iPhone 5 to rock on with some brand new components, says All Things D

Jul 31, 2012
Tech

How do you support your mobile lifestyle? For Apple, it involves about $1.15 billion in component prepayments to support the new iPhone and perhaps an iPad Mini and some other new goodies, according to a report from All Things D. And while Apple historically has been known to think different, any company with a stock […]

How do you support your mobile lifestyle? For Apple, it involves about $1.15 billion in component prepayments to support the new iPhone and perhaps an iPad Mini and some other new goodies, according to a report from All Things D.

And while Apple historically has been known to think different, any company with a stock price hovering around $600 per share understands (with a nod to the band Cake) that excess ain’t rebellion. They plan to sell a lot of these things.

The All Things D report also confirmed an earlier scoop by iMore that Apple is indeed planning an event in San Francisco on or around September 12. As well, the report cites Apple’s latest 10-Q filing and a Wells Fargo analysis to estimate that Apple’s prepayments last quarter represented more than 12.5 percent of total sales. This is the highest percentage of sales in nearly four years, when the iPhone 3 and App Store debuted.

We are obviously drinking what they’re selling – and liking it.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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