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No big surprise. Other than the MBA, and more recently iMac, Apple still uses the older IvyBridge CPU. The growth in the consumer market is Smartphones and Tablets and Apple never held more than a tiny share in Enterprise. That said, Mac sales still contribute a hefty amount of revenues and profits so there is every reason for Apple to continue to invest in it. Hopefully the new rMBP's will be out before the end of 2013
Apple is not repeating their mistake, of last year, but updating the iMac and not shipping until AFTER the holidays. At this point, it's all about Consumers. You will probably see new iPads out before the holidays, but new MacBook Pro's could be early 2014. We shall see...
As always, it boils down to what developers actually do with 64-bit. Just because the platform supports a feature doesn't necessarily mean users will benefit. If developers release a new/updated app with 'must have' features, users will benefit and so will the manufacturer. Otherwise, it's all marketing hype...
Most analysts were expecting the so called 'low cost' iPhone to come in between $300-$400 without contract thus making it more price-competitive in emerging markets. The 5C's $500-$600 price point is why the downgraded Apple's stock. Like it or not, this is how most financial analysts think. They believe that having a dominant marketshare will lead to profits. Apple somewhat defies this which is why the analysts tend to be so fickle on AAPL.
My guess is that Apple will drop the price of the original iPad Mini to somewhere around $200 when they announce the Mini 2. Maybe $300 for a Mini 2 with Retina display? 
I see this as a pretty smart move by Microsoft. They get Nokia's handset business and Elop likely takes over as CEO when Ballmer leaves. Microsoft's biggest challenge is overcoming Samsung and Apple's huge marketshare. Guess they feel the only way to compete is ownership of the entire stack. Interesting...
That is sweet!
Microsoft is buying Nokia's handset business. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/09/02/business/ap-us-microsoft-nokia.html?src=busln
While the PC market is contracting, by about 10% annually, 300M+ PC's are sold every year. Tablets are Smartphones are taking on more traditional computing tasks, but PC's and Mac's are still a viable market. Consumers and Businesses are pushing upgrade cycles from 3-5 years to 5-7 years. I hope Apple will become more agressive in pricing Macintosh in the future. My 7 year old MacBook Pro is waiting to be upgraded
No surprise here. Apple's business model will prevent it from ever gaining significant marketshare. Windows 8 blows, IMHO, but that won't prevent it from gaining share especially as OEM's are forced to bundle on their new PC's. Windows 7, however will be the dominant PC operating system for the next few years...
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