I don't think Apple wants to associate the brand so blatantly with used equipment. i'd wager they have a supply agreement with a used equipment reseller (possibly in China and/or India).
I'm guessing so too, I presume they are all being funnelled to emerging markets. I also wonder if apple is selling them at cost or for profit.
That's an interesting question..
Theoretically, Apple could sell them at a loss, absorbing it in Cost of Goods, while at the same time protecting iPhone's ASP.
Additionally, each used iPhone returned to service, in an emerging market, would deny a sale to Samsung.
If Apple sold 65 million iPhones during the December quarter, and 60% resulted in iPhone 4/4S trade-ins (>36,000,000 iPhones), that would be a tremendous market share reversal.
Note: Apple would not claim the sale of the used iPhones as units sold. The trade-ins are a purchase financing transaction. Sales of the used iPhone would be considered a conversion of the trade-in to cash.
Its possible that the sale of the used iPhones would be reported under O, I & E. If Apple sold at a loss look for a QoQ drop in O, I, & E.
FYI: Summers just withdrew his name for Fed chair....could sway markets tomorrow.
Futures way green. Let's see if market follows in regular session, AND if so, fingers crossed the fruit can participate....
Cane back to your post to state that I've been watching Futures for the past 2 hours, and have observed the NAZ to be trading in a $1.50 range ($32.00 - $33.50). Generally speaking Futures are more volatile than this.
The move does appear to be a response to Summers' withdrawal (he was a disastrous choice).
If all Apple is doing is expanding PowerON to the Genius Bar, accounting should be the same as always. Which is to say...it doesn't even show up?
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