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In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook characterized an apparent slowdown in tablet sales as a "speed bump," a sentiment that runs counter to some industry pundits who claim slates like the iPad are past their prime.

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Speaking with Re/code's Walt Mossberg, Cook was decidedly upbeat about the tablet industry, and unsurprisingly Apple's iPad, amid worries that the market is losing steam.

"We couldn't be happier with how we've done with the first four years of the iPad," Cook said. "I'd call what's going on recently a speed bump, and I've seen that in every category."

Cook said much the same in July when addressing shareholder concerns over sagging iPad numbers. For the June quarter, Apple managed to move 13.3 million iPads, which was in line with company estimates, but fell short of upside expectations. The performance was down 9.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

At the time, Cook pointed to channel reduction and localized slowdown in certain developed markets like the U.S. and Western Europe, but noted upcoming innovations and partnerships would drive growth down the road. While nothing concrete was announced, the Apple chief promised new hardware, software and services are on their way.

One possible outlet for growth is Apple's recently announced collaboration with IBM dubbed "IBM MobileFirst for iOS." The program focuses on enterprise solutions, with IBM developing more than 100 native iOS apps and services tailored to the needs of multiple industries. MobileFirst is set to roll out later this year.

As for future product prospects, a rumor today rekindled discussions over a gigantic 12.9-inch iPad that could be on track for an early 2015 launch. Current iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display models are also expected to get a refresh this year with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, spec bumps and possibly a doubling of RAM for the 9.7-inch version.

The latest rumors claim Apple will double onboard memory for the "iPad Air 2" to 2GB, while keeping
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You tell 'em, Tim!! The partnership with IBM is what the big-ass iPad is for!!!

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that at all.

 

iPads have been around for a few years now, and they're no longer a brand new category of product. 

 

Also, I believe that people are keeping and using their iPads for much longer than they keep their phones for example, so the product lifespan for iPads is longer. People aren't going out and buying a brand new iPad every year, well at least most people aren't. iPads that are a few years old still work great today. Part of what makes iPads so great is that they're like an appliance that practically anybody is able to use. Do people go out and buy new refrigerators every year? Hell no.

 

Unlike netbooks and other cheap, crappy fads, iPads are here to stay. They're not going away anytime soon. There have been a hell of a lot pathetically named "iPad killers" that are all six feet under now, rotting away in the cemetery for technological flops and other man made disasters, but has anything ever even come close to unseating the iPad from its throne? Nope.


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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that at all.

 

iPads have been around for a few years now, and they're no longer a brand new category of product. 

 

Also, I believe that people are keeping and using their iPads for much longer than they keep their phones for example, so the product lifespan for iPads is longer. People aren't going out and buying a brand new iPad every year, well at least most people aren't. iPads that are a few years old still work great today. Part of what makes iPads so great is that they're like an appliance that practically anybody is able to use. Do people go out and buy new refrigerators every year? Hell no.

 

Unlike netbooks and other cheap, crappy fads, iPads are here to stay. They're not going away anytime soon. There have been a hell of a lot pathetically named "iPad killers" that are all six feet under now, rotting away in the cemetery for technological flops and other man made disasters, but has anything ever even come close to unseating the iPad from its throne? Nope.

So iPad refresh should be every 2 years and new design should be every 4 years?

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You tell 'em, Tim!! The partnership with IBM is what the big-ass iPad is for!!!

Not big enough. This one is actually big...huge I mean...24" and resolution: 92ppi...lol

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So iPad refresh should be every 2 years and new design should be every 4 years?

 

No, of course not.

 

Just like cars, there should be a brand new iPad model every single year, that is improved over the previous model.

 

The average person wont be buying a brand new iPad every year, but that doesn't mean that Apple shouldn't release a new model every year.

 

Everybody's upgrade cycle is different.

 

John Smith owns an iPad 3, and John will be upgrading to the iPad Air 2 in September 2014.

 

Craig Johnson just bought an iPad Air six months ago, so Craig doesn't plan on upgrading until 2015 when the iPad Pro gets released.

 

The point I'm trying to make is that everybody is on their own schedule.

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Everybody's upgrade cycle is different.

John Smith owns an iPad 3, and John will be upgrading to the iPad Air 2 in September 2014.

Craig Johnson just bought an iPad Air six months ago, so Craig doesn't plan on upgrading until 2015 when the iPad Pro gets released.

The point I'm trying to make is that everybody is on their own schedule.

Some of us are behind schedule.  I'm still waiting to have a need for one of them newfangled gadgets--and I'm getting tired of waiting!

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that at all.

iPads have been around for a few years now, and they're no longer a brand new category of product. 

Also, I believe that people are keeping and using their iPads for much longer than they keep their phones for example, so the product lifespan for iPads is longer. People aren't going out and buying a brand new iPad every year, well at least most people aren't. iPads that are a few years old still work great today. Part of what makes iPads so great is that they're like an appliance that practically anybody is able to use. Do people go out and buy new refrigerators every year? Hell no.

Unlike netbooks and other cheap, crappy fads, iPads are here to stay. They're not going away anytime soon. There have been a hell of a lot pathetically named "iPad killers" that are all six feet under now, rotting away in the cemetery for technological flops and other man made disasters, but has anything ever even come close to unseating the iPad from its throne? Nope.
Couldn't have said it any better myself
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YoY declines is more than a speed bump. On the other hand , he knows whats coming so maybe they have something that will increase sales
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YoY declines is more than a speed bump. On the other hand , he knows whats coming so maybe they have something that will increase sales

Has it been years of decline? I thought that just started this past fiscal year, which isn't surprising considering how unbelievably successful the device was from the start. It's growth rate far exceeds the iPhone.

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Has it been years of decline? I thought that just started this past fiscal year, which isn't surprising considering how unbelievably successful the device was from the start. It's growth rate far exceeds the iPhone.
Apple got to 225M iPads sold faster than they did with iPhone. It's not surprising to me that growth has slowed a bit. On the last Apple earnings call Cook said Apple had exciting things planned for iPad. So I've no doubt they're working on ways to reignite growth (beyond the IBM partnership).
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Q1 2014 - iPad unit growth up 14%

Q2 2014 - growth down

Q3 2014 - growth down

 

I mean seriously.  iPad is down two quarters and everyone is acting like iPads are done?  Ridiculous.  

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The latest rumors claim Apple will double onboard memory for the "iPad Air 2" to 2GB, while keeping

...keeping... the iPad mini at 1 GB?

 

Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion.

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YoY declines is more than a speed bump. On the other hand , he knows whats coming so maybe they have something that will increase sales

are you sure your name isn't herbperboule'?

 

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Has it been years of decline? I thought that just started this past fiscal year, which isn't surprising considering how unbelievably successful the device was from the start. It's growth rate far exceeds the iPhone.

but it's market is much more capped by the phone at the bottom, and the laptop at the top.

 

While we are moving into the Post-PC world, it will take 10 years to iterate through the laggards.   in Phones, it's 6 years.

 

And I do think that we still have to address the real growth market, which is AppleID/CreditCard ("I spend money in the app store and in app purchases").  Unlike HW market share, buyers club market share and the frictionless purchase power of in-app purchases (Like chips at a casino), that's where the money is.     From the Living room, to the board room, to the dorm room, Apple wants all 30% of your all money, .99 at a time.

 

That's the killer product.    The HW is just the syringe.  the buying experience is the drug.  the user experience is the high, The credit card bill is the crash.;-)

 

Apple builds a great ecosystem from the elegance and utility of the device in your hands...   Samsung builds an ecosystem to sell you a device, Amazon builds a device to sell you an ecosystem, and Google, well, they build you  driverless car so you can spend time figuring out your device and the ecosystem

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No, of course not.

Just like cars, there should be a brand new iPad model every single year, that is improved over the previous model.

The average person wont be buying a brand new iPad every year, but that doesn't mean that Apple shouldn't release a new model every year.

Everybody's upgrade cycle is different.

John Smith owns an iPad 3, and John will be upgrading to the iPad Air 2 in September 2014.

Craig Johnson just bought an iPad Air six months ago, so Craig doesn't plan on upgrading until 2015 when the iPad Pro gets released.

The point I'm trying to make is that everybody is on their own schedule.

Car models don't get upgraded every year, tho'. Like, 5th generation Subaru Legacy was in production between 2009 and 2014. Sure, there were different options - engine, equipment - but I'd consider them as different iPad Air variants - storage, 4G etc.

