Can you hazard a guess at how many countries across the world have access to Apple’s App Store? 175. With only 20 countries in the minority, it is fair to say Apple products are in huge demand. (There are currently 1.4 billion active Apple devices across the globe.)
The company’s largest market in North and South America, a continent responsible for over a third of total revenues. European customers accounted for almost one-quarter of the remainder. In Asia, China represents Apple’s fastest-growing market, while Japan has long been fixated on US gadgets, with Japanese more likely to carry around iPhones than any other type.
In total, Apple offers 27 products, in more than 200 versions. These come in an array of shapes and sizes, from the aforementioned, ubiquitous iPhones, to the Mac personal computers you’ll see in practically every office (and featured in television and movies). There are iPad tablet computers, iPod portable media players, Apple Watch smartwatches, AirPod wireless earbuds, HomePod smart speakers, and Apple TV and digital media players. To browse through the App Store is to enter an Aladdin’s cave of software, while the Apple online store offers a host of accessories for entertainment, education, and innovation.
Since Apple has become the largest tech company on the planet, it makes sense they make it easy to streamline and integrate your various items of software and hardware, with a remote control to maximize efficiency. Mobile device management systems allow customers to set up their various devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac, etc.) in one fell sweep, managing settings, content, and restrictions from one source. This is particularly effective in the context of office situations, but technology is equally effective for home use.
Apple is big on brand loyalty, with numerous incentives to purchase Apple products. Whenever you buy an Apple device you’ll get one year of Apple TV+ for free.
- The highest level of security
For a company whose products are enjoyed by millions upon millions of users every second of the day, it makes sense for there to be stringent security measures. Gone are the days when password control was the epitome of keeping devices free from unwelcome attention. Hackers can decipher a five-character password in around 10 seconds. But Apple has developed an entire raft of options for unlocking devices that don’t involve typing in the name of your favorite football team or pet.
Touch ID is based on the fingerprint recognition that has been employed by law enforcement agencies since 1858. Because those swirls in the skin around the tips of your fingers are exclusively yours, Apple-designed software to access hand-held devices by touching your finger to your device. Touch can be utilized for many other activities, such as authorizing Apple Pay payments, purchasing apps from the App Store, or acquiring greater content from iTunes. You can also use register multiple fingerprints in your device settings, depending on what functionality you are using at that time. Here’s a tip: most people make their initial registration imprint with the fingertip pointing straight upwards. But you’ll never hold your device in such a cumbersome way. You can record a second impression, with your finger pointing the way it normally would during active use – say between 45 and 90 degrees.
Face ID takes this tech a stage further, allowing the pixelated but unique version of your face detected by your device’s camera to activate the device.
Air-Drop allows files or images to be transferred amongst supported Mac computers and iOS devices, without the security risks or size issues associated with email or mass storage outlets.
- Talk and chat at any time with ease
Apple products are so reliable and easy-to-use; people of any age and proficiency can use them. Try it once, and you can’t resist it anymore. For Apple users, dozens of useful features are available. Users can listen to each other’s Apple playlists and exchange favorite music tracks online. It is a simple way to find out if your new friend has similar musical tastes as, very often, it means a lot.
Singles getting to know each other better bond quickly the more common ground they discover, and the appreciation of music is a universal human trait. As you sit in a bar or restaurant, breaking the barriers, exchanging small talk, flirting a little, a song playing in the background you both appreciate can become a moment. So many couples have a particular song they adore, and this can come to signify the strength of their relationship. It can be added to their Apple playlists for regular airings. It might even become the choice of their first dance in the event of them tying the knot.