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Does it include all pre-orders on the weekend that aren't shipped yet?

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They said 3M sold, so I would think that pre-orders were included in that number.

Wow, just wow. Go Apple go!

But he said, "aren't shipped". Typically the sale hasn't taken place until the unit is prepared for shipping at which point the sale has been charged to your account then that would be counted. I would expect any pre-ordered that have not collected fees and can be easily canceled without having to do a chargeback as not being counted.

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I think I'll wait another year for the next iPad with the A6 processor and Siri(hopefully)

I wouldn't be surprised to see Siri ship as a software upgrade with iOS 6 comes out later this year. I have found the dictation works quite well on my new iPad and am using it far more than I do on my iPhone.

If dictation is already available then there is no reason that Siri wouldn't work (I'm assuming) so maybe they are just getting the kinks worked out.
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I keep thinking it's a good time to sell mine, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I mean, there's gotta be a correction at some point, right? Right? It's been on an incredible run this year.

Are you crazy?! Don't sell AAPL yet. Look at how amazing the growth has been even before Apple truly incorporates the living room into iOS. When a real Apple TV set is released along with an Apple TV app store, the stock will go insane. I still believe the stock has nowhere to go but up.
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Siri ship as a software upgrade with iOS 6 comes out later this year. I have found the dictation works quite well on my new iPad and am using it far more than I do on my iPhone.

If dictation is already available then there is no reason that Siri wouldn't work (I'm assuming) so maybe they are just getting the kinks worked out.

I think they need to get that new data center in Oregon online. My suspicion is that the Siri servers are getting swamped and Apple needs to add capacity before they allow for a tsunami of new devices to start using the service.

In fact, between Siri and iCloud and selling metric ass-tons of kit, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple didn't have some more data centers in the works. They're going to need them.
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Siri ship as a software upgrade with iOS 6 comes out later this year. I have found the dictation works quite well on my new iPad and am using it far more than I do on my iPhone. ...

I can't make the Siri dictation option even show up on my new iPad. The button isn't there.

I'm assuming this is some kind of "works in USA only" kind of thing?
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I think they need to get that new data center in Oregon online. My suspicion is that the Siri servers are getting swamped and Apple needs to add capacity before they allow for a tsunami of new devices to start using the service.

In fact, between Siri and iCloud and selling metric ass-tons of kit, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple didn't have some more data centers in the works. They're going to need them.

Two DCs in the US for hosting services and storefronts with many regional content delivery nodes outsourced and bolted to a few Tier1 ISP backbones outta do the trick.
post #47 of 169
I am very happy with the new iPad numbers as a user and a shareholder.

As far as the dividend/buyback announcement -- I was hoping for at least a 10:1 split, too.

I wanted the split to set up some investment accounts for the grandkids -- $60 per share provides a lot more room to maneuver/experiment/fail/learn than $600 per share.

The grandkids all have savings accounts -- but that's not investing... It's just setting money aside for a later purchase...

My 16-year-old granddaughter is saving for a car and taking online driving lessons...


Speaking of young girls taking driving lessons, I found this YT clip from a show that was on HUB late last night:

Family Ties - Jennifer Learns to Drive


Enjoy -- they just don't make TV shows like this anymore
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post #48 of 169
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I keep thinking it's a good time to sell mine, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I mean, there's gotta be a correction at some point, right? Right? It's been on an incredible run this year.

What makes this one really difficult is that Apple really doesn't have any real competition. Microsoft and the Android copy-machines have pretty much kept a wait-and-see approach with little-or-no real R&D effort going in to challenge Apple. I don't see that changing anytime soon.

As Tim Cook said, only 9% of smartphones are iPhones. That represents a huge opportunity for growth. The same can be said for their OSX-computers as well.

As it stands, Apple has so much potential for growth, and the competition is continuing to stay in the corners.

I'm still in for a while more. Bought a bunch of AAPL when it tanked back in 2008 and held steadfastly to them.
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I took my iPad2 and displayed some retina quality pics on it and compared it with my co-worker's brand spanking new iPad3 today.

Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.

