Largest switch rate in company's record-keeping happened for iPhone 6
During its conference call with analysts on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook noted that "the current iPhone lineup experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches," which he later clarified was how long the company has been measuring the metric rather than that switching rates were higher in 2011. Further analysis by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggests that most of the switching is happening overseas rather in the US.
Demand for larger sizes, increase average selling price drive analyst interest
Apple is not the only company that believes the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will not only drive a bigger upgrade cycle, but also bring at least some switchers from the Android platform. Evercore Partners analyst Rob Cihra has reiterated his "overweight" rating for AAPL and raised the price target to $125, along with encouraging investors to buy the stock in a new memo to clients. He also published optimistic estimates for both the September and December quarters in terms of iPhone sales.
briefly holiday bundles
In brief: Limit Point Software gas announced a holiday promotion for its products called "The Everything Bundle," which includes a package of their applications at a greatly reduced price. Another bundle has been put together by three different developers dubbed the "Mac Switcher Bundle," which offers TextExpander, 1Password and Witch. Meanwhile, Flying Mac has announced that FarFinder and WebJimbo, their Macintosh remote access products are now on sale. Electronista has reviewed the Able Planet Sound Clarity Wireless Headphones, favoring the comfort of wearing these headphones but found that when moving out of the signals "sweet spot" a hiss was introduced.
Iona College Mac switch
Iona College in New Rochelle, New York has long used Windows-based solutions for its various computer labs, and in March 2007, Chief Information Officer Joanne Steele filled an entire lab with 52 Intel-based iMacs in an effort to streamline maintenance and support issues. After 20 years of a PC-only environment, the decision was made to explore whether Apple's Mac OS and Boot Camp would be a valid option to provide the most cohesive multi-platform environment. In addition, the iMacs provided the peripheral benefit of having a small footprint and integrated security options such as a Kensington lock slot.