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  • Apple (AAPL) roundup: 1) 9to5 Mac reports iOS 7's Jony Ive-designed UI has shed "all signs of gloss, shine, and skeumorphism." The WSJ reported something similar in March. 9to5 also reports iOS 7 sports new icons, toolbars, and tab bars.  2) OS X 10.9 (Cabernet) will reportedly feature an improved Finder app and possibly iOS-like multitasking and app-pausing features. 3) ISI's Brian Marshall claims he "got cold feet" when going to buy a Galaxy S4, due to 6 years of relying on Apple's "flypaper-like" ecosystem. "In the tech industry, one of the most under-valued assets ... is the stickiness of an installed base." But he still considers a bigger iPhone a must. [View news story]
    put a phone chip on the iPad mini
    Apr 29, 2013. 10:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Needs To Buy Back At Least $4.5 Billion Per Year [View article]
    Look at what buybacks have done for Cisco and Microsoft.
    When companies get old they do buy backs.
    You can get a "buy back" any day, just sell your shares and someone else will buy them.
    Why would any company buy back their stock? That money is a free loan with no maturity date.
    Dividends? It's built into the price of the stock, if you want one sell some shares.
    Apple need to have a large share float so new buyers can afford to buy them, so a stock split makes a little sense.
    Nov 25, 2011. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment