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Rumor says Apple is going to stagger release of new iPhones so as not to compete with each other's sales. Suspect there's truth to this?
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Thursday Highlights: Matt Warman at The Telegraph likens Apple to an oil company producing a commodity everyone needs, but faced with new challenges; Swatch Group tells Reuters rumors of collaboration with Apple on smartwatches are not true; Gregg Keizer at Computerworld looks at the tablet segment, noting a "slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple" but isn't necessarily a bad thing; here's a nugget for you to chew on: "Apple could be 'obsolete' in 3 years"; Yosemite beta arrives today; Kirk McElhearn makes the case as to why you should not install the public beta; iLounge delves into the new features of iTunes 12; new seeds of Safari also hit the dev wire; if you've reached the point where you need to set your Mac back to factory specs, MacIssues shows you how; Apple's Swift Blog covers function of Access Control; in spite of a worldwide decline in tablet shipments, IDC shows Apple maintaining lead; over at The Information, Amir Efrati is reporting on Apple move into the mobile wallet space; DigiTimes says their iPhone supply chain sources are saying Apple will release new iPhones on separate "time tables to avoid competition"; 9to5Mac calls the claim "spurious"; Macworld UK reviews Elgato's Thunderbolt Dock; AppleInsider reviews Philips Hue Tap light switch with iOS controlling app; Tuts+ first entry into "setting up and using an Apple TV"; John Martellaro thinks a sapphire display on the iPhone 6 would change everything; Forbes tackles security between iOS and Android.
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"Why Apple is like an oil company - and what it will explore next" Telegraph 8:11 AM
"Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch" ["A spokeswoman for Swatch Group said on Thursday the report was unfounded. She said the only business relationship Swatch Group had with mobile phone makers was as a supplier of integrated circuits and other electronic components."] Reuters 7:57 AM
"Swatch Denies It's Cooperating With Apple on Smartwatch" Bloomberg 8:44 AM
"Can Apple Optimism Spread Through Tech Industry?" Bloomberg TV 8:09 AM
"With the IBM Deal, Tim Cook Takes Apple Where Steve Jobs Never Could" The Motley Fool 8:36 AM
"Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales: Tablets aren't in trouble, but slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple" Computerworld 8:21 AM
"Apple could be 'obsolete' in 3 years: Analyst/Apple could be 'obsolete' in three years, due to increasing competition and 'make-believe' valuations in the technology sector, one analyst told CNBC on Thursday." CNBC 8:43 AM
"Apple Faces Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Unfair Work Practices" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
"Apple's Q3: iPhone Does Well Across Price Points; Mac Defies Shrinking PC Market" Forbes 10:06 AM
"Worldwide Tablet Market Grows 11% in Second Quarter on Shipments from a Wide Range of Vendors, According to IDC" ["Despite declining shipments of its iPad product line, Apple managed to maintain its lead in the worldwide tablet market, shipping 13.3 million units in the second quarter."] Business Wire 10:05 AM
"Apple maintains lead over Samsung as top tablet vendor in Q2 as both lose share to others" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
"Stock Market Today: Futures Advance Is Supported by Upbeat Earnings" TheStreet 7:27 AM
"US stock market inches higher at open after Facebook, Ford and others report quarterly results" Associated Press 9:29 AM
"U.S. Stocks Inch Higher on Jobless Report, Earnings: Positive Jobless Report Clashes With Disappointing Housing Data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:12 PM
"Facebook shares hit record high as market likes earnings" Reuters 9:32 AM
"Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks climb to three-year high/China PMI at 18-month high/Hong Kong stocks hit their best close in more than three years Thursday, after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing sector rose to an 18-month high, adding to signs that the economy is stabilizing." MarketWatch 7:27 AM
"Europe Markets: EasyJet, Kingfisher fall; Europe's stocks on the move/These stocks are making notable moves in European trading Thursday" MarketWatch 7:28 AM
"Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:34 PM
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