Horace Dediu of Asymco has an interesting chart showing iPhone share of phone industry shipments, revenues and profits from 2007 to today. On all three scales, the iPhone started at 0% when it was introduced in 2007. In terms of shipments, it has now made it up to 10% of all mobile phones. But in terms of revenue, the iPhone now sees 30% of all mobile phone revenue. And most importantly, the iPhone now sees over 60% of all mobile phone profits. No wonder that Apple is now the most valuable company in the world. And now, the news of note from the past week:
- Texas attorneys Carolyn Latimer & Patrick A. Wright interview Texas attorneys Erin Hendricks and Rick Robertson to find out how they use an iPad in their law practice in this article for Law Practice magazine.
- Massachusetts lawyer Heidi Alexander provides a few simple iPhone security tips.
- I'm sure that many of you have already upgraded your iPhone and iPad to iOS 7.1, but whether you have already upgraded or you plan to do so in the future, Rene Ritchie of iMore posted a great, extensive overview of everything that is new in iOS 7.1
- John Arlidge interviewed Jony Ive, the chief designer at Apple, in an article that appears in Time magazine.
- Geoffrey Fowler of the Wall Street Journal reviews and likes Sonos if you are looking for a sophisticated wireless speaker system for your iPhone.
- Nick Guy of iLounge reviews the Bad Elf Charge & Sync Cable, a Lightning to USB cable that has a bent end at the Lightning side that might make it the perfect cable for many situations, such as when your iPhone is in a windsheild mount.
- Do you want to hear what Siri sounds like in other languages? Vocab Ninja has a page where you can listen to the famous movie line "Luke, I am your father" as said by all of the different Siri voices. (via Cult of Mac)
- And yes, I realize that the line "Luke, I am your father" is never really said in The Empire Stripes Back, and much like "Play it again Sam" it is one of those lines that we all think that we remember from a movie.
- And finally, Jeffrey Stephenson created an enclosure for an iPad mini and a Jawbone Jambox speaker that is a throwback to a DuMont TV from the 1950s. (via The Mac Observer)