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Apple (AAPL +1.5%) roundup: 1) Apple has begun selling a $229, 16GB, 5th-gen iPod Touch that...
Apple (AAPL +1.5%) roundup: 1) Apple has begun selling a $229, 16GB, 5th-gen iPod Touch that lacks a rear camera. The rear-camera-sporting 32GB and 64GB models, launched last September, go for $299 and $399. Separately, Jim Dalrymple reports cumulative Touch sales have topped 100M. Total iPod sales fell 20% Y/Y in FQ2 to $962M, which units falling 27% to 5.6M. 2) New patent applications indicate Apple is researching flexible displays in which pressing down acts as an input method, and eye-tracking tech similar to Samsung's Smart Scroll. 3) Wells Fargo is encouraged by supplier Avago's comments about a pending iPhone order ramp, and Goldman recommends buying June $450 calls ahead of the WWDC conference.