By Rebecca Greenfield – “The smartphone industry’s go-go years are officially over,” declared the Financial Times earlier this year. Everyone who wants a $600 iPhone already has one — all the growth is on the low end of things.
Even if the iWatch impresses as much as the current fancy-timepieces out there, Apple will sell something. As niche as it is, both the watch and the fitness watch markets are growing. The “fitness watch market” is expected to hit $1 billion at the end of this year, a 50 percent growth from last year. At the very least, the Apple loyalists will buy into it. more> http://tinyurl.com/k7nbwwj
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Tagged Apple, Broadband, Business, Internet, IPad, iPhone, iWatch, Smartphones, Technology, United States
By Roben Farzad – Apple is the largest, most dominant and highly valued company on the planet. It’s measured against entire gross national products. Doubt it at your peril. And yet Apple does not control its own destiny.
“The iPhone,” says analyst Walter Piecyk of brokerage BTIG, “is squeezing margins at wireless operators.” He explains how the carriers’ subsidies, which average about $450 a pop, have fueled the huge success of Apple’s $600 iPhone since it launched five years ago. Originally, the wireless operators were happy to chip in; the iPhone was a boon to the data portion of subscribers’ average monthly bills. Those bills had been falling for decades, what with the advent of “nights & weekends” plans and cheapo prepaid carriers. more> http://tinyurl.com/7djqxj6
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Tagged Apple, AT&T, Electronics, Internet, IPad, iPhone, Semiconductor, Software, Walter Piecyk, Wireless
The iPad on a table in the Apple case (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bloomberg – Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson reports on what’s inside Apple Inc.‘s new iPad as IHS iSuppli breaks apart the tablet which set a record with debut sales of more than 3 million. Emily Chang also speaks on Bloomberg Television‘s “Bloomberg West.” [VIDEO 3:09] more> http://tinyurl.com/6wf6gjc
Apple – Pick up the new iPad and suddenly, it’s clear. You’re actually touching your photos, reading a book, playing the piano. Nothing comes between you and what you love. To make that hands-on experience even better, we made the fundamental elements of iPad better — the display, the camera, the wireless connection. All of which makes the new, third-generation iPad capable of so much more than you ever imagined. more> http://tinyurl.com/ydmr3cj
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