China’s Economic News Service, which is based in Taiwan, reported that Apple is planning to launch an updated version of its iPhone SE in the first half next year. Since the original SE was first introduced on March 21, 2016, and became available ten days later an updated SE would make sense since it would have been two years since a significant upgrade. And the timing would also fall between the recent iPhone 8 and X but not too close to whatever iPhone Apple announces next fall.
Apple’s ability to net a large portion of the industry profits combined with its high retention rate positions the company to maintain a high level of sales and profits. Apple will be able to fund its research and development efforts and support its App ecosystem to maintain its leading position. The virtuous cycle of making the most money allows it to sell more iPhones, which increases its install base, which generates more revenue and profits and the cycle continues.
Apple’s iPhone X’s lead-times dropped this week from 3 to 4 weeks to 2 to 3 weeks and Gene Munster at Loup Ventures updated his analysis of the X’s availability at US Apple stores. While the on-line availability became better Munster’s data is mixed. Additionally Localytics provided me with information on the first two weeks of usage for the X which shows it has a similar number being used as the iPhone 6s when adjusted for the iPhone install base.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".