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Street Insider is reporting that Standpoint Research Analyst Ronnie Moas, has downgraded Apple stock from Hold to Sell because of poor working conditions in China. According to Ronnie Moas: “For Apple Computers to pay their workers $2 an hour while they have $150 billion in the bank is nothing short of obscene… They have workers who are doing back-breaking and eye-burning work in depressed states of mind and in many instances have already committed suicide. Instead of treating their employees like human beings, they are treated like animals. If it were notRead More
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Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc, shares his opinion on what Apple strategy will be in 2014 in this great piece.  According Ben Bajarin, pundits and critics shouldn’t be dismay if Apple doesn’t release a TV, smart watch, bigger iPhone or bigger iPad. Ben Bajarin based his opinion on the theory that “Apple has customers not competition.” Ben Bajarin:  The broad claims that are made about what Apple should do are almost always based a round competitive reasons. Folks claim that because Apple’s competition is doing something that Apple should also or they will lose.Read More
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Digitimes is reporting that Apple’s iWatch production yield is reportedly less that 50 percent, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. This poor yield is attributed to difficulties applying surface treatments on their metal injection molded (MIM) chassis, the report said. “The MIM process is often used in the mass production of high-precision products with complicated industrial designs as it allows components to feature special shapes, but still maintain rigidness,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai writes for Digitimes. “MIM-made components used to be used inside products, but as the components are now becomingRead More
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According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal (via Forbes) the Taiwan‘s Fair Trade Commission has fined Apple 20 million Taiwan dollars (US$670,000) and ordered to stop interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing. The Commission found that the Cupertino-based company violated article 18 of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Act in Taiwan. Apple has the right to appeal the decision. According to the report: Apple Inc. has been fined 20 million New Taiwan dollars (US$670,000) and ordered to stop interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing, Taiwan’s Fair Trade CommissionRead More
A current Apple Retail Store employee that goes by the pseudonym J. K. Appleseed has published a new post on Apple store meetings. Here are key highlights from J. K. Appleseed’s article: How Apple has “managed expectations.”  – This is a simple, but far-reaching social concept, crucial to anyone in customer service, and we deal with it at the Genius Bar every day…  This is my biggest gripe with Apple Store Meetings, which happen at least once per financial quarter. I don’t want them to suck… The attendance point system hasRead More
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Apple is at it again, this time the company sued Hamilton-based company makers of cases for smartphones. The Cupertino-based technology giant has lost a lawsuit to stop driPhone from using the trademark “DRIPHONE”. One News is reporting that “driPhone is a Hamilton company which makes waterproof and shockproof cases for smartphones.” driPhone’s director Hayden Crowther applied to register the trademark “Driphone” for waterproof electronic cases in August 2011 but this was opposed by tech giant Apple,”the report said. “Apple argued that the “driphone” mark would likely deceive or cause confusion. The American company also claimedRead More
Here’s What Former Apple iOS SVP Scott Forstall Has Been Up To Wondering what former Apple iOS Senior Vice President Scott Forstall has been up to since his departure from Apple last year? Thanks to a new from BusinessInsider, you don’t need to wonder anymore. According to BusinessInsider Amir Efrati, owner on a new technology site – The Information, Forstall spent the year traveling to Italy and South Africa among other things, According to Amir Efrati, Scott Forstall has been advising a few startups and engaging in philanthropy work, focusing on education,Read More
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Posted On December 6, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Horace Dediu: Apple Success All About Customer Loyalty

According to a new report from ABC news, Apple will commence using their latest iBeacon technology to guide uses around their 254 U.S stores from today. iBeacon will send shoppers messages about the products, events and other information depending on your position inside the store. To take advantage of iBeacon feature, shopper will need to have Bluetooth enabled on their phone and download the Apple Store app. Users will then have to agree to let Apple track their location and to receive notifications while in the store, the report said.Read More
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Posted On December 5, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

China Mobile: Deal With Apple Still Not Finalised

Earlier we reported that Apple has inked a long over due deal to bring their popular iPhone to the world largest mobile carrier – China Mobile. However, a new report from The Australian, indicates that the deal is still to be finalised. According to the report, a spokeswoman for China Mobile has confirmed that talks are still ongoing. “Talks between China Mobile and Apple on cooperation are still going on and we currently do not have anything to announce,” the carrier’s spokeswoman Rainie Lei said overnight. Apple stock has hitRead More
In What Year Apple WIll Have One Billion iOS Devices In Use? Horace Dedui answered the above question in his usual “illustrative” style using graphs. Horace Dedui: When I looked at the penetration of iPhones in the US (as a part of smartphones in total) the surprising pattern was that it followed a logistic curve (while other platforms didn’t.) If this is indicative of a particular learning process to be observed in the market, then can we extend the logistic growth pattern to iOS overall? I tried it with the assumption that at 500Read More
Stunning New iPhone 6 Concept With Sapphire Glass And 4.4-Inch Display Two of the most renowned designers –  Arthur Reis and Ran Avni,  have teamed up to create this stunning iPhone 6 concept. The render depicts an iPhone with: New stronger design, 4.4 inch Full HD unbreakable sapphire screen. New capacitive Home Button with an improved Touch ID sensor. 12MP f/1.8 rear camera with bigger sensor and 120fps 1080p video, and 5MP Full HD front camera ( Better in low light scenes ). A7X processor, 2x faster GPU, improved speakers, The batteryRead More