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Apple is reportedly planning an event scheduled to take place in New York at the end of January, and although many anxiously await the announcement of a much anticipated iPad 3 or new Apple TV, a product launch is seen as unlikely.

Citing unnamed sources close to the event, All Things D reported on Monday that the Cupertino, Calif. tech company is reportedly planning to use the event as a platform for an advertising or publishing announcement, though specific services or deals were not mentioned.

Multiple sources made it a point to convey that the event will not see the debut of a next-generation tablet or a new Apple TV, which some think will be launched later in 2012. Apple usually reserves product launches and important announcements for its home-state like the latest iPhone 4S, which debuted on Oct. 4, 2011 at Apple's campus.

Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue is said to have a role in the end-of-January event, causing speculation that an advertising or publishing announcement will be made.

Cue is currently heading up the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and the last event that he attended in New York was the debut of News Corp.'s e-zine "The Daily" nearly a year ago.

The sources note that Apple has been actively seeking a replacement for Andy Miller, who left as head of the company's iAd division in August of 2011 to become a partner at venture capital firm Highland Capital while Cue took over operations of the mobile advertising division in September.
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Hmm. I wouldn't be opposed to the thought of a new non-television Apple TV in that timeframe.

Allowing it to be the flagship product for the A6 chip would certainly put it in the spotlight.

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iWork and iLife '13?

Updated iCloud with Photo Stream editing, Keychain Syncing and the merger of iWork.com and iCloud?

I hope so.

Edit:// I hope even more so they mention Sir Jony, Apple.com is still Knighthood-less.
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"many anxiously await the announcement of a much anticipated iPad 3 or new Apple TV"

Waiting for an Apple product makes people anxious?
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This definitely sounds like a non-HW product release.

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"many anxiously await the announcement of a much anticipated iPad 3 or new Apple TV"

Waiting for an Apple product makes people anxious?

You ever go to MacRumors in the TWO WEEKS leading up to a product launch?

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This definitely sounds like a non-HW product release.

Tim Cook: I'm pleased to announce the release… *changes the slide* of iWork '11!

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post #7 of 52
Seems to be a wasted media event then if no new hardware products are going to be announced. Apple should just do a press release and save everyone the bother.
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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.
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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.

That sounds solid to me.

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This will define the tech story of 2012. It will not be about "ultra books", TV sets, iPhones or iPads.

It will be just THE tech moment of 2012. Something *cloudy* integrating magazines, television, movies and music, some ad-magic with Siri & iAd.
post #11 of 52
That would be Advertisement related.

Apple will probably announce some kind of arrangement that they have reached with the Carriers.
This could be for Music, but most important for how they will get the approval Ad Wise from the TV guys.
post #12 of 52
My guess is that it is content related for iTunes/AppleTV with integrated iAds.
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they'll be creating the possibility of free iAd partnership. Everyone can start a (limited) campaign for free. Production tools for Mac and iOS available to public in App Store.

This will hurt Google. It will fill the iAd spaces in free apps. More free apps will push iOS hardware sales. The production tools will push the Mac. It will direct more ad business to iOS and lead to followup iAd sales.

If Apple wants to launch a TV platform then they need to fill their ad spaces. The current iAd model did not work out. As no one advertises, there are also no apps offering iAd space. The new iAd will give advertisers direct link to customers. Directly buy, subscribe to something if you want to. Sellers get your name and shipping address.
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Apple placing iAds in movies and you get it for free. Would attract crowd to AppleTv & iTunes, by that haloing iPad and AppleTv sales, introduce Apple TV to broader audience, in reverse make iAds more attractive and also iTunes more attractive to content owners.

More people consuming more content, more people buying Apple hardware & into iOS, more audience for iAds. Consumers, Apple and publishers do benefit, Google losing ad business and TV market share.

