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  • How Apple subdivisions compare against Fortune 500 companies

    Nice framing of the numbers. I've gotten so used to hearing numbers like this ($28.8 billion) that it doesn't even impress me all that much. I just looked at the list of the most recent US States budgets on Wikipedia to find that 28.8 billion ranks Apple at 23 compared to the most recent annual budgets. And 61 for national revenue for all countries in that list. Just wow. Absurd.

    The other thing that blows me away is Apple's bonds. Just immense.

    "The iPhone-maker has $148 billion of its record $257 billion cash pile invested in corporate debt alone, according to a company filing from Wednesday. That’s enough to buy all the assets in the world’s largest fixed-income mutual fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund, which has about $145 billion of assets including company, government and mortgage bonds."

  • Google Photos now streams photos, video to Apple TV via AirPlay

    freeper said:

    the vast majority of tech users are multi-platform
    Agreed. Google's apps and services work great on my iOS and Mac OS devices.
  • Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Paris

    It will need to start showing safe routes as well soon. Those who traveled to Paris know what I mean.
    I'm not sure how something like that would be implemented. Maybe troll? Or being funny? Or generic comment about the danger of cities. Can't tell.

    Really looks like Apple is working hard on this. Good for them. And everyone using their products.

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  • New iPad deliveries arriving, Personal Pickup at retail now an option for purchasers

    Just got my iPad Pro 128 GB via UPS!

    Can we also talk about the amazing logistics? Got from EPZ (?)/Chengdu to my little town in one week. Well done, Tim Cook.

    Location Date Local Time Activity
    MEADVILLE, PA, US 03/30/2017 12:09 P.M. Delivered
    03/30/2017 7:50 A.M. Out For Delivery
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States 03/30/2017 6:10 A.M. Departure Scan
    03/30/2017 5:23 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Louisville, KY, United States 03/30/2017 4:21 A.M. Departure Scan
    03/30/2017 3:25 A.M. Import Scan
    03/30/2017 2:38 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Anchorage, AK, United States 03/29/2017 5:01 P.M. Departure Scan
    03/29/2017 1:04 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 03/30/2017 1:15 A.M. Departure Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 03/28/2017 8:54 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/28/2017 4:48 A.M. Departure Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/27/2017 9:05 P.M. Export Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/25/2017 6:14 P.M. Export Scan
    Chengdu, China 03/24/2017 2:33 P.M. Your package is in transit. We're updating plans to schedule your delivery.
    Chengdu, China 03/23/2017 1:20 P.M. Arrival Scan
    EPZ, China 03/23/2017 12:25 P.M. Departure Scan
    03/23/2017 12:09 P.M. Origin Scan
    China 03/23/2017 9:25 P.M. (ET) Order Processed: Ready for UPS
  • AAPL price crushes old record, cruises past $1,000 pre-split per-share price

    I would not be surprised to see a major dividend hike in the next quarter. That will propel the stock even further.
    They do seem to have a pattern of a ~10% bump in May each year since 2013.