Apple (AAPL -1.3%) roundup: 1) Digitimes reports Pegatron will start low-cost iPhone and...

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Apple (AAPL -1.3%) roundup: 1) Digitimes reports Pegatron will start low-cost iPhone and next-gen (retina?) iPad Mini shipments in August. The WSJ recently reported Pegatron had taken iOrders from Foxconn, and the Commrcial Times just reported parts shipments for a cheaper iPhone are underway. 2) Horace Dediu estimates Apple has been adding an average of 500K iTunes accounts/day (180M+/year) since '09, and puts Apple's annual revenue/account at ~$300 (down from $400+ in 2010). 3) Apple's Japanese smartphone share has fallen to 25% from 40% over the last 4 weeks, per local research firm BCN. Sony's (SNE) share is believed to have more than doubled to 36%, thanks in part to the Xperia Z. IDC gave Apple a 40% share for Q1 as well.