More than a third of the respondents in a Barclay’s survey who intend to get an iPhone, are eyeing the X. This is good news for Apple, as those indicate a healthy interest in the latest and greatest iPhone going forward. Out of a thousand people in different target demographics and major Western markets plus China, probed on their intention for a phone purchase, 62% indicated acquisition of a new handset in the next year, and 54% of those wanted to go with some kind of an iPhone.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani told clients in a note on Thursday that it would make perfect sense for Apple to use some of its large cash holdings to purchase Disney. While such a deal is highly unlikely, the analyst said that the president’s proposed plan to have a tax repatriation holiday, during which overseas profits could be brought into the U.S. for a lower tax rate, could generate more than $200 billion for Apple to use in a transaction.
The analyst also pointed out that Apple has been unable to recreate the success it has had in music with iTunes. A deal with Disney …
While this year’s Mobile World Congress isn’t over yet – we have until Wednesday for that – but it might as well be, as all of the big stuff has already been announced, analyzed, and previewed a million times over, and the only thing left to do is aimlessly wander about the showfloor. For me, however, this year felt somewhat underwhelming – with the Samsung Galaxy S8 being a no-show, and the LG G6 having leaked well in advance, few things managed to surprise.
Here’s some thoughts on this year’s MWCFor what it’s worth, however, some of the new devices this year were …