Apple should follow Amazon and give smartphones for free in order to increase the market share of iOS to be equal to MSFT Windows.
China Mobile deal with cheap iPhone may be a move in the right direction.
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Three weeks after Apple unveiled the retina iPad Mini, the tablet is available for purchase at Apple's online store. 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi-only models are showing shipping times of 1-3 business days; other models are at 5-10 business days. The retina Mini had been expected to go on sale on Nov. 22, following a Target leak indicating as much.
Verizon's Q3 iPhone sales healthy:
Verizon has disclosed on its Q3 CC the iPhone accounted for 51% of its Q3 smartphone activations (different from sales), up from 43% in Q2 and 46% a year ago even though the 5S/5C arrived late in the quarter and the 5S was supply-constrained. iPhone activations totaled 3.89M, roughly flat Q/Q and +25% Y/Y.
Tim Cook has issued a company memo praising new retail chief/ex-Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts.
"She places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. She cares deeply about people ... she is wicked smart."
Ireland to close tax loophole but "Double Irish" to stay.
Ireland's Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, intends to introduce a law that will prevent multinational companies registered in the country from remaining "stateless" in terms of their tax residency and avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes.
Gene Munster's latest survey of 60 U.S. Apple Stores found only 6% of total 5S SKUs were available, down from 27% a week ago. Moreover, the percentage of stores having at least one SKU fell to 40% from 90%. Munster suspects the pending launch of the 5S/5C in 25 additional markets has tightened supplies
KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, whose supply chain scoops have often panned out, is cutting his FQ4 (Sep. quarter) iPhone 5C shipment estimate by 33% to 11.4M units.
He also predicts shipments will drop another 10% in FQ1 to 10.4M. However, he's unsure of the impact on total iPhone sales, since 5S and 4S demand remains strong.
Reply to AAPL FUTURE GROWTH by davidtaylor1916 •Sep 7, 2013 4:30 AM
jeffparrel • 45 seconds ago 0users liked this postsusers disliked this posts0Reply
Agree with you, it will make Apple margins higher, see MSFT margins
Apple is planning to hold an event on Oct. 22 to showcase its next iPad updates, according to a report by AllThingsD on Tuesday afternoon.
Citing unnamed sources, the report said the event will feature a new iPad that sports a similar physical design to the current iPad mini, along with the new 64-bit A7 processor that is also included in the new iPhone 5S. The new iPad mini will be given a Retina high-definition display and A7 processor, the report said. That date would put the event less than a week before Apple's scheduled earnings report for its fourth fiscal quarter, which will take place on Monday, Oct. 28, after the closing bell.
Both new iPads are said to feature Apple's 64-bit A7 CPU (found in the iPhone 5S).
In-line with past rumors, the 5th-gen iPad is said to be thinner/lighter than its predecessor.
Others have reported the tablets will also have Touch ID fingerprint sensors.