I took my ipad 2 to an apple store and put it next to a New Ipad the difference was astounding. Not for pictures, which may appear similar (although many didn't). The greatest difference was in text. After 10 minutes I couldn't imagine using my ipad 2. Left the store without new ipad, disappointed. Fortunately, after a day with the ipad 2 alone, the comparison has left me and I'm reasonably happy.
post #50 of 169
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The ipad hype machine certain was in overdrive wasn't it and fooled a lot of folks into buying one. Not that I mind however my apple stock is doing really well.

I took my iPad2 and displayed some retina quality pics on it and compared it with my co-worker's brand spanking new iPad3 today.

Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.

My take - if you own a iPad2 don't hold your breath, and now an iPad2 is $100 cheaper to compete with the "goggle" tablet when it comes out! (deliberate typo)

I think I'll wait another year for the next iPad with the A6 processor and Siri(hopefully)

Do what works for you and quit putting others down for doing what works for them. No one cares that you choose to use old products. People were saying the same thing about iPad 2 that you are now saying.
post #51 of 169
This was way more that what I expected. I thought they would sell around 1.7m. Really impressive numbers.

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I can't make the Siri dictation option even show up on my new iPad. The button isn't there.

I'm assuming this is some kind of "works in USA only" kind of thing?

Go to setting, general, keyboard, then turn on dictation. It should have asked you about it when you first activated your iPad.
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Notice how Apple boldly says "sold"?

Not some weasel-y word like "shipped"?

Lovin' it!

Yes... those were really smooth sales too!
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post #53 of 169
We only bought two. Nobody else I know bought one this weekend.

The rest must be sitting in warehouses with all the unbought Android tablets...

...heh.
post #54 of 169
LOL at some clowns on macrumors all disappointed because they think the number should have been closer to 5M (as Apple launched in 10 countries). Seriously? I'm surprised it sold this well considering there were plenty of reviews (misguided IMO) saying not to buy b/c it was a modest upgrade. I guess if the hardware form looks the same as a previous generation that equals a modest upgrade.
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I can't make the Siri dictation option even show up on my new iPad. The button isn't there.

I'm assuming this is some kind of "works in USA only" kind of thing?

USA, England, Australia, France, Germany, I think. It should have been an option during the setup process. It will ask you if you want to use dictation and it tells you that your voice data is sent to Apple. Not sure how you would turn it on if you selected "don't use dictation" during setup.

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post #56 of 169
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I think they need to get that new data center in Oregon online. My suspicion is that the Siri servers are getting swamped and Apple needs to add capacity before they allow for a tsunami of new devices to start using the service.

In fact, between Siri and iCloud and selling metric ass-tons of kit, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple didn't have some more data centers in the works. They're going to need them.

You are probably right about that. Question is, how much bandwidth is taken up just using Dictation versus Siri?

Time will tell. For now I haven't been using Siri that much, not because it doesn't work but because I don't always adapt to new features immediately. People I know who are using Siri the most seem to be new iPhone users. I've been using an iPhone since day one and already have a method for doing things, so while Siri might be easier, it's hard to retrain myself to use Siri.
post #57 of 169
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I keep thinking it's a good time to sell mine, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I mean, there's gotta be a correction at some point, right? Right? It's been on an incredible run this year.

I bought the bulk of mine at 60 and have no plans to sell now. Stuck with it from 200 to 88, belief in the big picture. Many predict this quarter will be bigger than last. That shows ongoing momentum that will be rewarded. Shows last was not a fluke. That's important.

I have options too and I'll juggle those around and take some off the table before earnings in April but I'll carry some through, and all my shares.

Everyone has to do their own thing, but I'd say there's plenty of room for Apple to run. This last stretch has just been Apple catching up to the massive results of the previous quarter. It's still priced for buying.
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I keep thinking it's a good time to sell mine, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I mean, there's gotta be a correction at some point, right? Right? It's been on an incredible run this year.

I am actually considering buying some more -- gonna watch a few days and let the effects of today's news kick in.

