A bit of non-patent Apple (AAPL) news: AllThingsD reports the iPad Mini will be announced at a...

A bit of non-patent Apple (AAPL) news: AllThingsD reports the iPad Mini will be announced at a separate October event, rather than at the expected Sep. 12 event where the next iPhone will be introduced. This is in-line with recent speculation, and (if accurate) means Apple won't record any Mini sales in FQ4. (Apple-Samsung coverage)
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  • gensearch2
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    CNET is spreading new rumors that they'll both be released in Sept.
    25 Aug 2012, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • dmarilley
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    Smart phones will be caveman devices in a few years, relatively speaking. So all this talk borders on irrelevant.
    25 Aug 2012, 06:02 PM Reply Like
  • gensearch2
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    What is relevant is the near term, relatively speaking, share price of Apple. What exists in a few years is irrelevant to that. Anything past a couple of quarters is speculation.
    25 Aug 2012, 06:40 PM Reply Like
  • ogden1t
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    Go ahead and short and lose your rear end!
    25 Aug 2012, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • slerickson01
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    Rolling out over 2 months,2 events makes perfect sense to me. Ever go to see fir eworks where they intentionally light them all at once?
    25 Aug 2012, 08:39 PM Reply Like
  • vphibbs
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    I am worried, as a long, about the iPhones late, late release at the end of the quarter and loss of half of their market share in China. They will have eight days to sell the new phone to hopefully really boost this quarter's revenues and we might get another miss but a killer Christmas quarter after that.
    25 Aug 2012, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    I wouldn't worry too much. This sequence of events is similar to last year when the iPhone4s was released. At the time, the stock price was approximately $340 and Steve Jobs had recently passed. Circle the mid-January 2013 earnings announcement. That's really when the fun begins. Apple stock is up about 60% since last January's earnings release and while I don't expect that kind of increase again in 2013, unless the iPhone5 is a complete flop, this ride isn't even close to being over.


    Also, for me the next big catalyst to move the share price higher will be China Mobile beginning to sell Apple products to their subscriber base of 400 million people with 10% now using smart-phones. This is set to kick of early in 2013.
    26 Aug 2012, 12:13 AM Reply Like
  • ebeuu
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    Wish they had a different name for iPads in the US; it has the sound of hygiene products; just sayin'...
    25 Aug 2012, 11:39 PM Reply Like
  • pabcanc
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    I still feel that they have no JOBS !...
    26 Aug 2012, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • krames
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    Pre sales on the i phone 5 will be the difference between this Q3 vs last year Q3. You will be surprise what a week of sales will do in Quarter, when its probably going to be the largest product launch in history..
    27 Aug 2012, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • dmarilley
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    The i Phone 5 will come in over 18 mpnths with under 100 million units, with much lower subsidies, and optimal cloud coordination will erode the ecosystem advantage.
    28 Aug 2012, 11:24 AM Reply Like
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