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  Of course, those percentages are actually comparing two different measurement units... activations and sales.   (VZ new iPhone activations + VZ used iPhone activations)   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (total world new iPhone sales)     Since the iPhone came out on Verizon in early 2011, then for the past two years, activations have probably been very close to new unit sales.   However, starting in 1Q 2013, millions...
  Not just that, but it doesn't tell us why people download more free apps on Android.     Are there more good free ones?   Or do more good ones paid for by in-app ads?   Or ... what?   Also, what kind?  Widgets?  Themes?   Live wallpapers?   These types aren't even available on iOS.
  Sure.  It just depends on what they want to report.     Right, swapping phones does not cost anything if you're already under contract.   New subscriber activations usually do cost money.
  Actually, there would be more used Verizon iPhones included in the activations count than ever before.     According to CIRP stats, far more iPhones are resold by people upgrading, than any other type of phone.  This is due to their popularity and high resale.  No surprise there.   The percentage of these used iPhones being activated jumps after major debuts and two year contract endings.  For example, in the quarters during and after the time that the very popular...
  Good question.  It's probably two activations.   More importantly, carrier activation counts include hand-me-down and resold phones.   By including used devices, the numbers look more impressive.
  Some things to think about...   The sensors used in mobile devices are affordable because they consist of only one (or a few) sensor lines that you swipe over.   A sensor with enough lines to handle an entire finger at once, would be much more costly.     Of course, it also requires a larger sensor pad.  I believe the smallest Authentec full-finger sensor is about 11 mm wide x 14 mm tall.   What's the current Home button diameter?  10 mm ?
  Good idea, but it would have to be something like a yearly report, to hide time blips related to target activity.     Knowing changes in requests from month to month could give too much information to those being watched, who might notice a matchup in times.  E.g. if Al Qaeda did a lot of planning during a month and the reports of requests skyrocketed that month as well, it's a clue to them.     Apple denied that it grants DIRECT server access... the same as all the...
  This patent is not about finger sensing distance.   The extra distance it refers to, is for internal signals from the touch sensor to the touch controller circuit:   "it is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a finger sensor that can generate a reduced noise finger measurement from a finger, for example, positioned in a finger sensing area at a relatively large distance from the finger sensing integrated circuit."   The whole patent is about various...
  First, what's with the rudeness to him?   Yes, it's summer and forums get filled with ill-mannered kids on vacation, but there's no need to emulate them.   Second, it's a valid question.  One very probable reason why people liked buying the 4 and 4S, was because those were still considered posh phones, even though less expensive than the 5.   For either good or bad reasons, an updated plastic Lite iPhone will likely not be seen as the same as a one year old...
  No, it's not radio transparent.     The internet myth that it was, got started back in 2010 when one of the LM engineers commented that perhaps Apple could QUOTE "blend an alloy that was optimized for receiving signals." UNQUOTE ... and use it as the antenna.   A lot of people apparently misunderstood the statement, and thought he meant it was RF transparent, when actually he was stating quite the opposite.     It is a perpetual exclusive on using LiquidMetal...
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