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2009.07.27 09:21 모발꼼

iPhone OS 3.1 이 업뎃 되면 나타난다는 AR어플리케이션입니다.

 

 

9월이면 현재 정식 등록 절차 밟는 어플 2종 + more가 앱스토어에 등재될 것 확실합니다. 

그리고 동시에 9월에 카메라가 달린 iPod touch가 나오면 아이폰 / 아이팟에서 모두 사용가능하겠죠 .  

시장 파급 효과는 굉장히 클 것입니다. 일단 매우 신기한 것이기에... 흠 

 

참고로 등록 될 것으로 예측되는 어플들을 소개합니다.  

AR은 누누히 말하지만 H/W 싸움이 아니라 벌써 컨텐츠와 UI 싸움입니다. 
 

1. SR Engine 소개 동영상  

 

2. 지하철 찾기  

 

3. Sekai Camera 





4. Mobilizy 관광 정보 찾기





posted by 우주인토마스
2009.07.27 09:07 모발꼼
AdMob (시장 조사 전문 기관)에서 iPhone과 iPod Touch의 예상 판매대수를 내 놓았습니다. (~'09.06)

약 4,500만 대가 팔린 것으로 추정하는데 한국 시장의 터치 판매량은 예상과 좀 다르군요

예전 기사에서 50만대 정도라고 추정하는 것을 보았는데 여기선 20만대가 안 됩니다.

뭐.. 대세에 영향을 많이 주는 수치는 아니구요.


어제 삼성동 애플샵에 들렀다가 깜딱 놀랐습니다.

정말 사람이 많더군요. 애플샵이 언제 이렇게 대중화 되었을까 하는 생각마저 들었습니다.

저에겐 성지나 마찬가지인 곳이라 주중에 종종 들렀었는데 늘 한가했었거든요.


주말 오후 시간 애플샵을 보면서 아... 한국에서도 이젠 확실히 먹히기 시작하는구나 했습니다.. 흠


[출처 : brainstormtech]

Where in the world are those 18.6 million iPod touches?

Posted by Philip Elmer-DeWitt

AdMob iPhone vs. iPod touch bar graphApple (AAPL), for reasons known only to itself, does not report the number of iPod touches it has sold.

But it lets you do the math, and on Tuesday COO Tim Cook casually mentioned, in response to a question about the App Store, that the total installed base of iPhones (26.4 million) plus iPod touches (X) is now 45 million.

So where are those 18.6 million iPod touches?

Nearly 12 million are in the United States, according to a report on the geographical distribution of Apple mobile devices issued Thursday morning by AdMob, the leading mobile ad platform. That makes sense, given that Americans buy the lion’s share of all Apple handsets, and the company has been particularly aggressive about marketing the iPod touch to U.S. students in its back-to-school computer sales.

But if you look at AdMob’s region-by-region breakdown, the iPod touch is surprisingly popular overseas.

In Latin America, for example, the ratio of iPhones to iPod touches is virtually identical to North America’s. Apple has sold more than 327,000 in Mexico alone, according to AdMob’s estimates, which apparently is more than the total number of iPhones sold in that country.

iPod touches are even more popular in Canada. According to AdMob, Canadians have purchased more than 1.36 million iPod touches but only 805,594 iPhones.

iPod touch sales are also strong, relative to iPhone sales, in Oceania, Asia and Western Europe. The device is less popular in Africa and least popular in Eastern Europe.

Wordwide, according to AdMob, the ratio of iPhones to iPod touches on its network in June was roughly 2 to 1. In other words, iPhones represented 68% of Apple handsets and the iPod touch made up the other 32%. This ratio has remained constant over the last several months, according to AdMob, implying a similar growth rate for both devices worldwide.

Below: AdMob’s country-by-country iPod touch sales estimates, obtained by multiplying AdMob user shares in each country by the total number of iPod touches sold.

iPod touch: AdMob's country by country

Here’s the comparable chart for iPhones.

iPhone: AdMob country by country

AdMob describes itself as the world’s largest mobile advertising platform, serving banner and text link ads on mobile web pages for more than 7,000 publishers. It collects handset and operator data on each of the nearly 95 billion ads it has served since 2006, which enables it to produce charts like these.

For a pdf of the full report, click here.


posted by 우주인토마스
2009.07.07 09:33 모발꼼

음. . 

9월 경에 나올 꺼라고 예상되는 신형 아이팟 터치에 대한 루머가 슬슬 나옵니다.  

사실 연초부터 애플 포럼에서나 애널리스트들이 카메라 탑재한다는 얘기 꺼내긴 했습니다.

잡숴 형님이 복귀하고 첫 발표 제품으로 내세우지 않을까 하는 생각도 들고.. 

 

아래 기사 보시면 소형 카메라 모듈을 대량으로 주문했다고 합니다.  

