People can’t wait to get their hands on Apple Card

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So far, Apple Card seems to be generating more excitement than this company’s TV service.
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Apple unveiled four new services last week, including its much-anticipated lineup of TV shows, but the Apple credit card apparently stole the show.

A survey found that a whopping 85 percent of iPhone users are at least somewhat interested in this card, which is an adjunct to Apple Pay.

Americans are far more interested in buying iPhone than Android

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More U.S. consumers are interested in Apple devices like these than Android.
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Americans about to purchase a handset are far more interested in an iPhone than in devices running the rival Android OS, according to a survey done by an industry analysis firm.

But the news isn’t all good for Apple. The same survey found only moderate interest in the company’s rumored streaming video service.

Millenials pick YouTube over Apple as top brand

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Apple lost to YouTube in a brand-ranking survey among millenials, but slipped only to second place.
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YouTube is labeled the new “most intimate brand” according to a survey of millennials. Apple took the title last year, but now drops to second place.

Other brands that did well include Netflix and Disney,  Android-maker Google came in at ninth place. Samsung didn’t make the top ten.

Why some people dump iPhone for Android

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Would you give up your iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy S9 or another Android device, or vice versa? Here're the reasons some people do.
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Most people would rather have a root canal than switch from iPhone to Android. In all fairness, the reverse is somewhat true, though people are far more like to switch to iOS than away.

A new survey shows why people give up their iPhone for something from Samsung, Lenovo, or similar Android OEM, and vice versa.

iPhone still reigns supreme among U.S. teens

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Teens prefer iPhone over Android four-to-one. And that number is increasing.
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Figuring out teens is a challenge for parents and teachers, but there’s one thing you can count on: teenagers love iPhone. A new study shows that a whopping 82 percent of them own one.

And that number is likely to increase. The survey indicates that 84 percent of teens say their next phone will be from Apple.

iPhone owners just love smart speakers

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Apple fans are leading the adoption of smart speakers.
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Smart speaker sales have exploded, with 47 million Americans now using one, up from about zero two years ago. And Apple fans are leading the trend — they’re 22 percent more likely than Android users to own a smart speaker.

Kellogg’s beats Apple on ‘charisma’ (and so do 7 other surprising companies)

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Surely Tim Cook has charisma.
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Charisma is hard to judge, but apparently Apple doesn’t have it. Or at least it’s less charismatic than many rivals, including Amazon and Google.

“Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others,” is how the Oxford dictionary defines charisma. Since Apple is known for generating a legion of fans — a cult, if you will — one would expect it to sit at the top of a new survey judging the charisma of various brands. Instead, the iPhone-maker ranked eighth.

The iPad Is Leading The Charge In The E-Mail Revolution

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When I’m not seated in front of a computer, I use my iPad mini for almost everything I need to do online. Checking my emails, banking, streaming movies and music, and reading the day’s news — it’s all done on a tablet. And it turns out I’m not the only one who’s abandoning my PC for a handheld.

Perion, the creator of IncrediMail, today unveiled the results of its latest survey of 4,400 iPad owners in the United States. The majority of respondents said they consider Apple’s popular tablet their favorite device for reading and writing emails, beating PCs and smartphones by a wide margin.

IPad Killing Printer Use, Paper Sales [Survey]

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Printer use and paper sales have both dropped since the iPad launched

If you think about it, printers are probably the worst-designed gadgets in our homes (unless you own the same awful Samsung Behold as I do). But despite the mythical advance of the paperless office, nobody has been able to kill them off. Until now. A new survey says that the iPad has finally doomed the printer, and is even saving trees.