The way I see it, tablets are - not unlike laptops and desktops - getting more than enough powerful for people not to justify frequent upgrade; at least until they conquer new market segments, which is what deal with IBM might provide. But for usual media consumption scenario, iPad Air is hard to justify over iPad 4, and I will be surprised if next iPad (Air 2?) will give enough reasons to replace iPad 4.

My mum is still using original iPad I gave her back in 2011. Sure she would not complain about better screen and other advantages of Air, but for her needs - some browsing, Skype, email... even original iPad is still as good as it ever was. I gave her Mini back in 2013 to carry with her when she travels, but she still prefers original one. I will get her new full size end of this or early next year, but only because I don't want to wait for her old one to die before replacing it - she has grown very attached to it. Still, there will be good 4 years of use from original iPad - and we all know how modest it was compared to current offerings. iPad Air, I don't think she'd ever need better performing tablet than that.
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Everybody's upgrade cycle is different.
John Smith owns an iPad 3, and John will be upgrading to the iPad Air 2 in September 2014.
Craig Johnson just bought an iPad Air six months ago, so Craig doesn't plan on upgrading until 2015 when the iPad Pro gets released.
The point I'm trying to make is that everybody is on their own schedule.
Some of us are behind schedule.  I'm still waiting to have a need for one of them newfangled gadgets--and I'm getting tired of waiting!

It's just the thing for when you're drinking a nice cup of Earl Grey tea!
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post #17 of 68
Exactly! That's YOUR schedule. I've enjoyed owning and using an ipad1, ipad2, ipad3, and ipad air, while...you.. wait. that's the beauty of choice.
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Simply put, when Tim talks, listen, he knows more that we do!!
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Simply put, when Tim talks, listen, he knows more that we do!!

 

agree.  Remember in 2013 when the stock was down?

 

Tim said don't bet against Apple.  

The stock went up 70% and we are now at all time highs.

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Remember in 2013 when the stock was down?

 

Tim said don't bet against Apple.  

The stock went up 70% and we are now at all time highs.


It's interesting. Tim said "Don't bet against Apple" on 60 Minutes on Dec 9, 2012, and in the short time between the all time high in, what, September, and the 60 Minutes broadcast, most of the betting against Apple had already taken place. The stock was around $530 at that time. It took another six months of betting against Apple before they dropped it to $390 or whatever the ridiculous number was. There was a concerted effort by the media to bet against Apple that whole time. Now Cramer is back to repeating what he was saying prior to all that betting against Apple: "Don't trade Apple, own it," which a few months later turned into something like "Apple is toxic, stay away." I really should watch financial TV regularly, because if they all start to march in unison against Apple again, it might be wise to listen. It doesn't matter whether it makes sense or not.

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Worst thing you can do is listen to financial tv
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The IBM partnership will help, but it will not significantly boost iPad sales. IBM doesn't really have a sales organization geared to selling end user devices and not every company is working with IBM Global Services. In order to move the needle Apple will have to convince existing users to upgrade and bring lots of new users into the fold. I personally see no reason to upgrade my iPad 4 since it runs everything just great. A 12" iPad could be interesting, especially with a decent keyboard case...
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The annual sales for the iPad market will never be as large as for iPhones as smartphones are more ubiquitous, and the iPad replacement cycle is much longer. This isn't rocket science. That is all the story that needs to be told other than that Apple will continue to expand the feature set and ecosystem so that demand will in fact stay strong.
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Unlike netbooks and other cheap, crappy fads, iPads are here to stay. They're not going away anytime soon.

I don't think them going away is the problem being suggested. The problem is that the iPads last too long and people aren't upgrading them, which is stalling their growth numbers. Over 200 million tablets is impressive but quarterly sales aren't near that. There are graphs here showing units:

http://www.macstories.net/news/apple-q3-2014-results-37-4-billion-revenue-35-2-million-iphones-13-3-million-ipads-sold/









The Mac is fairly steady but dropping slowly, iPods are tanking fast, the iPhone is still very much the most popular product and iPads are showing some slowdown. People seem more compelled to upgrade phones even if they work perfectly well but not so with tablets. The growth really has to come from new users but with over 200 million sales, where will the new users come from? The entire PC market is only around 300 million units.