AIR, Apple had sold 45 million iPads through December... somewhere in these announcements a figure of 55 million iPads sold to date (before the new iPad) -- that means that Apple could easily hit 15 million iPads this quarter... and who knows for the rest of the calendar year...

With that in mind, and the continued success of the Mac and iPhone -- along with the [presumed] greater appeal of AAPL to investors... $700 looks pretty doable in a month or two -- that's >= 10% appreciation over today's close.

...Just thinking out loud...
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post #59 of 169
Gee I should become an analyst as my most recent numbers where 2-3 million. It looks like their move to pre-orderrs really helped get the product out there to customers fast and without the long lines at the stores. Of course this leaves many UPS and FedEx drivers a bit tired.

By the way got mine at 6:45 Friday and can say I'm very impressed, it is a very solid upgrade to my iPad1. Worth every penny!
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I keep thinking it's a good time to sell mine, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I mean, there's gotta be a correction at some point, right? Right? It's been on an incredible run this year.

I sold half of mine at 536 , I feel pretty stupid , but its easier in hindsight to say I was wrong. I made a very good profit and one thing the market has taught me is NOT to be too greedy. Over time having a disciplined approach will give me a better return. Timing a stock is very hard to do , anyone who says they can is lying.

I have left a lot of money on the table but overall I would say I am a better investor because for all the ones I sold prematureley I have saved my ass on others that tanked after I sold - so overall I'm up.

For me the point is to remain in the game and not take too many gambles. My goal is to make between 10-15% on my overall portfolio every year (which translates to a doubling of portfolio every 5-6 years - rule of 72) , compare that to the average fund manager! some years I have made that by June and have sold everything and then live worry free the rest of year. This year looks like I might do that again
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USA, England, Australia, France, Germany, I think. It should have been an option during the setup process. It will ask you if you want to use dictation and it tells you that your voice data is sent to Apple. Not sure how you would turn it on if you selected "don't use dictation" during setup.

Hey, you guys always miss us, and Switzerland. No, no sure forget us were just like the most stable economy on the planet right now.
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USA, England, Australia, France, Germany, I think. It should have been an option during the setup process. It will ask you if you want to use dictation and it tells you that your voice data is sent to Apple. Not sure how you would turn it on if you selected "don't use dictation" during setup.

Hey, you guys always forget us, and Switzerland. No, no sure forget us were just like the most stable economy on the planet right now. Granted no one lives here but still don't piss us off or no more chocolate and Smart cars for you.

In fact our stores were selling them on Thursday night at 12:01 am, oh wait that's Friday, whatever we were first.

Oh wait my husband just smacked me in on the back of my head. No he asked a friend of his who works at a undisclosed Mac store in cough Zurich to sell him one on early Friday morning because I'm in the hospital for the unseen future. So sorry they were released the sametime as everywhere else. Except for mine, hahahahah, yeah but I'm real sick, cough, cough, see, so you should have pity on me.

Note to self lay of the pain meds.
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Ten million by the end of the month.

25 more countries coming on board this Friday and supplies don't look to be choked in the US so I don't think that is out of the question.

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post #64 of 169
But, but, but . . . Rob Enderle just said in a TV interview that Apple is abut to have a really terrible quarter, and THAT is the reason for the dividend and stock buy-back strategy announced today! Rob said so! It must be true! [Sarcasm]
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Do those sales figures Apple releases include pre-sales, third-party retailer and online purchases or just Apple retail store purchases?
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Are you crazy?! Don't sell AAPL yet. Look at how amazing the growth has been even before Apple truly incorporates the living room into iOS. When a real Apple TV set is released along with an Apple TV app store, the stock will go insane. I still believe the stock has nowhere to go but up.

I think you are commiting a serious mistake think the stock has anywhere to go but up, perhaps in short to medium term, I wouldn't gamble more than 10% of my portfolio in one stock. IF you have you WILL get burned one day, don't come crying here when it happens.
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Do those sales figures Apple releases include pre-sales, third-party retailer and online purchases or just Apple retail store purchases?

I think that it includes all of the above.

