Apple gets over half of US smartphone sales

 

Read about it HERE

Looks like the buyers really like the iPhone 5.

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Wal-Mart puts iPhone 5 on sale for $127

From Los Angeles Times article and some other sources it sounds like the retailers may be sitting on a lot of iphone 5 and other apple product inventory.

"Wal-Mart puts iPhone 5 on sale for $127; are iPhone sales dragging?

Wal-Mart's Apple-product sale comes shortly after a UBS analyst announced he was lowering his iPhone sales estimates for 2013, saying he expects Apple to sell 5 million fewer phones than his previous estimate for each of the next three quarters."

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-iphone-5...

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Who cares....

really who cares...their stock sure doesn't reflect it... Down over $200.. Google stock way up..over $700. Samsung is still the biggest globally in the smart phone business.
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makes me wonder

farrissr wrote:

really who cares...their stock sure doesn't reflect it... Down over $200.. Google stock way up..over $700. Samsung is still the biggest globally in the smart phone business.

Seeing the rate at which the Apple products have gained acceptance and looking at where they are making their gains I'm wondering if they couldn't be following the same paths as RIM and Nokia. Both had tremendous success but their product lines took some missteps in they supported what turned out to be very bad choices due to poor design and programming.

I admit, I'm not an Apple fan but comparing some of the recent choices the company has made makes me start comparing them to other "bright lights" in consumer technology that have in many cases either dimmed considerably or gone out entirely. Nokia was very innovative in both their phone design and offerings for more than 10 years but their Symbian Operating System was one of those choices that ended up costing the company. RIM and Blackberries also ran hot and heavy. They had (and have) a lot of features designed for both business and security but their products couldn't keep up with shifting consumer choices. Their foray into tablets was a disaster and they haven't had a new handset in a little while. The delay of the new series isn't helping either. People are replacing 2 year old units with another manufacturer as RIM doesn't have a replacement.

Motorola is plugging along. They get high marks for one model but the next is a total dud. Some of the Taiwanese units and Japanese units are getting a lot of buzz, but like all units that are a flash in the pan seem to die from lack of support over the unit's life. In any event, it will be interesting to see how consumer choices shift from one manufacturer's product line to another as the latest bell or whistle is packages with this form factor or another.

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Volatility in stocks recently has less to do with usual fundamentals and more to do with investors selling to lock in known tax consequences now rather than wait until next year when God knows what the politicians will inflict upon us.

And people who hate on Aplle are going to do it no matter what...

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Microsoft Surface

Box Car wrote:
farrissr wrote:

really who cares...their stock sure doesn't reflect it... Down over $200.. Google stock way up..over $700. Samsung is still the biggest globally in the smart phone business.

Seeing the rate at which the Apple products have gained acceptance and looking at where they are making their gains I'm wondering if they couldn't be following the same paths as RIM and Nokia. Both had tremendous success but their product lines took some missteps in they supported what turned out to be very bad choices due to poor design and programming.

I admit, I'm not an Apple fan but comparing some of the recent choices the company has made makes me start comparing them to other "bright lights" in consumer technology that have in many cases either dimmed considerably or gone out entirely. Nokia was very innovative in both their phone design and offerings for more than 10 years but their Symbian Operating System was one of those choices that ended up costing the company. RIM and Blackberries also ran hot and heavy. They had (and have) a lot of features designed for both business and security but their products couldn't keep up with shifting consumer choices. Their foray into tablets was a disaster and they haven't had a new handset in a little while. The delay of the new series isn't helping either. People are replacing 2 year old units with another manufacturer as RIM doesn't have a replacement.

Motorola is plugging along. They get high marks for one model but the next is a total dud. Some of the Taiwanese units and Japanese units are getting a lot of buzz, but like all units that are a flash in the pan seem to die from lack of support over the unit's life. In any event, it will be interesting to see how consumer choices shift from one manufacturer's product line to another as the latest bell or whistle is packages with this form factor or another.

I have an ipad2. Apple limits you as to what programs you can run on there products which I don't like at all. I loaded Google Chrome on it and use it instead of Safari which in my opinion is not good. I was in the Microsoft store yesterday and played around with the new Surface tablet and wow!!!! It ran circles around the iPad. Speed and functionality are amazing.. If I were to get a new tablet it would be the Surface...personal opinion of course.

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Preferences

It's all a matter of personal preference. Both Apple and Microsoft have their strengths and weaknesses. A lot has to do with loyalties and what you grew up with. Some of it has to do with performance in certain areas. Personally I like very much my new iPhone 5 and my iTouch 4. But hey, I've got 4 running Macs at home (great!) and 1 HP running Windows (ugh!). Of course, I've got no biases!

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Baaa! The sheeple have

Baaa! The sheeple have spoken. If it trends it must be good.

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While most of the guys at

While most of the guys at work are die hard Apple fans, one of them was quite impressed when I showed him my new Note II. Not only is the screen huge, it's literally half the thickness of his iPhone. The iPhone is so thick and with a super fat profile it really reminds me of smart phones of 3 years ago. For heaven's sake, it's as thick as my old G1.

I am soooo jealous. I want

I am soooo jealous. I want a Note II but I can not stomach the thought of having to pay $50 a month for it to work.

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Really?

nrbovee wrote:

While most of the guys at work are die hard Apple fans, one of them was quite impressed when I showed him my new Note II. Not only is the screen huge, it's literally half the thickness of his iPhone. The iPhone is so thick and with a super fat profile it really reminds me of smart phones of 3 years ago. For heaven's sake, it's as thick as my old G1.

The iPhone 5 @ 7.6 mm is almost 2mm thinner than the Note Ii @ 9.4 mm.

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haters...

onestep wrote:

Baaa! The sheeple have spoken. If it trends it must be good.

Gotta hate...

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older model?

Last Mrk wrote:

The iPhone 5 @ 7.6 mm is almost 2mm thinner than the Note Ii @ 9.4 mm.

All I know is he told me he upgraded his phone because the screen had cracked on the old one. It must be wherever he got it still has older phones. Wouldn't think previous generations are even stocked any more.

Maybe

Maybe ha had a case on it. wink

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