Apple vs Android

Choosing the best smartphone operating system from all available OS, is becoming a top priority for many type business owners. While there are many mobile OS players, from all that the major players are Apple iOS and Google’s Android. As far as hardware goes, Apple is the same in every model; making it simpler for users to upgrade phones without having to re-learn how to use it. Android, however, is designed so that the manufacturer of the phone can modify it according to their ecosystem, which can include completely changing the look and feel of the Android system. This can give the user to be flexible to select a phone, which has a system that is more suited to their needs.

There is Big Difference Between Apple and Android

Smartphone subscribers:  43.7% of USA user had an android device and only 27.7% of user had an iphone.

Smartphone subscribers

Tablets Market Analysis: iPad is more popular compare to android.  iPad had 66% of the tablet market and android tablets had grown to 26%.

Tablets Market Analysis

Which platform’s users are downloading the most apps:  According to Canalys 51% of android user download the android app and 40% of ios user downloads the ios app.

Which platform's users are downloading the most apps

Apple Updates Most Affordable 9.7-Inch IPad With Retina Display

Apple today announced iPad with Retina display replaces iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The fourth generation iPad features the amazing 9.7-inch Retina display, the Apple-designed A6X chip, ultrafast Wi-Fi, a 5MP iSight® camera which also captures 1080p HD video, a FaceTime® HD camera, and support for LTE carriers worldwide,¹ all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.²  iPad with Retina display comes with iOS 7, featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and iTunes Radio℠.³

9.7-inch-iPad

“Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.”

iPad customers have access to the revolutionary App Store℠, which offers more than one million apps to iPhone®, iPad and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world, and more than 500,000 apps are designed specifically for iPad. More than 65 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store, which offers customers an incredible range of apps in 24 categories, including newspapers and magazines in Newsstand, games and entertainment, kids, education, business, news, sports, health and fitness and travel. The iLife® suite of creative apps, including iPhoto®, iMovie® and GarageBand®, and the iWork® suite of productivity apps, including Pages®, Numbers® and Keynote® are essential to the Apple experience and are now free, so more iPad users have access to these great apps that are optimized to support 64-bit technology and include hundreds of new features.

Pricing & Availability

iPad with Retina display models in black or white are available for a suggested retail price of $399 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model for either AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon. Smart Cover® and Smart Case for iPad with Retina display are available in dark gray for $39 (US) and $49 (US) respectively through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. iPad Air™ with Wi-Fi models are available in silver or space gray for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model and $799 (US) for the 128GB model. iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular are available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model, $829 (US) for the 64GB model and $929 (US) for the 128GB model.

iPad mini™ with Retina display Wi-Fi models are available in silver or space gray for a suggested retail price of $399 (US) for the 16GB model, $499 (US) for the 32GB model, $599 (US) for the 64GB model and $699 (US) for the 128GB model. iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of $529 (US) for the 16GB model, $629 (US) for the 32GB model, $729 (US) for the 64GB model and $829 (US) for the 128GB model. Additionally, the original iPad mini is offered at $299 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $429 (US) for the 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model for either AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile or Verizon.

¹LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.
²Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
³iTunes Radio is available with iOS 7 in the US and Australia.

Apple Announces Top iPhone, iPad Apps of 2013

Finishing the year atop Apple’s App Store list has never been more competitive. The company announced in October that the App Store features more than one million apps that have combined for more than 60 billion total app downloads.

Candy Crush Saga was a star for iOS users in 2013, taking the top spot as the most downloaded free app on both iPhone and iPad this year. The addicting game was also the top grossing app on both iPhone and iPad, an impressive feat considering the app is free and relies on in-app purchases for revenue.

Candy Crush officially earned its crown Monday when Apple released its annual list of the top downloaded apps. The company does not break out specific download figures, but it did reveal a “Top 10” list for multiple categories, including top paid iPhone and iPad apps. Minecraft – Pocket Edition took the top spot on both devices in the paid app category.

Examining the lists for both devices gives a slightly better picture of how users are engaging with iPhones and iPads. Social media sites, for example, were some of the most downloaded apps on iPhone, but only one, Facebook, even cracked the top 10 on iPad.

Twitter, the company behind the year’s most highly anticipated tech IPO, did not appear in the Top 10 on any list. Vine, the video sharing app Twitter unveiled in January, was #4 on the Free iPhone Apps list.

Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that automatically deletes images and videos after a recipient views them, was downloaded more times than Facebook and Instagram.

Based on the lists below, it appears as if iPads are primarily used for game playing — and gambling. Five of the top 10 highest grossing apps on the iPad in 2013 were gambling-related, including DoubleDown CasinoBig Fish Casino, and Slotomania HD; the other five were games.

Last year’s most popular free apps for iPhone and iPad — YouTube and Skype for iPad, respectively — were both in the top five again this year.

Here’s a look at the apps that kept us glued to our iOS devices in 2013.

Top iOS Apps of 2013

Top Free iPhone Apps Top Free iPad Apps
Candy Crush Saga Candy Crush Saga
YouTube YouTube
Temple Run 2 Temple Run 2
Vine Calculator for iPad Free
Google Maps Skype for iPad
Snapchat Netflix
Instagram Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Facebook iBooks
Pandora Radio Facebook
Despicable Me: Minion Rush The Weather Channel for iPad
Top Paid iPhone Apps Top Paid iPad Apps
Minecraft – Pocket Edition Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Heads Up! Pages
Temple Run: Oz Temple Run: Oz
Angry Birds Star Wars Plants vs. Zombies HD
Plague Inc. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
Afterlight Notability
Free Music Download Pro – Mp3 Downloader Angry Birds Star Wars II
Bloons TD 5 iMovie
Sleep Cycle alarm clock The Room
Plants vs. Zombies Bad Piggies HD
Top Grossing iPhone Apps Top Grossing iPad Apps
Candy Crush Saga Candy Crush Saga
Clash of Clans Clash of Clans
Pandora Radio Hay Day
MARVEL War of Heroes DoubleDown Casino
Hay Day Big Fish Casino
Big Fish Casino Modern War
The Simpsons: Tapped Out Bingo Bash HD – Free Bingo Casino
Modern War The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North Slotomania HD – FREE Slots
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth GSN Casino

 

Original Source : http://goo.gl/eZkR7G