In other words, the giant that sold almost 400 million phones last year is getting bigger. And faster.
Editor's Pick "I am not an unfair person," Apple CEO Tim Cook told lawmakers yesterday. "Apple is not an unfair company."
"Eighty percent of the world's purchasing power lies beyond our borders," Portman said. "But we're living with an international tax code that's a relic of the 1960s."
Apple should watch out, however. Its brand value grew just one percent, compared to mobile rival Samsung's massive 51 percent growth to number 30 in the global rankings at $21 billion.
What time is it -- about five months before fall, 2013? Then it must be time for testing iWatch.
China's fast growth in fast mobile subscriptions -- and increasing mobile competition among the giant Chinese mobile carriers -- will be key factors in driving Apple's moldering stock price to unseen heights of over $800, one analyst says today.
“Samsung is, for now, the undisputed king of the global Android smartphone industry," Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics' executive director said. "We believe Samsung generates more revenue and profit from the Android platform than Google does."
In the first quarter of 2013, a third of smartphones sold in the U.S. were prepaid, double the amount from the previous year. Apple's share of the prepaid market? A mere 8 percent.
Sometimes there is method to the Cupertino madness.
In other words, Apple's saying, Samsung can't have its cake and eat it to. Or, what's good for Pauline is good for Petra.
Amazon's Kindle Fire is in glorious living color, but it's original and still strong-selling Kindle and its cousins, the Kindle Paperwhite family, are still irritatingly stuck in 1950's-style black and white. That may soon change.
Take a deep breath, hold on to your hat, and take a seat: Amazon is building a smartphone.
That fits both with Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement during the company's recent earnings call that Apple would not bring out any new products until the fall, and with recent rampant rumors of new iPhone models.
Let me say that again: Apple is at single digit growth in a market growing at almost 40 percent.
"iPhone 5 sales have failed to impress. There's been a lack of innovation over the past few years to come up with the next great device, and consumers have filed to see any differentiation. Samsung has captured the market."
After weeks and months of good news for Android, ComScore's U.S. subscriber market share report released today says Apple is growing overall iPhone sales and iOS platform penetration, while Google's Android is dropping.
The USPTO may just have made a billion-dollar decision. Or at least several hundred million.
"Let's just call it as it is," he said today on CNBC, "there has not been a single piece of good news about Apple for 300 points, and today is just another day when the news is just horrendous."
Apple fans, do you feel lucky?
Google pledged to not use its arsenal of patent weapons offensively today, taking a stand on open source and patents that is anti-patent troll, pro-competition, and pro-freedom to create, innovate, and code.