I can't think of why it would be unreasonable to include them all.
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I am actually considering buying some more -- gonna watch a few days and let the effects of today's news kick in.

AIR, Apple had sold 45 million iPads through December... somewhere in these announcements a figure of 55 million iPads sold to date (before the new iPad) -- that means that Apple could easily hit 15 million iPads this quarter... and who knows for the rest of the calendar year...

With that in mind, and the continued success of the Mac and iPhone -- along with the [presumed] greater appeal of AAPL to investors... $700 looks pretty doable in a month or two -- that's >= 10% appreciation over today's close.

...Just thinking out loud...

I've been opening more long option positions all year, mostly LEAPs but also a few May plays to catch April earnings.

To me there is far more upside. Especially when you look at the P/E compared to the usual suspects, Google, Amazon and Netflix. And Cisco back when it had the biggest cap.

Even if they don't come out with a big time TV the expansion of iPhone and iPad into new markets is enough to drive us north from here. And think of the enterprise. What IT manager is going to deploy any tablet other than iPads at this point?

I see Apple right now as just getting started with what MS had way back when. But now Apple is both MS and Intel. There are so many positives to this story - I think anyone shorting aapl would be crazy today. If they miss in April, ok, they'll have a few rough months. But the long term is very clear to me.

At some point MS is going to have an iPad competitor on the market. But as a consumer, if you've been frustrated with MS for over a decade are you going to say "I'll give them one more chance," - or are you going to say "It's time to see what else is out there?"

The dividend is just gravy. I'm staying long and making all I can while Apple is hitting everything.
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post #69 of 169
Good going, Apple. Another step closer to world dominance in the post-PC era... There'll be around 150 million iPads out there before MS comes out with the Windows 8 tablets while Android tablets continue getting buried as they stumble out of the starting gate.
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I wonder how the weekend's sales compare to total sales for some of the Android Tablets That Are Definitely Taking Over the Market Any Minute Now?

Seems like there's been some pretty sketchy numbers floated in the last month as to market share, that are getting repeated religiously without much sense of where they come from or how they're derived. I wonder if massive sales of the new iPad will tend to stifle such talk, or we'll keep hearing about this mysterious "60% market share" that Apple is apparently obliged to settle for.

It's pretty easy to come to that figure. I don't understand how you missed it.

Take the numbers Apple says they sold. Then take the numbers that some companies say they shipped. Then take the estimates for the numbers shipped for the rest of them that don't say anything, assume that all of that is sold, and Voilá, instant marketshare. Comprendé?
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After announcing record sales of the third-generation iPad, Apple issued a statement that offers specific numbers regarding the tablet's performance since it debuted on March 16, saying that some 3 million copies were sold not including pre-orders.

The Apple Press Release states: The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet, said Philip Schiller

Therefore, I think pre-orders, even those not yet shipped, are being included.
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Damn!!! That's a lot of people for Samesung to make fun of!!!

Tim took care of that with massive inventory, multiple outlets and preorders. How is Samsung going to spin that one? Ha Ha! Look no lines. It is a flop!

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The ipad hype machine certain was in overdrive wasn't it and fooled a lot of folks into buying one. Not that I mind however my apple stock is doing really well.

I took my iPad2 and displayed some retina quality pics on it and compared it with my co-worker's brand spanking new iPad3 today.

Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.

My take - if you own a iPad2 don't hold your breath, and now an iPad2 is $100 cheaper to compete with the "goggle" tablet when it comes out! (deliberate typo)

I think I'll wait another year for the next iPad with the A6 processor and Siri(hopefully)

That's funky. The screen is much better, and it's pretty obvious. It's hard to back to the 2 after having used the new one for a short while.

And dictation is very accurate as reported by just about everyone, as well as my own finding and that of my friends.

Something is wrong there.
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The Apple Press Release states: The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet, said Philip Schiller

Therefore, I think pre-orders, even those not yet shipped, are being included.

Does the 3M include iPads shipped to re-sellers that haven't been sold yet? How does Apple define sold?
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Originally Posted by Paul94544 View Post

The ipad hype machine certain was in overdrive wasn't it and fooled a lot of folks into buying one. Not that I mind however my apple stock is doing really well.

