A Key Question About iPhone 5
Assuming the iPhone is released in six weeks, traders need to look at the new features, but also see whether Apple is making any moves toward accelerating its product cycles. Few in the media are focusing on this now, but Bloomberg did a good job of at least mentioning the issue:
"While Apple's strategy has been to release a single smartphone each year, Samsung has become the world's leading handset maker by putting out several devices a year in a range of sizes and prices."
Look for innovations on Sept. 12 ... or whenever. But also look for any indications of a quickened pace in future product introductions.
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