Carl Icahn now has a total of 45 million Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares, according to a 13F filing with the SEC. The filing includes the 7-for-1 stock split that Apple set up in June. This values his holdings in Apple at about $5 billion. Icahn also sold 480,000 shares of Netflix, which puts his holdings at 1.76 million shares worth $777 million. Icahn increased his stake in Gannett with another 2.7 million shares to a total of 15 million. He bought a stake in Gannett because he believes the company is undervalued and may benefit from splitting its print and broadcasting assets.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to offer access to carrier financing plans at its retail stores, according to a leaked document sent to 9to5Mac. The financing plans will start on August 20th. U.S. based Apple stores will let customers buy iPhones through financing plans offered by AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile.
Apple has released a new iPad ad featuring Jason Hall, who co-founded a weekly bike ride called Slow Roll. The footage in the ad features D:Hive, Eastern Market, and various shots of the Detroit skyline. Hall said that he uses the iPad for mapping, communication, and ordering gear. Check out the ad above.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) suppliers have started to build new iPads, according to sources with Bloomberg. Apple is working on boosting the sales of the iPad after seeing two straight quarters of declines.
There is a guy named Sam Sung that used to work for Apple. As you know, Samsung, the Korean mobile company, is Apple’s largest competitor. Sam Sung has not worked for an Apple Store in more than several years, but his old business card went viral on the Internet. He found another business card, his old Apple t-shirt, and a lanyard to sell for charity.
Apple has launched new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros. The new laptops have faster versions of Intel’s Haswell processors. The 13-inch models have 8GB of RAM standard and the 15-inch models now have 16GB of RAM.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently in talks to acquire Swell, a “Pandora for talk radio.” Swell curates podcasts and sorts them into a personalized stream so it acts like a recommendation system. The deal is reportedly worth around $30 million.