iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Threaten iPad Usage

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Technological innovation engenders recommerce opportunities. One need only look at the current iPad predicament to understand this longstanding truth.

In many respects, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are technically on par or better than the iPad. The three factors that have typically set the iPad apart are its larger size, longer battery life, and a slight performance boost over the iPhone.  (more…)

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Apple Quiets Rumors with Patented iPhone Drop Protection

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There seems to be two types of people in this world, the Apples and the Androids.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and both will tell you that their hardware is far superior.  Apple took a big hit recently when a design flaw caused the new iPhone 6+ to bend in people’s pockets.  Competitors jumped on that and could not wait to exploit the flaw in their advertising.  While companies like Samsung may have been laughing then, they may change their tune when they see Apple’s newest patent.  (more…)

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Blackberry Offers Big Bucks to Entice iPhone Users to Switch

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Blackberry has become something of a joke in the world of smartphones. Once the king of the hill, the company has performed dismally in sales for several years. They have tried offering better devices, but their lackluster app store and lack of innovation has kept them firmly at the bottom of the smartphone pile.

But Blackberry is now changing directions and offering iPhone users cold hard cash to switch over.  (more…)

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iPhone 6 Supply Still Tight, But Improving

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Consumers are aware that when the newest iPhone drops there is always a rush of demand. The newest mobile releases from Apple, namely the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, were no different from the company’s previous releases.  Yet the supply for these new devices is taking longer to catch up with demand than had been the case with any of Apple’s previous releases.  (more…)

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What Do Cellular Phone Unlock Laws Mean for Recommerce?

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Cellular phone unlock laws have got to be among the most confusing topics in consumer electronics these days. What are the differences between a locked and an unlocked phone? What do these stipulations mean for your current phone, and how difficult would it be to switch providers? What phones can even be unlocked?

We’ve got the answers for you here. (more…)

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The Best Smartphones of 2014

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A lot happened in 2014 from a consumer electronics perspective. Phablets went mainstream, the first true laptop-tablet hybrids (laplets?) emerged, and the fall of a consumer electronics giant (Nokia) occurred. But any discussion of 2014 is incomplete without considering a still-mighty force in the consumer electronics industry: the smartphone. (more…)

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2014’s Battle of the Tablets

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As 2014 comes to an end, we thought we’d review some of the consumer electronics industry’s hottest, most innovative products. Phablets, tablets, smart watches—2014 was chock full of surprises for tech-savvy consumers on the go. To stay ahead of this bevy of enticing products from the biggest players in the field, consumers are going to trade in their old devices. This means, of course, that there’s never been a better time to implement a profitable recommerce solution.

 

As we approach the end of the year, one thing is clear: Google and Apple are not about to stop fighting over the title “Best Tablet.” Apple’s iPad Air 2, released on October 17, has faced a significant challenge from Google’s Nexus 9, released just two weeks later and the new Windows Surface Pro 3, released in June. The three were the hottest tablets of 2014, and they’ve been fighting over customers ever since.

But which is better? Let’s take a look. (more…)

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The Consumer Electronics Convergence: What You Need to Know

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Rapid technology advances in consumer electronics have unearthed an interesting development in the field: the convergence of previously separate categories. The year 2014 has seen Apple enter the phablet (phone-tablet combination) market with the new iPhone 6+, while Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 offers the first true laptop-tablet combination. These developments should matter to any small businesses dealing with consumer electronics, and could seriously influence your recommerce strategy. (more…)

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