And all it takes is linking iAds with iTunes movies. Just software, all handled locally by the iOS equipped Apple TV box. If consumer interested in an ad, just take over on your iPad or iPhone. A kind of interaction not possible with todays TV ads. Revolutionizing the TV ad business. => THE top topic of 2012. It will kill all other IP movie rentals within weeks and hurt the cable companies.

I don't know what Apple is waiting for. Everything is just ..there. For 14 months already. Now time to put pieces together.
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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.

OK, I have a stupid question. How do dividends work? Are they paid out to stockholders as of a particular date or does a person have to hold the stock over a certain range of time?
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post #16 of 52
Oh please. Just throw in the "iPhone 5" announcement in their while you're at it

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OK, I have a stupid question. How do dividends work? Are they paid out to stockholders as of a particular date or does a person have to hold the stock over a certain range of time?

As of a particular time. Conceivably, you could buy the stock for $1.00 on day one, and on day 3 you could receive a dividend of 5 cents, at which point your stock would be worth 95 cents.
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OK, I have a stupid question. How do dividends work? Are they paid out to stockholders as of a particular date

Yes, that is usually how it is done.
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OK, I have a stupid question. How do dividends work? Are they paid out to stockholders as of a particular date or does a person have to hold the stock over a certain range of time?

Once a year you get a percentage.
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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.

An eastcoast event could be stock related indeed.
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Once a year you get a percentage.

I never received devidends from a US stock but in canada its once per quarter.
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Maybe they're buying the New York Yankees?
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Once a year you get a percentage.

First, it's not always once a year. Sometimes it's quarterly. Or 'one time only'.

Second, I don't think I've ever seen a dividend given as a percentage. Rather, the dividend is announced as $1.00 per share for shareholders of record as of a given date. The percentage varies with share price, but the dividend amount does not.
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iWork and iLife '13?

Updated iCloud with Photo Stream editing, Keychain Syncing and the merger of iWork.com and iCloud?

I hope so.

Edit:// I hope even more so they mention Sir Jony, Apple.com is still Knighthood-less.

None of those warrant an event..
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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.

Then Eddie Cue wouldn't be involved. It'd be Peter Oppenheimer..
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they'll be creating the possibility of free iAd partnership. Everyone can start a (limited) campaign for free. Production tools for Mac and iOS available to public in App Store.

This will hurt Google. It will fill the iAd spaces in free apps. More free apps will push iOS hardware sales. The production tools will push the Mac. It will direct more ad business to iOS and lead to followup iAd sales.

If Apple wants to launch a TV platform then they need to fill their ad spaces. The current iAd model did not work out. As no one advertises, there are also no apps offering iAd space. The new iAd will give advertisers direct link to customers. Directly buy, subscribe to something if you want to. Sellers get your name and shipping address.

iAd has been a disappointment because it's expensive and isn't cross-platform only limited to iDevices..
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I hope they DON'T announce a dividend. Considering the money shareholders make from Apple stock AND the way they treat cancer patients. Dividends should be reserved for companies that have stopped growing.

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None of those warrant an event..

All of them thrown together might warrant one.
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OK, I have a stupid question. How do dividends work? Are they paid out to stockholders as of a particular date or does a person have to hold the stock over a certain range of time?

Depends what kind of dividend. Most commonly US companies declare a quarterly dividend of a strict $ value. This is then typically assumed to be the same amount paid out consistently going forward, with the opportunity to increase. It is damaging to decrease an ordinary dividend. You earn the the dividend by holding the stock through the "Ex-Div" date, so you only need hold the stock on the close of a trading day. It is then paid on a later date. Some people trade stocks simply to capture the dividend, holding them for a small time frame. The yield depends on the stock price the day of the ex div date.
Companies also can declare a one time special dividend. This is assumed to happen once, otherwise it works the same as an ordinary dividend.
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Depends what kind of dividend. Most commonly US companies declare a quarterly dividend of a strict $ value. This is then typically assumed to be the same amount paid out consistently going forward, with the opportunity to increase. It is damaging to decrease an ordinary dividend. You earn the the dividend by holding the stock through the "Ex-Div" date, so you only need hold the stock on the close of a trading day. It is then paid on a later date. Some people trade stocks simply to capture the dividend, holding them for a small time frame. The yield depends on the stock price the day of the ex div date.
Companies also can declare a one time special dividend. This is assumed to happen once, otherwise it works the same as an ordinary dividend.

