It’s been a topsy-turvy week for Apple, first with the news that it was probably a vulnerability in its iCloud service that was exploited in order to winkle out amateur-ish, pseudo-saucy photos of foolish celebrity ladies; then the news that it probably wasn’t iCloud’s fault; to finally the announcement from its 2012 arch eco-nemesis Greenpeace that Apple is now looking pretty spiffy in the renewable energy department – much classier than Microsoft, Google and Amazon, for instance.
Now with the iPhone 6 launch imminent, Apple is looking forward to giving its most-hated market rival Samsung a sound kicking in the finances. Seen by many as the Android foil to Apple’s iOS devices, Samsung has already lost seven per cent of its global smartphone market share in the last 12 months. The launch of the super-sized iPhone 6, along with a possible iWatch, could see the stock price of the Korean tech giant/serial intellectual property appropriator slide further south – and this in spite of, or possibly because of, the release of such nonsensical gadgetry as the Samsung Gear VR headset.
Apple’s stock, naturally, is at an all-time high.
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