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Another finding discovered in the course of Apple’s ongoing lawsuit with Samsung has revealed that the carrier-subsidized iPhone has margins north of 50 percent, nearly twice as high as the iPad. For iPhones sold between April of 2010 and March of 2012, Apple's gross margins were between 49 and 58 percent, and for iPads - between 23 and 32 percent.
Yesterday Apple announced financial results for the second calendar quarter and third fiscal quarter of 2012. Apple posted revenue of $35.0 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.8 billion. The numbers are dramatically weaker than what analysts were expecting. The company did beat its own guidance, however. Last quarter, Apple said it would make $34 billion in revenue.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offered more predictions about Apple's iOS device plans for the September-October timeframe. He suggests that Apple may launch the next-generation iPhone in September.
iPhone 5 to debut in September. But due to in-cell touch panel and casing yield rate limits, ability to offset older models' shipments decrease will be moderate.
Analyst Mink-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities today reported that Apple is planning to release “all-new” iPod nano and iPod touch in September. The upgraded iPod touch is said to have the new touch display based on in-cell technology that has been rumored by multiple sources for the next iPhone 5.
Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst, has released a new report where he expressed his estimates of the Apple's product launch schedule for the second half of this year. In his report Kuo claims that Apple will launch its 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in the September - October timeframe. However, he predicts that early sales of the notebook might be modest, but with Retina displays Apple’s laptops will hit the market in 2013.
Last week we reported that Apple had pulled its qualifying Mac computers from the EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registry.
This move, which is reportedly related to the company’s design decisions, may impact Apple’s sales to corporations and governmental organizations. Among the first entities to respond to Apple’s withdrawal is the city of San Francisco that
Piper Jaffray, analyst Gene Munster, believes iPad Mini will cost $299 and Apple could sell somewhere between 4-6 million iPad minis this year.
Back in December of 2011 we reported that Italian antitrust regulator forced Apple to pay a $1,2 million fine for misleading practices related to warranty terms disclosure. The regulator claimed that Apple mislead customers by selling standard one-year AppleCare warranty without properly informing consumers of a two-year warranty that is required by European Union law.
It’s no secret that Apple aggressively attacks any company involved with mobile OS Android, including filing lots of patent suits against such companies as Samsung and HTC. One of the biggest victories for Apple came last week as the company won preliminary injunctions against Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Just several days after Apple won a preliminary injunction prohibiting U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab tablet, news agency Reuters
"Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products".
The new injunction is much more important victory for Apple than the injunction against Galaxy Tab sales, as evidenced by the bond in the amount of $95 million that Apple posted in order for decision to come into effect. The bond money would be paid to Samsung should the injunction be overturned by the court later.
This is the latest ruling in the ongoing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple. In the court Apple had accused Samsung of blatantly copying the design of iPhone and iPad and has previously won injunctions against the sale of Galaxy Tab tablet in other countries. Koh wrote in the order:
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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI, whose name and expectations we’ve already mentioned in the previous report, also believes that Apple will discontinue its 17-inch MacBook Pro this year, and might even ax the Pro lineup entirely in favor of the "new MacBook" in 2013. He expects that only the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros will receive updates.
RBC’s analyst Amit Daryanani issued predictions that Apple would revamp its MacBook portables later this quarter and release a new iPhone in September or October, echoing expectations for Apple's near-term plans.
The iPhone is the company's "flagship product". 43 percent of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2011 came to iPhone. Apple's apparent two-year design cycle could cause "increased seasonality" as consumers catch on to it and hold off on purchases. That explains just 21 percent growth in iPhone shipments year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 91 percent growth in Q4 2010.