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Apple (AAPL -0.3%) roundup: 1) For the first time, Apple is including Android itself in a patent...

Apple (AAPL -0.3%) roundup: 1) For the first time, Apple is including Android itself in a patent suit against an OEM (Samsung). Does Google (GOOG) respond with a software patent suit, or does it continue to tread lightly? 2) Apple has been granted 29 new patents from the USPTO (I, II). One covers the iPad's design, and another a method for using a sound sensor to adjust audio output. 3) 88% and 75% of U.S and Western European iPhone owners say they're likely to buy another one, per Strategy Analytics. That's down from a prior 93% and 88%.
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  • GeorgeTS
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    Is the glass half full?, I don't need a new iPhone cause my 4s is fine ask me next year my answer would be yes, as my phone co. will subsidize my new iPhone 6. So many people are in my boat, of course there would be a little drop off in the #'s.
    6 Nov 2012, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • Somporn Suksi
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    It's been quantified that there were more 4 adopters in 2010, whose contracts are coming up, but indeed 4S owners may choose to wait.


    It's why I've always bought an unlocked version that I can sell on eBay to anybody when I want to, so I can choose to upgrade or not on my time schedule, not some Big Telecom's. It's a bit more expensive initially cash outlay but over the life of the phone you're about the same.
    7 Nov 2012, 03:36 AM Reply Like
  • dab3z
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    A margin of error would be nice. Because I know it's not zero.
    6 Nov 2012, 07:52 PM Reply Like
  • ArmchairHero
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    Apple stock and product bagholders will soon need a bailout from the O.
    6 Nov 2012, 11:38 PM Reply Like
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