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

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

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%.