My WAG, there will be 3 iPhone models released in 2013:
1) 5S. Same as 5 with tweaks: more colors, better battery, whatever 2) 5 Wide. Larger screen to compete against Samsung and other phablets. Samsung exploited a hole in Apple's overall tablet device lineup last year by coming out with a bigger phone. This move singlehandedly catapulted Samsung into phone competitiveness and profitability. Just as Apple responded quickly to the 7" tablet threat with the iPad Mini (after vigorously asserting that was the wrong size for a tablet), so too will Apple respond this year to the larger phone threat. Expect it to be launched mid-year to have the largest impact on Samsung sales. 3) Lower cost phone for non-US markets. As Gruber pointed out yesterday, Apple already has a low cost phone for the US market (its older models subsidized to $0), but that doesn't solve the huge hole it has in nonsubsidized markets. Here's one profitable way to launch that: a low cost phone that only gets sold by China Mobile. Lots of options for Apple to get started with lower cost phones, as long as they can reduce the risk that they reduce sales of high price phones to US carriers.
Say what you want about TC's innovation leadership, but he has already proven himself in one area: he is not afraid to reinvigorate the entire lineup of Apple products in a single year. I have no idea whether he launches a TV this year, but I expect he will aggressively build out the iPhone line, a product which he deeply "gets".
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5