In Brief: OS X 10.5.2 Work Continues, iPhone US Smartphone Share Rises to 28 Percent
OS X 10.5.2 Work Continues
Apple has once again released another build of Mac OS X 10.5.2 to developers.
Build 9C30 once again lists “no known issues” with Time Machine remaining one of the key areas of testing as well as audio input, Back To My Mac, Bluetooth, Safari, and graphics drivers.
iPhone US Smartphone Share Rises to 28 Percent
According to a report by market research firm Canalys, Apple has managed to garner approximately 28 percent of the US smartphone market during the fourth calendar quarter of 2007.
According to the report iPhone’s 28 percent share placed it second in the US market behind only RIM’s with 41 percent share.
“When you consider that it launched part way through the year, with limited operator and country coverage, and essentially just one product, Apple has shown very clearly that it can make a difference and has sent a wakeup call to the market leaders,” said senior analyst Pete Cunningham. “What it must demonstrate now is that it can build a sustainable business in the converged device space, expanding its coverage and product portfolio.
During January’s Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs announced during his keynote that Apple had won 19.5% of the smartphone market during the 3rd quarter of 2007.