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  • Apple reportedly prepping 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones with curved screens [View news story]
    I completely agree. The small ipad should have a phone. It is quite probable that it will become the most used just because of it being able to be put in a pocket (hands free) and no need for backpack etc.
    Nov 11, 2013. 01:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone 5 (AAPL) accounted for 68% of iPhone sales in Oct. '12, estimates research firm CIRP. That's down from the 90% claimed by the iPhone 4S in Oct. '11, and indicates a mix shift towards cheaper/lower-margin iPhones. Also: only 9% of Oct. '12 iPhone 5 sales involved very high-margin 64GB models, compared with 23% of Oct. '11 4S sales. If those numbers are accurate, they might have something to do with Apple's light FQ1 gross margin guidance (along with other things). [View news story]
    Is the switch from windows to Ios by so many, bit by bit, yr by yr, part of the take over strategy or just a fortunate, inevitable outcome and a kind of insurance re future earnings?
    Dec 4, 2012. 04:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The VIX (VXX -6.7%) continues to slump, suggesting an ominous complacency in the face of struggling stocks. The VIX, however, measures the implied volatility of one-month S&P options, but tells nothing about forward volatility, which - as recently as late summer - was at a higher level than the day after Lehman went bankrupt. [View news story]
    Before it "triples" it will decline slowly and shorts will be the winners. It is designed to do this. Only a very quick disaster will make $ for any longs and it is very hard to time that .
    Nov 14, 2012. 11:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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