많은 이들이 아이팟 터치용으로 주문한 것이 아닐까 하는 추측을 합니다.  

또 2번째 기사를 보시면 신형 아이팟 터치용 케이스 디자인이 유출되었다고도 합니다. 

이 업체는 늘 신형 애플 제품이 나올 때 케이스를 제공하던 업체라서 신빙성이 크다고 하는군요.  

 

하지만 !!  

전 좀 달리 생각해 보는게 아예 다른 제품에 넣을 카메라 모듈이면 좋겠다 싶네요  

예전에 한참 인터넷을 달궜던 애플 타블릿 같은 제품 말이죠.  

잡숴 형님의 복귀전으로 그 정도 신제품은 들고 나와줘야 하는 거 아닐까요? ㅎㅎㅎ 


그나저나.. 그럼 전 아이팟 터치 바꾸는게 맞을 지

아이폰 나오면 갈아타는 게 맞을 지 고민이네요.. 흠.. 어쩌지..

[출처 : iClarified]

 

1. 소형 카메라 주문 루머

 

 

Apple Puts In Huge Order for iPod Cameras?   
Monday, 6th July 2009, 10:07 am    
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Sources in Asia say that Apple has placed an order for a massive number of camera modules for the iPod touch, according to a Tech Crunch report.

These are inexpensive cameras, in the $10 range. And the size of the order, our source says, means they can only be used for one thing - the iPods.

The order size is supposedly so large that some people in Taiwan are speculating that Apple may be planning to put cameras in the lower end of the iPod line, too. “Everything but the Shuffle may have a camera in it soon,” says our source.

With the huge success of video on the iPhone, Apple is likely looking to duplicate this success with the iPod. Coming in at a much lower price point the iPod is likely to attract many more buyers. Video and camera capabilities in addition to the iPod's obvious musical selling features could sway customers away from mini/budget camcorders.

 

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[출처 : 맥루머]

 

2. 아이팟 터치용 신형 가죽 케이스 루머

 

Two new images of cases for the upcoming iPod Touch and iPod Nano have begun circulating. The new cases suggest that the next generation Touch and Nano will indeed include a camera.

The first image from Uxsight is listed as a "New iPod Touch 3G" with "hold for a camera in the back" and comes with the following image:


The second case design was posted on DealExtreme and shows an "iPod Nano 5" case with another hole in the back that is presumably again for the camera:


The reliability of these early case designs has been mixed in the past. While they have been accurate with the iPhone 3G design, they were also responsible for many of the iPhone Nano claims which never came true.

Still, the design of the iPod Nano's camera location is consistent with sketches provided by iLounge in May. iLounge also reported that the iPod Nano would be getting a camera with its next revision.

 

 


posted by 우주인토마스
2009.04.30 14:23 모발꼼

이 기사를 만나고 갑작..

기자분 이름 때문에 웃었습니다.

황치규... 기자가 쓴 반도체 칩 이야기..

황창규 라는 이름이 떠 오르면서 동생일까? 라는 생각이 ㅋㅋ


어쨌거나 애플이 독자 칩을 만들고 있다는 것을 뉴스화 한 것인데요,

[출처 : ZDNet Korea]

[지디넷코리아]애플이 독자적인 컴퓨터칩 개발을 추진중인 것으로 확인됐다.  

애플은 반도체 분야에서 다양한 전문가들을 영입, 아이폰과 아이팟터치 등 자사 하드웨어에 탑재할 칩을 직접 개발하려 하고 있다고 월스트리트저널(WSJ)이 내부 사정에 정통한 소식통들을 인용해 30일(현지시간) 보도했다. 

애플이 영입한 전문가중에는 AMD의 그래픽 제품 그룹 최고기술책임자(CTO)였던 라자 코두라도 포함됐다.

WSJ에 따르면 애플은 칩을 직접 만들어 경쟁 업체들의 공세를 방어할 수 있는 차별화된 기능들을 제공하려 하고 있다.  

애플은 내부에서 개발한 칩을 전력 소비 감소에 투입하거나 아이폰 등에서 게임SW를 돌릴 수 있도록 하는데 사용할 가능성이 있다고 소식통들은 전했다.  

애플이 독자적인 칩 개발에 나선 또 하나의 이유는 외부 협력 업체들과 제품 관련 세부 내용을 보다 덜 공유하기 위한 것도 포함된 것으로 전해졌다. 이에 대해 애플 대변인은 구체적인 언급을 하지 않았다. 

애플의 독자적인 칩 개발 프로젝트는 적지 않은 장애물에 직면해 있다. WSJ은 소식통들을 인용해 애플표 칩은 빨라도 내년까지는 나오지 않을 것으로 전했다.



Apple이 스스로 칩을 만들고 있다는 것이 왜 뉴스가 된 걸까요?

아니, 정확하게 말하면 이미 알만한 사람은 다 아는 내용이고

여러번 회자되었던 내용인데 말이죠.

