The 'phone company' era ends as the carrier ditches its voice plans in favor of a new sharing model that encourages subscribers to hook up tablets, laptops and more.
The company's grand foray into 4G territory came with a hiccup, as the new iPad isn't compatible with Australia's 4G networks.
Streaming movies don't mean much to sales or margins.
The iPhone is finally available without a contract -- and for $55 a month. Of course, there is a not-so-small one-time fee.
The telecom leader offers stability, growth and a 5% yield.
A merging of two incompatible networks would only lead to overhead expenses for the larger carriers.
Sellers seem to think they can take profits now and then get back into Apple on weakness when less sophisticated investors decide to bail.
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While they don't know when it will burst, they do recommend looking to Europe if you want a safer bet.
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