Some months ago, the press reported that AuthenTec was acquired by Apple. In the last few weeks, rumors on a fingerprint sensor embedded in the next iPhone generation have been increasing in the media. What would the fingerprint sensor be used for? Why do we need one on the iPhone or iPad? To make payments? I don’t think so.
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry during the three month average period ending April 2013. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 39 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52 percent platform market share.
Despite launching the S4 during this time, Apple market share in the US grew.
We’re entering an age of universal social sharing, cloud computing, integrated services and wearable computing. The secret sauce of these trends is the all-purpose social network that provides identity, platform and service integration. The all-purpose social network is the future and Apple doesn’t have one.
Just what the world needs. Another social network.