Sunday, 25 June 2017

Friday Review: Ups and downs

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 18 June 10

Apple's on the up but Nokia slides in the smartphone stakes; will heads roll?

While high-end smartphones are helping Apple break records, the same segment of the industry is breaking hearts for rival vendor Nokia. Apple was forced to apologise for a technological meltdown caused by the sheer volume of demand for its iPhone 4 when preorders began earlier this week. The company and its various partners took orders for more than 600,000 new iPhones on Tuesday, the highest number Apple has ever reached in a single day, bringing Websites and ordering systems to their knees. The company said it was sorry to all of those who had failed to place their order. "We... hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock&quot…

While high-end smartphones are helping Apple break records, the same segment of the industry is breaking hearts for rival vendor Nokia. Apple was forced to apologise for a technological meltdown caused by the sheer volume of demand for its iPhone 4 when preorders began earlier this week. The company and its various partners took orders for more than 600,000 new iPhones on Tuesday, the highest number Apple has ever reached in a single day, bringing Websites and ordering systems to their knees. The company said it was sorry to all of those who had failed to place their order. "We... hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock&quot…

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