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From: Moonray10/6/2017 10:55:13 AM
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Apple holds 65% of the global premium smartphone profits pie

For Samsung premium smartphones account for 66% of the global
handset profit, while for Apple it is 96%.

Key highlights:

* Premium smartphones account for 80% of global handset profits

* Apple dominated the global profit share, holding 65% of the pie
with just 9% of the total handset shipments

* Note 7 issue has resulted in a shift in sales towards mid-tier
models has caused Samsung's profits to decline by almost 30%

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From: Sr K10/6/2017 11:06:08 AM
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Katherine Adams Joins Apple as General Counsel & SVP

BY Business Wire
— 11:00 AM ET 10/06/2017


Bruce Sewell Retires as Apple’s General Counsel

Apple® today announced that Katherine Adams, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Honeywell, will join Apple as general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and serving on Apple’s executive team.

The company also announced Bruce Sewell, who has served as Apple’s general counsel since 2009, will be retiring at the end of the year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate to our team. She’s a seasoned leader with outstanding judgment that has worked on a wide variety of legal cases globally. Throughout her career she’s also been an advocate on many of the values we at Apple hold dear,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Bruce has our best wishes for his retirement, after eight years of dedicated service to Apple and a tremendously successful career. He has tirelessly defended our IP, our customers’ right to privacy and our values. Bruce has set a new standard for general counsels, and I am proud to have worked with him and proud to call him a friend.”

“Apple has had a tremendous impact on the world and it’s an honor to join their team,” said Kate Adams. “I’m excited to help Apple continue to grow and evolve around the world, protecting their ideas and IP, and defending our shared values.”

“To have worked with this amazing executive team and all the incredibly smart people at Apple, especially my colleagues in legal and global security, has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Bruce Sewell. “The years I have spent in this job have been the most gratifying of my career. I’m delighted Kate is joining and I know she will be a huge asset.”

Before joining Honeywell in 2003, Adams was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in New York. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; as trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Appellate Section, Environment and Natural Resources division; and as law clerk for Stephen Breyer, then chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Adams earned a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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To: Doren who wrote (199498)10/6/2017 11:12:27 AM
From: yofal
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I suspect Jobs would have used one of these…

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To: yofal who wrote (199504)10/6/2017 2:49:00 PM
From: Heywood40
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You have to admit that using a mirror is a pretty clever idea.

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From: Moonray10/6/2017 3:08:06 PM
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Apple design chief Jony Ive on Steve Jobs, iPhone X, and his design process

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive gave a rare public talk in New York on Friday.

Ive was interviewed New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick. The session,
"The Shape of Things to Come," was part of the New Yorker's TechFest conference.

The British-born designer has kept a lower profile in recent years, but he's still a
massively important person at Apple, and previously led the design team responsible
for the look and feel of every major Apple product, including the iPhone and the iPad.

Ive's talk on Friday comes after his appearance in a promotional video for the
iPhone X, and a lengthy interview with Charlie Rose in 2016.

Here are some notes from the chat:

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To: Moonray who wrote (199499)10/6/2017 5:47:07 PM
From: Doren
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iPhone 5s and 7s also had some swollen batteries

Probably nothing... these two are getting all the press:

but the profitable broken screen issue stays... profitable...

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To: Moonray who wrote (199499)10/6/2017 6:53:22 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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So on the day, AAPL ends down a whopping 9 cents, or 0.06%. Hardly anything to get worried about.

Even the report you cite had AAPL trading lower by less than half a percentage point earlier in the day.

Amazing what the press will latch onto and blame for minor fluctuations in stock prices.

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/7/2017 1:53:52 AM
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Somewhat OT, but worth reading:

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention.

Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t enough. In August, the 34-year-old tech executive took a more radical step to restrict his use of social media and other addictive technologies.

Rosenstein purchased a new iPhone and instructed his assistant to set up a parental-control feature to prevent him from downloading any apps.

He was particularly aware of the allure of Facebook “likes”, which he describes as “bright dings of pseudo-pleasure” that can be as hollow as they are seductive. And Rosenstein should know: he was the Facebook engineer who created the “like” button in the first place.

A decade after he stayed up all night coding a prototype of what was then called an “awesome” button, Rosenstein belongs to a small but growing band of Silicon Valley heretics who complain about the rise of the so-called “attention economy”: an internet shaped around the demands of an advertising economy.

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From: J.F. Sebastian10/7/2017 2:14:15 AM
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Apple gave Uber's app 'unprecedented' access to a secret back door that can record iPhone screens

Uber's iPhone app has a secret back door to powerful Apple features, allowing the ride-hailing service to potentially record a user's screen and access other personal information without their knowledge.

This access to special iPhone functions — which are so powerful that Apple almost always keeps them off-limits to outside companies — is not disclosed in any consumer-facing information included with Uber's app.

Although there is no evidence that Uber used its access to take advantage of the iPhone features, the revelation that the app has access to privileged Apple code raises important questions for a company already under investigation for other controversial business practices.

Uber told Business Insider the code was not being used and was essentially a vestige of an earlier version of its Apple Watch app.

However, it has set off alarm bells among experts.

"Granting such a sensitive entitlement to a third party is unprecedented, as far as I can tell — no other app developers have been able to convince Apple to grant them entitlements they've needed to let their apps utilize certain privileged system functionality," Will Strafach, a security researcher who discovered the situation, told Business Insider.

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (199509)10/7/2017 4:25:28 AM
From: Kip S
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Excellent, insightful, albeit rather frightening article. Thanks for linking.

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