I think one way they can boost growth is by introducing tactile touch to the tablets and change the whole experience. That would be a boost for app developers and tablet sales. There are childrens books that have pages with different materials so that kids can feel the different textures. If they can do that well enough in digital form, that would persuade people to upgrade.
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The IBM partnership will help, but it will not significantly boost iPad sales. IBM doesn't really have a sales organization geared to selling end user devices and not every company is working with IBM Global Services. In order to move the needle Apple will have to convince existing users to upgrade and bring lots of new users into the fold. I personally see no reason to upgrade my iPad 4 since it runs everything just great. A 12" iPad could be interesting, especially with a decent keyboard case...
Isn't a 12" iPad with a keyboard basically a MBA running iOS? Who wants that?
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Ipad needs some new things: one example

Voice recognition dictation that saves my speech and speaking style on the cloud. In other words, you train it and it is consistent across products.
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I'm just the person Apple should be reaching. I've got older models of virtually every member in Apple's family of products. Only one, my Mac mini, is a current model. My MacBook is seven years old and two versions of OS X back. Why don't I upgrade?

Better to ask, "Why I should upgrade?" Much of what Apple sells isn't that different from what it was selling two years ago, with the MacBook Air being a prime example. That leaves me with the feeling that, if I buy now, in a few months there will be that big change, and I'll regret it. I don't like to buy the last of a design.

Apple needs to bring out genuinely new products rather that tweaks, so users sitting on the fence like me have a reason to commit. The MBA, for instance, needs a Retina screen, a much smaller power brick, and 8 gig of RAM standard.
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You don't upgrade because you don't have to yet. If your current set up was old to the point of no use you would upgrade now and not wait any longer for the change of a bigger change. Your current set up works good enough that you are willing to wait for a bigger upgrade. Which it's a good thing.

 

iPad have level off with sale. Sales will go down may be another two quarter and the it will increase slightly to plato level. From that point on it will increase sale in small amount over time. Just like it happened to the Mac and iPhone. 

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My MacBook is seven years old and two versions of OS X back. […] "Why I should upgrade?" […] Apple needs to bring out genuinely new products rather that tweaks, so users sitting on the fence like me have a reason to commit. The MBA, for instance, needs a Retina screen, a much smaller power brick, and 8 gig of RAM standard.

You can't tell me that the difference between your MacBook and a latest 13" MBP are just some tweaks. There are innumerable radical changes that make it perform better as well be a much better experience.

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Exactly
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"Some of us are behind schedule. I'm still waiting to have a need for one of them newfangled gadgets--and I'm getting tired of waiting!"

Well it's true that iPads aren't necessarily for everyone -- but most of the time I think sentiments like the above are just a failure of imagination.

What the iPad has done for me personally is two fold:

1. First, it has separate "work" and "play" apps. I use my notebook mostly for the former, and the iPad mostly for the latter. I sit mostly at a desk to do "work," and relax mostly on the couch or some other comfortable seat to do the latter. I find this a hugely enjoyable way to edit photos, answer email, watch videos, catch up on social media, shop online, read e-books and so forth.

2. Secondly, the iPad has given me the option of traveling light. Instead of a notebook, I take an iPad on vacation in a keyboard case. While I prefer to use my notebook for my job, I can if needed do 95 percent of my work on an iPad, so that saves me a couple of pounds and a lot of accessories when I travel. Ever tried to work on a MacBook Pro flying in coach? An iPad is WAAAY easier to manage. Now we're at the point where if I'm doing a presentation where I don't have to do a notebook-based demo of software, I just take the iPad and perhaps an Apple TV.
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Isn't a 12" iPad with a keyboard basically a MBA running iOS? Who wants that?

 

An MBA (or any other true clamshell) can't function as a native portrait device.

 

I was determined to upgrade my iPad3 this fall, but this rumor is getting my hopes up... again...

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"...while keeping"

Seriously?

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Time will tell. My iPad Air gets very little facetime, pardon the pun. I certainly won't be replacing it anytime soon. If I represent a trend it suggest iPad sales will continue to wane. OTOH, I may be an anomaly.
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iPad Air replaced my laptop and same for 3 other family members.
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Time will tell. My iPad Air gets very little facetime, pardon the pun. I certainly won't be replacing it anytime soon. If I represent a trend it suggest iPad sales will continue to wane. OTOH, I may be an anomaly.

