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This week IDC announced that smartphones outnumbered feature phones in worldwide shipments: a true turning point for the mobile industry. Plus, Apple’s WWDC sold out in under 2 minutes. What are iOS developers most excited for this year?
News and Insights
Apple’s Next Big Product Will Not Be A Gadget – Business Insider, Why are developers excited for WWDC this year? Software, not smartphones.
The ‘Smart’ Trend in Hotels – New York Times, Hotels are using mobile to speed up and personalize services for guests.
Mobile Centers Of Excellence: Stupid Name, Smart Enterprise Idea– ReadWrite, IDC outlines how enterprises should coordinate mobile efforts across the business.
How CIOs Can Navigate the Mobile Hyperbole – ComputerWorld, Six tips to keep in mind as your company takes on mobile.
Starbucks Generates 10% of US Revenue from Mobile – Mobile Commerce Daily, Every week, Starbucks sees close to four million mobile payment transactions.
Apple’s WWDC Set for June 10-14, Hints at Fall Launch of Next iPhone – CIO, Apple will give developers previews of the next versions of iOS and OS X.
Your App’s Next Interface: Tracking Spatial Controls And “No UI” – Fast Company, The way we interact with devices is about to change dramatically.
Why On Earth Would Apple Sign Onto The Volkswagen iBeetle? – Fast Company, VW’s new ride is a perplexing addition to the iFamily.
Mobile’s Role in Lead Generation Grows as Conversions Blow Past 25% – Mobile Marketer, “Mobile is becoming increasingly important for lead generation.”
As Smartphones Reach A Global Tipping Point, Leader Samsung Shipped 71M Devices In Q1, Nearly 2X As Many As Apple – TechCrunch, For the first time ever, more smartphones shipped than feature phones.
Android’s Leaky Bucket: Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Time – All Things D, 91% of iPhone owners intend to buy another iPhone, which gives the platform a leg up.
iOS is Leader in Both US Smartphone and Tablet Browsing– Adobe, iPhones have re-emerged as the dominant web browsing smartphone.
Smartphones, Tablets Drive Faster Growth in Ecommerce Sales – eMarketer, This year, 15% of online retail sales will take place via mobile devices.
Apple’s Tablet Market Share Plummets in Q1 as Android Gains – BGR, Apple holds 48.2% of the tablet market globally, Android with 43.4%.