Apple (AAPL) roundup: 1) With Ron Johnson having been ousted by J.C. Penney, many think Apple...

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

Apple (AAPL) roundup: 1) With Ron Johnson having been ousted by J.C. Penney, many think Apple might hire him to once more lead its retail ops, which remain without a permanent chief. 2) The iPhone's U.S. customer loyalty remains solid: only 22% of iPhone owners responding to a Raymond James survey said they aren't sure if they'll buy another iPhone, or plan to get a rival product. 3) Following a weak Dec. quarter for the Mac, U.S. Mac sales rose 31% Y/Y in January, per NPD. Piper attributes this pickup in growth to improving supplies of the new iMac.