 

I wonder...

 

My workplace was full of people dying to buy iPads when they first came out. I didn't really see an application for one in my world, so I asked others what they intended to do with them. While a few had very specific intentions, most of them didn't seem to really know. I now wonder if many of them were already pretty much post-PC people, whose "computing" activities are primarily social, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To them, the iPad probably looked like an improvement over both a laptop computer at one end and a smartphone at the other.

 

If that's all you do with an iPad, there's little incentive to upgrade. Combine that with the fact that phones are now larger and more powerful with better software options, and it's not hard to imagine that interest in tablets might wane somewhat.

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that at all.

iPads have been around for a few years now, and they're no longer a brand new category of product. 

Also, I believe that people are keeping and using their iPads for much longer than they keep their phones for example, so the product lifespan for iPads is longer. People aren't going out and buying a brand new iPad every year, well at least most people aren't. iPads that are a few years old still work great today. Part of what makes iPads so great is that they're like an appliance that practically anybody is able to use. Do people go out and buy new refrigerators every year? Hell no.

Unlike netbooks and other cheap, crappy fads, iPads are here to stay. They're not going away anytime soon. There have been a hell of a lot pathetically named "iPad killers" that are all six feet under now, rotting away in the cemetery for technological flops and other man made disasters, but has anything ever even come close to unseating the iPad from its throne? Nope.
So iPad refresh should be every 2 years and new design should be every 4 years?

He didn't say that the iPad market is mature - only that people will use them for a longer span than iPhones.

However, Apple is continuing to add new features to the iPad to fuel the sales and keep the product in the public's eye and mind. After all, the market is huge and there's a lot of manufacturers after every crumb they can get a hold to.
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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about that at all.

iPads have been around for a few years now, and they're no longer a brand new category of product. 

Also, I believe that people are keeping and using their iPads for much longer than they keep their phones for example, so the product lifespan for iPads is longer. People aren't going out and buying a brand new iPad every year, well at least most people aren't. iPads that are a few years old still work great today. Part of what makes iPads so great is that they're like an appliance that practically anybody is able to use. Do people go out and buy new refrigerators every year? Hell no.

Unlike netbooks and other cheap, crappy fads, iPads are here to stay. They're not going away anytime soon. There have been a hell of a lot pathetically named "iPad killers" that are all six feet under now, rotting away in the cemetery for technological flops and other man made disasters, but has anything ever even come close to unseating the iPad from its throne? Nope.

Exactly. Hell, I'm still making decent use out of my 2010 iPad. Sure some of the apps are slowing down a little they still work enough for me to wait a bit.

I know a bunch of people who are using the original iPad or, at least, iPad 2 who say they work great and will only upgrade when they can't run any of the apps they use. Same goes for the number of people I know that are using older iPhones with little to no issues.

Give it to Apple for making devices that last.
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I'm just the person Apple should be reaching. I've got older models of virtually every member in Apple's family of products. Only one, my Mac mini, is a current model. My MacBook is seven years old and two versions of OS X back. Why don't I upgrade?

Better to ask, "Why I should upgrade?" Much of what Apple sells isn't that different from what it was selling two years ago, with the MacBook Air being a prime example. That leaves me with the feeling that, if I buy now, in a few months there will be that big change, and I'll regret it. I don't like to buy the last of a design.

Apple needs to bring out genuinely new products rather that tweaks, so users sitting on the fence like me have a reason to commit. The MBA, for instance, needs a Retina screen, a much smaller power brick, and 8 gig of RAM standard.

Apple has five products (The iPhone, iPad, iMac, laptop and Time Machine) that I try to keep reasonably current and have a hard time doing so. All except the iMac have undergone enough updates since I bought the last one to make me want to update (and I don't even have a Apple TV to think about updating). If a person buys into the Apple experience, it is a lot of products to keep from getting long in the tooth.

They all may be getting "tweaks" but some of the tweaks are important as they freeze a user on the older side of a OS upgrade or keep your mobile devices locked to an older wifi speed, or can't support the latest apps. Just the budget to refresh every-other upgrade has one considering an upgrade on 2-3 pieces of equipment per year.
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Really puts into perspective the size of that Android “phone”.

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