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Well, that narrows it down 2 (LG or Samsung).  Sharp is in Japan (well with a components division in Korea, but the glass is made in JP) Or it could be Apple back channeling stuff down to a marketing organization ('supplying Apple with posters and swag'), to get Samsung and LG to  zig when apple is Zagging ('Hey, we got Samsung to make watches... let's see them make a 15" tablet... let them define the market for us with out us risking anything...;-).  12.9"?  with a bezel?...
 Evil and profitable companies don't care about bragging rights
17Million.   about 90 minutes of profits for Google.
13 million phones.   Apple will sell that next month.   amortized over a year, that's 1million a month.   The equities market already has tripled that in their expected growth estimates.   Apple scale is 'real money' now... "not a million here... a million there" (apologies to Senator Everett Dirksen?) This is one thing I agree with the analysts...  Selling to a rich person in corporate america isn't a big deal.  Selling to the 22year old college student in Beijing or...
err.   your definition of 'lots' is 'of the people i notice'  This is the classic AppleInsider myopia... "The universe of Apple is what I can see or perceive." In the Apple world.... employer PROVIDED phones is not lots.   Not at Apple Scale.  They realized that when they stopped fighting the Corporate PC wars.   There are 100's of 'consumers' to every 'corporate -supplied X' in the world.   99% of their sales is driven by the individual.   In non 1st world countries, that...
sometimes innovation is that. Post-It Note Glue found a problem... (the original purpose was to find a 'permanent' non-toxic adhesive.) Viagra 'found' a problem;-)  (original trials were for hypertension... when that trial failed the Phase II male research subjects absolutely did not want to give back any of the pills). Minimally, it's like 3d printing... early production attemts drive manufacturing efficiencies downward. While I think this is silly (multi-touch nav over...
 25,000 iphones... that's a smidge over 90 minutes of total iPhone sales (Last quarter, Apple sold 16,000 iPhones an hour... 7x24) People.  Corporate phones are not the big market.   While it will allow people to carry one phone instead of 2, corporations are 'followers' in the mobile market (as opposed to leaders back in the PC and Laptop days). While Pfizer moving off of Blackberry is big news for blackberry (one more artery of sales just closed off), it's ho-hum for...
Gartner also feels Windows Phone will be the Number 2 smartphone by 2015, and continues to tout its amazing market growth. I just don't trust their numbers, given that most of their research is polling their paying CTO Members (who for the most part, grew out of the mainframe to windows conversion). Gene Munster has better numbers than that.
 More simply, think gross profit and net profit... Apple and Samsung are 109% of NET SmartPhone Market profit, or 100% of the Gross profit is made by these 2... everyone else is losing money to add up to a NET profit of 100%. It makes more sense than saying:There are 100Billion Samolians made in the smart phone market.  Of those, 109Billion are made by Apple and Samsung.  The remaining -9Billion of 'profit' are all the rest combined.
The iwatch modality will be the '.5' device... really the 'iphone shuffle' sort of  device.  Works in concert with your other devices, does a very specific set of ancillary jobs (my guess... think shuffle that can do M7 sort of data gathering, display imessage/calendar/notifications, and gather biotelemetry (HR, BP, ideally some blood electrolytes).   And talks to another iDevice via some lowpower BT or other network method when in range to sync up/xfer telemetry data and...
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