Apple (AAPL +1%) roundup: 1) Indian iPhone sales continue to surge with the help of aggressive...

Apple (AAPL +1%) roundup: 1) Indian iPhone sales continue to surge with the help of aggressive pricing (sacrificing margins for growth), installment plans, and a marketing blitz: Credit Suisse estimates monthly Indian sales are now near 400K, up from just 70K-80K recently. 2) By contrast, Apple has raised iPad/iPod prices in Japan thanks to a weak yen. No word on whether the iPhone, whose Japanese sales have soared, has also seen hikes. 3) A panel image leak for the 5th-gen iPad shows a slimmer form factor, with bezels perhaps even thinner than the iPad Mini's. 4) The App Store still has a 73%/27% monetization edge over Google Play (GOOG), per Distimo, though that's down from November's 81%/19%.

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  • Deja Vu
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    From the same article in ET (emphasis mine)


    "The super aggressive pricing and advertising blitzkrieg on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S *****older models that are not sold in any other country****, created a strong foothold for iPhone as a product in India."


    "that is nearly 3% share of handset sales"


    Wonder how much of the other 97% of handsets sold in India goes to Samsung?
    31 May 2013, 11:54 AM Reply Like
  • gensearch2
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    "Samsung India currently holds 47.4 per cent market share in smartphone market while it is 43.8 (RPT) 43.8 per cent in overall mobile phone market. "
    31 May 2013, 12:09 PM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    According to Barrons article today, Apple I phone resilience is doing better than expected against the Samsung G S 4:

    31 May 2013, 12:20 PM Reply Like
  • AutoRegressive
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    You see an issue, I see growth potential.
    31 May 2013, 12:22 PM Reply Like
  • Brian Barbour
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    the 4 and 4s are sold in other countries..
    31 May 2013, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    A real Kodak moment there...
    31 May 2013, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    I thought Bbry was one of India's stronghold , oh well..
    31 May 2013, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • what do I know
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    Suppose the world is made up China and India, O.K. no you can not do that because USA is there. O.K. but suppose that is the telecommunication business where there are two companies, Samsung and AAPL that supply the instrument ( in my book USA has all that iPhone, Galaxy S xyz that it needs) and suppose that the percentage of population that could afford the related phone products about 10% 0f whole population. So, the final question is what that "elite" population would want, would it AAPL with all that "application that is a total universe, if you are customer calling about some problem and all you need to do is call AAPL" or a fragmented Samsung product where you have to call the app provider- that is the main question. Remember the price does not matter because these segment of people can afford the product. We have to wait to see what happens. Of course from the beginningI have been saying the product quality matter and the world is big and is expanding ( the customer base ). Probably i am thinking ahead of time.
    31 May 2013, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
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    With the stock market dropping, Apple is rising. Looks as though Apple is becoming THE investment stock.
    31 May 2013, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • harrykutcher
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    apple is a win -win......not to many sellers except the shorts,.....
    31 May 2013, 10:04 PM Reply Like
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