I came across an article from Ara Wagoner at Android Central today that I found really interesting. Basically, she takes Google to task for giving up on developing Android for tablets, not optimizing Chrome OS further for use on tablets, and especially for not encouraging developers to create apps that work better with larger screens. It’s a viewpoint that I happen to agree with, and not just because I’m an Apple fan.
According to a report from market research firm IHS Markit, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus not only sold better at home in the US, but also outsold all comers worldwide in the first half of 2017. To be honest, I found this report to be a big surprise. Apple has always been able to hold serve in North America, but worldwide sales of current gen iPhones has been an issue for them in the past due to pricing. In fact, Apple continues to struggle to gain a stronger foothold in China, and is still trying to get off the ground in India. Add to this the fact that the rumor mill for the iPhone X was absolutely insane, keeping many from upgrading last year, and you have surprising sellers in the iPhones 7 and 7 Plus.