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These Charts Show How Fast Traders React To Carl Icahn Tweets

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/traders-reactions-to-icahn-tweets-2013-8

Last week, billionaire investor Carl Icahn Tweeted that he had a large stake in Apple and had talked to Tim Cook. During the final hours of the trading session, Icahn’s Tweets had added more than $17 billion to Apple’s market cap.

Ancoa, a surveillance platform for financial markets, recently took a look at how the stock reacted to the Tweets.

Just three seconds after the first Tweet, the stock started to rip.  This is visualized in the charts below. The two blue dots represent Icahn’s Tweets and the green dots represent trades.

Check out their charts below:  (Read Ancoa’s full blog post here)

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 news No Comments

Apple Buys Indoor Mapping Company WifiSLAM

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-buys-indoor-mapping-company-wifislam-2013-3

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Apple has bought WifiSLAM, a company providing indoor mobile location services, which lets people figure out their location inside a building using the strength of its Wi-Fi signals.

Indoor mobile location is a burgeoning field as more and more people use their smartphones inside buildings – with at least two Finnish companies, Walkbase and IndoorAtlas, offering their own systems for zeroing in on where they are, and a map of their surroundings.

Apple confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it had bought the company, though it didn’t comment on the estimated $20m price tag. It said that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time”.

WifiSLAM uses the variation in different networks’ Wi-Fi signal strengths to triangulate the user’s location. The company co-founders include a former Google staffer, and has backing from Don Dodge, who worked at both Google and Microsoft.

Walkbase has been developing its offering since 2009, and presently has an Android app offering. IndoorAtlas uses variations in the earth’s magnetic field to determine the user’s location – meaning it doesn’t rely on Wi-Fi or other data, and doesn’t need hardware.

Finnish mobile phone company Nokia already offers Destination Maps, an indoor mapping service.

For Apple, improving its maps offering has become increasingly important since it dumped Google’s mapping service for its iPhone and iPad products last September. That met with widespread criticism, and forced chief executive Tim Cook to issue a grovelling apology, and saw the ousting of Scott Forstall, who had been in charge of the iPhone software division, and of the head of the mapping team.

 

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Monday, March 25th, 2013 news No Comments

CHART OF THE DAY: The Decline Of The Mac

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-decline-of-the-mac-2013-1

Mac shipments dropped 22 percent during the December 2012 quarter, marking their biggest decline in about 10 years, Dan Frommer of SplatF reports.

Apple shipped 778,000 fewer Macs in 2012 than it did in 2011, while it had 43 million more iPhones and 25 million more iPads, respectively.

CEO Tim Cook attributes the slowdown of Mac shipments to the release of the new iMacs late in the quarter and low inventory, but the drop could also be explained by the overall decline of the PC market and the rise of tablets.

Despite the low Mac sales, Apple’s “computer” business has never been stronger. Check out the chart by Frommer showing combined Mac and iPad sales.

chart of the day shows the decline in mac shipments vs the rise of ipad sales, january 2013

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 news No Comments

Apple Is Just A Niche Player In Smartphones Now (AAPL, GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/android-market-share-2012-11

Android’s dominance of the global smartphone is getting out of hand. 

New data from IDC says Android owned 75 percent of the smartphone market in the third quarter of 2012. Apple was a distant second with 14.9 percent of the market.

Android’s unit shipments nearly doubled on a year over year basis, growing 91 percent. Apple was up 57 percent. Android is taking share from BlackBerry, Symbian, Linux, and others. 

Thus far, Android’s incredible rise has had little impact on Apple’s financial performance. It’s still printing money. It’s the world’s most valuable company.

But, Tim Cook has to be worried that his company has become a niche player in the biggest global computing market.

Here’s a table breaking it down:

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Don’t Miss: Why Apple Is At Risk Of Losing Its Lead With The iPad

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 news No Comments

Here Are The Apps Tim Cook Suggests You Use Instead Of Apple Maps (AAPL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/tim-cook-suggests-alternative-map-apps-2012-9

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Tim Cook released a letter to Apple customers today, apologizing for failing to deliver on its new mapping application for iPhones and iPads.