I took my iPad2 and displayed some retina quality pics on it and compared it with my co-worker's brand spanking new iPad3 today.

Guess what I couldn't really see enough difference in the display to justify upgrading any time soon. The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.

My take - if you own a iPad2 don't hold your breath, and now an iPad2 is $100 cheaper to compete with the "goggle" tablet when it comes out! (deliberate typo)

I think I'll wait another year for the next iPad with the A6 processor and Siri(hopefully)

What an idiotic post, defining anyone who bought the new iPad as being 'fooled'. What specifically did Apple fool or lie to people about? I'll be waiting for that response. And contrary to your silly anecdotal 'evidence', pretty much every professional reviewer expressed complete awe and hyperbole at the display, so the fact hat you might be close to blind doesn't really say much about the product. The display is better than what Apple has stated, and is easily the best display I've ever seen. It impresses me each and every time I look at it. A random example from the verge editor, who's an Android fan and who's favorite phone is a Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

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Yes, this display is outrageous. It's stunning. It's incredible. I'm not being hyperbolic or exaggerative when I say it is easily the most beautiful computer display I have ever looked at. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that you hold this in your hands, or maybe it's the technology that Apple is utilizing, or maybe it's the responsiveness of iOS — but there's something almost bizarre about how good this screen is. After the launch event, I described the screen as "surreal," and I still think that's a pretty good fit.

Here's some more: http://gizmodo.com/5893431/new-ipad-...hort-answeryes

But yeah, have fun waiting another year. Good job not being 'fooled'. You're clearly too clever for Apple's sneaky ways. While you're at it, stop mocking those that aren't blind. Makes you look stupid.
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What makes this one really difficult is that Apple really doesn't have any real competition. Microsoft and the Android copy-machines have pretty much kept a wait-and-see approach with little-or-no real R&D effort going in to challenge Apple. I don't see that changing anytime soon.

As Tim Cook said, only 9% of smartphones are iPhones. That represents a huge opportunity for growth. The same can be said for their OSX-computers as well.

As it stands, Apple has so much potential for growth, and the competition is continuing to stay in the corners.

I'm still in for a while more. Bought a bunch of AAPL when it tanked back in 2008 and held steadfastly to them.

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The Apple Press Release states: “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller

Therefore, I think pre-orders, even those not yet shipped, are being included.

I suspect that pre-orders that still can be cancelled (not charged to your CC) are not counted as shipped.

Apple is pretty exacting about [an SVP] giving out sold numbers -- as when ownership changes hands or payment is received (or due on account).

So, I would think that, from Apple, Sold means:

-- sold, processing and shipped through Apple's online store (on order is not counted)
-- sold to customers through Apple Stick and Stucco stores (Apple Store inventory is not counted)
-- sold or in transit to 3rd-party resellers (whether sold to end users or not)
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The only feature missing is the microphone to dictate voice into text. We tried it out and it produced a lot of mistakes.

I thought it worked pretty well for me, in English. However we use a lot of Spanish words and Spanish Location names mixed in our English, I think Siri needs an option button to hold down if you are using two languages at the same time. Many International business people must also need this.

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The Apple Press Release states: The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet, said Philip Schiller

Therefore, I think pre-orders, even those not yet shipped, are being included.

But the first sentence of the article says "not including pre-orders".
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

I am actually considering buying some more -- gonna watch a few days and let the effects of today's news kick in.

AIR, Apple had sold 45 million iPads through December... somewhere in these announcements a figure of 55 million iPads sold to date (before the new iPad) -- that means that Apple could easily hit 15 million iPads this quarter... and who knows for the rest of the calendar year...

With that in mind, and the continued success of the Mac and iPhone -- along with the [presumed] greater appeal of AAPL to investors... $700 looks pretty doable in a month or two -- that's >= 10% appreciation over today's close.

...Just thinking out loud...

I don't think they'll hit 15 this quarter as people have been waiting for the new one, and there isn't that much time left, though more than last year. It could be over 10, possibly higher.
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