This week, Apple releases iOS 6, and 15% of iOS users upgrade on Day One. However, the company’s new Map app sends consumers up in arms over its shortcomings. Plus: a look at the ‘Phone’ of the future.
News and Insights
- GigaOm – Apple’s iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple’s Achilles’ Heel: Services
- CIO – A look at Millennials: How can CIOs give young workers the technology freedom they want, without relinquishing control?
- CIO – How companies should prepare for the iPhone 5 at work
- CIO – iPads lighten load for sales staff at Boston Scientific
- Asymco - Is the iPhone5 good enough? A detailed analysis.
- Mobile Commerce Daily - How retailers can leverage Apple’s Passbook app
- AdAge - Your smartphone, your wallet: A breakdown of competing platforms in the mobile payments arena
- GigaOm - iOS’s lead over Android in app monetization is shrinking
- GigaOm - The connected home is getting closer, but it isn’t here yet. Here’s why.
- InformationWeek - RIM adds new features to its Mobile Fusion and Enterprise Server products, hoping to stop the bleeding
- TabTimes - American Airlines to give Samsung Galaxy Notes to 17,000 flight attendants
- TechCrunch – Sephora sees 17,000 Passbook users on Day One, 20K after 24 hours
- ZDNet - Four reasons why enterprise mobile rollouts can fail - or fail to launch
- Mobile Commerce Daily - Best Buy geofences locations to deliver targeted mobile offers
- The Atlantic – What will the ‘Phone’ of 2022 look like? A romp through the weird, scary, awesome future of mobile.
- Forbes – Why CIOs are quickly prioritizing analytics, mobile, and cloud
- ChatBoost - 15% of iOS users upgraded to iOS 6 on Day One
- Deloitte – 62% of US parents used a smartphone to check price information during back-to-school shopping, 45% for mobile coupons
- ComScore – Mobile shoppers now reach 86 million; Amazon most visited mobile retailer
- Brainshark – Extreme Loyalty: 32% of iPad users say getting a root canal would be less painful than losing their iPad
- Qualcomm - 53% of parents with children ages 13 or under use mobile technology to calm their children
- eMarketer – In luxury mobile apps, loyalty programs (46%) and early access to sales (45%) are most valued features by affluent consumers
- Pew Research Center - As of September 2012, 85% of American adults have a cell phone and 45% have a smartphone
- Biztech – [Infographic] Corporations
will spend $10 billion on tablets in 2012