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.
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.
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.
Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 7, hasn't even been out for 24 hours and it already has a higher adoption rate than Google's latest Android operating system, called Jelly Bean 4.3, which launched in July. According to Google's own analytics, fewer than 0.1% of Android devices are running version 4.3. Even if you include the previous version of Android, version 4.2, only 8.5% of devices have it. Android 4.2 launched in October 2012.
Today, Apple will introduce new smartphones to the world, along with its brand new mobile operating system, iOS 7. A lot is at stake for Apple. At BI Intelligence, Business Insider's paid tech research service, we've focused recent coverage on Apple's troubles maintaining growth in the global smartphone market.
By ValueMax:Verizon (VZ) is an appealing asset for near term growth and potential capital appreciation alongside an adequate annualized dividend. Verizon has significant advantages over its peers due to its extensive LTE network. Verizon's advancements with 4G make it the most likely to benefit from the iPhone 5 launch and other devices that will utilize LTE as well.
Apple Inc. is missing out on a chance to court as many as 2.8 billion new smartphone customers, many of them in Asia, as wireless-service providers balk at conditions imposed by the iPhone maker and drag their heels in signing on as partners.