궁금해 졌습니다.

그래서 WSJ를 뒤져 보았습니다.

[출처 : WSJ]

Apple Inc. is building a significant capability to design its own computer chips, a strategy shift that the company hopes will create exclusive features for its gadgets and shield Apple's work from rivals.

The Silicon Valley trend-setter has been hiring people from many different segments of the semiconductor industry, including engineers to create multifunction chips that are used in cellphones to run software and carry out other chores.

Apple could use the internally developed chips to sharply reduce the power consumption of its hit iPhone and iPod touch devices, and possibly add graphics circuitry to help its hardware play realistic game software and high-definition videos, people familiar with its plans say.

In one sign of the new focus, Apple recently hired Raja Koduri, who was formerly the chief technology officer of the graphics products group at chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Mr. Koduri started at Apple this week, following in the footsteps of Bob Drebin, who had held the same title at AMD and is also now working for Apple. Online job postings from Apple describe dozens of chip-related positions it is trying to fill, some with partial descriptions like "testing the functional correctness of Apple developed silicon."

Besides a desire to beat rivals to market with new features, Apple's shift is also an effort to share fewer details about its technology plans with external chip suppliers, say people familiar with the moves.

An Apple spokesman declined to comment.

The new effort faces plenty of hurdles, and people familiar with Apple's plans don't expect internally designed chips to emerge until next year at the earliest. Still, Apple's aggressive hiring is another sign of how the company's recent success has allowed it to expand while other tech giants have trimmed their work forces in the recession.

Apple's strategy also marks a break from a long-term trend among most big electronics companies to outsource the development of chips and other components to external suppliers.

[Steve Jobs]

Steve Jobs

Last spring, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs explained the purchase of Silicon Valley start-up P.A. Semi as a way to acquire expertise and technology to help run increasingly sophisticated software on iPhones and iPods. "You can't just go out and buy the chips off the shelf to do that," said Mr. Jobs in an interview.

Most cellphones are based on chip designs licensed by ARM Holdings PLC to others. For the iPhone, Samsung Electronics Co. supplies an ARM-based microprocessor with custom features developed by Apple, analysts say.

People familiar with Apple's thinking say executives have expressed concern that some information shared with outside vendors could find its way into chips sold to Apple competitors. A Samsung spokeswoman declined comment.

People familiar with the situation say Mr. Jobs told P.A. Semi engineers last April that he wanted to develop chips internally and didn't want knowledge about the technology to leave Apple. Mr. Jobs is on medical leave and was unavailable for comment.

People familiar with Apple's plans expect former P.A. Semi engineers to help create ARM-based chips that could improve the performance and battery life of future iPhones.

Apple's hiring spree in semiconductors started well before the acquisition and has continued through the past few months, according to postings on the networking site LinkedIn. The site contains more than 100 people listing current Apple job titles and past expertise in chips, including veterans of Intel Corp., Samsung and Qualcomm Inc.

Apple's own job postings, some aggregated by the site Indeed.com, provide clues about possible features to come. Two recent postings involve handwriting recognition technology; several others seek expertise in chips for managing displays.

Apple participated in a job fair earlier this month for soon-to-be-unemployed engineers at memory chip company Spansion Inc., which sought bankruptcy protection in March, people familiar with the situation said.

—Nick Wingfield and Justin Scheck contributed to this article.

Write to Yukari Iwatani Kane at yukari.iwatani@wsj.com and Don Clark at don.clark@wsj.com

뭐 대략 결론은 애플이 영입한 인물들이 칩 설계의 전문가들이고, 

그 중에서 AMD 출신의  Raja Koduri 아저씨가 눈에 띈다. 


[이 아저씨죠.. 출처 : techtree]

그러니 내년 쯤에는 자체 칩을 내 놓을 것 같다는 거죠. 

전력 소모를 줄이거나 그래픽 처리 능력을 높이려고 준비하는 것으로 보인다는 것도 곁들였네요. 


그런데 전 좀 생각이 다릅니다. 

애플이 외부 업체에서 칩을 받아 쓰지만 항상 customization 과정을 거쳤습니다. 

뉴튼 시절부터 축적한 칩 설계의 노하우를 활용하여 아이폰/팟을 위한 칩을 만들었죠.



하지만 이제 아이팟/폰의 게임기로서의 기능이 강화되기에 가지고 있던 노하우 +

Customization을 위한 새로운 기술, 깊이가 필요했던 것이 아닐까요?


즉, 자체의 칩을 설계하려고 전문가를 영입하고 있다기 보단 

향후에 공급받을 칩들을 아이폰과 아이팟에 맞추어 더욱 customization 하겠다는 의지로 보이는 거죠. 

뭐... 가봐야 알려나요? ^^



 

posted by 우주인토마스
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?


posted by 우주인토마스