Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
MPEG LA Rolls Out HEVC License
PayPal To Become An Independent Publicly Traded Company in 2015
AMD To Showcase ARM Cortex-A57-Based Hadoop on Opteron Processors
SanDisk Introduces New X300 SSD And Client SSD Upgrade Service For Corporate Environments
TSMC and ARM Announce 16nm FinFET Silicon with 64-bit ARM big.LITTLE Technology
Google To Unveil New Music Services
Europe Says Ireland Helped Apple Pay Less Taxes
Pioneer Develops Rearview Mirror Telematics Unit With LTE Connectivity
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Apple R...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Apple Rumored to Prepare For Tablet Spring Launch


Apple is preparing to launch a tablet personal computer in late March or April, with manufacturer partners poised to roll out as many as 1 million units per month, according to an Oppenheimer research note.

Production is starting and should hit mass-market stride in February, Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner said.

"The manufacturing cogs for the tablet are creaking into action," writes Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner in a note to clients issued Wednesday morning.

According to his supply chain sources, Apple (AAPL) appears to be gearing up to build as many as 1 million tablet computers per month. He suggests a March or April 2010 launch.

Reiner added that Apple has settled on a 10.1-inch multi-touch display using the iPhone's LTPS LCD technology, not the considerably more expensive OLED technology suggested in earlier reports.

Apple has been approaching U.S. book publishers with what Reiner describes as "a very attractive proposal" for distributing their content: an App Store-type 30/70 split (30% for Apple) with no exclusivity requirement.

According to Reiner, publishers are disgruntled by Amazon's (AMZN) terms, which force exclusivity, disallow advertising and demand a "wolfish cut" of revenue. The typical Kindle/publisher split, he says, is 50/50, rising to 30/70 if Amazon gets exclusivity.

Apple's tablet would make ebooks more attractive for the education market by simplifying functions such as scribbling marginalia.

"We have not adjusted our model to show the impact of the tablet," Reiner concludes, "but we believe it will be substantial. Conservatively assuming 1M-1.5M units per quarter at an average selling price of $1,000 and a corporate average net income margin of 22%, the tablet could contribute $0.25-$0.38 of incremental EPS per quarter."

Apple declined to comment.


Previous
Next
Amazon Introduces Disc+ On Demand        All News        Microsoft Details Security December Security Patches
Multi-Gigabit Wireless Specification Released     Consumer Electronics News      Samsung Fills New Patent Lawsuit Against Sharp

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Europe Says Ireland Helped Apple Pay Less Taxes
iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Available in China By October 17
Apple Patches Bash Vulnerability in OS X
Europe To Probe Apple Over Irish Tax Deals
Apple Quickly Issues iOS 8.0.2 Update To Solve Issues Of Previous Release
Apple Downplays iPhone 6 Bending Reports
Apple Pulled Problematic iOS 8.0.1 Update
Apple's Touch ID Vulnerable to Hack
iOS 8 Update Causing Problems
iPhone 6 Plus Is $100 Costlier For Consumers But Less Than $16 More Expensive for Apple to Make
Future Of Apple's Beats Music Remains Uncertain
Apple iPhone Sales Top 10 Million

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .