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iPhone 5S & 5C release potentially confirmed by AT&T vacation blackout: BGR

  • The release date of Apple's (AAPL +0.2%) iPhone 5S and 5C models may have been confirmed by an AT&T employee vacation blackout for the second half of Sept., BGR reports.
  • Adding to the speculation: T-Mobile has reportedly issued its own vacation blackout for Sept. 20-22. And, Japan's Nikkei reported earlier this week that the 5S and 5C will go on sale in Japan on Sept. 20.
  • The reports confirm the timeline postulated earlier this month. AllThingsD reported that the next iPhone would be unveiled at a launch event on Sept. 10.
  • On the iPhone trade-in front, Best Buy appears to have front-run Apple. During the Labor Day weekend, Best Buy will offer a 50% discount on iPhone 5 purchases with a 4/4S trade-in and 2-year agreement.
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  • scott trader
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    Inexpensive phone to compete with all the android devices is a great move ESP with superior operating system ios7 nearly a million aps and iTunes adding credit card numbers at a record pace...
    29 Aug 2013, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • Stephen J Melnykevich
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    Soon investing in AAPL may be the equivalent of investing with V or Mastercard
    29 Aug 2013, 06:37 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    Stephen...... I believe you may be right.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • citypound
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    But only AAPl is on sale.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    V and MA don't deal in commodities. Aapl doesn't hold a candle to either of them. V is cheaper than aapl at these levels

     

    Long v and MA.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • Stephen J Melnykevich
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    I completely disagree chop.

     

    I've owned V as well and will add it again this year...permanently.

     

    However, on a valuation basis AAPL is undervalued with a more promising 5 year growth potential. And ironically, AAPL may even utilize technology to change the mobile payment arena and squeeze both V and MA.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Lol, the same argument was made by eBay bulls the last several months. ITunes mobile payments will compete with PayPal if anything and that space is pretty much dominated by them. V MA will process the transaction whether it's aapl or eBay providing the service.

     

    I'd put twenty year money in v or MA before id put two year money in aapl. Their main products are being commoditized, period. V MA on the other hand operate in a veritable duopoly
    29 Aug 2013, 09:48 PM Reply Like
  • aardvark3
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    ...for now. Patience. We are in rebooting mode.
    30 Aug 2013, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    V is taking AAPL to the woodshed today.
    10 Sep 2013, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    If a less expensive I phone 5C is announced along with a China Mobile deal on Sept 10th, the stock could pop at least $100. Even if Apple only captures 20% of China Mobiles 750 million subscribers, that's another 150 million more I phones and 150 million more people in the Apple eccosystem.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:27 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Rocback drinks on me if your prediction comes to fruition.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:41 PM Reply Like
  • David RG
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    "Only 20%". You must be kidding. Apple will not get anywhere near that figure with all the low cost local competitors. It's a highly fragmented market dominated by Android. Even Samsung, the market share leader, has just 20% with multiple models at different price tiers.
    29 Aug 2013, 10:03 PM Reply Like
  • cshoxie
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    AAPL is dead money until Obama launches his cruise missiles. Better hope it happens before the September 10th "launch date."
    29 Aug 2013, 09:59 PM Reply Like
  • altaire4
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    The only dead money in Tech is MSFT .... that is until Steve Ballmer is out .... then all bets are off !
    29 Aug 2013, 11:43 PM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    Just follow the trend. Apple has been going up and will keep on going up till it changes trend. See link to my blog on my profile. We have just started a two week ( at least ) in US stock market which may reach previous highs
    30 Aug 2013, 02:55 AM Reply Like
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