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Why iPhones And iPads Still Rule The Smartphone Industry

App Development

Oct 2018
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why iphones and ipads still rule the smartphone industry
The first reason to take iPhone app development seriously is that iPhone was invented before Android devices. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007 while the first Android device hit the market on January 24, 2009 even though it was launched in October, 2008. In fact, HTC launched the first Android phone in October 2008 and released it into the market in January 2009.
So, iPhone is the first smartphone and Android phones are based on the idea of iPhones. This is a very good reason mobile app development companies need to always reckon with iPhones. There are several other reasons mobile app development industry is not complete without iPhones.
About 1.2 billion iPhones have been sold
As at the last day of July 2017, about 1.2 billion iPhones had been sold and the number has been increasing tremendously since then. As a mobile app development company, do you have any idea how much you will be making if only a quarter of those iPhones had your app in them? The success of apps is all about the numbers so, the figure should make you take iOS more seriously when next you are developing or advertising your mobile app.
In fact, based on the figure, it is believed that about 395 iPhones are sold worldwide every single minute. Can you beat that? It was estimated in 2017 that there are about 85.8 million iPhone users in the United States alone and the figure is still increasing. You definitely don’t want to miss out on your share of the booming market. This is why you should take iPhones more seriously. Over 77 million iPhone units were sold in the last quarter of 2017 alone. So, do you still think the figure is a mere exaggeration? 
Most iPhones are used in the US and Canada
iphone users in us and canada
As at late 2016, it was estimated that about 52.3 percent of iPhones are used in Canada and in the United States. That means less than 48 percent are used in other parts of the world put together. 
Apple began to rule in 2015
As at the end of 2015, the percentage of profits in the smartphone industry that Apple had claimed was 94 percent. And you still think you don’t need Apple in your mobile app success story? You need to think again. Although there is more competition from companies like Samsung now, Apple still has more than 60 percent of the profits in the smartphone industry. So, you need to make your app revolve around iPhones and iPads. Apple has been ruling the industry since 2007 and the company is still on top now.
Apple Pay is growing
According to a recent report, more than 30 percent of iPhone/iPad owners use Apple Pay so if you have an online store, it is important to integrate Apple Pay into your mobile app so that you won’t begin to lose some of your customers to your competitors. Remember, the figure would have increased drastically by the middle of 2019.
iPhone users spend good money on apps
Despite the fact that most mobile apps are free, it has been reported that iPhone users spend about $35 on apps on the average. You definitely want to take your share of the “largesse” isn’t it? Develop great apps and target it to iPhone users. Now, you are beginning to see why iPhone is important to every mobile app developer.
Over 48 billion iPhone sessions are launched per day
Currently, more than 48 billion of iPhone sessions are launched globally on a daily basis and the figure will keep increasing as more people catch the iPhone fever. You should be strategizing on putting your app among the 48 billion daily sessions. It is obvious that Apple captured the market earlier than others and the app development company has been taking advantage of being a market leader. Mobile app developers do not have any choice but to join the leader to be able to gain grounds too.
The statistics generally prove that Apple is still a mighty force to reckon with in smarthphone and mobile app industries. So, you need to consider iOS more in your mobile app development.
Why every student needs to download the Wikipedia offline app
wikipedia app
In case you are not aware, Wikipedia has an app that works offline. This is the major advantage it has over other research platforms. Being able to work offline makes it your best bet. With this app, you don't have to use your data. It is needless to remind you how much data costs. But with Wikipedia offline app, you don't need internet to access all its resources. So, the app saves you a lot of money.
It helps to locate places
Contrary to your belief, the app is not only an academic resource. It also helps to locate places. In case you hit a new city or State and you need to get to the nearest gym, you only need to consult your Wikipedia app. Or you arrive at a new city very late and you just need to get some food and hit the bed, your Wikipedia app will help you locate the nearest eatery around and also locate the nearest guest house or bed & breakfast in the vicinity.
It is cool in low-internet areas
For some reasons, you may find yourself in areas with little or no internet connection, that is not a problem for Wikipedia offline app. An app that does not even need internet to function, will low-internet connection affect it? It is definitely a big no. That means as a student, if you have the app on your phone, you can study anywhere and anytime with or without internet connection. This should be your best buddy, especially when your examinations are around the corner.
It works in airplane mode
As a student, you don't have to spend all your flight time on only music, games, and videos. You can also study too because switching your phone to airplane mode does not stop the app from working. Imagine a situation where you have to fly back to school for a test or an examination and you still have much to study. It will be a bad idea to waste all your in-flight hours. This is where your Wikipedia app comes in. You can utilize those hours by studying on-air even while your phone is in airplane mode. Remember, as a student, when examinations are approaching, every hour of study counts.
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