The iPad, especially, is becoming prevalent in American education. More than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t. All this information comes from creative media agency MDG Advertising, which pulled research from sources, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic.
Apple has added a new feature to its Online store in the UK: Apple Specialist are now on hand to help you pick the right iPhone. The new feature - launched on Wednesday in the UK, Germany, Spain, and Brazil - will provide answers via an online chat service with Apple employees. Once you've bought your phone, Apple will set you up with the product, helping you configure your email, stay in sync with iCloud and more. "Now there’s a whole new way to shop for an iPad or iPhone at the Apple Online Store," says Apple. "You can talk directlyRead More
This infographic from statista illustrates Apple's position as the most valuable company in the world.
OnlineMBA created this graphic, which takes you behind the scenes of Apple’s in-store retail operations. One stat that particularly caught our eye: Getting a job at a Manhattan Apple Store in 2009 was harder than scoring a spot at Harvard, with a hire rate of just 2%. It’s no wonder they seek out the cream of the crop. In 2011, Apple store employees’ average sales per square foot were more than twice the sum of three of the retailer’s competitors (Best Buy, Costco and GameStop). via
Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.
That familiar image of a bright blue globe that greets you when you power up your iPhone actually has a story behind it. Dubbed the “Blue Marble,” the photo is a composite of thousands of images taken over the years, starting with the first in 1972 from Apollo 17. Robert Simmon, a data visualizer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and his team of engineers sort through 1.7 terabytes of information downloaded from orbiting satellites daily. To put that in perspective, that’s enough information to fill about 3,000 CDs, all from which the NASA team has to dig through andRead More
If you were looking for new mobile features, then iOS 6, which Apple unveiled on Monday at WWDC, does not disappoint. At WWDC 2012, Scott Forstall took the stage to unveil iOS 6 to developers. iOS 6 features more than 200 updates and improvements when compared to iOS 5. iOS 5 already boasts more than 80% adoption rate across devices and Apple boasted figures about iMessage, Twitter stats, Game Center and push notifications. So what’s new in iOS 6? Siri Siri can now launch apps Siri can now Tweet (no hacks required!) Siri is smart about sports. It can pull in scores, game summaries and playerRead More
With $48.1 billion in net sales last year, Amazon is certainly the leading Internet retailer. But how does the company fare in other areas, such as employee satisfaction and corporate social responsibility? Not so well, according to an infographic from MBAOnline, a website that curates business information from the top minds in the blogosphere.
Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz a reporter gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities. He traces the journey of an iPad as it makes its way through the factory - from testing of gyroscope to the myriad of tests that a display is run through. If you thought modern electronics are made in giant factories with robotic arms, this one is sure to come across as a surprise. Amongst the many things revealed in the video is the fact that an averageRead More