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Buying back shares increases the earnings per share which will increase the value of the shares. Plus it saves Apple paying the dividend on those shares.
Interesting that Apple hit the revenue and EPS estimates while "missing" the analysts numbers for the iPhone. Makes you wonder how the analysts overall numbers could have made any sense - had Apple sold the analyst estimated 56 million iPhones, their revenue would have seriously beat the overall street numbers. That Apple hit revenue and earnings numbers while missing iPhone unit numbers by 10% calls someones arithmetic skills into question.
In trade dress and almost all patent registrations, size is not considered or important. If it were, then any product in the world could be legally knocked off by making it slightly larger or smaller.
  Good artists copy, great artists steal doesn't mean what you think it means. To copy a work of art is to duplicate it, adding no value in the process - and is generally illegal. To steal an idea means making the work your own, which is done by creating something new based on or inspired by the stolen idea. For example, when Steve Jobs saw the Xerox Star, he didn't make a copy of it and sell that. He was inspired by it and took the idea, modified it, improved and added...
Trade dress claims are not about any one thing like shape - in fact they ignore size as well. A trade dress claim is an "and" claim, not an "or" claim. In this case, Apples trademark is: A rectangular mobile digital device with rounded corners AND rounded silver edges AND a black face AND an array of 16 square icons with rounded edges AND the top 12 icons appear on a black background AND the bottom four appear on a silver background AND [specified colours on the face]...
It wasn't excluded because of the content, it was excluded because it was submitted after the discovery phase and this is a timed trial. Apple would not have had time to examine or refute the photo at such short notice. Samsung had months to enter this evidence. That they waited indicates they were playing a game to either hit Apple with this while denying them time to prepare, or to make a fuss about how "this critical evidence" was refused by the judge. The photo and...
They're dumb phones.   The graph is labeled "United States Smartphone Operating System Shipments" … which is a misleading way to measure all phones, smart, dumb or otherwise, that shipped with Android vs all phones, smart, dumb or otherwise that shipped with iOS.   Given that 70% of AT&T's smartphone sales were iPhone, 51% of Verizon's smartphone sales were iPhone and over 50% of Sprint's sales were iPhones, then T-Mobile must be kicking ass and taking names....
So if 69 million iPads equals 60% market share, who are the vendors that sold 40 million similar devices? Where are the 2 out of 5 devices that are not iPads being used?
You seem to define innovation as company A inventing something and being copied by company B, C and D, thus forcing company A to again invent something to keep ahead of companies B, C and D.   How about holding the copiers to a higher standard? Everyone copies features, and that is perfectly legal - what is not legal is copying the feature and the implementation without doing any work to originally implement the feature or improve it.   Samsung has been sued for trade...
I'd love to see the breakout of that number by manufacturer and model ...
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