“Apple seems to be getting stronger over time, despite competition from Google and, now, Amazon,” Richard Adhikari reports for MacNewsWorld.
“Older Apple iOS products sold at a discount such as the iPhone 3GS and the first-generation iPad are reportedly selling better than new Google Android devices,” Adhikari reports. “The debut last week of the iPad 2 in China drew huge crowds, the inevitable scalpers and, at one Apple store, reportedly resulted a beatdown of some customers by a foreign employee of the establishment.”
“But the competition isn’t just sitting back and taking a beating,” Adhikari reports. “Google announced Tuesday that the next version of Android [codenamed ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’] will run on both smartphones and tablets, much like Apple’s iOS does. It also unveiled music and movie services to go head to head with streaming entertainment services from Apple and Amazon.com.”
“Google may still remain behind Apple in the mobile OS area. The next version of Apple’s Mac OS, nicknamed ‘Lion,’ which will debut in the fall, will reportedly incorporate many of the best features of the iPad,” Adhikari reports. “Apple has incorporated ‘a lot of the concepts in the iPad and iPhone’ into Lion, Carl Howe, director of anywhere consumer research at the Yankee Group, told MacNewsWorld.”
Adhikari reports. “Further, Lion will save everything all the time, Howe stated. ‘The stuff’s stored locally on your disk, and Lion has a versioning file system, so it keeps a back copy as well,’ he added. Lion will also make resuming work easy. ‘Everything always starts up where you left off, and all the programs work that way,’ Howe said.”
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