Access to quality product education is essential to successful accessory sales. This known fact has inspired us to bridge a connection between our brand partners and our retail customers who need their vital insight to thrive. We’ll be introducing a new webinar series hosted by our Product Manager, Jennifer Michaels, that features visits from brand representatives for product training. Stay tuned for more information!
We’re excited to be kicking off the year right by heading out to Las Vegas to be a part of CES 2018! According to the organizers, “CES is the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology and America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind. With more than four decades of success, the Consumer Electronics Show reaches across global markets, connects the ‘who’s who’ of the industry and enables consumer technology (CT) innovations to grow and thrive.” In many ways, what’s revealed at CES sets the stage for what will happen in our industry for the next 12 months. It’s a cool event and imperative that VoiceComm attend. If you can, you should attend too. If you do, we urge you to set aside time to meet with us and our incredible partners. Meetings at CES might not be the most fun you’ll have in Vegas, but your participation increases your chances…
For some, Apple’s new generation of smartphone starts not with the recently released iPhone 8 (an incremental upgrade at its “best” and most “exciting”), but with iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”). For the uninitiated, iPhone X is Apple’s vision for the future. They say as much on their official iPhone X page: “Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future.” Normally, new, innovative features – or lack thereof – dominate the news cycle when a new smartphone is unveiled. However, coverage of iPhone X has been different in that respect. Its starting price of $999 for the lower capacity model has gotten a tremendous amount of coverage, which has overshadowed Apple’s future-focus to an extent. And what if it breaks? That’s another issue Apple doesn’t want the public thinking about right now, and yet again, involves price.
The following piece, released in March 2015, was drafted as a sort of “wireless charging 101” for our customers interested in the technology. Until the recent announcement that Apple’s latest phones (iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus) have the ability to be charged wirelessly, this segment of the market was largely overlooked. Something big and bold needed to happen to change that, and you don’t get much bigger and bolder than Apple embracing a standard!
Use this piece to educate yourself on wireless charging and the various standards. Once you’re ready to embrace the wireless future, we urge you to check out all of the solutions we offer: