This is not like apple.
SquareTrade compared Apple’s new iPhones to their predecessor the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Moto X.
Each handset was put through a series of stringent tests to reveal how they would fare against accidental mishaps, such as dropping them to the pavement, submerging them into water, and sliding them along a smooth surface.
The comparisons can get even worse.
Apple added China as a launch market this time around. It waited nearly three months after the American launch before introducing the iPhone 5 to China last year, and it then proudly proclaimed that it sold 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones in China that weekend. In other words, last year's opening weekend tally in the countries where the device was available was 7 million last year. That's an important adjustment.
The iPhone 5 last year and the iPhone 5s this time around were in short supply, making the number of devices shipped by Apple and the devices actually sold fairly similar. This time around the figure is inflated by the iPhone 5c -- which remains readily available -- and the addition of China. Back out the 5c -- or even just the unsold 5c devices -- and it's unlikely that Apple topped the 7 million iPhone 5 smartphones that it sold in Friday's markets during its debut weekend.
This may still be a good showing by Apple, but it's certainly not the great showing that had skeptics eating crow and at least one analyst falling off his chair.
Think about it logically, 2 phones and world-wide launch, the number of iphone 5s could be less than last year. Why isn't apple over 500? Smart money got out once aapl filled the gap at 496.
Samsung coming out with 4 phones and watch!
Deal talk has been around for over a year, meanwhile nobody wants the 5c
He's only interested in short term gain for himself.
Better use of the funds for growth.
That's the only way you'll stop the hedge fund's manipulation of stocks
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Citigroup's (C_) research arm has been fined $30 million by Massachusetts' securities regulator over a former analyst's disclosure of nonpublic research to hedge funds including Steven Cohen's SAC Capital, prior to releasing the information to the public.
According to the order, Kevin Chang, a research analyst then employed by Citigroup Global Market's (CGMI) Taiwan office in December 2012 provided confidential research information about Hon Hai, a key supplier of Apple's (AAPL_) iPhones, one day before publishing virtually identical information to the public.
In this market it looks quite possible.