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Samsung et. al. do not post numbers, they post revenue that includes many product categories.Analysts GUESS what the numbers are, and don't guess what the channel inventory is.Apple actually posts its REAL numbers, and breaks out its channel inventory.See the difference?There's also the fact that when Apple releases a product, it's a scarce commodity for quite sometime.Maybe it's your argument (which is not relevant at all to this thread; strikes me more as a shill post)...
  Interesting point; they can just change the voice over.
  Actually, generally speaking, people who buy an S4 really ARE falling victim to an overactive marketing budget. If you're looking for an Android phone, the HTC One is better in every way.    But HTC doesn't have a marketing budget.   Ironically, Android's "hero" Samsung is what fanboys have labeled Apple forever: all marketing, all fluff.
  Unless it's an ad for the Xoom. 
  Why should Apple pay U.S. taxes on money it made by selling products overseas through it's overseas offices that have employees overseas? Who's the greedy one? It's not like Apple is shipping products from Cupertino over to France. They have corporate offices, warehouses, supply chains, etc. in France, etc. Money is made there and stays there.   And it's not illegal. Apple has IRS agents pretty much stationed in their offices and are pretty much audited round the clock....
  It wouldn't have mattered if Cook et. al. were there or not, pretty sure Levin would have just talked anyway. That's basically what he did: ask (himself) questions, answer them (himself), rinse, and repeat.
This is false and you clearly have poor comprehension.   Apple does not funnel money that it earns out of the U.S., unless you are accusing them of lying to Congress. They earn money overseas in Eurasia in KEEP it there; Congress wants them to pay taxes on those earnings too.   What Congress is accusing them of is funneling the ECONOMIC RIGHTS on the intellectual property overseas to Ireland, which is totally different but SOUNDS illegal (it's not).
  Technically, states can only collect SALES tax on sales made inside their jurisdiction IF the seller and buyer are located in the same state at the time of the transaction (taking delivery) AND the state can prove the seller has nexus (i.e. an office or representative physically located in the state).    Obviously, these laws were written back when that's how pretty much ALL transactions took place (the buyer and seller being in the same physical location); mail-order...
Not relevant to the discussion, but every time that nervous looking guy with the glasses and forehead glare/flop sweat speaks I want to use his name and shout "BULLOCKS!!!".   Not that I disagree with him, and he seems far more intelligent than the Mr. Johnson doing the (dumb) questioning.   How much is Congress paying Cook for this? I'm pretty sure an hour of his time is worth a pretty penny, and that's just for coffee. Fair is fair, and the market has already...
  Considering the Government is "by the people, for the people", perhaps the real problem, is, well... people.   As a whole, people are stupid and shortsighted. Name any type of government created by people that has ever been successful (not just militarily or culturally, but morally, uncorrupt, etc.) in history.   ...
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