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) roundup: 1) Suppliers are shipping a "
" of parts for a cheaper iPhone, says Taiwan's
. A 28nm app processor made by TSMC (
) is said to be among them. 2) iBookstore chief Keith Moerer says Apple's e-book sales
doubled last year
, and thinks its e-book share is at ~20%. John Paczkowski notes Amazon (
) and Barnes & Noble (
) have been assigned shares of 65% and 25% in the past. 3) The
needed for an iAd campaign is now only $50. It once stood at $1M. 4)
about Apple mulling a $99 price for its low-cost iPhone is
, given the cheapest iPhone now goes for $450 unsubsidized. Was a subsidized price being discussed?
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Apple is a company that has traditionally thrived by selling overpriced products and reaping rewards in the form of ridiculously high margins, but with samsung gauging them it seems they may finally have to adapt to the demands of the market, the question is can they continue to be successful with a fundamentally different business model?
Jun 14 12:42 AM
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