Thanks. You got to the heart of what I was asking. Specifically, if a dividend was regular, could people buy and sell the stock for the purposes of capturing dividends.
I figured it was something like that, but it seems sort of archaic. You think with everything computerized these days, they could pro-rate the dividend payout depending on what percentage of the dividend period you held the stock...
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Hmm. I wouldn't be opposed to the thought of a new non-television Apple TV in that timeframe.

Allowing it to be the flagship product for the A6 chip would certainly put it in the spotlight.

It would be fascinating to see what AppleTV could/would do with the power of A6. For the current device, even the A5 would be an overkill, methinks. But if Eddie C announces something that requires an A6, it must be able to do something that's not possible right now.
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I hope they DON'T announce a dividend. Considering the money shareholders make from Apple stock AND the way they treat cancer patients. Dividends should be reserved for companies that have stopped growing.

Agreed. Furthermore, benefits of dividends are often short term.
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iWork and iLife '13?

Updated iCloud with Photo Stream editing,

Possible

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Keychain Syncing

If they were going to include that why not do it from the start

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and the merger of iWork.com and iCloud?

Again, why not from the start

I could also see them mentioning new iTunes features like the complete my season. Slowly build up the service to help push whatever form the next Apple TV takes

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Tim Cook: I'm pleased to announce the release *changes the slide* of iWork '11!

Ummm... Its 2012.

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post #34 of 52
It's easier to say what this announcement isn't.

1. It's not updated hardware.
2. It's not new hardware (ipad, tv, etc)
3. It's not updated software.

Reason it's none of the above is because it's too close to Christmas that just went. No one wants to discover that they just bought last years product, whether it's software or hardware.

It's not a tv either because that's a big buck purchase - and guess what we just had? Christmas. So no one has any money for that.

So it'll be something like iAds or magazines/books, or maybe something App Store related. But it's definitely on the developer side of things.

Unless it's financial news, which it could easily be seeing as we are waiting for the last quarters figures, which I'm sure must be due soon.
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Ummm... Its 2012.

That's the joke. Everyone's clamoring for iWork '11 and it was never released.

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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.

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That sounds solid to me.

Then what's the whole "media" part of this announcement?
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That sounds solid to me.

No soup for you.
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NY is a perfect spot to declare a dividend.

The minute they announce a dividend I'm thinking of selling my stock. It will mean innovation has died at Apple.

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It's easier to say what this announcement isn't.

1. It's not updated hardware.
2. It's not new hardware (ipad, tv, etc)
3. It's not updated software.

Reason it's none of the above is because it's too close to Christmas that just went. No one wants to discover that they just bought last years product, whether it's software or hardware.

It's not a tv either because that's a big buck purchase - and guess what we just had? Christmas. So no one has any money for that.

So it'll be something like iAds or magazines/books, or maybe something App Store related. But it's definitely on the developer side of things.

Unless it's financial news, which it could easily be seeing as we are waiting for the last quarters figures, which I'm sure must be due soon.

Not necessarily, Apple used to do that very thing at Macworld. Announce a product that isn't shipping for a few months. People used to take their machines back and wait a couple of months, back in the day when Macworld SF was healthy and relevant.
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I hope they DON'T announce a dividend. Considering the money shareholders make from Apple stock AND the way they treat cancer patients. Dividends should be reserved for companies that have stopped growing.

All of them thrown together might warrant one.

Gods, I'm with you. No dividend for Apple or something has seriously failed to be communicated to management by the late Steve Jobs.

Also, I could see this being some kind of e-publishing effort by Apple. More online tools for authors?

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