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  • Sponsor: Manage & Protect Your Apple Devices From Anywhere

    Apr 8, 2021, 12:26 pm By asymco-admin
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  • Forecasting The Past

    Apr 8, 2021, 11:20 am By asymco-admin
    The last quarter of 2020 was a remarkable quarter for Apple. Every line in the income statement increased by double digits. Net sales up 21%, iPhone sales up 17%, Mac sales up 21%, iPad up 41%, Services up 24% and Earnings Per Share up 30%. This had not…
  • Sponsor: Magic Lasso Adblock

    Feb 18, 2021, 4:18 pm By asymco-admin
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  • Significant Contribution Again

    Feb 18, 2021, 1:25 pm By asymco-admin
    Five years ago I used the Cook Doctrine (put forward 12 years ago) to assess the possibility of Apple’s entry in the car market. That doctrine states, among other things: We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products…
  • Sponsor: Retail-grade Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS and Android

    Jan 27, 2021, 3:38 pm By asymco-admin
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  • The Car Bundle Paradox

    Jan 27, 2021, 10:16 am By asymco-admin
    The EV car market is booming. The graph below shows the global market for plug-in electric cars (plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery (BEV)–BEV are about 70% of total). The data is split between 2019 and 2020 with further distinction between the main regions.…
  • A Jobs to be Done diet for your Software with IGEN

    2:43pm By Horace Dediu
    Software is eating the world. But are users consuming software? Every day, the software industry wastes millions of dollars developing flawed software that’s abandoned by users. Yet the industry’s focus continues to be on the supply side: client or server,…
  • Apple Pay’s Pay Day

    Jan 15, 2021, 5:10 am By asymco-admin
    IN a recent release, Apple reported that “more than 90% of stores in the US, 85% of stores in the UK, and 99% of stores in Australia accept Apple Pay.” This is encouraging but a very small view for the global Apple Pay picture. How can we assess where…
  • Apple’s Fourth Calendar Quarter 2020

    Jan 14, 2021, 8:14 am By Horace Dediu
    As a rule, I don’t like to make a forecast for Apple’s performance during quarters where there is no guidance. There is a good reason why there is no guidance. The management does not feel confident that there is enough information to make a reasonable…
  • Sponsor: Organize Your Inbox (and Never Waste Time on Email Again) With SaneBox

    Jan 13, 2021, 1:09 pm By Horace Dediu
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