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By now, it’s a fait accompli that tablet sales will surpass those of the PC. The only question that remains is: When?
That day is not too far away, if a head analyst at technology incubator BitChemy Ventures is to be believed. According to Singh’s projections, global tablet shipments will increase to nearly 80 million in the fourth quarter, while PC shipments will slide to around 70 million to 75 million.
“These shipment estimates could be affected by the pace of low cost tablet penetration in emerging markets and any changes to the Windows 8 operating system,” the analyst said. “However, given the scale of the figures, I can say with confidence that quarterly tablet shipments should overtake those
Just as in the U.S., the Chinese government finds it’s tough to sell consumers on electric vehicles.
SHANGHAI — Fears that China will catapult past the U.S. in the race to put electric vehicles on the road have fizzled.
Despite choking pollution in big Chinese cities, the government faces the same obstacles as the U.S. in the push for electric vehicles: They’re still expensive, many consumers don’t understand them and many drivers don’t have anywhere to charge the batteries.
Although China has offered tax incentives on electric vehicles in an effort to reduce the massive air pollution problem, there are few of the vehicles on the roads.
A month ago, Chinese state television aired an investigation of Apple’s warranty policy, claiming that it discriminates against customers in China. Celebrities and public figures took to the nation’s social media to denounce the company. The result, as we know, was farcical: One of these denunciations contained what appeared to be instructions for when it should be posted, leading to allegations that the network had orchestrated a smear campaign. Despite this misstep, and an apology by Apple, the attacks continued.
Xinhua ran an article blaming the company for student debt. More recently, the People’s Daily – another state-owned publication
(CNN) — Gadget fans eagerly awaiting the next wave of Apple products just got some good news, and some bad news.
First, the bad: Based on CEO Tim Cook’s comments Tuesday on the company’s quarterly earnings call, Apple appears unlikely to announce a major new product until this fall at the earliest. If so, that would mean the company, which typically rolls out new stuff every three or four months, will have gone an entire year — an eternity in tech-industry time — without launching a new gadget.
And now the good: Cook also said Apple sees potential in some “exciting new product categories.”
On the surface, there’s not much news in that last statement. But as the most-watched
The short-term traders who jumped into Apple as it was rising have been bailing out and aren’t likely to switch course.
SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple reports quarterly results on Tuesday, big money managers and Wall Street analysts who are still bullish on the company will be sifting through the numbers, looking for signs of hope that the long and painful drop in its share price may be over.
When the once most valuable company in the world suffers a 40% haircut, such divination can take on the scope of a cottage industry.
But retail investors considering whether to buy, sell or hold the stock might do better to screen out that noise and focus on a factor that’s just