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Here’s a new survey that confirms what many Android users suspected for a long time – most iPhone users are blind to the shorting comings of their favourite device. I would also say the same goes for some Android users. The survey, which was conducted by SIMOnlyContracts.co.uk, questioned more than 2000 iPhone users. Here are some key findings from the survey:  78 per cent respondents claimed they “couldn’t imagine having a different type of phone now” and 52 per cent said that they had just been “really impressed” with the iPhone. 54Read More
According to a new report from Market Wired, Apple has been the most talked about brand in the past year with over 601 millions mentions through social channels in the past year. Apple got the world talking 30 years ago with their famous ‘1984’ Macintosh commercial during the Super Bowl. And based on the results from this study, people still have a lot to say about the company today. The study found that Apple’s products (including different Macs and Mac books, iPods, iPhones and Apple TVs) got  mentioned in 7,553,610 blog posts,Read More
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White (via Wall Cheat Street) has told Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Surveillance” program that Apple will introduce an iWatch in 2014. “We recently went to Asia and I think there’s a lot of exciting innovations that we’re going to see in calendar 2014,” stated White. “You’re going to have EPS return to growth.” According to Brian White, Apple is the “top large-cap pick in our coverage universe for 2014.” White’s bullish position on Apple is based on his prediction that the company will introduce a new wearable techRead 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
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Upsurge In iPhone 5s Sales Take Apple to No.3 Spot In China According to a new report from GoMo News, Apple has surged to number three in the smartphone market share in China in October. This comes on the back of a successful launch of their flagship iPhone 5s. The latest figures from research company Counterpoint, illustrate that many Chinese consumer chose the iPhone over competing products, causing Apple’s market share in the country to 12 percent, a significant increase on the 3 per cent in September 2013. Counterpoint’s Neil ShahRead More
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Posted On December 11, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Should Apple Use Its Savings To Cut Price By $100?

Matthew Yglesias, writing for the Slate made some interesting points inn what Apple could do with it’s $147 Billion cash hoard. One thing Apple shouldn’t do, according to Yglesias is to give in to the likes of David Einhorn and Carl Ichan, who are demanding that Apple use this money to buy back shares in the company. Matthew Yglesias compared their actions as “corporate equivalent of bank robbery”: Willie Sutton said he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. These days, an awful lot of the money is in Apple’sRead More
A recent Bloomberg report raised a few eyebrows (mine included) after it was revealed that Apple was working on larger iPhones (4.7-inch and 5.5-inch). However, the real surprise in the report was that the new iPhones will feature a curved display. Bloomberg: Two models planned for release in the second half of next year would feature larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges, said the person, declining to be identified because the details aren’t public. Sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen mayRead More
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on new iPhone designs including bigger screens (4.7 and 5.5 inches) with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure. This information was obtained from people familiar with the plans, the report said. The report indicates that Apple will launch two new models of iPhones in 2Q2014 featuring a larger display with glass that curves downward at the edges. This suggest that the whole body of the phone will not be curved in the same way as the GalaxyRead More

Posted On November 8, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Here Is Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire

Recently AllThingsD reported that Apple has entered into a multiyear alliance with GT Advanced Technologies that will see the company manufacturing sapphire material at a new Apple facility in Mesa, Ariz.  Apple will pay GT approximately $578 million. According to the report: During a Monday earnings call, GT revealed a few bits of data that suggest it is rejiggering its entire business model around sapphire production. As Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White noted today, GT’s sapphire business accounted for 11 percent of its year-to-date sales — about $28.9 million in revenue. But, in forecastingRead More

Posted On October 31, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

What Apple’s Real Problem? It’s Not Innovation

This piece by Don Frommer really summed up what’s been happening to Apple recently. The problem, according to Frommer, is not the lack of great products or innovation, but the lack of a “surprise” element or “wow” moment from the company during the unveiling of new products. Dan Frommer: It’s not that Apple isn’t making great products anymore: You’d be a fool to argue that the iPhone 5S, retina iPad mini, iPad Air, and various Macs aren’t the best computers that any company — not just Apple — has ever made.Read More

Posted On October 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Has Apple Peaked?

As a former investor in Apple and a huge fan of the company, I’ve been mulling over this question for some time – has Apple peaked? Here’s Tim Cook’s take on how the year has been for Apple: We generated record total company revenue of $171 billion, earnings of $37 billion and operating cash flow of $54 billion. We paid over $8 billion in capital expenditures to both to our supply chain, expand our infrastructure and increased our retail footprint. We also completed 15 strategic acquisitions. That’s an average ofRead More
Apparently selling 9 million iPhones in three daysRead More