서 LG보다 확실히 뒤지고 있군요.
      좀 더 분발하길@@!!!



[출처 : CNET]
 

Apple outdistanced the competition in consumer smartphone customer satisfaction ratings from J.D. Power.

(Credit: Screenshot by Tom Krazit/CNET)

Apple's iPhone has won another J.D Power award for customer satisfaction among consumers, after taking the business crown last year.

J.D. Power and Associates released the results of a customer satisfaction study measuring consumer tastes on Thursday, and ranked the iPhone highest among smartphone consumers judging five factors: ease of operation, operating system, features, physical design, and battery function. Apple scored particularly well in everything but battery life, which appears to be a sore spot for iPhone owners.

The iPhone received an overall score of 791 on a 1,000-point scale, ahead of LG's 772 points and Samsung's 759 points. The industry average was 751 points, and overall smartphone satisfaction rose since J.D. Power's last survey in November 2008, it said.

Apple won a similar award from J.D. Power last year for business smartphone customer satisfaction.

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2009.04.24 09:15 모발꼼
10억 다운로드 달성했군요.


아침에 iTunes 켰다가 알았습니다. 허거거거...







iPhone 누적 판매량이 1천 5백 만대,


iPod Touch 누적 판매량이 2천 2백 만대


그리고 AppStore의 S/W 다운로드 수는 10억 건..




전년도 대비해서 이 어려운 시기에 120%가 넘는 성장을 한 애플의 저력은 정말 엄청나군요.


넷북 시장에 대한 Interesting Idea가 어떤 것인지 공개되면 더 엄청난 태풍이 되어 올까요?


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2009.03.02 09:35 모발꼼
Wired에 재미난 기사가 실렸더군요

이번 소뱅의 공짜 아이폰 발매 이후 일본을 슬쩍 찾아간 듯 합니다.

왜 안팔리까 하는 의문에..


일단, 결론은 간략하게 아래와 같네요

   1. Lame Features
      . 동영상 미지원
      . MMS 역시 미지원
      . TV도 또 미지원

   2. 비싼 요금제
      . 월정액이 너무 비싸요

   3. PC가 왜 필요해
      . iTunes 를 써야 한다는 것 자체가 귀찮음
      . WiFi와 3G, 그리고 컴과 맞먹는 성능을 지닌 폰들이 널렸는데 왜 아이폰을....

역시 휴대폰 강국은 다르군요.

그들만의 리그가 되어버린 게 못내 아쉽겠어요.


[출처 : wired]

Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone

By Brian X. Chen EmailFebruary 26, 2009 | 7:07:08 PMCategories: Apple, iPhone  

Japaniphone

Apple's iPhone has wowed most of the globe — but not Japan, where the handset is selling so poorly it's being offered for free.

What's wrong with the iPhone, from a Japanese perspective? Almost everything: the high monthly data plans that go with it, its paucity of features, the low-quality camera, the unfashionable design and the fact that it's not Japanese.

In an effort to boost business, Japanese carrier SoftBank this week launched the "iPhone for Everybody" campaign, which gives away the 8-GB model of the iPhone 3G if customers agree to a two-year contract.

"The pricing has been completely out of whack with market reality," said Global Crown Research analyst Tero Kuittinen in regard to Apple's iPhone prices internationally. "I think they [Apple and its partners overseas] are in the process of adjusting to local conditions."

Apple's iPhone is inarguably popular elsewhere: CEO Steve Jobs announced in October that the handset drove Apple to becoming the third-largest mobile supplier in the world, after selling 10 million units in 2008. However, even before the iPhone 3G's July launch in Japan, analysts were predicting the handset would fail to crack the Japanese market. Japan has been historically hostile toward western brands — including Nokia and Motorola, whose attempts to grab Japanese customers were futile.

Besides cultural opposition, Japanese citizens possess high, complex standards when it comes to cellphones. The country is famous for being ahead of its time when it comes to technology, and the iPhone just doesn't cut it. For example, Japanese handset users are extremely into video and photos — and the iPhone has neither a video camera nor multimedia text messaging. And a highlight feature many in Japan enjoy on their handset is a TV tuner, according to Kuittinen.

What else bugs the Japanese about the iPhone? The pricing plans, Kuittinen said. Japan's carrier environment is very competitive, which equates to relatively low monthly rates for handsets. The iPhone's monthly plan starts at about $60, which is too high compared to competitors, Kuittinen added.

And then there's the matter of compartmentalization. A large portion of Japanese citizens live with only a cellphone as their computing device — not a personal computer, said Hideshi Hamaguchi, a concept creator and chief operating officer of LUNARR. And the problem with the iPhone is it depends on a computer for syncing media and running software updates via iTunes.

"iPhone penetration is very high among the Mac users, but it has a huge physical and mental hurdle to the majority who just get used to live with their cellphone, which does not require PC for many services," Hamaguchi said.

Cellphones are also more of a fashion accessory in Japan than in the United States, according to Daiji Hirata, chief financial officer of News2u Corporation and creator of Japan's first wireless LAN.

So that would suggest that in Japan, carrying around an iPhone — an outdated handset compared to Japanese cellphones — could make you look pretty lame.

Take for example Nobi Hayashi,  a journalist and author of Steve Jobs: The Greatest Creative Director. His cellular weapon of choice when he spoke to Wired.com June 2008? A Panasonic P905i, a fancy cellphone that doubles as a 3-inch TV. It also features 3-G, GPS, a 5.1-megapixel camera and motion sensors for Wii-style games.

"When I show this to visitors from the U.S, they're amazed," Hayashi told Wired.com. "They think there's no way anybody would want an iPhone in Japan. But that's only because I'm setting it up for them so that they can see the cool features."

Kuittinen said he's predicting Apple's next iPhone will have better photo capabilities, which could increase its odds of success in Japan. However, he said the monthly rates must be lowered as well.

Otherwise, Apple might as well say sayonara to Japan.

Updated 10:30 a.m. Friday: Added a quote from concept creator Hideshi Hamaguchi about PCs and compartmentalization.

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