Cook promises the app will get better, but suggests users try a few alternative apps in the meantime.

Here are the apps he suggests you use instead of Apple Maps:

For the mobile Web version of Google Maps and Nokia Maps, you’ll need to create a shortcut to the sites on your iPhone’s home screen by bookmarking them. We show you how to do that here for Google and here for Nokia.

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 news No Comments

Apple’s Stock Under The First 37 Weeks Of Tim Cook Versus The First 37 Under Steve Jobs (AAPL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-apple-stock-during-tim-coo-and-steve-jobs-2012-5

Check out this fascinating chart we put together based on something Fortune spotted.

It compares Tim Cook’s first 37 weeks as CEO of Apple with the first 37 weeks Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple when he returned to the company.

Despite the fact that Apple was in a completely different condition when each took over the top job, you can see the stock has moved in a very similar way for both men.

Cook’s stock performance has been stronger, but that’s because he’s inherited a much better company.

chart of the day, apple stock performance during steve jobs and tim cook, may 2012

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 news No Comments

Early estimates say new iPad cuts Apple’s profit margins

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/09/early-estimates-say-new-ipad-cuts-apples-profit-margins/

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These estimates are always to be taken with a grain of salt but, if UBM TechInsights is to be believed, Apple is cutting into its precious profit margins to keep the price of the iPad flat. According to the research firm, the total cost of components in the 16GB 4G model is around $310 — not including assembly and shipping. With a final price of $629, Cupertino is pulling in about a 51 percent profit, a sizable drop from the estimated 56 percent profit margin on the similarly specced iPad 2 at launch. A large chunk of that increased cost of production is made up by the new retina display, which is estimated to cost around $70, and the LTE chipset, which UBM priced at $21. In contrast, current pricing on the panel in the iPad 2 and its 3G radio rest at around $50 and $10, respectively. We’re sure Tim Cook isn’t losing any sleep though, there are plenty of other ways to make up that lost dough — like selling more iPads.

Early estimates say new iPad cuts Apple’s profit margins originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 news No Comments

37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 5.2 million Macs, 15.4 million iPods

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/24/apple-q1-2012-iphone-ipad-ipod-mac-hardware-sales/

We touched on the numbers in our report on Apple’s Q1 earnings, but the company’s throwing out a lot of “record” figures so we thought we’d take a moment to focus on just how its hardware sales stack up. The standout number is, of course, the 37.04 million iPhones sold during the quarter, which is up 128 percent from the same quarter a year ago (and up from 17 million in the previous quarter, a jump of 117 percent). That notably puts Apple back ahead of Samsung, which sold a total of 35 million smartphones in its most recent quarter. And as if that wasn’t enough, Apple’s Tim Cook also said on the company’s earnings call that it could have sold even more if it had more supply.

iPad sales also set a new record with 15.43 million units sold during the quarter, which is a 111 percent jump from the 7.3 million sold a year ago, and a 39 percent increase from the 11.1 million moved in Q4 2011. Once again, however, iPods are the one category that continues to decline in the face of the growth of smartphones. Apple sold a total of 15.4 million iPods — over half of which were iPod touches — which represents a 21 percent decline from the 19.4 million sold a year ago. The holiday shopping season did boost sales considerably from the 6.6 million sold in the previous quarter, though.

Mac sales were also on the upswing, totaling 5.2 million units — a 26 percent increase year-over-year. Breaking things down further, that translates to 1.48 million desktops (including iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro), and 3.7 million laptops (including the basic MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro). As for the company’s “h! obby,” t he Apple TV, it rang up 1.4 million in sales for the quarter, and 2.8 million for the 2011 fiscal year. Fans of charts can get their fix after the break.

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Apple’s Q1 hardware sales: 37 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, 5.2 million Macs, 15.4 million iPods originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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