The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.
There has been a lot of discussion of what the secret of Apple’s iPhone App Store’s success is. There have been many references to the 100,000 applications that have been developed and the well-established community of software developers, largely based in the sunshine state of California, but there are a few other factors that have played a role in Apple’s success in this regard. Apple’s iPhone App Store has been up and running since July 2008. After surveying some of the other branded application stores out there, it has become clear that Apple’s competition doesn’t have the right mixture of product strategy, infrastructure, and software in place to make it a wholly satisfying experience. Why has the iPhone been so successful?