1-Booming Sales of iPhone 5 Drive Apple to #1 in U.S.
2-Apple surpasses Samsung as top US cellphone vendor
3-Apple's margins predicted to change & improve with the seasons.
4-Apple becomes ‘most popular mobile vendor’ in global internet usage.
5-Apple prepping ‘iPhone Plus’ with 5-inch display.
6-Apple Grabs 70% of Global Smartphone Profits in Q4 Despite all the Talk of Samsung being the New Mob
7-Apple now makes more money from iTunes than it does from the iPod.
8-Gartner: By 2014, Apple will be as accepted by enterprise IT as Microsoft is today
10-Apple prepping ‘iPhone Plus’ with 5-inch display.
11-Apple execs, Turkish president in talks to supply 15 million students with iPads in $4.5 billion deal.
12-With all the talk in the press about Samsung being the king of smartphones, the real stats show a much different picture. It was reported last week that Apple has surpassed Samsung to become the top mobile-phone maker in the U.S. and a new report issued by Hong Kong's Counterpoint Research clearly acknowledges that Apple nabbed 70% of the global smartphone profits, Samsung 25% and Nokia 2%. How great is Samsung's leadership when they could only muster about a third of Apple's profits while offering 5 to 10 more smartphone models than Apple? It just goes to prove that Samsung's so-called smartphone leadership is in bravado alone pumped up by the press who thinks that market share is the only measure of leadership
Apple widens lead over Samsung in U.S. smartphone market
By Kevin Bostic
Apple and Samsung both continue to increase their share of the United States' smartphone market, but according to new data, Apple is growing at a faster clip and extended its lead over rival Samsung as iPhone marketshare peaked at nearly 40 percent in the last three months.
Why Apple iPhone’s ongoing usage advantage over Android is so important
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 · 11:22 am · 4 Comments
“Even as Google’s Android platform captures a majority of the U.S. smartphone market share, Apple retains one key advantage: iPhone users spend far more time with their devices,” Brian S. Hall reports for ReadWrite.
“A new study, this one by Experian, shows again that when it comes to actual usage, iPhone handily beats Android, with iPhone users spending an average of 26 more minutes each day on their devices,” Hall reports. “Android users use their devices 49 minutes per day – for iPhone users, that figure is 1 hour and 15 minutes.”
Recent studies have demonstrated the popularity of the iPad among physicians, and now a new report describes how one hospital found that Apple's tablet can pay for itself in just nine days of use.
According to the report, Apple has asked its suppliers to prepare production capacity for 20 million units per month. One of those devices will be the long-awaited iPhone 5 upgraded (often referred to as the iPhone 5S); the other will reportedly be a low-cost version of the iPhone 4S. The latter device will contain a lower-resolution display and a different (but not necessarily weaker) processor. In other words, it could be end up being an iPhone 4 without the Retina Display.
DigiTimes' sources believe that these new handsets will enable Apple to ship a total of 100 million to 120 million iPhones (old models included) in the latter half of the year.
And what about Apple television, which has been a rumored for more than two years? Cook was pretty tight-lipped on that front.
“I don’t want to go further on this,” Cook said, with a smile. “I don’t want to give anybody else any ideas that they don’t already have.”
He did say, however, that Apple has a “very grand vision” for the future of television and that it’s “an area of incredible interest to us.”
John Brownlee has a great stock photo of a professional model using an iPhone. The aforementioned Samsung artfully dropped in a Galaxy S4 image in place of the iPhone.
Hey. Original photography costs real money. Of course, Samsung is the same company which paid bloggers to flood the web with false reviews and comments about a rivals smartphone. We’ve all seen the anti-iPhone television commercials which depict iPhone users as old morons.
Sure, that’ll get an iPhone user to try out a Samsung product. The Next Web has news of Samsung using screenshots of the iPhone’s Maps app to promote the Galaxy Player.
There’s a reason why Samsung lost a multi-billion dollar patent fight against Apple.
While Apple’s marketing efforts seem more in tune with a giant sloth than a high powered technology company, Apple’s competitors have set a new high in lows.
Samsung, never a company too shy to poke a stick in your eye for using a competitor’s product, has been caught red handed. Again.
The Galaxy maker has been caught lying more than a member of congress, yet still insists it’s fun to shoot itself in the foot.
“While the author’s math is technically correct, it leads to a conclusion that Apple’s stock price should be around $240 per share,” Analytical Chemist writes for Seeking Alpha. “Any reasonable amount of economic intuition would suggest that this conclusion is, quite frankly, absurd.”
“This overly simplistic analysis reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of Apple’s business and balance sheet,” A.C. writes. “Apple has an unusually low level of “invested capital” for its size because of the way it does business. Rather than having large investments in physical plant and equipment (such as factories), Apple contracts out with other companies for manufacturing much of its product offerings. This allows Apple to avoid the cost of building factories and foundries at the cost of its vendors’ profit margins. A small increase in invested capital, such as what happened in 2012, can therefore have a large and misleading impact on the ROIC ratio.”