This chart explains why Apple CEO Tim Cook went to China recently to launch Apple's new deal with wireless carrier China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier. Apple is basically getting its butt kicked right across Asia in terms of app revenue and usage, according to new data from Distimo, the mobile app market research company :
About 150,000 people attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, about 5,000 of which were tech journalists. Yet everywhere you went, people were using large-format Android phones instead of Apple’s iPhones, which are generally smaller.
Nomura analyst Stuart Jeffrey has a new note on Apple's iPhone business that, if true, has serious implications for the future of the company. Jeffrey believes Verizon is going to owe Apple $23.5 billion this year as part of its agreement to carry the iPhone.
Intelligent Speculator submits: Yesterday we wrote a post about the impacts of the iPhone being offered on Verizon (VZ) but we focused on Apple’s (AAPL) point of view. That being said, Verizon is one of the top dividend stocks in the U.S.
AT&T announced its earnings for Q4 2012 today, and the report has some interesting numbers about smartphone sales through the carrier. AT&T says it sold 10.2 million smartphones. It also said it activated 8.6 million iPhones.